Helios Education Foundation is an organization dedicated to helping individuals achieve success in postsecondary education. Over the last decade they’ve created a network of strategic partnerships and investments throughout Arizona and Florida. Guided by their foundational beliefs in community, equity, investment, and partnership, Helios has invested millions of dollars into education-related programs and initiatives.
With the help of their talented team of 35 individuals, Helios Education Foundation recently built a new 30,000 square foot headquarters within the city of Phoenix, AZ. To further its growth and expansion—Helios sought to design a building that was architecturally sophisticated while embodying organizational values of education, learning, and team-oriented culture. They wanted to incorporate a cultural desert aesthetic created by local Arizona artists. Incorporation of these designs would further propagate Helios’ core values of collaboration and sense of integrity within the community.
The room was outfitted with Creston interactive Flex UC audio/video conferencing systems.
Integrated motorized microphones were installed with hide away capabilities when not in use.
Crestron TouchPanel control
The room features a wall-mounted 98” NEC flat panel 4K display.
Networked audio systems were installed with remote central audio processors.
The room was designed with a unique stadium seating array for Crestron Flex and Microsoft Teams.
Wireless table microphones were integrated with flexible placement capabilities.
A wall-mounted 98” NEC flat panel 4K displayed was installed.
The room features a Crestron interactive Flex UC audio/video conferencing system.
Integrated pop-up microphones were installed in the conference table surface with hide away capabilities when not in use.
Crestron touch panels were used to control AV technologies in the room.
A wall-mounted 98” flat panel 4K display was installed.
Networkable audio systems were used featuring remote central audio processor DSP.
Crestron Flex UC engines were used to help power Microsoft Teams conferencing.
A unique USB switching system was used to switch conferencing from BYOD laptops and Crestron Flex using shared audio and video if desired.
Crestron Room schedulers were used to schedule or display current room status.
A total of five offices were outfitted with Microsoft Teams conferencing services powered by Crestron Flex UC engines.
A unique USB switching system was used to conference with laptops using shared audio and video if desired.
Crestron Room schedulers were used to display current room status and scheduling.
The area features a unique combination of conference and training spaces with vertical folding partitions powered by Crestron control.
Each space uses Pan Tilt Zoom cameras controlled from production control rooms.
Networked Dante audio systems were integrated with central distribution capabilities.
Three laser video projectors were installed with motorized lifts.
Ceiling speakers were mounted using concealed architectural ceiling apertures.
Production switches were used in the control room with streaming encoders that allow easy content sending to other rooms in the building.
Multichannel digital wireless microphone systems were installed.
Features a total of seven 85” displays arranged in an arc in front of seated participants using a custom RP Visuals engineered display mounting system.
An array of speakers were installed with custom 7 channel video servers.
Crestron 32x32 matrix switches between two 7 channel video servers, allowing the control room to prepare content on one server while the other is being presented in the theater.
The room was integrated with Crestron Flex Video conferencing capabilities to help facilitate collaboration.
A total of six partner spaces were designed with wall mounted presentation displays and table HDMI connectivity for presentations and conferences.
The facility features 14 wall mounted Crestron room schedulers which provide real-time status of room schedules and meeting times.
Centrally integrated within Microsoft Office 365 servers allow employees to schedule directly from Microsoft Outlook calendars.
Spinitar worked closely with custom mounting solution partner RP Visual Solutions (RPV) to create the 7Wx1H multiple display array mounting structure solution for the Helios Decision Theater project. RPV designed and fabricated a custom, curved array, swing-out mount system to pair with the 98” NEC Flat Panels. The curved steel floor-attached structure provides both stability and precision alignment in the immersive system while also allowing for ease of access and service for the panels.