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switching is via a Knox 16x64 matrix with preview. “But on certain occasions, we will use Crestron to control all the displays, the audio source selection and things of that nature,” he said.

Dell projectors fire onto Da-Lite screens. There are four in the bar and three in the dining room. He ex- plained that setting up the projectors and screens went well because “we’ve done it so many times that it’s not any- thing crazy. We typically set them up so there’s a good throw distance from the projectors to the screens. And we know what that is. We focus them and get them all set up.”

Regarding video games, the integra- tor didn’t supply content. “We really don’t put those in,” Marino pointed out. “Anything that has to do with video games, the customer typically will rent from a video game company. Essentially, the TV One scaler is used here because they do trivia out of NTN Buzztime. There are two computers for poker and trivia. And those computers come out as video and their signals have to be converted to VGA.”

On the audio side, the Holland shop has JBL speakers powered by Crown amplifiers. Audio processing is done through a dbx ZonePRO. “It’s a digital signal processor, so we’re able to go in via laptop and manipulate the settings to configure it properly,” said Marino. The house has a JVC DVD player, which is used for training, among other uses. Mi- crophones include an Electro-Voice wire- less and a Shure push-to-talk for house announcements and special events.

Looking Ahead

To widen the perspective, let’s take a look at a BlueWater Technologies BWW Michigan special events AV hockey arena install as described, sourced and excerpted from its web- site (www.bluewatertech.com). It just so happens, there’s another “wings” tie-in, considering Michigan’s Red Wings in the NHL finals. According to the website write-up, the Grand Rapids franchise wanted to make sure its loyal customers felt like they were part of the game. They asked BlueWater Tech- nologies to create an updated media environment so, no matter where a

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