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Hawken School awards SoundCom numerous technology solutions including classroom audio visual systems, building wide paging, and surveillance systems

July 31, 2015

GATES MILLS, Ohio –– Hawken School, an independent coeducational college preparatory school, today selected SoundCom Systems of Berea, OH to design and install a range of audio and video technology systems serving classroom instruction and communications needs for the Stirn Hall addition on the main campus .

SoundCom will consult, design, install and support numerous technology systems including classroom audio visual systems, building wide paging, and surveillance systems. Working closely with the architect, general contractor, and supporting trades, SoundCom has designed a comprehensive technology solution which sets the stage for youth development and learning unrivaled in the region.

“We’ve been able to work through a design/build process with Hawken School that redefines the sourcing methodology when it comes to technology,” says Richard Threadgill, Director of Business Development for SoundCom Systems, “by working directly with school administrators we have been able to design systems that match their vision with precision, while simultaneously aligning their cost base at the beginning of the project, not at the end like most bid processes do.”

Classrooms will be outfitted with the latest in interactive projection systems for truly engaging learning experiences along with sound reinforcement engineered to each classroom space. Control and operation of these systems are standardized and consistent between spaces so teachers can focus on teaching, not running an AV system

“This new facility is very unique and presents a number of integration challenges,” continues Mr. Threadgill, “each classroom has different physical attributes with ceiling types and finishes, but the technology is built to perform consistently and reliably.”

In addition to the classroom technologies, a complete digital IP-based camera surveillance system is being designed and installed giving school administrators unprecedented vision across the facility with a high focus on student safety and well-being.

Skirn Hall will open in the Fall of 2016.

Founded in 1915, Hawken School is an independent, coeducational college preparatory day school serving 1,010 students in preschool through grade 12 from nine counties in Northeast Ohio. Central to Hawken’s mission is our promise to “prepare students to navigate a complex and dynamic world with self-confidence and determination; embrace challenges with disciplined analysis and creativity; and engage others with empathy and integrity.” The fulfillment of this promise has earned Hawken a national reputation for educational excellence and innovative programming. 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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