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AVT Updates Hershey Mill Community Center

When Hershey’s Mill, a 55+ active adult community in West Chester, PA, needed to improve the sound and video quality in the Main Hall of their Community Center, they called Applied Video Technology (AVT).    The project was completed in two phases; the first phase addressed the need for a new AV system in the hall.   AVT worked with community members to design and install a new system built around a surface mount Draper screen and NEC projector, a Crestron Digital Media transmission /auto-switch system and Extron Controller for the projector.   

Phase two of the project centered on the need to improve the sound quality of the room, which proved to be a challenge because of its live acoustics.  Hershey’s Mill also needed to add the capability for a hearing loop system for the hearing impaired.   AVT designed this system around a TOA Modular Digital matric Mixer and JBL ceiling speakers.  To address the hearing loop issue AVT installed a Listen Tech Assisted Listening System.

“We knew we needed to improve the sound quality in the Main Hall of the Community Center.  We had worked with AVT in the past to install video editing systems and other equipment for our TV station and were impressed with their friendly and professional service so we chose them for this job as well.” said Don Trauger, President of Hershey's Mill Community TV. “We would definitely recommend them to other organizations looking to do the same type of work.”

About Hershey’s Mill

Hershey’s Mill is a 55+ active adult community divided into 26 villages with 3000 residents.   There is an 18 hole golf course and restaurant along with a swimming pool, tennis and many other active amenities. The Community Center offers many leisure activities and has space for village meetings. There is also a community access TV station that serves each home as well as Wellington, the assisted living facility, that borders Hershey’s Mill.

About AVT

AVT has been a leading Audio Video Systems Integrator in the Philadelphia area since 1996. We are proud to assist our customers in the design, installation, training and support of custom digital media AV solutions.  We are CTS certified and trained representatives for hundreds of AV manufacturers, striving to find the right technical mix of products and price points to ensure our customers receive the best overall value for their investment.