Key Digital’s “Conference Room In A Box” Employed for the Springs Close Foundation
— Non-profit aimed
at regional support of South Carolina’s textile industry workers’ heritage has two
conference rooms that are now ready to roll at the touch of a single button, thanks
to Key Digital’s complete solution for meeting and presentation spaces —
VERNON, NY, April 14, 2022 – The Springs Close Foundation, Inc., was established
in 1942 by Colonel Elliott White Springs, a WWI flying ace who succeeded his father,
Leroy Springs, as the head of Springs Industries, a cotton-textile company founded
in 1887 that grew into an emblem of Fort Mill, South Carolina’s textile industry.
Colonel Springs established the Springs Foundation to care for and support the company’s
workers, their families, and the communities in which they lived, and it continues
to do so today. Its offices in Fort Mill have two conference spaces: the Executive
Conference Room in the main building, which seats up to a dozen meeting participants,
and a second, larger space, named for the 19th-century carriage house
in which it resides on the Springs Close Foundation property there, able to seat
up to 18 people.
However, those meeting spaces hadn’t kept up with the times.
“There were some AV products in them but they weren’t truly integrated,” explains
Mike Hinson, President of Palmetto
Audio & Video, based
in York County, which contains Fort Mill. “For instance, they had to use different
remote controls to access and operate different components of their meeting systems.
It was cumbersome to use. They wanted something that was simpler but was also flexible
and very reliable. That describes Key Digital’s Conference Room In A Box perfectly.”
January, Palmetto Audio & Video installed and integrated a Conference Room In
A Box (CRB) system composed of a KD-CAMUSB PTZ USB camera, a KD-X4x1WUTx 4x1 wall
plate switcher, one KD-UPS52U 5-input universal presentation switcher, and a KD-CX800
Compass Master controller with Key Digital’s Compass Control software on an Apple
iPad used as the system control device. The CRB systems deployed in both conference
rooms also integrate the ClearOne speakerphone units recommended by Key Digital,
as well as Samsung flat-panel displays (a 75-inch screen in the Executive Conference
Room and a 65-inch in the carriage house). Palmetto AV also utilized Key Digital
Cat-6 cabling and HDMI interconnections, which gave both conference rooms a complete
Key Digital infrastructure and made it ready to interface with Microsoft Teams,
Zoom and Skype. “We’ve been using Key Digital products since we opened in 2008,
and they’ve been superb in every way,” says Hinson. “They have a great track record
when it comes to AV, and when it comes to conferencing systems, they’ve figured
that out with the CRB. It’s everything you need to give a client an excellent conference
outcome for meeting participant and leaders was everything they’d hoped for. “They’re
absolutely thrilled with it,” he says. “The Compass Control software is easy and
intuitive to run; even guest presenters who’ve never used it before are at home
on it in minutes. And another benefit is that the CRB has freed up their IT staff
— they no longer need someone on hand to start meetings or connect input devices.
Every meeting participant has everything they need to connect right at their seat.
Their IT staff are now available to handle other important things. It’s been the
answer they’d been looking for all along.”
Photo File 1: Springs_Close.jpg
Photo Caption 1: Springs Close Foundation’s carriage
house conference room was Palmetto Audio
& Video installed and integrated a Conference Room In A Box (CRB) system
composed of a KD-CAMUSB PTZ USB camera, a KD-X4x1WUTx 4x1 wall plate switcher, one
KD-UPS52U 5-input universal presentation switcher, and a KD-CX800 Compass Master
controller running Key Digital’s Compass Control software on an Apple iPad used
as the system control device.
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