No technology lacking here! Dunlap High School’s $12 million expansion is very impressive, with a new school auditorium, complete with orchestra pit and balcony, along with a new wing for freshman students. Thompson Electronics Company (TEC) installed the state-of-the-art sound system and the audiovisual presentation system in the auditorium and the multimedia systems in the classrooms of the new wing.
When it comes to sound quality, no one seat has an advantage in the 1000 plus seat auditorium. Two main sound speakers are positioned at the top center of the stage front, along with three delay speakers in the ceiling near the balcony. The under balcony seating has 13 speakers built seamlessly into the ceiling.
A mixing console in the rear balcony is the control center for the entire audiovisual system. The control center also includes a full communications
system for productions.
For a multimedia presentation in the auditorium a 21 ft. motorized video screen descends onto the stage to display TV or a variety of computer and video sources.
Auditorium System Overview
Another major aspect of the project was the new freshman wing of the high school. Audiovisual presentation and data systems were provided for each of the 11 new smart classrooms. TEC also provided security, intercom and cable TV systems for the new wing. A new StarCall intercom system was installed throughout the entire school.
Freshman Wing System Overview
A Crestron touchpanel screen activates the system from the control center located in the back balcony of the auditorium. The technical engineer easily coordinates input devices and mixing console.