Checkpoint Systems completed a major renovation of their Thorofare, New Jersey corporate headquarters during the summer and fall of 2018. Part of this renovation included a customizable large presentation space. The new “corporate auditorium” had to provide speech reinforcement for the entire space, as well as the ability to show video presentations, which can be seen anywhere in the room. Wireless microphones were needed for presentations, town halls, and sales meetings. Since the system is used by various departments, as well as outside vendors, the control of the system had to be simple and intuitive.
The video portion of the system includes an electric DaLite screen and is used often. Since the room is deep, we installed four Philips commercials monitors on the sides so attendees can see from the middle and back of the room. Video routing, as well as control, are handled by Atlona’s Velocity control system which worked well with the audio DSP, a Symetrix Solos. The user presses one button to begin use of the system and turning the side displays on and off, as well as controlling the audio is very simple with the custom interface. The audio portion is comprised of Community’s D6 ceiling loudspeakers, one of our favorites as it handles both speech and music very well. Powering the four zones of loudspeakers is Lab Gruppen’s E series amplifiers.
- Atlona Velocity control system
- Symetrix Solos DSP
- Lab Gruppen E-Series amplifiers
- 26 Community D6 ceiling loudspeakers
- Hitachi laser projector
- Philips commercial displays
The new system is simple to operate and provides high-quality audio and video reinforcement. Whether a 20-person presentation or a 100-person company meeting, the system is easily configurable and is used almost daily.