Independence Blue Cross (IBX) has been providing health care products and services for nearly 80 years. Based in the Philadelphia area, IBX is one of the leading health insurance providers in the country serving 10 million people in 24 states and the District of Columbia.
IBX wanted to upgrade their 40-seat boardroom and executive conference room at their Philadelphia office with a high-quality signal distribution system. They demanded nothing less than 100 percent functionality in their new, cutting-edge boardroom and executive conference room. It was imperative to have an easy-to-use system that handles all of their needs at the touch of a button – from audio and video to lighting.
Designed and installed by systems integrator IMS Technology Services of Garnet Valley, PA, the rooms feature full digital technology and seamless control systems all managed by Kramer ProScale™ digital scaler/switchers. Video sources are routed using seven VP-729 ProScale digital scaler/switchers, three VS-66HDCP HDMI switchers, and two Kramer HDMI distribution amplifiers. Nine PT-571 and PT-572+ DGKat twisted pair transmitter/receivers convert HDMI signals over a single twisted pair signal using Kramer cables. This setup enables clear signals for up to 200 feet. Video sources include Blu-Ray DVD players, cable TV set-top boxes and recording devices.
“Kramer was the most reliable solution for this project,” said Bob Lobascio, Vice President of Sales at IMS Technology Services. “A board of directors holds IBX to exacting standards and any system had to work flawlessly.”
“The Kramer system makes the technology seamless. All we have to do is turn the system on and it works every time,” said David Hering, Manager of Audio/Video Systems at Independence Blue Cross.
Blue Valley Baptist Church is pleased to have an ongoing relationship with Advanced Sound and Communications. We have engaged in projects with them ranging from simple equipment rentals for special events to large-scale design and installations on two of our campuses. Their strengths are many, but near the top of the list is an ability to think creatively to address not only current needs, but also the long-term functionality of the system in your venue for years to come. Our experiences with them in regard to customer service have all been favorable from telephone reception to installers to follow up. They have our confidence and trust.
John Hollan, Blue Valley Baptist Church
ASC is one of the best integrators we have worked with at Builders For Christ. The installation was very clean. Great attention was paid to the smallest detail. It's rare for an integrator to take such ownership of a project.
Chuck Walthall, Walthall & Associates
The City of Grandview has been a customer of Advance Sound for some 23 years at our Municipal Servers Building, and for the last 15 years at our community center.
Advanced Sound & Communication worked closely with us to get us the best system for our money. Brent continues to be great to work with and is our go to guy for anything audio or video.
Kraig Briggs, City of Grandview
We are very happy with our new system. It works just like you said it would. Your team was very courteous and helpful. The training was excellent. We feel confident we will be able to use our system without any problems. Blessings!
Carol Ann Petersen, Sophia Spirituality Center
We trust Brent Handy and Advanced Sound & Communication. He is the only one we call.