Elk Room AV Upgrades Complete At County Admin Building
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 8, 2018
ELKTON, MD. -- Yesterday's County Council work session and legislative session marked the first run of the new audio-video (AV) system upgrades recently completed in the Elk Room at the Cecil County Administration Building. The AV upgrades were part of the approved FY18 budget.
The new system, completed by Carousel Industries, includes two high resolution laser projectors, three replacement cameras, four additional speakers, five additional wireless gooseneck microphones, fourteen table monitors (for Council and administrative viewing), replacement backend processors and an application management tablet. A unique addition is a room reservation monitor which is mounted outside the conference room and will offer room status and availability displays.
Recording capabilities will now include video, audio (including indexed search capability) and transcription options which meet the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requirements.
"I am so pleased with the audio and video equipment upgrade for Council sessions. We now have adequate microphones and screens for the Council Members and general public. The projected images are sharper and brighter. We have eliminated all the cables and wires that used to be a tripping hazard. Best of all, our remotely controlled cameras can capture a better image and sound that can be easily accessed on the county website with a written transcription for people who are hearing impaired," explained James Massey, Council Manager.
Council meeting audio and video will be posted to the County's website within 24-48 hours. A live internet streaming source will soon be available through ZOOM Video Communications, Inc. for anyone who is unable to attend a meeting and will also be accessible through the Council's webpage.
Three additional conference rooms in the administration building (Perryville, Rising Sun and Piedmont) are scheduled for less complex upgrades beginning in September.
"We are excited to be able to provide the Council and the public with these long overdue technologies," said Brian Miller, Director of Information Technology. "We appreciate your patience as we continue to fine tune the operation of the new system."
Public Information Officer