Sound Image services a select number of Museums and Themed-Entertainment venues. Some large, some quite small. Regardless of their size, all of these clients require elegant, high-quality, easy-to-use AV Systems.
Typically, we are asked to provide designs and integration for exhibits, kiosks, restaurants, walkways, and dedicated presentation rooms and theaters.
One of the most common requests we receive is to provide systems that can deliver discrete AV content into many small and isolated areas, without the content spilling over into any adjacent areas. Audio bleed, in particular, can easily disturb people, animals and/or neighbors. Acoustical control of the audio is often a critical component of the design and integration criteria.
Overall, these requirements are not too technically difficult. However, there is definitely an art to the elegant integration of the appropriate AV equipment into a museum-grade piece of furniture or architecture; this is where the challenges get interesting.
Tour Guide Systems
Tour guide systems are one of the newer technologies to be created for Museums and similar venues. While not a particularly-new concept, tour guide technology has become quite sophisticated in recent years.
Imagine walking around a museum with a wireless device that could sense each individual exhibit you stop in front of, regardless of location or viewing sequence. The unit would instantly know you have arrived and start playing an audio track that tells the appropriate, prerecorded story about the object(s) you are viewing.
This type of system could accommodate any number of unique objects, displays, exhibits or galleries and, if necessary, be configured to operate in multiple languages. That would be awesome don’t you think? This technology exists today. The Musical Instrument Museum in Phoenix, AZ has a system like this, and Sound Image provided the integration.
Based on embedded sensors, the system knows where you are in the building, within about a 3’ radius, and can even change to other audio tracks when moving around in front of a fairly small display. When you decide to walk away the audio fades out; until you arrive in front of the next exhibit you find interesting.
Other Unique Applications
Beyond providing isolated listening areas and zones; projected images on non-flat surfaces and non-rectangular displays are all current AV technologies that Sound Image has deployed in these and other venues.
If you are facing these types of needs or challenges alone, we would like to help. Our best results start with a conversation that outlines the needs, challenges and goals for your new systems.
If you would like to talk with one of our staff about your specific project needs, please see the “Contact Us” link in the top right corner of our webpage and reach out to anyone listed under California or Arizona Contracting. They will connect you with one of our sales engineers, estimators, or system designers.
Thank you for considering Sound Image. We look forward to hearing from you soon.