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Associates and Crews
Mr. Robin Crews
San Antonio, TX 78255
The University of Texas Medical Branch Open Gates Conference Center is a project centered around the Sealy Mansion, one of the few remaining jewels of turn-of-the-century Galveston Island. Originally the residence of one of the wealthiest families in the state until it was acquired by the University of Texas System, Open Gates (as the home has been known for more than 100 years) now stands as one of the finest medical meeting and multi-room conference centers in the country.
The challenge of integrating state-of-the-art communications technology into this historically protected landmark required creative solutions — developing a digital fiber-optics video/audio/control infrastructure that allows multimedia signal routing throughout the facility, rethinking the role of technology in a true distance learning environment, and blending modern technology with the renovated structure's inherent style and elegance.
All eight of the videoconferencing, meeting and distance learning suites may be locally operated as a "stand-alone" room or may be digitally linked in a variety of configurations that can be stored and recalled from a central equipment control panel - easily facilitating the rapidly changing requirements within this timeless setting.