SCS - Needs Assessment
General Nutrition Corporation
General Nutrition Corporation (GNC), a Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania-based company, focuses on the retail sale of health and nutrition related products, including vitamins, supplements, minerals, herbs, sports nutrition, diet, and energy products. GNC has over 6,000 stores in the U.S., as well as locations in 49 other countries.
GNC needed to improve their corporate conference environment to accomodate various types of meetings within a single space. SoundCom provided a cost-effective audio/visual (AV) solution to fully support their requirements for quarterly board meetings, collaboration sessions, audio conferencing sessions, and general group meetings.
To support audio conferencing, SoundCom installed 11 Shure low-profile boundary microphones, and 8 ceiling-recessed, JBL loudspeakers. The result is crisp, clear, intelligible sound in an unobtrusive profile.
Both the program and conferencing audio signals are managed through two Biamp Nexia digital signal processors with acoustic echo cancellation (AEC) and a telephone interface.
At the heart of the AV system is a Crestron DigitalMedia™ presentation system. This high-definition device handles all audio and video switching functions in addition to acting as the centralized control processor for the entire AV system.
The control system is managed with a Crestron 10.1” wired touch screen console. This user friendly system provides an intuitive interface that allows users to power the system on/off, select input sources, dial far-site locations, and adjust volume levels.