Wednesday, June 12, 2024

Key Digital’s Compass Control Upgrades Presentation Capabilities at the Atlanta History Museum


Mount Vernon, NY, USA /PRNewswire/ — A recent renovation featuring Key Digital’s Compass Control integration of multi-zone audio, video, lighting and voltage control designed by CDAI and installed by Sound Design and Innovation further enabled the Atlanta History Museum to present the past in ways that were never before achievable with the assistance of cutting-edge technology.

The Atlanta History Museum at the Atlanta History Center is one of the largest history museums in the nation, featuring award-winning signature exhibitions that tell the story of the region’s people, from its earliest settlers to the international city of today.

The application’s requirements were to integrate specialized systems for the Woodruff Auditorium Theater and Atrium, which are utilized for interactive history lessons, lectures, performances, and fundraising events. Additionally, two Member Rooms have been integrated with room combining capabilities. Compass Control software on four iPads and one iPod Touch made controlling this system user-friendly, intuitive, familiar and portable.

Pristine HDMI video was distributed along with RS-232 control on a single CAT6 at distances up to 400ft to multiple projectors and flat panel displays from a centrally located Key Digital IQ Series KD-HD8x8BT matrix switcher utilizing HDBaseT technology. The audio distribution features of KD-HD8x8BT were implemented to de-embed audio and conveniently marry-in with DSP processors.

Aaron Catlin, President of Sound Design and Innovation, commented:  “The introduction of Compass Control has taken control to more advanced levels than ever before.Compass Control is one of the easiest interfaces that I have ever worked with. I experienced a one-day learning curve that in turn, enabled me to program the system in under a quarter of the time compared to competitors with similar capability. Compass Control® delivers real ease of use with capabilities only previously possible from a very small amount of competitors. In fact, for over three years, these competitor control companies have promised updates to their systems but have failed. Key Digital’s Compass Control has beaten them to the curve and in doing so has presented itself as an extremely competitive, completely commercial grade system.”

The Atlanta History Center was very pleased with their new integration system designed by CDAI and installed by Sound Design and Innovation. Their staff has adapted much faster to Compass Control compared to past touch-screen interfaces. They are now looking forward to additional installations throughout their campus to increase the presence of the elegant solutions that have enabled a modern museum that looks to the future while teaching the past.

Joe Kleiman
Joe Kleiman
Raised in San Diego on theme parks, zoos, and IMAX films, InPark's Senior Correspondent Joe Kleiman would expand his childhood loves into two decades as a projectionist and theater director within the giant screen industry. In addition to his work in commercial and museum operations, Joe has volunteered his time to animal husbandry at leading facilities in California and Texas and has played a leading management role for a number of performing arts companies. Joe previously served as News Editor and has remained a contributing author to InPark Magazine since 2011. HIs writing has also appeared in Sound & Communications, LF Examiner, Jim Hill Media, The Planetarian, Behind the Thrills, and MiceChat His blog, takes an unconventional look at the attractions industry. Follow on twitter @ThemesRenewed Joe lives in Sacramento, California with his wife, dog, and a ghost.

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