MINNEAPOLIS, MN (February 8, 2010) – When Hamilton Health Sciences started development of their new research institute, the David Braley Cardiac Vascular and Stroke Research Institute at Hamilton General Hospital, they needed an AV system capable of broadcasting two internationally recognized and well-established groups of scientists on a global scale. This new Institute will form a collaborative organizational structure by bringing together the Population Health Research Institute (PPHRI), currently led by Dr. Salim Yusuf, and the Henderson Research Centre (HRC), which is led by Dr. Jeffrey Weitz, with people around the world on a daily basis.
Omar Prashad, senior systems integrations consultant with Duocom Canada, enlisted Vaddio to bring these two groups together physically, to further promote synergy between basic scientists and clinical investigators and to provide the physical space necessary for the expansion and retention of these highly qualified professionals.
“We needed to create a space that allowed easy distribution globally and locally,” explained Prashad. “Locally for the research teams in the facility and globally so that presentations could be viewed easily by many.” What they needed was a flexible system that could record, capture, archive and stream content both on and off site.
“When people of this stature have something to say people want to watch,” Prashad added, “and as we designed and built the overall system, we knew a robust videoconferencing system was at the heart of the solution.”
Duocom created a dynamic AV system that features eight Vaddio cameras in both executive conference boardrooms and the auditorium.