An upgrade in audio visual equipment for Gardner City Council chambers was approved at the Jan. 17 meeting.
The 2017 budget included $75,000 to upgrade the equipment, and a proposal from McClelland Sound, Inc., for about $73,700 was approved.
“The enhancements will increase our ability to better serve our residents by improving sound quality and intelligibility for the audience in attendance,” said Cheryl Harrison-Lee, city administrator. “These additions will also help us produce more sophisticated recordings for those who will watch online.”
The proposal included video playback of two 5 inch LG displays for audience, one new 55 inch LH display for lobby and 13 new monitors on the dais and lectern.
Inputs to the video system consist of video inputs at the daise, and the lectern features one HDMI and VGA with audio. A wireless video gateway, on the owner’s WiFi network has the ability to wireless show video from any device on the web browser.
The digital recorder records to solid-state removable media such as SD cards, or USB.
Proposals were received from three companies.