Meeting and Conference Services
Event Technology Support
UCM has audio, video, lighting and computer equipment to help provide your event with the most up-to-date technology. Our lecture halls come equipped with computers, video projection, sound, page enhancement and whiteboards. Our event support staff is always ready to serve you! Check out some of our event technology packages available here.
Some of the equipment we use:
A television monitor that has not only a flat screen, but also a flat panel so that it is flush on the wall. They produce high quality video and are installed in some meeting rooms.
A portable computer that allows you to show digital media videos and PowerPoint presentations. It can be plugged into a data projector to help enlarge whatever project you are working on so everyone in the room can see it. It can also be connected to a sound system to provide audio for video presentations.
Projects a visual image from a device that is plugged into it. For example, a DVD/VCR, video camera or computer will be enlarged on a screen so a group of people see it better.
A device that reads and plays DVD's/VHS cassette tapes.
A device that is used for speaking into or playing into that is hooked up to a mixer for amplifying the voice or instruments. They can be wireless, wired or tabletop.
SOUND BOARD (ALSO CALLED AUDIO BOARD OR MIXER)
An electronic device that allows you to plug in microphones, CD players, DVD players, iPods, computers, or other devices. It enhances sound so that everyone in the room can hear. The sound board is connected to speakers, which actually produce the audible sound.
AMPLIFIER (ALSO CALLED AMP)
This receives a signal, usually from a mixer or other device, and then boosts it so the speakers can have enough signal to produce audible sound. Amplifiers are given a certain wattage and ohm rating that should be matched with the wattage and ohm rating of the speakers in order to prevent damage to amplifier and speakers.
Devices that are plugged into a mixer, which is connected to an amplifier, which then boosts the signal enough so that it can be heard through the speakers. Sometimes speakers will have a built-in amplifier. Different speakers are used for higher frequencies (tweeters), middle frequencies (woofers) and lower frequencies (subwoofers or subs). For medium or small events, full-range speakers are used to cut down on the number of speakers.
Stands on which you can place speakers, lights or video cameras. Different tripods are used for different equipment. They are used to stabilize the equipment. Usually you can elevate the equipment with a tripod so it is above people's heads.