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I AV-PH: Physical Installation

  • AV-PH-01 <br>Site Inventory of AV Equipment<br> Is all equipment in shop or on site? List all equipment in system NOT present, and why

  • AV-PH-02 <br>Installation Status of AV Equipment<br> Is all rackable equipment installed?

  • AV-PH-03<br> AV Rack Cleanliness <br>Racks are "clean" - grease markings removed, etc.

  • AV-PH-04 <br>AV Rack Blanks and Vents Installation<br> All blanks and vents installed in unused rack spaces.

  • AV-PH-05 <br>AV Patch Bay Labeling <br>All patchbays labeled

  • AV-PH-06 <br>AV Patch Bay Configuration <br>Patchbays configured with all outputs on top rows, inputs on bottom rows

  • AV-PH-07 <br>AV Rack Thermal Gradient Performance <br>Thermal gradient inspected; all equipment operating within manufacturers’ guidelines

  • AV-PH-08 <br>AV Rack Protective Treatments <br>Small racks have carpet tiles on bottom to avoid scratching credenzas

  • AV-PH-09 <br>AV Equipment Labeling <br>All engraved labels permanently fastened.

  • AV-PH-10 <br>AV System Cabling Verification <br>All peripheral equipment hooked up as per flow diagram: microphones, loudspeakers, video monitors, projectors, PC’s, USB switchers, etc.

II AV-CM: Cable Management, Termination and Labeling

  • AV-CM-01 <br>AV Equipment Power Cable Management <br>Equipment without IEC removable power cords are not tie-wrapped to the cabinet, and there are no obstructions to the item being pulled from the front of the rack.

  • AV-CM-02 <br>Verification of AV Rack Cable Installation <br>Tie wraps are not too tight as to deform the cable. UTP cables are laced and bound with Velcro ties.

  • AV-CM-03 <br>Verification of AV Rack Cable Installation<br> Terminations are free from stress due to gravity acting on the cabling or cable dressing technique.

  • AV-CM-04 <br>Verification of AV Rack Cable Installation<br> Terminations have sufficient service loop, allowing a re-termination or two without having to open a cable bundle or pathway to lay in a new cable.

  • AV-CM-05 <br>Verification of AV Rack Cable Installation <br>Cables appropriately dressed and bundled according to cable type.

  • AV-CM-06 <br>Verification of AV Rack Cable <br>Installation Verify cable supports are used depending on size and stiffness of cable.

  • AV-CM-07 <br>Verification of AV Rack Cable <br>Installation Cables have appropriate separation according to signal type and level.

  • AV-CM-08 <br>Verification of AV Rack Cable Installation <br>Verify all cables are installed with an adequate bend radius as recommended by the manufacturer and general system requirements.

  • AV-CM-09 <br>AV System Cable Labeling<br> All cables have clearly legible, unambiguous identifying labels, and labels are oriented and positioned consistently. Labels are visible without system disassembly and are not hidden in cable bundles.

  • AV-CM-10<br> AV System Cable Labeling <br>All cable labels are permanent, non- slipping and according to specification.

  • AV-CM-11 <br>AV Connector Verification <br>All terminations are in agreement with the equipment and system requirements.

  • AV-CM-12 <br>AV Connector Verification <br>All connectors are correctly seated to its mating connector.

  • AV-CM-13 <br>AV Connector Plate Labeling <br>All connectors on input and output plates are labeled.

  • AV-CM-14 <br>AV Connector Plate Labeling <br>Confirm all labeling nomenclature for consistency between drawings, touch screen labels, wall plates and other labeling of connectors, connection points and devices.

III AV-E: Electrical

  • AV-E-01<br>AV System Power and Grounding Verification <br>Stray AC voltages on any equipment accessible to a user relative to ground?

  • AV-E-02 <br>AV System Power and Grounding Verification <br>Neutral and isolated ground current test.

  • AV-E-03 <br>AV System Power and Grounding Verification <br>Verify equipment is powered by correct circuits.

IV AV-S: Serviceability

  • AV-S-01 <br>AV System Serviceability <br>Input/output panels are easily accessible.

  • AV-S-02 AV <br>System Serviceability<br> If there are obstructions prohibiting the disconnection of terminations on the back of AV equipment, there must be sufficient cabling to permit the equipment to be pulled from the front, and disconnected there.

  • AV-S-03 <br>AV System Serviceability <br>It is relatively easy to find proper cable termination points when removed or replaced equipment is re-installed.

  • AV-S-04 <br>AV System Serviceability <br>Equipment can be pulled for repair or replacement without hindrance.

  • AV-S-05 <br>AV System Serviceability <br>Equipment must be able to be serviced indefinitely; designed with the maintenance technician in mind (he or she will "own it" longer than the person who fabricated the system initially).

V AV-A: Audio Performance

  • All audio performance tests are made from all electronic system inputs (first physical output of source media, all I/O plates, mic inputs) to all electronic system outputs (all outputs connected to amplifier inputs, all connections to external facilities (to other rooms, buildings or external services such as broadcast connections).

  • AV-A-01 <br>Audio System Total Harmonic Distortion <br>Measure total harmonic distortion of the audio system. Distortion level should not exceed best practices.

  • AV-A-02 <br>Audio System Signal-to-Noise Ratio <br>Measure system signal to noise ratio. Noise level should not exceed best practices.

  • AV-A-03 <br>Speech Reinforcement System Electronic Frequency Response<br> Measure frequency response of the audio system for speech sound reinforcement. System frequency response should be determined for the system during design process.

  • AV-A-04 <br>Audio Playback System Electronic Frequency Response <br>Measure frequency response of the audio system for program sound amplification. System frequency response should be determined for the system during design process.

  • AV-A-05 <br>Audio System Latency <br>Measure latency of the audio system. Latency should not exceed design requirements of the system.

  • AV-A-06 <br>Audio Coverage in Listener Areas <br>Measure audio coverage uniformity in the listener area, see InfoComm Performance Standard for test procedure and acceptable performance criteria.

  • AV-A -07<br> Audio Level versus Background Noise Level <br>Measure background noise level during normal room operation. Measure audio system level during normal room operation. Audio level should exceed background noise level to provide for clear, intelligible amplified sound.

  • AV-A-08 <br>Speech Reinforcement System Headroom <br>Measure audio system headroom. Audio system should be capable of performing above nominal operating levels without distortion.

  • AV-A-09 <br>Program Loudspeaker Polarity <br>Program loudspeakers in the same system shall produce consistent polarity for a mono input signal in all channels.

  • AV-A-10 <br>Speech Reinforcement Speaker Polarity<br> Speech reinforcement systems shall be polarized such that a positive acoustic pressure on a microphone results in a positive acoustic pressure at all loudspeakers.

  • AV-A-11 <br>Alignment of Multiple Audio Sources <br>Calibrate audio system inputs so there is zero or minimal difference between any input signal level.

  • AV-A-12 <br>Audio Buzz and Rattles <br>There shall be no audible vibration caused by improper mechanical installation. Perform buzzes and rattles test, using continuous sweep signal (from generator or test CD) pass/ fail result or which device at what frequencies.

  • AV-A-13 <br>Audio System Gain Before Feedback <br>The speech reinforcement system shall be stable and operate without feedback.

  • AV-A-14 <br>Conferencing System Microphone Sensitivity and Gain Structure Alignment <br>For conference systems, adjust microphone input gain to demonstrate that "standard talker," positioned at each talker position in the room, produces a 0 dBu level at the output of the output bus of the audio conference DSP device. Verify signal levels for both transmit and receive using normal speech.

  • AV-A-15 <br>Audio System Equalization for Speech Intelligibility <br>Equalizers shall be adjusted for best intelligibility, and in accordance with the preferred acoustic level response curves. For systems with equalizers, document the “house curve” before equalization, as well as after the equalizers have been tuned, with and without microphone input filters. If requested by the Consultant, produce this documentation for systems without equalizers, as this test may apply to the preamp filter settings in cases where intelligibility can be improved.

  • AV-A-16<br> Audio System Speech Intelligibility at Listener Positions <br>Audio system should provide intelligible sound above background noise levels. System design should anticipate background noise levels in the listener space.

  • AV-A-17 <br>Audio System Amplifier Loading <br>No power amplifier shall have its rated load exceeded. Record the impedance (and at what frequency) of each loudspeaker line of each power amplifier. 63, 250, and 1,000 Hz are recommended if available

  • AV-A-18 <br>Conferencing Echo Suppression Performance <br>For a system with conference capability, system shall perform at nominal operating levels in a full duplex mode without echo or latency.

  • AV-A 19 DSP Signal Path Verification All DSP programming installed and properly passing intended signal pathways and mixes.

VI AV-V: Video Performance

  • All video performance tests are made from all electronic system inputs (first physical output of source media, all I/O plates) to all electronic system outputs (all outputs connected to display inputs, all connections to external facilities (to other rooms, buildings or external services such as broadcast connections).

  • AV-V-01 <br>Video System NTSC Signal Gain <br>For NTSC sources, demonstrate a consistent 1 volt peak-to-peak test signal at each source shall produce 1 volt peak-to-peak to each destination. Verify at each destination using NTSC bars, peak white, and 5-step multiburst (0.5, 1.0, 2.0, 3.0, 3.58, and 4.2 MHz)

  • AV-V-02 Video System RGBHV Signal Gain For RGB sources, demonstrate consistent 700 mV from each source to each destination. Observe results using a flat-field pattern signal at 1024 by 768 resolution (VESA 8). Measure peak-to-peak voltage using a 200 MHz oscilloscope at each destination when a test generator with either multi-burst or H pattern is at each source location. Adjust ‘peaking’ and ‘level’ control settings on any interface at the positions whereby the 700 mV voltages were attained.<br>

  • AV-V-03 Video System Pixel Failure Tolerance "White Purity" Test. Note number and location of stuck or lost pixels, if any.

  • AV-V-04 Video Camera Image Verify camera performance and operation.

  • AV-V-05 NTSC Image Alignment For NTSC sources, confirm optimum brightness, contrast, and color in displays using SMPTE source with PLUGE (Picture Line Up Generation Equipment) display.

  • AV-V-06 Consistency of Multiple NTSC Displays When several NTSC displays are visible, demonstrate consistencies in displays using NTSC bars with PLUGE signal to all.

  • AV-V-07 Projected Display Physical Alignment Verify that projected displays are focused, centered, and evenly- illuminated.

  • AV-V-08 Projected Display Physical Alignment For projected displays, take actual measurements of image geometry to verify image is rectangular and proportional across the entire image.

  • AV-V-09 Projected Image Contrast Ratio Measure the contrast ratio of the projected image with ambient lighting in normal operating mode.

  • AV-V-10 Projected Display Brightness Uniformity For projected displays, using a calibrated light meter, determine the image has uniform brightness across the entire image.

  • AV-V-11 Multiple Resolution Performance of Video Displays Display stable, properly scaled images, with no scaling-related visual artifacts when switching between, at a minimum, 1024 x 768, 1280 x 1024, 1280 x 720 sources, and/or all those specified in the performance criteria for this system.

  • AV-V-12 Image Size Relative to Furthest Viewer Image size relative to furthest viewer: Record each, compare to recommended multiplier.

  • AV-V-13 Cable Television RF Tap Levels Confirm TV RF levels, using the highest frequency channel of the system, with field strength meter at all system taps.

  • AV-V-14 On Screen Display Settings for Video Displays Displays have OSDs (on screen displays) "OFF", or as specified by the user.

  • AV-V-15 Video Standby Screen Setting Video projector, if any, must have 'blue screen' off, or as directed by the user.

VII AV-N / AV-C: Control, Software and Networking

  • AV-N-01 Control System IP Address Assignment All IP-controlled equipment properly configured with IP addresses, host names, time servers, Gatekeeper addresses, network configurations, and subnets as applicable. All system connections are operational and devices communication correctly.

  • AV-C-02 Control System Communications All control system programming installed and properly communicating with the equipment intended.

  • AV-C-03 Control System User Interface Performance Control system user interface conforms to user or specified requirements and all pages and buttons operate as intended.

  • AV-C-04 Interfacing and Control of External Devices and Systems Confirm control system functions not obvious from the control flow diagrams (i.e., lighting presets that are activated when the control system enters a videoconferencing mode)

  • AV-C-05 Interfacing and Control of External Devices and Systems Confirm control system interfaces exist and are functional for devices that may be outside AV scope such as drapes, shades, screens, lights, security, life safety and HVAC.

  • AV-C-06 Control System Power Cycling and Recovery The control system will restart and resume full operation following an unanticipated cycling of AC power to the control system.

VIII AV-AC: Acoustical Environment

  • AV-AC-01 Acoustical Ambient Noise Record ambient noise level with room is normal operating mode, see AV-A- 07.

  • AV-AC-02 Acoustical Ambient Noise Document octave band ambient noise and calculate NC or RC per ASHRAE if NC was part of design criteria

  • AV-AC-03 AV Room Reverberation Time Document octave band reverberation times if speech intelligibility criterion is not met.

IX AV-DR: Verification and Documentation

  • AV-DR-01 AV System Documentation There is perfect agreement between the "paper model" documentation (drawings), the control system user interface (i.e., touch panel screens, push button labels, panel engravings, etc.), and the physical wiring and labeling. This includes designation strips, equipment labeling, etc.

  • AV-DR-02 Video System Test Reporting Video system tested (all pathways tested, all interconnections marked as tested on drawing).

  • AV-DR-03 Audio System Test Reporting Audio Tested (all pathways tested, all interconnections marked as tested on drawing).

  • AV-DR-04 Control System Test Reporting Control tested (all pathways tested, all interconnections marked as tested on drawing). Emulate closures for screens, motors, etc.

  • AV-DR-05 AV System Commissioning Sanity Check Sanity Check: Is there any reason why this system should NOT be turned over to the owner for use.

  • AV-DR-06 Final Commissioning Report and System Turnover Prepare document report, certifying the product, performance, and practices are in compliance, and note any exceptions. Distribute accordingly.

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