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US Air Force: Scott Air Force Base

The Client

Scott Air Force Base is a United States Air Force Base located near Belleville, Illinois. Operated by the 375th Air Mobility Wing, Scott Air Force Base also hosts wings of the Air Force Reserve Command and the Illinois Air National Guard. The base is home to a number of major military organizations, including the United States Transportation Command, the Air Mobility Command, and many others.

The Challenge

Scott Air Force Base was preparing to renovate Seay Auditorium, a multi-purpose presentation environment, with a new visualization system. The base’s internal tech team was well-equipped to determine the requirements, but faced a number of engineering challenges in developing the solution. The video wall would need to receive video and audio signals from multiple sites and display content from both analog devices and more modern equipment. In addition, the installation would require the removal of a large glass partition where a previous display system had once stood. Finally, the project would need to be scheduled around ongoing operations in the auditorium.

Representatives of Scott AFB selected CineMassive to provide the new video wall system and coordinate the spatial renovation. After receiving a detailed list of requirements for the project, CineMassive began designing and deploying a custom solution.

The Solution

CineMassive designed a turn-key visualization solution for the Seay Auditorium, including a video wall system, two projectors, device control, and complete audio integration. To execute the project, CineMassive assembled a cross-functional team that included AV and IT specialists, carpenters, electricians, and system programmers. Working closely with the client, the team arranged a work schedule that enabled the continued use of the space.

For the display, CineMassive designed and built a freestanding LCD video wall with a 5×4 configuration. CineMassive installers removed the glass partition and installed the display mount in the recess occupied by the previous display system. This design allowed the video wall to blend smoothly with the surrounding wall. The new LCD video wall provided a bright, high-resolution display that made content easily visible to everyone in the auditorium.

To power the system, CineMassive installed an Alpha video wall controller. The Alpha created a centralized hub for the client’s diverse range of video sources and allowed operators to display multiple sources on the video wall simultaneously.

Touch Control software provided presenters with instant control over content sources on the video wall. Touch Control allowed users to control not only the video wall system but also environmental technology in the auditorium, including the curtains, lighting systems, and more. The program included a number of user-friendly features, including a preview feature that allowed presenters to review content layouts before displaying them on the video wall.

CineMassive’s expertise in display technology and integration enabled Scott Air Force Base to implement this turn-key visualization solution with minimal disruption to its operations.


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