Curtain Hall
University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee

Simultaneous interpretation, the art of real time oral translation from one language to another, is not an easy skill to teach. So when planners at UW-Milwaukee decided to renovate their SI classroom, they teamed up with the university's art and film studies departments to build a truly impressive audiovisual system.

The finished room and its AV systems are impressive enough to have won a national award. Presentations Magazine chose Curtin Hall as one of the nation's top three auditoriums in their 2005 Best Presentation Rooms competition. This award-winning AV system includes:

  • Audio equipment that allows up to six language interpreters to work at once, broadcasting from soundproof booths to audience members wearing Listen wireless receivers.
  • A 7700 ANSI-lumen Sanyo UXGA projector, displaying video from a Crestron multi-image processor. The processor allows instructors to project a single wide-screen HDTV, video or computer image, a single normal aspect ratio image or two side by side images.
  • 5.1 digital surround sound
  • Ceiling-hung, podium, and wireless lavalier microphones
  • A high-end document camera
  • Slide-to-video transfer plus standard slide projectors
  • Crestron touchpanel control of all AV and lighting
  • An adjoining breakout room with an AV system that can function on its own or combine with the main room for overflow audiences.

Read a detailed description of the Curtin Hall system

Presentations Magazine chose the Curtin Hall AV system as one of the nation's best for 2005.

The audio system allows up to 6 language interpreters to work at once from soundproof booths.

Audience members wear Listen wireless headsets to receive the language of their choice.

A Crestron touch screen in the podium makes it easy to control this complex a/v system.

A Crestron multi-image processor outputs wide-screen, normal format and side-by-side images.


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