VIDEOTEL DIGITAL - COLORADO SPRINGS PIONEER MUSEUM CASE STUDY
Commercial Integrator Placement
The Colorado Springs Pioneer Museum wanted to showcase the sesquicentennial anniversary of the founding of Colorado Springs by General William Jackson Palmer who was captivated by the grandeur of the Rockies and the dramatic rock formations in the foothills and was responsible for the vision that was the foundation for the city it has grown into today.
To celebrate this story, the Pioneer Museum created COS@150 – Colorado Springs at 150 – a 15-exhibit installation, that features the most interesting events in the area’s rich and diverse history one decade at a time. See https://www.cspm.org/exhibits/cos150/
Houlton Audio Video Applications, an integrator located in Colorado Springs, which has experience helping museum exhibit professionals bring their respective visions for exhibits to life, was retained to work on four of the 15 exhibits that required both audio and video capability. JJ Houlton who led the project, chose Videotel Digital’s VP71XD digital signage media players and MOVE touch-less solutions combined with directional IR speakers so visitors would automatically trigger both video and audio by simply approaching and standing in front of each exhibit, requiring no physical interaction to keep visitors safe going forward.
Mr. Houlton said he spent hours researching options before selecting Videotel Digital’s VP71XD digital signage player not only because it is reliable, but also because he liked the fact that it has an audio output and could more easily be integrated with MOVE because the combination of both devices made the automatic triggering of the content much easier. In fact, installation of the Videotel Digital products was so easy that the installation only took two days. It could have been completed in less time, but because there was no electricity immediately available to each exhibit location, he had to take the time to run and hide the necessary cabling to power each exhibit. He also had to develop content for splash-screens on each of the four exhibits, a process made easy by Videotel Digital’s simple user interface.
The museum’s exhibit designer was so pleased with Mr. Houlton’s work that his firm will be retained for another project later this year.