ALAMEDA, CALIF.— Saint Louis University in St. Louis, Mo., recently opened a new Center for Global Citizenship which features a 1000-seat auditorium that features a 5×5 video wall controlled by RGB Spectrum’s MediaWall 1900 Display Processor.
The facility consolidates the university’s Office of International Services, International Studies Program, English as a Second Language Program, as well as a number of smaller departments dedicated to cultural and community studies.
The auditorium provides a space for large-scale presentations, meetings, speeches, training and university events. Saint Louis University chose TSI Global to design an audiovisual system that would enable the display of multiple high-resolution windows over a large video wall. TSI Global then selected a MediaWall processor for this purpose.
The video wall processor supports inputs sources including PCs, laptops, Blu-ray players, satellite broadcasts, media players, digital signage, videoconferencing codecs and HD cameras. These signals feed into a matrix switcher, which sends the signals to the processor.
The MediaWall processor configures these inputs according to customer preset window layouts and feeds the signals back to the matrix switcher. The switcher, in turn, routes them to the wall where LCD monitors scale the multi-windowed image over a selected array of monitors.
A single output can be scaled over the entire wall or it can be sub-divided into smaller sections, with outputs from the processor scaled over each section. Additional signals can be routed to any individual monitor. In operation, signals from the processor are sent via distribution amplifier to the LCD panels, and supplementary scaling takes place in the monitors themselves.
TSI Global noted the processor’s ability to ensure continuous signals during switching and preset recall. The MediaWall processor also got high marks for enabling highly-flexible video wall layouts that can be easily modified to suit the requirements of the space.
“The auditorium is the highlight of the Center for Global Citizenship” said Paul Murdick, president of TSI Global.