NVIDIA’s business headquarters, located in Yokneam, Israel, needed a redesign to enhance the professional functionality and increase energy efficiency, while also being aesthetically pleasing. The AV systems within the nine-story building’s many meeting rooms and conference areas had to meet the same goals.
System requirements included reliable, seamless AV switching among multiple formats, discreet AV connectivity, videoconferencing, and superior sound reinforcement. Control had to be intuitive and allow remote system monitoring.
Bynet Data Communication was brought on to integrate the meeting rooms throughout the headquarters. Each room includes professional 55’ to 65’ displays, except the boardroom which has two 98” displays mounted side by side on the front wall, and Extron AV switching and control systems, room automation, and sound reinforcement products.
An Extron DTP CrossPoint 84 4K IPCP SA 8×4 presentation matrix switcher with integrated audio processing and control processor provides content switching and scaling. A Poly videoconferencing system is tied to the DTP CrossPoint switcher, and the systems are installed on wooden shelves mounted to the bottom surface of the conference table. A separate 55” flip display to one side of the room supports annotation on an electronic whiteboard.
An Extron XPA U 1002-70V power amplifier receives processed audio signals from the matrix switcher and drives a distributed sound system consisting of four Extron SF 26PT SoundField pendant speakers. Resembling modern light fixtures, they are hidden in plain sight. These unobtrusive speakers have 92° conical dispersion and a two-way design that ensures audio quality throughout the meeting space. Bynet appreciated that the PendantConnect speaker cable combined the speaker wires and the steel support cables within a single outer jacket, providing a secure, discreet connection.
The presenter can easily control the system using the Extron TLP Pro 725C TouchLink Pro touchpanel installed at the head of the conference table. Integrated onto the underside of the black Cable Cubby enclosure’s lid is a 7” capacitive touchscreen. The intuitive user interface was custom designed for this application, minimizing requests for AV system support. The enclosure also provides access to power and AV connectivity. Extron Retractor cable systems mounted beneath the table facilitate easy extension, retraction, and storage of multiple HDMI, DisplayPort, USB-C, and network cables.
To remotely monitor the installation, the support team uses Extron’s GlobalViewer Enterprise—GVE. This server-based application also supports campus-wide scheduling and generation of reports for timestamped AV system data collection. The reports enable the team to maintain system efficiency throughout the NVIDIA headquarters.