Stony Brook University Student Union

Stony Brook University in Stony Brook, NY recently renovated its Student Union and requested submissions for the design-build of Audio Visual for 17 spaces in the building. The building is approximately 175,000 sq feet and houses staff offices for 15 different departments that share common conference rooms, a multipurpose ballroom, a lecture room, and classrooms. After a stringent selection process that included initial designs, an interview, and a presentation, Adwar Video was selected to design, specify, procure, and install all of the Audio Visual equipment for the new building.

One of the notable design challenges was the multipurpose ballroom. This room would be used for live performance, lectures, and as an oversized classroom. The electronics had to be simple enough to be operated by a solo teacher or student, as well as robust enough to be fully controllable for live performances by an AV manager.

Adwar’s design team chose a Crestron control system and a Crestron NVX IP video system to allow flexibility of the room configuration and future expansion. A Panasonic 16,000 lumen laser projector with Dalite tensioned screen was selected for visual presentation. The audio consisted of a full Dante based system to allow inputs and outputs as needed per event type and ease of configuration. A rear booth was designed for advanced control when needed. Additional audio components were a Yamaha TF5 console for the rear control booth, BiAmp DSP processors, JBL speakers, Crown amplifiers, and Shure wireless microphones. Mid-Atlantic racks with internal battery backup, West Penn Cat6 cabling, and Spectrum lecterns were also incorporated. All programming work was done by Adwar programmers. Project was completed ahead of schedule and on-budget. Additional rooms were ordered by the customer.

CUNY NYCCT New Academic Building

FJ Sciame, as Construction Manager for the City University Construction Fund, solicited the services of an AV Installation and Integration company for the CUNY NYCCT New Academic Building at 285 Jay Street in NYC. After a lengthy vetting process, Adwar Video was selected as the AV Integrator.

This multi-million dollar contract consisted of 59 AV rooms and 38 Digital Signage rooms with diverse spaces such as Large MPR, Dental Clinic room, Radiologic X-Ray Classroom, SIMS Lab, Seminar Lab, and others.

The Large Multipurpose Room of 105 seats incorporated Crestron control and Crestron DM video switching with Pro3 processor and 10″ touchpanels. The DM 8×8 matrix with multiple floor boxes allowed for the instructor’s lectern to be located in different room configurations. A Crestron AirMedia for BYOD connections was included. Dual Epson 6000 laser projectors were used for room visual displays. Audio consisted of Clockaudio instructor mics, Shure wireless for audience, BiAmp DSPs, Lab Gruppen amplifiers, Extron surface mount speakers, and JBL ceiling speakers. A Listen Technologies Assisted Listening system was installed for ADA compliance. The video components included a Cisco SX80 video conferencing codec with Vaddio PTX cameras, and 18 Audix ceiling mics.

The project was completed as scheduled and within budget. Additional work was requested and provided.

Plainedge High School Innovative Learning Center

Adwar Video recently completed the design and installation of a unique multi-purpose AV system for Plainedge School District’s Innovative Learning Center. The ILC was envisioned as space that could support Board Meetings, Classroom Training, and Special Events for the school and the community. The requirements included sound and visual from multiple sources on multiple displays, along with a divisible configuration that allowed partitioning of the system within the space along with Cisco video conferencing. The challenge, as always, was to bring these requirements together into a system that was easy to use.

To meet those requirements, Adwar Video incorporated a Crestron control system featuring Smart Graphics interfaces on the touchpanels, (3) screened areas with NEC projectors, Crestron controllable thermostats, JBL ceiling speakers, Lectrosonics DSP’s, AKG wired and wireless microphones, and a Cisco video CODEC. A video matrix and two zoned ceiling speakers were programmed into the system to add to the functionality.

Additional equipment included Middle Atlantic racks, NEC NP-PX602WL-WH 6000 lumen projectors, Lectrosonics SPN2412 Digital Audio Processors, Crestron TST-600 Wireless Touch Screens and DM-MD16x16 DigitalMedia Switcher. Adwar Video worked closely with the Plainedge team to design the system to the customers strict requirements. All installation and programming was performed by Adwar Video’s internal technical staff.






Medgar Evers College Founders Auditorium

Adwar Video recently completed design and installation of a multi-faceted Audio Visual System for a premier presentation space.  The Founders Auditorium at Medgar Evers College in Downtown Brooklyn is an important dual-use instructional and performance venue for the school.  Lectures are given by day.  Plays and concerts are performed after hours.  The challenge was to provide a system that covered all of these roles while remaining easy to use.

To meet those requirements, Adwar Video created two complete EQ setup modes – “Live” and “Presentation”, with Dolby 7.1 Surround Sound for the latter. A Dante Digital Interface was added to assist with networking between all input points and the master console.  System control was implemented through installation of a Crestron DM Matrix System along with Crestron Touch panels.  Extron Switchers, a BiAmp Server and an Allen & Heath iLive Console completed the system design.

Additional equipment such as a Marshall Custom Lectern, Microphones from Shure and Clock Audio, QSC Power Amps and Subs, and Middle Atlantic Hardware & Racks rounded out the major components of the project.








Suffolk County Fire Rescue and Emergency Services – Feb/2014

Adwar Video recently completed the design, build, and installation of a  control system and interactive displays for Suffolk County Fire Rescue and Emergency Service in Yaphank, NY.  The room is a rapid response, command and control center for the county.   In the Command Center, Adwar Video was asked to provide centralized control for the approximately twenty HD displays located throughout the room.  In the Emergency Operations Center, Adwar Video supplied interactive displays that are used by responders for debriefing events.  Key to the installation was integration while the center remained fully operational.  Main manufacturers included Crestron, Sharp, and Middle Atlantic.

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Intermediate School 5 TV Studio & Streaming Solution

IS 5 - 4RESIZEAdwar Video recently completed the build and installation of a complete TV studio and building-wide digital content streaming solution for Walter Crowley Intermediate School  IS5 in NYC.   Richard Pusateri, Account Executive, working with the Adwar Video design team, chose JVC GY-HM710 HD Cameras with Studio Packages and a Black Magic Design production switcher to be the core of the TV Studio.  An important additional requirement was a complete content solution to allow capture, edit, and streaming of the finished product to all locations in the building.   Adwar chose an encoded system and worked with the customer’s IT department to install a dedicated video server on the customer’s internal network.  Adwar also designed and built a mobile broadcast cart that allows for remote transmission from any location within the school.