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A student uses the new ProBlox-D connector system that is used to run Regional School District #14 Board of Education Meetings.
Regional School District # 14 in Woodbury, Conn., installed a new A/V control system for its meetings and put the students in charge.
By TechDecisions

The Board of Education for Regional School District #14 in Woodbury, Conn., installed a mobile connector system that incorporates multiple data – and turned over the keys to students.

In a statement released by BTX Technologies, the manufacturer of the ProBlox-D connector system, Paul J. Ciotti, director of network operations and technology for Regional School District Number 14, said he was surprised by how simple it is to manage the new system, which is used to run the board’s meetings and controlled exclusively by high school students.

“In the past, students were never very enthusiastic about working with our AV carts, as most of their time was spent on cable layout and the break-down of equipment at the end of an event,” Ciotti said. “However, they are very eager to work with this new system — more often than not, I have more students than required to run a two-hour board meeting. It’s very satisfying to see this, and gratifying to know they are gaining experience using state-of-art equipment featured in actual production studios.”

“For District Number 14, DNR created a plug-and-play mobile system that students simply roll out of a closet and set up with one easy connection to the wall for all signals — video, audio, and CATV,” said Don Gamsjager, lead designer of DNR Integrated Systems. “To accomplish this, we utilized two complete BTX ProBlox-D systems — custom fabricated by BTX to our specifications. One ProBlox-D system is mounted in a library wall, the other is mounted in the mobile video cart.”

BTX Technologies, a value-added distributor and manufacturer of interface, integration, and system products, today announced that its ProBlox-D® all-in-one connector system is being utilized by Regional School District Number 14 in Woodbury, Conn., in a new meeting room for its Board of Education. Located in the library of Nonnewaug High School, two ProBlox-D systems enable quick and simple setup of the space’s mobile video production system. DNR Integrated Systems based in Oakville, Conn., designed the mobile system — operated exclusively by high school students — to broadcast Board of Education meetings on public access television.

“For District Number 14, DNR created a plug-and-play mobile system that students simply roll out of a closet and set up with one easy connection to the wall for all signals — video, audio, and CATV,” said Don Gamsjager, lead designer of DNR Integrated Systems. “To accomplish this, we utilized two complete BTX ProBlox-D systems — custom fabricated by BTX to our specifications. One ProBlox-D system is mounted in a library wall, the other is mounted in the mobile video cart.”

To learn more about BTX Technologies, visit http://www.btx.com. To learn more about DNR Integrated Systems, the company that installed the ProBlox-D for District # 14, search for the company’s page on Facebook.



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