CI & TD Integration 2013 Corporate Award Winner
GE's new $40 million, 200,000-square-foot customer information center has cutting-edge A/V topped with a jaw-dropping 58-foot-wide and 7-foot-tall Prysm LPD video wall. The center was built to "wow" both current and potential clients. There are 54 executive offices, boardrooms, training rooms, meeting rooms and other collaborative activities spaces. Crestron and Polycom are just some of the product manufacturers tapped by system integrator Advanced to complete this project.
GE’s Grid IQ Global Innovation Center
The GE Grid IQ Global Innovation Center is a flagship office designed especially for capturing the mindshare of potential customers. Featuring Crestron control systems, leading A/V, specially designed gym and a 58-foot video wall, this center is a stunning representation of what a corporate office should be.
Evolution Sports Performance Created a Facility Where Music Leads the Way
With the help of integrator Audio Video Intelligence, a gym named Evolution Sports Performance is now able to create a unique environment where music follows a trainer from room to room. Using Control4 equipment and Apple’s Airport Network, trainers can control their music using their iOS devices.
Designing for High Contrast
George Mason University uses InfoComm’s ANSI/InfoComm 3M-2011 Projected Image Contrast Ratio Standard to evaluate the projection in its classrooms. Brad Grimes of InfoComm International explores this project.
Lighting Control Plan Helps Company Achieve Maximum Savings
When engineering firm Glumac moved into a new building it made a point of enacting a lighting control practice that not only saved it money, but that improved its workspace for its employees. This was achieved by using a combination of Lutron's wireless Quantum Total Light Management system allowing switches, photocells, and vacancy/occupancy sensors to be placed anywhere in just seconds and Lutron's Hyperion solar-adaptive automated window shade system which brings outside daylight levels of up to 10,000 foot-candles down to a pleasant 25 foot-candles indoors and prevents glare.
Bingham McCutchen Goes For Central A/V Management
Consultants may seem like the solution to a company’s complex A/V woes, but having an internal specialist can save you money and time. The key is to hire an A/V manager with the right kind of experience and education to make sure all projects proceed in the most efficient and cost-conscious way.
30 Innovative Award Winning Digital Signage Projects
Check out the top digital signage installations from video walls to an illuminated domed ceiling, using the latest digital signage technologies. The winners of the 2013 Apex Gold, Silver and Bronze Awards were announced at Digital Signage Expo 2013. The winners include the Westfield San Francisco Centre nominated by Obscura Digital, San Francisco Public Utility Commission nominated by Obscura Digital, University of Waterloo Stratford Campus nominated by Westbury National Show Systems Ltd, Antron Showroom nominated by Float4 Interactive Technology, Dee Daa Restaurants nominated by Arsenal Media, Dolphin & Swan nominated by Xpodigital, Pepsi nominated by Intel, Westfield Shopping Center nominated by Scala Inc, Build A Bear and CBS Outdoor nominated by Manufacturing Resources International. Categories include: Business, Industry & Government, Education & Healthcare, Event Venues, Food & Beverage, Hospitality, Public Spaces, Retail, Transportation.
New Location Options for Corporate AV-Centric Presentations
Municipalities are looking to gain revenues using their community facilities. Community Centers like the one in Brea, Calif. offer companies lower cost settings for events and presentation space. With these new opportunities, Brea realized it was time to upgrade its A/V.
Provide Corporate Training on a Budget
Sodexo Education turned to webcasting software company On24 to develop corporate training in an environment that looks like virtual reality. They discovered not only did it save them money (about $1.5 million in travel expenses), but that the training reached more employees and was more effective in stating the company’s message.
Lessons from a $30 Million Luxury Hotel Technology Renovation
Designed to increase guest comfort and increase energy efficiency the $30 million renovation of the 154-room West Tower of One UN New York (formerly the UN Millennium Plaza Hotel) implemented touch screen-operated control of various systems in each room. Using Vantage Control’s InFusion control system combined with the company’s ScenePoint Relays and sensors for lighting, thermostat and in-room temperature sensors to coordinate climate control. The touchscreen panels offer five languages through which the hotel’s diverse clientele can operate the interface. The system is fully hardwired for security reasons.