Newington, VA – March 8, 2010 – Communications Engineering, Inc. (CEI) announced today that it has completed the integration and installation of a high-definition (HD) studio and control room with editing suite upgrades for the National Air and Space Museum’s new “Moving Beyond Earth” exhibition, located in the museum in Washington, DC.
The museum contracted with CEI to design, engineer and install the broadcast systems for the exhibit. Visitors to the new exhibit will explore the history and importance of human spaceflight in the United States during the space shuttle and space station era and the future of the space program.
CEI’s role in the presentation center included design, integration and installation of a new HD production control room, upgraded edit suites, robotic HD camera systems, stage systems supporting the broadcast operations, and audience speaker systems.
Key equipment used in the project includes: Apple Final Cut Studio edit systems; Crown amplifiers; DNF Controls control panels; Digital Rapids live HD streaming system; Evertz HD/SD delay system, timing equipment, frame controller, amplifiers and closed caption encoder; Harris test equipment; JBL speakers; MediaMatrix audio devices; Miranda NVision routers; NEC and Sony displays; Omneon video servers; Panasonic HD cameras and HD/SD switcher; Shure and Sony microphones; TBC consoles; Yamaha production console; and Zaxcom wireless microphone system.
“The ‘Moving Beyond Earth’ presentation center is sure to be an exciting, educational experience for visitors at the National Air and Space Museum, and CEI is pleased to have worked with the museum on this fascinating new exhibit,” said Lawrence Brody, President and CEO of CEI. “The system we have built will have a wide range of broadcast and multimedia capabilities, plus the flexibility to easily handle many types of activities.”
CEI, located in Newington, VA, is a leading, award-winning broadcast and multi-media systems integrator. The company also offers complete equipment service, support and training, and supplies products and services to a wide range of commercial clients and non-profit businesses. Federal agencies and government organizations can be supplied through GSA. CEI has helped to define the leading edge of systems engineering and implementation for the communications industry since the mid1980’s.