McMahan House Upgrades
DescriptionThe McMahon House is a highly visible campus asset that is widely used by CSUSM and local community groups. The equipment in the building is a regular cause for concern, as events and meetings are too often negatively impacted by equipment failure, functional limitations, or lack of capacity to perform desired tasks by users of the facility. A long planned upgrade was budgeted in FY 18/19. After consulting all primary facility stakeholders, IITS and our AV vendors are prepared to proceed with the replacement of the projection, audio, and computer equipment during the 2020 Spring Break. The total project includes vendor deployment, equipment purchases, and campus facilities work. Informational: the new projector will be an NEC PA803UL (8,000 lumens laser projector).
Start and Delivery Dates
05/01/2019 to 05/01/2020
University Advancement, Event and Conference Services
05/11/2020: Digital Networks Group and IITS staff completed room upgrades. Improvements include: full rebuild of the AV cabinet with new Extron controllers, screen (1.5x brighter), added confidence monitor, new laser projector, new remote controls & other features.
02/28/2020: Quotes finalized for hardware configuration and labor to install. Requisitions and Requests for Approvals (RFA) submitted for Coast to Coast (projector & equipment) and Digital Network Groups (installation). Work is tentatively scheduled.
01/17/2020: IITS, Digital Networks Group, and Events & Conference Services group performed a project walk through of the space to evaluate existing infrastructure and identify desired capabilities. CSUSM desires to have the work completed during Spring Break 2020.
01/16/2020: This project is returning to active status with the intention of replacing existing infrastructure to ensure the baseline technology is operational. Modifications and a/v additions are not in scope and will be considered outside of this effort.
01/13/2020: IITS is preparing project plans to share with stakeholders for feedback and input. As noted, these changes are baseline adjustments to the existing features of the room, no new features are being added at this time.
06/24/2019: The decision to hold on technology improvements in the McMahan House was made to allow incoming President Neufeldt an opportunity to provide input on proposed changes to the space. Project has been deemed as non-urgent per Office of the President.
06/10/2019: IITS walked the space with ECS and Office of the President staff to review initial plans for improvement. IITS has committed funding to the project.
04/01/2019: IITS has initiated a project review with the Office of the President and Events and Conference Services to review the space and evaluate options.
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