LightWerks Resolves Audio Issue for Santa Monica College


LightWerks has had a partnership with Santa Monica College for almost 20 years. They have provided audio visual solutions for not only the main campus, but also several of the SMC satellite campuses.

Located in downtown Santa Monica, the Emeritus Campus is a widely praised program designed for older adults. Emeritus offers more than 160 free classes in a wide range of subjects and serves more than 3,400 students annually. It is one of the largest programs of its kind in the state.

The 70 seat lecture hall at the Emeritus Campus required a complete audio and video modernization, however, the main issue that the school was having with the space was sound quality. The sound that was coming from the lecture hall’s antiquated 5.1 system was not adequate for microphone use. It involved the adjustment of several manual audio controls, and it was impossible to achieve balanced sound levels for all people in the lecture hall to hear.

LightWerks resolved this issue with the addition of an entirely new audio and video system that does not require adjustment for sound clarity. They automated the sound system settings and added new microphones for the even distribution of voice and playback. LightWerks also installed a distributed speaker system so that sound is evenly spread in the ceiling throughout the audience and updated the lecture hall’s assisted listening system.

In addition to the audio improvements, Lightwerks upgraded the lecture hall’s video solution to a high definition Epson laser projector. Video conferencing and lecture capture capabilities were integrated with not only the microphones and speakers, but also the installation of a Vaddio pan/tilt/zoom camera. New Biamp and Crestron control features, custom programmed by LightWerks, add to the technology’s ease of use, efficiency, and reliability.


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