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Rocky River City School District awarded SoundCom a contract to install a new audio visual system featuring a massive projection system, an advanced audio reinforcement system, and a highly flexible video conferencing solution

May 28, 2015

ROCKY RIVER, Ohio –– Rocky River City School District, today awarded SoundCom Systems of Berea, OH a contract to design and install a new audio visual system in the Professional Development Center at the main district offices.

This new system is part of a renovation of an old school building at the district offices, converting what used to be a gymnasium into a new, highly collaborative professional development and training center. The system will feature a new, massive projection system, an advanced audio reinforcement system, and a highly flexible video conferencing solution using web-based tools for collaboration and training.

“Not many school districts have tried to build facilities like this.” says Richard Threadgill, Director of Business Development for SoundCom Systems, “This is a great example of repurposing a space for a more practical purpose, while maximizing the latest in technology to reach a larger audience.”

This upgraded facility will be able to host a wide range of events from traditional training classes to panel discussions, to fully interactive video conferences connecting faculty and staff to subject matter experts anywhere in the world using tools like WebEx, Skype, and GoToMeeting. The systems are united under a single, easy to use Crestron control system making operation of the system a snap and enabling educators to concentrate on their content, not on the AV system.

“We were able to build a system that really meets the needs of the school district, working in a collaborative design/build process that controlled costs,” continues Mr. Threadgill, “Rocky River continues to set the bar high.”

With an enrollment of around 2,700 in grades K-12, the Rocky River City School District provides students with the benefits of a small-school setting and all the resources of a larger school district. Long known for its tradition of academic quality, an “Excellent with Distinction” rating on the latest State Report Card shows that Rocky River students have continued to excel academically. The Rocky River Schools are consistently ranked in the prestigious Top Ten List of Cleveland Area Schools in the Cleveland Magazine. The National Blue Ribbon Schools award was earned by Kensington Intermediate School in 2011 and by Rocky River High School in 2012. For more information, visit

For nearly 40 years, SoundCom Systems has been providing cutting-edge sound, video, and communications solutions for businesses and institutions of nearly every size. Headquartered in Northeast Ohio, SoundCom is ranked among the top 25 systems integration firms in the U.S. by Systems Contractor News, and has ranked among the top 50 since 2004. With offices in Cleveland, Columbus, Pittsburgh, and Cincinnati, SoundCom has the knowledge, experience, and scalability to meet virtually any project scope and deadline with an attention to detail and focus on quality that is unrivaled in the industry. From initial project conception through turn-key installation, SoundCom provides a comprehensive suite of services with on-going, post installation support and training helping our customers reach higher...everything else is just noise. For more information, visit

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