Washington University - St. Louis

Program in Physical Therapy Training Classrooms


These teaching/training classrooms were designed to aid in the student’s classroom experience whether be a presentation, class lecture or hands on demonstration. Each room accommodates a variety of sources which are projected onto two large screens located at the front of the classroom and on four 47” wide flat screen displays for those students toward the back of the room.  The rooms also feature a 3-chip PTZ camera that can be utilized to display what’s going on at the front of the room as well as record it.

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Long Lake Volunteer Fire Dept. Administration Building

 

This 7,200-square-foot facility houses administrative offices, training facilities, a conference room and a large multi-purpose room equipped with a kitchen for hosting a variety of events.

 

The multi-purpose room features a Christie LW551i WXGA projector. There are connections for both VGA and HDMI along with an Extron MediaLink Controller to control the AV equipment in the room.

 

The training room features a smaller LCD projector and screen and is equipped with both VGA & HDMI connections as well as an Extron MediaLink controller for controlling the projector and adjusting the volume in the room.

 

The conference room provides a space for smaller groups to meet.  It features a 55” InFocus Mondopad providing users with interactive touch screen capabilities along with video conferencing as well as whiteboard and annotation capabilities. The room can also serve as an emergency command center.  

 


 

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SouthEast Missouri State University
 Television Studio

July, 2017

Installed were new Hitachi Z-HD5000 Studio cameras on Vinten Pedestals going back to a TriCaster TC8000 Production Switcher.  They have room for 4 different sets and a Green Screen.  

 

 

 


 

BJC Learning Institute
BJC Learning Institute

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BJC Learning Institute
BJC Learning Institute

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BJC Learning Institute
BJC Learning Institute

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BJC Learning Institute -

St. Louis

Conference Rooms

 

Modern Communications was awarded the project at BJC Learning Institute Meridian Building at Hanley and Eager Road.

 

The project included four new turnkey AV conference rooms with widescreen projectors and 42" confidence monitors in the rear. The rooms have full control via Extron Medialink controllers.

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SSM Cardinal Glennon Cardiology - St. Louis

Conference Room

 

Modern Communications was tasked with a design-build for the newly constructed Cardiology Conference Room.  Due to ceiling height restraints, the design called for an 80” LED TV as the primary display as well as two side 46” displays.  The room is fully controlled via Crestron with AV distribution being done with the DMPS-300-C.  The client wanted to use an existing soft codec for video and audio conferencing so MCI integrated this system with Vaddio’s AV Bridge, Mic Trio IO and Zoom Shot Cameras.

Howard & Joyce Wood Sim Center
Howard & Joyce Wood Sim Center

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Howard & Joyce Wood Sim Center
Howard & Joyce Wood Sim Center

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Anthropology Lab
Anthropology Lab

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Anthropology Lab
Anthropology Lab

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Washington University -

St. Louis

Dept. of Anthropology Lab

 

This teaching lab is equipped with an Olympus microscope that’s integrated with a standalone PC via a Firewire connection so that images can be displayed on a 50” widescreen display at the front of the room.  There’s also a cable cubby with HDMI & VGA connections to accommodate a visiting laptops or external devices for small group presentations.

Live Show
Live Show

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Production Lighting
Production Lighting

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Floor Boxes
Floor Boxes

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Live Show
Live Show

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Grace Union Church - St. Louis

This is a great example of Modern Communications working with an architecture firm in the design and installation of sound, video, and stage lighting.  The project was a renovation of  an old furniture store!

 

There are 5 areas of the church that we tied audio & video together, and left many options for future growth. The project included the following areas and scope of work:

  • Kids - audio, video, lighting

  • Youth – audio, video, lighting

  • Front foyer – audio, video

  • Family room – audio, video, lighting

  • Sanctuary – audio, video, lighting

 

The system was wired for future cameras in the sanctuary and video / audio feeds to all other areas of the church for special events and over flow viewing.

 

Washington University -

St. Louis

Wood Simulation Center

 

The SIM Center is comprised of four simulation suites each featuring high-fidelity mannequins that mimic  cardiopulmonary conditions as determined by an instructor in a control room. The rooms use sophisticated software and hardware that’s integrated with PTZ cameras and microphones allowing educators to record and archive these simulation sessions.  The facility also features a large conference room along with two smaller conference rooms and a task training room, all of which can be used to conduct pre-encounter, live and post-encounter assessments to track the effectiveness of the participant’s actions.

 

Multipurpose Room Sound System
Multipurpose Room Sound System

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Speaker Array
Speaker Array

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Control Center Back
Control Center Back

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Multipurpose Room Sound System
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Sacred Heart Church

Multipurpose Room -

Valley Park

Sacred Heart asked Modern to replace the portable audio system they used for special Mass and events in their gym. The main request was "make it simply to use".  For the audio equipment we used TOA line-arrays speakers, TOA DSP-2000 and TOA Amps to cover the complete gym with no dead spots of audio, or any feed back, no matter where they walk around with the wireless mic's. The sound quality is amazing with lows that shake the room and vocals crystal clear. The design also includes the use of one remote power switch to turn on the complete system ready to use without connecting any mixing board or adjusting any controls. We also installed cabling and jacks for future growth of adding a video projector with video switching through out the gym.  
 

 

 

Green Screen Setup
Green Screen Setup

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Green Screen 58" Plasma
Green Screen 58" Plasma

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Tree of Life Signage
Tree of Life Signage

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Green Screen Setup
Green Screen Setup

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​Missouri Botancial Gardens 

The system was designed to use new AV technologies to enhance and draw visitors to the exhibit floor and create a relaxed environment that gave patrons of all ages a different prospective to living a green, environmentally, friendly way of life.


Within the exhibits are multiple stations that consist of:

  • Green Screen Station where visitors can take a bike ride thru the gardens or walk down a path without ever leaving the building.

  • Kiosk Stations featuring flat panel technology displaying cartoons showing many of the environmental resources that can be used to the live the green life and conserve these resources for generations to come.

  • Main Projection system running slides and videos on reaching and maintaining a Green Life.


Modern Communications, Inc chose Extron’s IPLink products connected to a switch and controlled by opening a web page and utilizing a touch panel.

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BJC - St. Louis
East Pavilion Auditorium

AV Project

 

The AV project at BJC HealthCare’s East Pavilion Auditorium was awarded to Modern Communications.  The project included new recessed projection screen and Christie LW720 projector along with full room control via Crestron DMPS-300-C with integration of existing Polycom VTC system.  Vaddio Mic Trio’s were added for audio pickup of room attendees.  Prior to this project, the client  used the old Crestron system to control partial AV components, while utilizing an on staff tech to run the Polycom via remote control with audio capture via wireless microphones and a portable mixer.  With the upgrade, all areas are completely controlled via the Crestron 10” touch screen located at the podium.

 

 

 

 

Line Arrays
Line Arrays

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Line Array Speakers
Line Array Speakers

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Line Array Speakers
Line Array Speakers

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Ursuline Academy - St. Louis

Sound System


Modern Communications was asked to change a 30 year old gymnasium sound system, which is still being used as a training gym, to a performing arts center sound system.

In phase one we installed 2 groups of line-arrays and subs (out of basketball range), a 24 channel mixing board and amps to power the speakers. The mixer can be connected to the audio rack from 4 different locations with one cat5 connector. 

Ursuline was very surprised with the sound quality and cost of the installation. This is a great example of Modern Communications listening to our customers and giving them the most cost effect solution, fulfilling all of their needs, with growth options.

Lindenwood University
Hunter Stadium -

St. Charles, MO

Television Studio

Lindenwood chose to upgrade their Football Stadium along with some of their other sports venues with the same HD quality they experienced in their existing HD Television Studio.

Modern designed and built a new TV Control Room in Hunter Stadium that was on par with their existing TV Studio.

Cameras could be set up in different sport venues whether it be the Football Stadium, the Basketball Arena or Field House and all controlled and run from this control room. The control room included a Ross Carbonite HD 24 input switcher, a Ross 64x64 HD Router, four Hitachi Z5000 Studio HD Cameras, full Clearcom wired and wireless intercom system along with full graphics and instant replay. The control room is tied directly back to main studio so both rooms can communicate back and forth.

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Washington University -

St. Louis
Physical Therapy Training Classrooms

 

These teaching/training classrooms were designed to aid in the student’s classroom experience whether be a presentation, class lecture or hands on demonstration. Each room accommodates a variety of sources which are projected onto two large screens located at the front of the classroom and on four 47” wide flat screen displays for those students toward the back of the room.  The rooms also feature a 3-chip PTZ camera that can be utilized to display what’s going on at the front of the room as well as record it.

Divisible Flex Classroom
Divisible Flex Classroom

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AV Rack
AV Rack

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AV Classroom
AV Classroom

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Divisible Flex Classroom
Divisible Flex Classroom

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Missouri Baptist Medical Center
Clinical Learning Institute -

St. Louis


Modern Communications, Inc. was awarded the project at Missouri Baptist Medical Center Clinical Learning Institute.

 

This project was a shared use facility for Barnes Jewish, Missouri Baptist Medical Center & Washington University Goldfarb School of Nursing.

 

The project included numerous training rooms as well as Simulation classroom and clinical simulation suites.

Hunter Stadium Control Room
Hunter Stadium Control Room

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Hunter Stadium Control Room
Hunter Stadium Control Room

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Hunter Stadium Rack Room
Hunter Stadium Rack Room

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Hunter Stadium Control Room
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Lindenwood University
Hunter Stadium -

St. Charles, MO

Television Studio

Lindenwood chose to upgrade their Football Stadium along with some of their other sports venues with the same HD quality they experienced in their existing HD Television Studio.

Modern designed and built a new TV Control Room in Hunter Stadium that was on par with their existing TV Studio.

Cameras could be set up in different sport venues whether it be the Football Stadium, the Basketball Arena or Field House and all controlled and run from this control room. The control room included a Ross Carbonite HD 24 input switcher, a Ross 64x64 HD Router, four Hitachi Z5000 Studio HD Cameras, full Clearcom wired and wireless intercom system along with full graphics and instant replay. The control room is tied directly back to main studio so both rooms can communicate back and forth.

Hunter Stadium Control Room
Hunter Stadium Control Room

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Hunter Stadium Control Room
Hunter Stadium Control Room

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Hunter Stadium Rack Room
Hunter Stadium Rack Room

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Hunter Stadium Control Room
Hunter Stadium Control Room

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Equipment Rack
Equipment Rack

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Control Room
Control Room

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Studio Cameras and Prompters
Studio Cameras and Prompters

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Equipment Rack
Equipment Rack

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Principia College  - Elsa, IL

Television Studio

 

Modern Communications was awarded the upgrade of Principia College's TV Studio and Control Room.

The upgrade included moving from analog to digital and was done in three stages. First Phase was upgrading their switcher to a Ross Digital 16 input switcher. Phase two was upgrading their tape machines to Solid State Recorders and installing a FOR A Multiviewer. The Third stage included upgrading their existing Panasonic Cameras to Hitachi Digital 16x9 Studio Cameras.

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Transcoder Verification Room
Transcoder Verification Room

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Transcoder System #1
Transcoder System #1

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Quality Control Room #1
Quality Control Room #1

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Transcoder Verification Room
Transcoder Verification Room

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​Swank Motion Pictures - St. Louis

Media Transcoding System

Modern Communications, designed and installed a media transcoding system for Swank Motion Pictures.

Two racks were interconnected with HDMI routing to 16 viewing monitors on the walls through the office areas.

There was also two QC rooms with 1080p monitors, and 5.1 sound to review their transcoded files.

Signage Display
Signage Display

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Signage Displays
Signage Displays

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60 Plasma Custom Mount
60 Plasma Custom Mount

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Central Baptist Church - 

St. Louis

The church was planning a complete remodel inside and Modern Communications, Inc was asked to bid on the design by Drainer, Albright and Associates.


Modern’s team of sales, integration specialists and engineers installed a new Projection System for integrating video into the worship service.  This included  a state of the art digital audio system, production lighting system, Pan/Tilt/Zoom 3CCD color cameras and custom furniture in Production suite and AV Tech Booth.


 

Theater - before
Theater - before

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Theater - after
Theater - after

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Basement recption hall - after
Basement recption hall - after

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Theater - before
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​BooCat Club - St. Louis

This building was built as the Artists’ Guild in 1907 for a place to view art work.

Modern was asked to fill three

event space's and a theater with sound, and to keep it nearly invisible, blending in with the decor.

 

The design consisted of a

TOA DSP-2000 to route audio throughout the four areas, all controlled from remote wall plates and with a mixer in the theater.

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Our Lady Queen of Peace Church

Modern Communications helped make

it possible to stream services from the Church to the cafeteria when capacity

is limited.

The streaming solution includes a Lumens PTZ camera along with the Lumens LC200 CaptureVision System.

First Baptist Church -

Jefferson City

The First Baptist Church of Jefferson City upgraded their Church to HD.  Modern Communications installed new Christie DLP projectors  and new 16x9 Screens. 

A new Extron Switcher and Control System was installed in addition to upgrading their older analog cameras to HD with the Panasonic PTZ camera and Vaddio Control System.


 

Immanuel Lutheran Church,

St. Charles

 

In 2018, the ceiling collapsed at Immanuel Lutheran Church in St. Charles destroying their A/V system.

Modern designed and built their new system which includes Renkus-Heinz steerable speakers with subs rear fill speakers, Roland digital mixer and digital snake.  The video camera system was upgraded to HD 3 PTZ with a new Roland video mixer.

St. Matthew United Methodist Church -  Belleville, IL

St. Matthew United Methodist Church in Belleville, Illinois decided to update their Control Room.  Modern helped them find the the right equipment for this project.  Upgrades include a Ross Carbonite Switcher, the Ross XPression CG and the Ross ULTRIX Router. The Church decided to install the new Sony HXC-FB80 Studio Cameras and Sony BRC-X1000PTZ Cameras.  Marshall miniature cameras were chosen for hard to reach places.  St. Matthew beautifully completed all installation themselves.

Grace Free Will Baptist Church - Arnold

Modern Communications was given the opportunity to design and install the video system for this traditional Church in Arnold.  Modern replaced the florescent lighting with theatrical lighting for the choir and altar.  Monitors were placed in these areas, offering visibility for the whole congregation. 

An electrical screen was installed with wood casing to match the ceiling.  A video switcher/scaler control system operates the projector, screen, monitors and the lighting control board for the  system. 

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St. Clare of Assisi Catholic Church

The COVID-19 pandemic forced many churches to limit the capacity of parishioners attending services. 

Modern Communications continues to design Live Streaming solutions so members can worship safely from home.  

St. Clare's system included Lumens

Hi-Definition camera and CaptureVision System Media Processor.