The City of Goleta Council Chambers has upgraded equipment and the timing couldn’t be better. The installation was completed in time for the return to in-person Council meetings on April 5 after more than 160 virtual city meetings. The new equipment was much needed as it had been more than 10 years since any upgrades were made to Council Chambers and close to 15 years since the last update to our audio/visual equipment.
Some of the improvements that were made in the Goleta Council Chamber include:
- Four Panasonic PTZ cameras to provide optimal coverage of the entire Council Chambers
- Panasonic camera controller within the broadcast control room
- A 98” Ultra HD LCD display screen providing excellent viewing from every angle
- A 55″ Samsung display added in the overflow conference room
Our Audio Video Room (“Master Control Room”) has been updated with new equipment making it state-of-the-art. As a result of the equipment replacement, community members will have a high-definition experience when watching meetings on the City’s website (www.CityofGoleta.org/GoletaMeetings). There will be limited improvement to the broadcast quality on the Cox Communications Goleta TV Channel 19 because it is not a designated HD Channel.
Another upgrade is to the dais. The City added seven 7” touch panels as part of our custom programmed voting system. Each touch-panel includes voting functions for the Council, Board members, and Commissioners. Once all votes have been placed, the voting results will display within the Chamber on the City website and Channel 19. The touch panels also populates a queue in chronological order for those that have requested to speak.
We hope you enjoy the improved experience watching Council meetings whether you are viewing in-person or on the City website.
New 98” Ultra HD LCD display screen
New 7″ touch panel on the dais
Updated equipment for our Audio Video Room