University of Maine – Planetarium/Observatory cabling, audio/visual

UMaine Observatory 1Connectivity Point Design & Installation completed the Planetarium/Observatory project at the University of Maine, Orono.  Connectivity Point has been the dedicated network cabling contractor for UMaine since 2011.

The cabling and audio/visual project is part of the $5.2 million Maynard F. Jordan Planetarium and Observatory upgrade to become the Emera Astronomy Center, scheduled to open this fall on campus at the intersection of Rangeley Road and Long Road. The new all-digital facility includes improvements such as less campus lighting interference, a larger dome, a more powerful telescope, and a multipurpose room.

This project required communications cabling consisting of Category 6 copper connectivity for voice and data, 12-strand single mode fiber optics for their network backbone, and coaxial cabling for audio/visual needs. Connectivity Point’s AV group supplied and installed audio/visual equipment for the multipurpose room and lobby area that included equipment from Extron, Middle Atlantic, Tascam and Denon.

Connectivity Point is pleased to have had the opportunity, along with other Maine-based firms, to be part of constructing the biggest and most advanced planetarium in Maine. The facility, with its focus on education and outreach, is a celebrated Maine landmark.

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