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WHYY: Technology for All

WHYY-TV, channel 12, is the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) member Public television station in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The roots of WHYY, which serves southeastern Pennsylvania, southern New Jersey and all of Delaware, are grounded in community cooperation - a binding of spirited public citizens, corporations and foundations that nurtured the station then as now. The newly constructed 8,300-square-feet Dorrance H. Hamilton Public Media Commons at WHYY is one more way that the station is staying connected to the community. This beautiful new facility offers three separate and unique areas to provide space and technology to anyone with a story to tell, offering youth programs, community classes, and professional-development instruction. Lincoln Financial Digital Education Studio was designed to be a flexible presentation space equipped to easily record and distribute performances, demonstrations, lectures, professional development training and meetings. The designated control room offers a Broadcast Pix Slate 1000 production system .which has 4 to 8 live inputs, in HD, SD , analog or hybrid, which are combined with 1 to 2 channels of clips and 5 channels of graphics The Commons also includes two classrooms with editing stations which are used for teaching, student projects and creative learning. The final space is the Portal which is the Hamilton Common's impressive lobby featuring a digital signage configuration. "The main contributing factors to the success of this project were communication and cooperation as demonstrated by each and every member of all project teams," stated Bill Brucker, Project Manager for Vistacom. "In spite of the size and scope of the project, there were no instances I can think of when a problem or issue was not received with genuine concern and willingness to help find a resolution."