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Nuclear Regulatory Commission's Hearing Room Deploys Multi-Image Display
|The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Agency uses RGB Spectrum's innovative DualView multi-image display processor to integrate a wide range of computer and video sources for display in its Las Vegas, Nevada hearing room.|
June 23, 2006, Alameda, CA - The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is responsible for reviewing the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) application for a license to build a radioactive waste disposal repository at Yucca Mountain, Nevada. The NRC will determine if the facility will adequately protect public health, safety, and the environment. The NRC's review will entail public hearings likely to be one of the largest and most complex in U.S. history
The presentation of the high volume of evidentiary material posed a significant technological challenge. The hearing room had to be equipped with an audiovisual system capable of integrating and displaying a vast array of evidence and live video testimony. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act's mandate to provide closed captioning for the hearing impaired, both archived and live video was required to include text captioning displayed in real time.
To solve this challenge, a team of A/V integration experts from ExhibitOne upgraded the hearing room with RGB Spectrum's DualView™ multi-image display processor. The processor's ability to combine and display disparate computer-generated and video signals in real time made it an ideal solution for this unique project.
The hearing room's new DualView processor is fed an assortment of electronic evidence, including previously recorded video transcripts and documents, exhibits from a digital database projected to contain more than 50,000 documents, archived video testimony, computer models and simulations, PowerPoint presentations, witness video teleconferences, and twelve live video cameras interspersed throughout the hearing room. The DualView melds the various computer-generated graphics sources with the closed captioned composite video signals so they can be displayed on a single screen, two images at a time, side-by-side, picture-in-picture, or overlayed anywhere on screen.
The DualView processor outputs to four wall-mounted 61-inch NEC PlasmaSync 61XM2 monitors placed around the hearing room. The processor offers limitless display configurations to provide flexibility. Operators can select sources, display arrangements, and manipulate each source independently. Image sizing, positioning, moving, zooming, panning, are controlled with the ease of an AMX touch panel controller in the master control room.
The DualView processor provides the presentation capability needed for one of the most complex public hearing events in recent history.
"References and statements attributed to the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) should not be viewed as an endorsement by the NRC of the products and services discussed herein."Excerpted from an article originally published in the May 2006 issue of Pro AV magazine (www.proavmagazine.com)
Authored by Daniel Frankel, a freelance writer based in Los Angeles. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Exhibit One has provided presentation and telepresence technology solutions for 12 years, with contract work in 44 states and three countries. The company's solutions have been utilized in governments agencies, medical facilities, universities, courtrooms, and corporate enterprise markets. For more information, visit www.ExhibitOne.com.
RGB Spectrum® is a leading designer and manufacturer of videographic and multimedia hardware subsystems. Products include the View™ family of video windowing systems, the RGB/Videolink® line of scan converters, the DGy™ digital recording system, Quadra® universal scaler and synchronizer, SynchroMaster® keyers and overlayers and SuperWall™, ComputerWall® and MediaWall® multi-screen display controllers. RGB Spectrum is based in Alameda, California, and can be reached at 510-814-7000 and on the internet at http://www.rgb.com.