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‘The Tyrol Panorama’, a new purpose-built museum in Innsbruck, Austria, has been designed to showcase both the dramatic, 1000-square-metre, 360-degree wrap-around painting of the same name, as well as the modern day panoramic outlook over Innsbruck, the Inn Valley and the Alps beyond. Completed in 2011, the three-storey, high-tech concrete and glass construction is set into the hillside next to the Tyrolean Imperial Infantry Museum at Bergisel to the south of the city. Its core exhibit, the vast, recently restored, canvas panorama depicting the local battles of 1809 against Napoleonic and Bavarian forces, dates from 1896 and is one of only twenty artworks of its kind still in existence. The combined museum and gallery complex is run by Tyrolean State Museums Ltd. which also manages the Tyrolean State Museum Ferdinandeum, the Museum of Tyrolean Folk Art, the Zeughaus (Armoury), Court Church and the Folk Song Archive. Over recent years the company has consistently chosen Geutebruck video solutions to safeguard its buildings and collections and the new Bergisel development was no different. Innsbruck installer Fiegl & Spielberger supplied the alarm and video solutions including Geutebruck re_porter-16 video systems, and installed more than sixty Sony cameras. Besides focusing on the giant panoramic canvas and its viewing gallery, the video security system also monitors all the sensitive areas in and around the museum’s exhibitions of Tyrolean history, life and culture.
The training centre at the University Hospital of Cologne has a sophisticated new audio video system which helps medical students practise consultations and procedures of different types and learn from detailed analysis of their own performance. Supplied and installed by inSynergie, a German specialist in multimedia control solutions, the AV package combines inSynergie's own software with Geutebruck re_porter and GeViScope video platforms.The training centre's practice facilities comprise an operating theatre, two trauma rooms, two emergency treatment rooms and six patient consulting rooms. Training exercises involve patients or actors as well as students and are recorded by teaching staff from four central editing desks. The editing suite and the seminar rooms have special touch-screen user interfaces developed by inSynergie. Cameras in the practice rooms are controlled from the editing suite. They are selected individually or in groups and live or recorded video can be streamed to any of the seminar or lecture rooms where it can be displayed on monitors in split screen mode or via projectors.Markers save time A key feature of the system is that teaching staff insert markers into the recording during the exercises. This enables particular footage to be found and shown again quickly for analysis and feedback. The markers can also be tagged for research and teaching purposes and stored in the system's database.Here video technology mitigates against crowded courses and teacher shortages. It saves time by making the learning process more effective by enabling the analysis of body language, which may be important to diagnosis, and providing an ideal tool for self-critical review and discussion. The controlling editors can select individual cameras; insert title and screen text; display live preview pictures; start/stop video and audio; insert bookmarks for easy retrieval as well as deliver audio announcements. Recorded and live images can be streamed simultaneously to students in several locations. Replay functions offer local access to approved recordings with the facility to jump from marker to marker. Straightforward adaptation Recorded and live surveillance images can be streamed simultaneously to students in several locations InSynergie chose Geutebruck video platforms because they offer the specific range of functions required and can integrate with other devices and software. With the help of Geutebruck's free SDKs and free development assistance, it was straightforward for InSynergie to increase the standard single video channel with audio to a group of four with audio, so that video could be produced simultaneously in the necessary forms: four video streams with lip synch audio for viewing in a 2x2 matrix format; one as an H.264 file and a further copy in a lap-top-friendly format.Positive effects Dr Boldt, the university hospital's director of SkillsLab and Simulation is very proud of the new facilities. "No competitor was able to offer the quality and the desired flexibility for developing the overall system," he reports."Feedback is now seen as having a very positive effect on learning, especially when the student can review his own actions," explains Dr Boldt who cites both international academic research and his own student evaluation forms which bear this out. After a seven-week course in the new facilities one student commented: "Super course, the best in the whole study programme ...The video monitoring and evaluation could be expanded because it is so helpful being able to see yourself in conversation with patients."
In October 2010 the Eisgrat mountain station on the Stubai Glacier in the Austrian Tyrol was officially reopened after the completion of a €9.8m modernisation programme in which facilities were expanded and the building and fitments brought up to the very latest standards. The scope of works included the renewal of all the power cabling, building systems and services and kitchen equipment. As part of the project two Geutebruck re_porter-16 video security platforms and 25 Sony cameras were supplied and installed by Fiegl & Spielberger of Innsbruck. These are used to protect the high value clothing and winter sports equipment in the 700m2 sports shop and equipment hire business, and to monitor the activity at the restaurant cash desks, as well as on the panorama terrace. The remote location - with an altitude of 2,900 metres and exposed to extreme weather - presented extra challenges both for the architects and main contractor in selecting compatible materials, systems and equipment to deliver and energy-efficient building, and for the installing companies because of the precise planning and co-ordination required.
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