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Audio Visual Equipment

ANCHOR SPEAKERS

Anchor speakers are powered portable loudspeakers. These have 3 inputs, 2 mic level inputs and 1 line level input i. e. microphones, ipods, laptop sound etc.  Normally these speakers are used for outside functions or rooms that do not have sound systems in them.

AUDIO MIXER

Audio mixers, also known as mixers, are multiple input devices that enable you to mix microphones and audio sources and send to a single sound system. Hospitality Services has both digital and analog mixers.  Most have 12-24 channels on them. 

BLACK MAGIC VIDEO SWITCHER

 The Penn Stater uses a Black Magic Video switcher which allows for seem-less switching between multiple laptops or video sources for events.  This switcher utilizes software and needs to be set up and run by our in house technicians.  

DELL LAPTOP COMPUTER

Hospitality Services uses Dell Laptops with a 17” screen, windows Seven and Microsoft Office 2013. 

CONFERENCE PHONES (POLYCOM)

Hospitality Services conference phones are made by Polycom. They are triangular in shape and have microphones that can be placed throughout the room or we can connect most units to a sound system.   These phones are analog.  If you a have a conference that needs to contact more than two parties at once we will need to set up a phone bridge.  Discuss with your conference service planner if needed.  

EASELS

A gold tripod stand used for holding signs, displays, etc.

ETHERNET CONNECTION

A high - speed internet connection that uses an Ethernet card in your computer to establish a connection.  Our connections are currently running at 100 mb/sec. The other option for connecting to the internet is through wireless internet.

FAST FOLD SCREENS

These are screens that can be assembled and placed in the larger rooms if needed.  Currently we have 2 sizes available, 9’x 12’ and a 10’ x 20’ at the Penn Stater.  The Nittany Lion Inn has a 10.5’ x 14’ screen.  

FLIPCHART

A tripod stand with a full pad of paper. Flipcharts will have 3 markers in the tray, a blue one, a red one and a black one.

JVC PRO HD VIDEO CAMERA

Hospitality Services use a JVC GY-HM600U/GU Video Recorder.  It can record in full HD 1080P Video.  There are many options with this camera.  It uses SD Cards to record on.  

LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY (LCD) PROJECTOR

Used to project a computer or video image onto a large screen.   Our projectors are made by Epson with the brightest one being 6000 lumens to the smaller projectors ranging from 3000 to 5000 lumens.  The projectors are compatible with both MAC and PC computers.  Mac’ usually need an adapter/dongle. Hospitality Services has many adapters.  Our projectors are placed in the back of the larger rooms or in control booths and have special long range lens in them.  In smaller rooms we place them in the front of the rooms. 

VIDEOCONFERENCING

Videoconferencing is only available at the Penn Stater. We use a Polycom 7000 unit which runs over Internet Protocol (IP) lines.  IP lines are like the internet connection  in your offices. The Penn Stater has one HD unit that is portable and can be set up in any room.  The camera has up to 4 presets. This unit has been used by groups the size of 1 person to 500. If you are planning a larger video conference please give as much advanced notice as possible. You always want to set up a test before the actual event to ensure there are no audio or video issues. When booking a videoconference please remember to block set up time which allows the AV department to set up the Polycom unit.  Please contact the AV manager for pricing and any other questions concerning videoconferencing.

PODIUM AND MIC

PSHS has large floor standing podiums with built in microphones. The podiums at the Penn Stater have the ability to lower and raise depending on the height of the presenter. All podiums have a light for the presenter and have a power outlet on them. Podiums are normally used in the larger rooms. At the Nittany Lion Inn podiums can be used in all rooms, but are not recommended for the Mount Nittany Room due to the small size of the room. When all floor standing podiums are in use and more podiums are needed we can use table top podiums. See Table Top Podiums.

JBL EON 612 POWERED SPEAKERS

These speakers are similar to a DJ type of set up.  These are very nice speakers that will accept microphones and audio sources.  They have great sound and will work in a medium to large space and in outdoor functions.  

SPEAKER PHONE

A phone that is similar to your office phone. These phones have a built in speaker you can use so the whole room can hear the conversation. Speaker phones are often used in the smaller rooms. Our speaker phones do not have the capability of handling more than 2 parties at one time. Please refer to conference phones for more than 2 parties.

TABLE TOP PODIUMS

Small podiums that sit on top of a table. All tabletop podiums have the option of adding a microphone to them. These are used in smaller rooms or can be used in larger rooms when all floor - standing models are in use.

USB WEBCAM

Normally we use an USB webcam for meetings that require a video conference via Skype, Adobe Connect or other video conferencing software.  Our units are High Definition and made by Logitech.

WIRELESS HANDHELD MICROPHONE

A wireless microphone shaped like a regular microphone that is held in your hand. Many times this microphone is used for general announcements for exhibitors, questions from an audience or best man speeches during wedding receptions. An on/off switch will be located on the mic itself.  Our handhelds are made by Audio Technica.

WIRELESS LAVALIER MICROPHONE

A wireless microphone is one that a presenter would wear to enable them to walk away from the presentation area and be heard from anywhere in the room. The body- pack of the microphone usually is placed in a pocket of the presenter and the microphone itself is clipped onto the tie or blouse of the presenter. Most wireless lavalier mics have a simple on and off switch on the bodypack.  Our lavaliers are made by Audio Technica.