Downey 100


1. Room Assessment (March 2014):


a) Room dimensions: 

More or less 16' wide X 21' depth X 9' high


b) Projection wall dimensions:

The screen is 8' wide but it is receding above the ceiling and the automatic aperture is just a couple inches larger than 8', usually a 120' diagonal screen is around 106''

c)  Current power for the screen, projector and rack, closet, podium, or closet:

The power outlet for the projector doesn't meet current construction code. We need to hire the electrician to install an outlet for the projector.


d) Current conduit for projector, speakers, rack, and in some cases cable cubby:

The main conduits are on the left side of the rack, one runs to the floor box, it is 3/4" pipe. The other one goes up to the ceiling for the projector cables, it carries VGA, RCA, control, and audio cables for the speakers. 

The distance is under 50'. We will reuse the existing speakers cables, we have to pull out the rest of the cables.


There is a floor box in the middle of the room. It is connected to the rack via a 3/4" pipe. Currently the floor box has one network jack and a couple of power outlets


e) Type of ceiling, and consultation with physical plant for potential asbestos:

The ceiling has tiles (see picture section c).


f)  Current distance from the projector to the cart, podium, closet, rack, or cabinet:

The distance is less than 50'. 


g) Current projector throw distance. And current condition of the projector mount, pipe and base: 

1)The current throw distance is 12'.

2)The mount is not universal. The pipe length is the right size.


h) Current number of working data jacks:

There is not data line for the projector and there are just three data jacks for the rack.


i)  Current location of the telephone. And instructions how to save the telephone, included cables, mount and other parts:


There is a telephone in the room that is located next to the rack. 

During construction we don't have to relocate the telephone (nice!)


j) Evaluation of the current speakers:

The speakers are in good condition, we will reuse them.

k)  Current electric screen switch location:


The screen switch is located on the south wall

far from the light switches and from the instructor. 


Brian Schultz should move the screen switch next to the light switches.

l) Current light switches:

The light switches are at the main entrance.

Wall and floor conditions after removing the old rack, electric or manual screen and in some cases speakers:

The rack is embedded into the wall, we will leave it there. we don't have to buy a cabinet or a cart.

The rack door should be removed and all the empty spaces should be filled them with rack spaces like Downey 113.

We don't have to buy rack spaces, we should have plenty in pristine conditions at SC512. 


n) Potential ceiling problems with the new electric screen installation:

There is a potential problem with the screen size. There is a horizontal door for the screen that resides above the ceiling, so when the screen is retrieved the door closes, but the aperture is around 100" so it is not enough to house a 120" screen. Because this room is small we could install just a 106" screen, so we could reuse the current screen housing. 

o) Storage instructions for the IMS team for hardware or AV equipment (Label Should be Storage/Repurpose/Disposal):


 We are considering a new design, so we shouldn't move anything. 


1. UPS: Storage 512

2. Netlinx: Storage 512

3. AMX Volume card: Storage 512

4. Black Box: Disposal

5. VGA, RCA, XLR, connections: Storage Penthouse

6. Extron System 10: Storage 512

7. Rack lights: Storage 512

8. TOA: Storage 512

9. DVD player: IMS Storage room SC58 

10. VCR player: IMS Storage room SC58 

11. Drawer: Storage Penthouse

12. Mac-mini: Storage Pizza Pie

13. Mac-Mini housing: Storage Pizza Pie

14. PC: ITS computer storage

14. Rack and rack spaces: Storage Penthouse

15. Cables: Storage next to machine shop to be sorted

p) Instructions for IMS team to leave in one piece some of the data and/or speaker cables, and what to do with the rest of the cables:

The audio cable is run to the ceiling in pipe next to the cabinet, do not touch the speakers cable.

The rest of the old cables that will be pulled from the pipe will be stored in a central location TBD for future recycling or disposal (in a box most likely next to machine shop). 


q) Instructions for the IMS team to tear down the old installation and the list of tools that will be required: 

1)First remove every single piece of equipment that is screw to the front of the rack.

2)The equipment will have labels for final destination. 

3)The covers, drawer and other hardware without labels should remain on the rack. 

4)We will keep the current rack, we just need to remove the rack door and cover empty spaces with rack spaces.

5)Proceed to retrieve the VGA cable and the RCA cable, leave alone the control cable and the speakers cable.

2. New Design Logistics (March 2014)

a) New Projector proposal:

Newer NEC Projector


b) New Projection Screen dimensions:

Same screen


c) New projector throw distance proposal:

Same, 12'


d) Potential location for the new cart, podium, cabinet, or rack: 

Keeping rack, same position.


e) AV housing proposal for the new installation:

We will be reorganizing the rack.


f)  Conduit for new installation in case is necessary:

We are reusing the old conduit?


g) Amount of data necessary for the new installation including the line for the projector:


h) HDMI length from the projector to the AV housing (cart, cabinet, rack, or podium):



i)  Umbilical cord length:

N/A, we have a rack.


j)  Speakers new position:

The speakers are in good condition. We will reuse them.


k) Speaker cable length:

We will reuse the old speaker cables.


l)  New power needs for projector, projection electric screen, and AV housing (cart, cabinet, rack, or podium):

We will consult with an electrician to install a power outlet for the projector.


m) Ideal location for the telephone:

Same position.


n) Ideal electric screen switch location:

Next to the light switches and the phone. Brian Schultz should move the screen switch to the desired location.


o) Identify any potential problem between the screen size and the usable chalk board during presentations:



p)Type of renovation necessary after removing projection screen, and rack, cabinet, and/or podium:

We will be keeping the main equipment in the room.


q) Wood Cover for new installation: