Crestron Programming for San Diego Superior Courthouse
This is one of the larger Crestron programming projects we’ve worked on in our more than 20 years in the business! A new Superior Courthouse was being built in San Diego that would consolidate the County’s family courts, criminal trial courts, and civil courts all in one 25-story, 704,000-square-foot building in the downtown district, and they needed a company to provide Crestron programming for control of the building’s audio, video, and lighting.
This project started out a little unconventionally, when the company that brought us in as the Crestron programmers went under during the bidding process. Fortunately, we were still able to secure the job through the bonding company and provide the building with the high level of Crestron programming it needed.
The scope of the project included programming for 74 rooms within the Courthouse and included rooms such as high-profile and high-capacity courtrooms, non-jury courtrooms, jury assembly rooms, felony deposition rooms, conference rooms, and more. Since this was a ground-up build, we worked to get the rooms operational as they were being built. It required a good amount of coordination among the various trades that were working in the building simultaneously.
Our objective was to provide Crestron control of the video, audio, and microphones in each room (except for a few rooms that didn’t have video components), and recall lighting presets. Some of the rooms, specifically judges’ rooms, also had video conferencing systems, which we programmed as well. As part of the audio system, each room was equipped with a VOIP phone, allowing it to receive outside calls to add to the trial or to the room conversation.
We created five base code types for rooms with similar setups, and then added configuration files to each room, so that upon the boot up of the system, it would get specific information for that room. This was needed for maintainability, since it was such a large-scale project. Our team also configured a Crestron Fusion system to monitor all Crestron-controlled rooms for usage, as well as for troubleshooting and to allow for a system-wide shut down if necessary. One unique feature that was added in the courtrooms was the ability to apply white noise to the audio system when someone approached the judge’s bench. This would mute out the conversation, so it wouldn’t be amplified to the entire courtroom.
- Crestron System Programming
- User Interface Design & Development
- System Monitoring
- System Commissioning
Provide Crestron programming to control audio, video, and lighting in the new Superior Courthouse of California – San Diego.
Type: Crestron Control Programming