Senior Residential AV Solutions
Senior living residential AV solutions are used in housing and continuing care facilities for residents that are 50 and older. AV management solutions are found in multi-tenant retirement communities, independent living residences, and assisted living facilities.
Senior Living facilities face many challenges, including keeping residents happy, engaged with their community, mentally and physically active, and spiritually connected. Even the best management and finest staff will need quality tools to fulfill these needs. One tool that is often underutilized is the ubiquitous television. TVs are not only a central part of the residential space, but they also occupy prime real estate such as entry ways, common areas, conference rooms, and cafeterias.
Unfortunately TVs are rarely leveraged for community engagement. What if there was a way to create community specific TV channels from the screen on a PC, output of a DVD player, from a web page, or even videos recorded on a phone.
West Pond’s FlexStream™ MX products are designed to do just that, present community content as a TV channel that can be viewed on any TV at any time. Typical applications may include:
- Multimedia channel – with News, Weather, Menus, Trivia, Events, Announcements, Awards, Activities
- Community channels – containing live video from Gardens, Chapels, and Vista cameras
- Playback channels – containing pre-recorded video from Community events, Movies, Exercise, local access TV, and Entertainment videos
- Device channels – from devices such as Set top boxes, and DVD players
Our solutions are designed to scale from the simplest, one source – one channel application to a full cable TV channel lineup, the FlexStream™ MX products can fit every senior living need. We typically recommend the MX-400HY for this application, but other models including customized solutions may better fit your needs.
Customized Content For Residences
The features that allow you to show customized content, signage or programs on your TV’s are all available in the MX-400HY. Video wrappers are the most common way to add custom content to your display(s). You can display graphics, photos, text, fonts, other videos, weather, and more.
Use the video wrapper to add web page graphics and media to your new channel. Scale the video of your choice and wrap the remaining screen area with one of our templates to show time, temperature, birthdays, logos, local businesses, and more. Customize the templates to meet your needs, or work with West Pond’s creative services to make the perfect TV media channel.
Device and Media Management Tools
Front Panel Video Monitor
Monitor any video as it enters the MX-400HY using the QVGA full motion video front panel.
Web UI Device Management
FlexDM Remote Management
FlexDM remote management gives you access to the FlexStream MX-400HY smart headend system from anywhere and from any device. Just login to FlexDM.net and select your device. Check the status or remotely access for full control. With FlexDM, anything that can be done locally can be done remotely.
Installation and remote management are a breeze when you have access to this tool. Use this tool to monitor the house RF to find the best place for your new channels, then watch them remotely on a mobile phone or other connected device to ensure everything is running perfectly.