University Of Nebraska Video Workstation
This case was designed for the University Of Nebraska. The project was handled by LM Cases' in house integration department that worked with the University Of Nebraska from the initial concept through the final production process. All the equipment was provided by LM Cases for a complete turn key solution.
The case features a 32" Sony Bravia LED-LCD TV, Apple Airport Extreme Router, Apple TV, 2 FBT Jolly 5a Speakers and a custom built input panel. The concept of the case was to integrate the teams wireless technology like iPods and iPads into a portable entertainment center. The team simply has to plug a standard cat5 ethernet cable into the case and they will be off and running! The Apple Airport router provides a private wireless network to the team as well as the internet to the Apple TV. The case is designed to work both with and without internet connectivity, any Apple wireless device can connect to the TV via wifi; LM also provided the necessary Apple 30 pin to HDMI adapter & 25ft HDMI cable to allow the players to connect with a physical cable should the need arise.
The component section is based around a custom made patch panel/iPod dock. The patch panel provides access to all necessary connections on the router and TV with out the need to walk behind the case or reach in any tight compartments. The panel provides inputs for VGA, HDMI, cat5 ethernet, coax, RGB-RCA components and an auxiliary 1/8" jack. Also provided is a power strip that provides 6 front mounted courtesy outlets.
The TV's audio as well as the iPod dock are wired to two FBT Jolly 5A speakers. Each speaker cabinet is bi-amped meaning there is a separate 60w amplifier to drive the low frequency driver and a separate 20w amplifier to drive the high frequency driver. Each speaker features a volume, bass and treble control to allow for further adjustment by the team should they need it. Because the speakers utilize professional XLR inputs, a microphone can be used with them to make announcements. The volume of the speakers is controlled via the TV remote for simple and quick adjustment.
Flexibility and simplicity were the key goals of this case design. All inputs and outputs were clearly labeled on the TV menu's so the team would not have to guess what input corresponded to individual components; simply select the "Apple TV" input on the TV. The design allows flexibility to not only provide entertainment to the team, it also provides a powerful medium to show presentations and game films.
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