Intuitive Office Collaboration
For a startup app developer in New York, creation stems from
communication and collaboration.
About the Project
From the planning stages, one thing the company was clear it didn’t want with a high-tech setup was a dedicated employee in charge of running it. Therefore, operating the system had to be so intuitive that anybody could quickly start a scheduled or on-the-fly video conference, select a source, and share it to the projection screen and the rest of the displays if required.
To deliver all of this functionality, we built the control and automation system so that employees have control over every aspect of the office’s technology using an app running on a wall-mounted iPad mini. In addition, we monitor the status of the system and connected devices using remote monitoring. The company receives email and text notifications if a failure occurs, and they can restore the system or component using a virtual dashboard.
"In the end, our client was amazed that everything they thought they knew about automating a video conferencing system was wrong. RTI has completely blown away all of their expectations. They love the intuitive control and the fact that we can provide one-touch functionality for virtually any action they require."
On the company’s wish list was employee control over the office’s technology using nothing more than an iPad mini. In addition to source and display selection, volume control, and other basic functions, employees needed the ability to start meetings with a single button tap, which would turn on the projector, lower the screen, and enable the ceiling mic array. For the PTZ camera, the company wanted pre-configured scenes that could easily be selected for different speaking and seating scenarios. Finally, employees needed to easily extend video conferencing audio to the working zone.
To deliver all of this functionality, Mattera AV Design built the control and automation system around RTI’s XP-8v control processor, with source switching powered by the company’s VHD-8 HDBaseT video matrix switch, VTX-T HDBaseT transmitters, and VTX-R receivers. The single processor is controlling the Epson projector, Nearus camera, Sonos Connect, a Clearone Converge SR1212 digital audio matrix mixer, and the VHD-8 switch via RTI drivers; the projection screen using relays; and the two Samsung displays with RS-232.
“In the end, our client was amazed that everything they thought they knew about automating a video conferencing system was wrong,” adds Mattera. “RTI has completely blown away all of their expectations. They love the intuitive control and the fact that we can provide one-touch functionality for virtually any action they require. In fact, they like it so much that they will soon be adding a Lutron RadioRA 2 lighting system, and the office’s three small huddle rooms are already pre-wired for future connection to the RTI system.”
"The system completely blew away all of our client’s expectations. They love the intuitive control and the fact that we can provide one-touch functionality for virtually any action they require."Joseph Mattera - Mattera AV Design
How it works
- 1 A Quick Phone CallA chance to speak with a knowledgeable member of our team about the products and services you’re interested in. Don’t worry, it only takes a few minutes as we cover a few basic questions.
- 2 Site VisitWe’ll visit your business to check the technical aspects like existing wiring and architecture, location of rooms and components. We’ll also want to hear more about how you want to use your system and your dream scenario.
- 3 Detailed ProposalYou'll receive a detailed proposal outlining plans and all estimated costs, including equipment, cable & hardware, programming, engineering, installation, design, project management, related taxes and discounts.
- 4 DeliveryAfter coordinating with all parties, we deliver, install, program and train you on your new system. We're located nearby, in midtown Manhattan, to provide you with any extended maintenance and care.