Most, if not all, council meetings require the ability to display multiple types of content to groups of people simultaneously – whether it be a slide-show type presentation, displaying remote participants, or some kind of additional video. Groups of people may be located in the same physical space or not, or, may be separated into smaller areas – and the types of displays needed may differ. Some environments may want individual monitors for each council member and a large display (or a few) for other attendees. In addition, some displays may need to show one type of signal while another display shows something else entirely. Regardless, a video system’s displays, and its signals, can be configured and routed to meet your specific needs.
Similar to video displays and systems, the requirements or wants for your audio capture and amplification may vary. While some microphones capture a narrow area, for one speaker as an example, others can capture an area or a group of people. For meetings with an operator, microphones need mute and leveling controls available to allow the operator to better orchestrate the meeting. For meetings not requiring an operator, automated microphone systems that continually monitor and adjust with various intelligent capabilities are also available. For both types of systems there are state-of-the-art technologies to help eliminate unwanted noises, enhance and clarify sound, and more!
Nowadays, it’s common that government and/or publicly held meetings require the broadcasting of meetings. It’s also common, and sometimes not only required, but regulated to be recorded, stored, and archived. Fortunately, with the right equipment, it can be extremely easy to offer a convenient, live, broadcast for anyone who wants to attend and participate. Additionally, broadcasts can easily be recorded, stored (locally or in the cloud) and offered at later dates, and archived for years and decades to come!
With today’s council rooms, increased needs and wants have made their AV systems increasingly more complex. So, it’s imperative to provide a simple-to-use interface that addresses all aspects of the system. As mentioned, some systems may have a dedicated operator, but some may not. Regardless, the control interface needs to be simple enough for anyone who may be using it. And, it needs to provide the ability to customize video switching, audio levels, recording, streaming, and also provide feedback of system states. Control panels, or dashboards, can vary from a minimalist button panel, to virtual touch panel screens – just let us know what would work best in your environment and the system controls can be customized for your individual needs!
Dan Austin, AV Sales and Design of TVS Pro, has helped design and install the AV systems in all All Star Bowling & Entertainment locations..