Hotel Gets a Facelift

July 16, 2008
July 16, 2008
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Hotel Gets a Facelift

The Atlanta Marriott Marquis recently got a facelift that gives the facility a dynamic yet warm and comfortable feel while incorporating the latest technology. A curved wenge soffit with new pendant lighting graces the ceiling, self-service kiosks make check-in easy for guests, and a redesigned front desk reflects the architecture of the atrium.
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Human-Focused Healing
An ambulatory clinic in Texas mixes high-tech elements with a human focus. Tight punched windows and shading systems pair with high-glazed curtain walls and a courtyard to draw natural sunlight through public spaces. Aluminum shields rooftop mechanical systems from the views of future towers and helps cut the energy load.
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Contemporary Research introduces the 232-Amp Stereo Mixer/Amplifier and the IP-232 Ethernet to RS-232 Interface at the InfoComm08 show, booth C2301. The compact 232-Amp mounts directly to projectors and displays for small-room AV integration. Features include RS-232 control, one stereo and two mixing/ducking mono line inputs (perfect for wireless mics and paging), and 8 watts RMS per channel stereo amplification. The IP-232’s Ethernet port extends network RS-232 control of projectors, displays, and CR TV tuners.

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Going to Greece
Designed by DMJM Design, the new Harvard Hellenic Center in Washington, D.C., incorporates specialized technology that allows Harvard students and professors to “meet” virtually with scholars in Greece and China in a fabric-wrapped space. Programmed LED light fixtures add color to the mix, and daylight can be either abundant or blocked by louvers.
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Not Your Father’s Video
A building is more than just a solid foundation – it’s what’s inside that intrigues and supports the facility’s functions. Here, NSCA executive director Chuck Wilson discusses some of the AV technologies that help a building function to its fullest.
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