Anthropology 06



a) Room dimensions:

12' wide X 20' depth
b) Projection wall dimensions:
9' wide by 5.5' high
c)  Current power for the screen, projector and rack, closet, podium, or closet:
The power outlet for the projector meets current construction code. 
d) Current conduit for projector, speakers, rack, and in some cases cable cubby:
The main conduits are behind the rack and they run down to the basement. The one for the projector carries VGA, RCA and control. They cross the room underneath and then goes up on they West-North wall. The distance is under 50'. The audio cable was ran from the rack to the speakers without any conduit. We could reuse the existing cable and installation.
There is a floor box underneath the table that is connected with the Rack via a 2" pipe. Currently the floor box has one network jack and couple power outlets.
e) Type of ceiling, and consultation with physical plant for potential asbestos:
The ceiling is one piece, but we could use existing cables to pull the new wires. For this job will be necessary to hire Schultz the electrician (see picture section b).
f)  Current distance from the projector to the cart, podium, closet, rack, or cabinet:
The distance is less than 50'. ***Access to the basement is forbidden for any student worker***
g) Current projector throw distance. And current condition of the projector mount, pipe and base:
-The current throw distance is 14'.
-The mount is universal and the pipe length is the right size.
h) Current number of working data jacks:
4 out of 10 of the data jacks are functional.
i)  Current location of the telephone. And instructions how to save the telephone, included cables, mount and other parts:
The telephone is located on the side of the rack, but it could be moved to the wall or future wood cover. ***It should be moved to the wall after renovation***
The telephone has three parts:
-The actual device which should be saved on a box and leave it at   the room.
-The telephone mount, which should be unscrew from the wood  wall and save it on a box with the screws.
-The telephone cable which should be coil and leave it next to the  pipes with a label "telephone cable"
j) Evaluation of the current speakers:
The speakers are in good condition. Don't touch the speaker and the speaker cable
k)  Current electric screen switch location:

The screen power is on the north wall and could be reuse for the new projection screen. The switch is reusable but currently is dirty, somebody needs to clean it. This task will be part of the team that will be labeling the equipment and hardware. Clean the switch. Also don't touch the screen, current screen will remain in the room.

l) Current light switches:
The light switches are next to the screen switch.
m) Wall and floor conditions after removing the old rack, electric or manual screen and in some cases speakers:
The room has carpet and the rack was anchored to the floor, Tom will need to fill the holes after we remove the rack.
n) Potential ceiling problems with the new electric screen installation:
There is a heater unit just below the projection screen and blackboard, so the screen high can not be more than 5.5'.
o) Storage instructions for the IMS team for hardware or AV equipment (Should be labeled Storage/Repurpose/Disposal):  
We will start from the top to the bottom.
1. Rack lights: Storage 512
2. UPS: Storage 512
3. Netlinx: Storage 
4. Black Box: Disposal
5. VGA, RCA, XLR, connections: Storage Penthouse
6. Extron System 10: Storage 512
7. TOA: Storage 512
8. DVD player: IMS Storage room SC58 
9. VCR player: IMS Storage room SC58 
10. Drawer: Storage Penthouse
11. PC: ITS computer storage
12. Mac-mini: Storage Pizza Pie
13. Mac-Mini housing: Storage Pizza Pie
14. Rack and rack spaces: Storage Penthouse
15. Cables: Storage next to machine shop to be sorted
p) Instructions for IMS team to leave in one piece some of the data and/or speaker cables.  And what to do with the rest of the cables:
-The audio cable is run on the right side of the rack and doesn't have conduit, we will reuse it. There are three working network cables. We will need two more at the cart and one more at the projector.
-The rest of the old cables that will be pull from the pipes will be storage in a central location TBD for future recycle or disposal. 

q) Instructions for the IMS team to tear down the old installation and the list of tools that will be required to do so:

-First remove every single piece of equipment that is screw to the front of the rack.

-The equipment will have labels for final destination. 

-The covers, drawer and other hardware without labels should remain on the rack. 

-Tom Castelli will provide all the necessary tools to remove the bolts that secure the rack to the floor. 


a) Identify the potential faculty or staff involve with the room.
b) Invite them for a meeting to discuss our proposal.
c) Provide any potential modification to the original proposal.


Every room will have a customize installation, but the core of the installation is a self contained cart with the next media:

a) One or two computers, PC and/or Mac.
b) A Blu-Ray Player
c) Two different connection for a laptop, HDMI (the same cable carries audio, the user has to select it on the computer) or VGA with audio.
d) VCR is not included on the new design.


-Phase 1: HDMI, audio and CAT6 cable will be order in addition to the projection screens, and carts (middle April).
-Phase 2: Every single piece of hardware for the cart will be order (late April)
-Phase 3: Every Projector will be order (Early June).


-Early April a list of all the rooms that will be part of the renovation will be sent to Events and Scheduling.
-Early April the first team will go to every classroom that will be renovated and label every single piece of equipment, or hardware with destination and repurpose/storage/disposal indications.
-During the senior week (May 19-23) every classroom available will be tear down and cleaned up, the HDMI and CAT6 will be run, and the projection screen will be mount.


2. New Design Logistics (March 2014)

a) New Projector proposal:


b) New Projection Screen dimensions:

Same as previous projection screen dimensions


c) New projector throw distance proposal: 

The throw distance is 14', not affecting this.


d) Potential location for the new cart, podium, cabinet, or rack: 

Same location where the previous rack was


e) AV housing proposal for the new installation:

From top to bottom

-Touchscreen (CMDR Box on side of cart)

-Power Supply


-Audio Amp


-Mac Mini


HDMI wiring color scheme

-White: Mac

-Red: PC

-Purple: Bluray/DVD-VCR video converter box

-Orange: Laptop connection 

-Black: Drawer



f)  Conduit for new installation, if necessary:

Not necessary, we will use the existing conduits.


g) Amount of data necessary for the new installation including the line for the projector:

7 (CMDR, PC, Mac, Laptop, Projector, DVD/Bluray, Extron) We will need a data splitter or we'll need to fix the nonfunctional jacks.


h) HDMI length from the projector to the AV housing (cart, cabinet, rack, or podium):



i)  Umbilical cord length:



j)  Speakers new position:

Same as old    


k) Speaker cable length:

Same as old


l)  New power needs for projector, projection electric screen, and AV housing (cart, cabinet, rack, or podium):

None, we will use the old power outlets


m)Ideal location for the telephone:

one the wall, in the same area where the rack was previously. 


n) Ideal electric screen switch location:

Same as old


o) Identify any potential problem between the screen size and the usable chalk board during presentations:



p)Type of renovation necessary after removing projection screen, and rack, cabinet, and/or podium:

Wood cover where the rack previously was located. 


q) Wood Cover for new installation:

See above