Tasks set by the client in the project:
The customer’s requirement included a Dias microphone system and three video projectors. They also required that the room to be multi-use for board meetings as well as three separate meeting areas. For control, they wanted two wall mount touchscreen controllers, a tablet touchscreen and three simple touchpads to control each projector for the individual areas.
To achieve this we designed a system using the TEKVOX control products using iRidium mobile software along with our new DSP Microphone system and a TekFlex-16 video matrix.
The system is designed to be a decentralized control system allowing each touchscreen controller to independently operate the system. Unlike other systems using a central control system where all devices are controlled by a single controller, anyone of the touchscreen controllers can operate the system by themselves. This allows the touchscreen controller to have the same program and if any of the touchscreen controllers fail there are still two others that can operate the room. For simple operation of the system, a small touchscreen called a TekTouchPad is mounted at each projector.
For this system the wall mounted touchscreen controllers used are the TEKVOX TekController TCX9 running the iRidium mobile software. These are 9” touchscreens with a PoE LAN connection. The screen is built into a wedge and when mounted on a wall it gives improved viewing over flat mounted screens. The TCX9 also supports VNC operation for remote viewing and controlling.