Technology is keeping the dream of Martin Luther King Jr. alive at the Nashville Public Library. Visitors to the library's Civil Rights Room can use Adtec Digital's Soloist 2 Broadcast MPEG-2 player to watch footage and documentaries covering the movement during the 1950s and 1960s. The MPEG-2 format enables instant access, broadcast quality, and easy storage. The room opened in December 2003 to commemorate Nashville's role in the struggle for equality.
Triggered by a Crestron controller with a touchscreen, the Soloist 2 delivers video-on-demand to a 50-in. Panasonic plasma display. The eight videos include documentaries produced by CBS, NBC, and PBS, such as "Anatomy of a Sit-in," "Ain't Scared of Your Jails," "I Have a Dream," and "We Shall Overcome." Teachers and tour groups can reserve the room's enclosed video area for screenings, lectures, and other educational programs.
For details, go to www.adtecinc.com or www.library.nashville.org.