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MagicBox had the opportunity to work with Brad Lipman, who is the Director of Media Services, at Kishwaukee College in Malta Illinois. He is using one of our Aavelin SignMates and four of the Aavelin 1080P systems to drive content. The Aavelin1080P’s are modulated on their in house cable system using HDMI to Qam Modulators. This is a unique implementation of distributing the 1920×1080 HD signal across a campus and the first instance of this we’ve seen. Very cool indeed. Brad says the quality has been very good and shared some pictures of the install along with some great commentary.

 

Head end #2
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Head end #2
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Conference Center Atrium
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Conference Center Atrium
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Kishwaukee College Signage Installation
Kishwaukee College Signage Installation
Kishwaukee College Signage Installation
Kishwaukee College Signage Installation
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Well, I said I would send you some pics, and I finally made time to take them.

 

Two of them are of our Headend #2, where we mix off-air channels and in-house channels. The left rack, with dark door, houses fiber transceiver with signals from Headend #1 which receives the off-air channels. It is located at the base of a 220 ft. tower that houses microwave antennae and our 6 TV antennae that bring in 26 channels/65 streams of HD signals from 4 cities in 3 directions. Chicago- to the East, Rockford and Madison WI to the North, and the Quad-Cities/Iowa area to the West. Check out a map, we are located just west of DeKalb IL. The next rack has signal processors for up-stream signals and modulators for our downstream channels. The middle rack has 2 satellite receivers, switcher and monitors. The right rack is what you care about, housing our Aavelin equipment and the B/T HD-QAM encoders/modulators. It is the close-up pic.

 

The other two pics are of our Conference Center Atrium. The wider angle shows two of the monitors. The one mounted above the desk is connected to the main signage system around campus, displaying from HD1 (1080p) via QAM. At the far left of that pic you can see the vertical mounted LCD. It has a duplicate on the far right of the desk, but I couldn’t get all three in one pic. The close-up is of the left monitor. It is connected to the SignMate.

 

We have 17 other monitors around campus, all horizontal LCD, that display info from the 1080Ps. The quote I asked for is for a 19thmonitor that will be part of our Foundation’s “Donor Wall”, and will have messaging and videos related only to that group.

 

We appreciated the opportunity to work with Brad and Kishwaukee College and look forward to providing solutions for their future signage needs. Thanks again for sharing Brad.