Metropolitan State University of Denver – AV for 100+ Classrooms!



High Country Low Voltage (HCLV) undertook a monumental project in the summer of 2022, where they were entrusted with the task of upgrading over 100 classrooms. This endeavor was not only ambitious in scope but also time-sensitive, requiring meticulous planning and execution to ensure the seamless integration of advanced audiovisual technology into these educational spaces. Here, we delve into the intricate details of this project, highlighting the key components, challenges, and collaborative efforts that led to its successful completion.

Scope of Work

Project Overview:

The overarching goal of this project was to transform more than 100 classrooms into modern, technologically advanced learning environments. These upgrades were envisioned to enhance the teaching and learning experiences for both educators and students, fostering an environment of innovation, engagement, and efficiency.

Key Technological Components:

  1. Qsys Control: At the heart of the classroom upgrades was the integration of Qsys control systems. Qsys is renowned for its intuitive and versatile control solutions, allowing instructors to manage various audiovisual components seamlessly. This technology empowered educators to control audio, video, and other classroom systems effortlessly, optimizing the teaching experience.
  2. Panasonic Laser Projectors: The visual centerpiece of these classroom upgrades featured the installation of high-quality Panasonic laser projectors. These projectors represented a significant leap forward in visual technology, offering bright, sharp, and reliable projection capabilities. The laser technology ensured extended durability and minimized maintenance requirements, contributing to the long-term sustainability of the project.
  3. Atlona Video Switching: To facilitate efficient content sharing and distribution, HCLV integrated Atlona video-switching solutions. These systems allowed for seamless switching and routing of video signals, enabling educators to display various content sources with ease. The inclusion of Atlona technology streamlined the process of delivering engaging and interactive lessons.

Challenges and Tight Schedule:

One of the most formidable challenges faced by HCLV in this project was the tight schedule. The summer break provided a narrow window of opportunity for upgrades as the classrooms were frequently used during the academic year. This meant that the project had to be meticulously planned and executed to minimize disruptions to the educational process.

Collaborative Efforts:

To navigate these challenges successfully, HCLV forged close partnerships with key stakeholders. They collaborated closely with the AV consultant, K2, and the General contractor, Fransen Pittman, to ensure that the project remained on track. This collaborative approach allowed for efficient coordination of tasks, timely procurement of equipment, and effective project management.

On-Time and On-Budget Completion:

Through a concerted and well-coordinated effort, HCLV, K2, and Fransen Pittman managed to achieve the remarkable feat of completing the project on time and on budget. This accomplishment underscored the dedication, expertise, and commitment of all parties involved. The successful upgrade of over 100 classrooms within a limited timeframe demonstrated HCLV’s capacity to deliver complex projects efficiently and to the highest standards.

Educational Impact:

The upgrades to these classrooms had a profound impact on education. Educators were empowered with state-of-the-art technology that enhanced their teaching capabilities, making lessons more engaging and interactive. Students benefited from a more dynamic learning environment that fostered creativity and collaboration.


In conclusion, HCLV’s involvement in this extensive classroom upgrade project exemplified their dedication to advancing education through cutting-edge audiovisual technology. The integration of Qsys control, Panasonic laser projectors, and Atlona video-switching solutions not only modernized these classrooms but also positioned them as exemplars of innovation and efficiency. The successful completion of this project within a tight schedule underscored the power of collaboration and meticulous planning, highlighting HCLV’s capacity to deliver transformative solutions to the educational sector. These upgraded classrooms now stand as pillars of inspiration, providing educators and students with the tools they need to thrive in the digital age.

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