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Case Study: Sharing history with AREC in Polish Museum

Dear ADENA Partners, this time we would like to highlight a case study from a museum in Poland. Thanks to the work of our partners Polixel and Kontel, the Museum of Cursed Soldiers and Political Prisoners of the Polish People’s Republic chose AREC LS-860 and products from Yamaha, Clearone, Extron, NEC, Sennheiser, and other brands to stream their events and exhibitions.

The former prison-turned museum holds a lot of history. Originally constructed as a correctional facility for criminals, it soon expanded to hold political prisoners. Many of the prisoners perished as the treatment standards fell through the early 20th century, and even more did during the brutal years of the Second World War and its aftermath. Thus, there is a lot of history to talk about and research in the grounds of this museum, and, as the museum representatives themselves acknowledge, a lot of information about the victims of this place is still missing and being uncovered. To better serve its educational role, the museum decided to invest into professional audio-visual equipment that would enable it to livestream excursions and other events, and thanks to our partners Polixel and Kontel, they chose AREC LS-860.

AREC LS-860 is a four-channel Media Station that can combine audio and video inputs from different sources, such as computers, cameras, and network streams, and unite them into preconfigured and user-defined layouts together with backgrounds and overlay images. This mixed video can then be recorded and streamed to different platforms via RTMP/RTMPS, such as YouTube, Facebook, and others. One of the features that makes AREC special is that each individual video source is also simultaneously recorded for post-editing purposes. LS-860 enhances this feature by allowing the user to associate a particular audio channel with a specific video channel while retaining the option to mix all audio channels with all video channels. In the museum, our Media Station is used with an Extron control system, which makes it possible to control all of the device’s necessary features and arrange them in custom orders. The loop-through output of the Media Station, typically used to display the computer source, is sent to a NEC projector, thereby sharing the content with the entire room. Finally, a Yamaha tabletop microphone system is used for seated speakers, supplemented by a combination of Clearone, Sennheiser and Extron systems for different room configurations.

With this advanced system, the museum is fully equipped to further the research into the prison’s history and educate the public. Do you know of similar institutions looking for advanced AV recording and streaming systems? Contact us at, and we will be happy to advise.

Text: Anastasia Yakimenko



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