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Videosonic WINS! Commercial Integrator 2012 Top Corporate Solution Award
You’d expect that working with one of the biggest companies in the world would mean a lack of control and a lot of polite nods as the client suggests ideas about how it wants its new A/V system to look.That was quite the contrary for VideoSonic Systems, though, when the company was chosen to create a multi-purpose room for the asset management division of a Connecticut-based worldwide corporation that’s routinely at the top of the Fortune 500. The job earned the New York-based integrator the CI Solutions Award for corporate work.Best of all, in the eyes of VideoSonic founder, president and CEO Glenn Polly, was that the company asked for a design-build solution. "Having the client’s complete trust like we did puts us in a great position," he says.The client wanted to be able to stream an HD simulcast of the event throughout the building and globally over its network to give employees access to its intellectual capital. The client stipulated that the A/V gear had to be installed in portable roll-top rack cabinets, allowing pieces to be connected to multiple locations, and stored when not used. Because the system would mostly be operated by in-house staff, the system includes the ability to recall presets of common setup configurations.As always, VideoSonic pre-built the system in its shop and allowed the client to test it before installing it at the site. That factory acceptance test “familiarizes the client with the system and manages their expectations on the delivery date,” Polly says.
VideoSonic Announces Polycom ATX Certification
VideoSonic System, Inc. today announced its Senior Project Manager/Engineer, Eugene Ababio, CTS, SCJP, has completed Polycom's ATX 300 Design and Implementation Training Certification Program. This achievement brings significant new capability to VideoSonic's already formidable offering in next-generation business communications.Polycom's ATX (Architected Telepresence Experience) 300 is a telepresence kit that blends technology components and software that, when combined with planning, design and implementation services from qualified AV integrator partners, create customized solutions for a range of industries and applications. The system can be used to build immersive telepresence environments featuring displays, furniture, lighting, acoustics, décor and more. Organizations can use Polycom ATX solutions with existing video conferencing systems. An estimated 2 million standards-based video conferencing and telepresence systems are in use by companies today.The opportunities telepresence offers are limitless. The ability for people to see each other and share information and content instantly across distances is useful in any industry. For once, it's true: they pay for themselves!
Brooklyn Navy Yards Center
For the first time in over 200 years, the Brooklyn Navy Yard opened its doors to the public to debut a world class museum dedicated to the rich history of the yard. November 15, 2011 marked the opening date for BNY92, located in a former officers quarters on Admiral Row.
Interactive exhibits which include "porthole" viewers (video screens located behind portholes) and a multi-touch, multi-user map table give the visitors a look at the history of the yard both past and present. Milestone events are featured, such as the building of the first dry dock in 1851, a major technical innovation for ship building, the construction of the Monitor, one of Civil War ironclads built in 1862, and the battleship Arizona, which was launched in 1915, BNY has served the country in both war and times of peace.
The Brooklyn Navy Yard today operates as a thriving industrial park with over 40 buildings, 230 tenants and 5,000 employees. As it undertakes the Yard's greatest expansion since WWII, BNYDC is pursuing its mission to create and retain industrial jobs in New York City with a strong commitment to environmental sustainability and the celebration of the Yard's rich history.
Videosonic is proud to have both designed the Audio Visual systems that support the exhibit activities and provided the system integration to install the robust, and reliable museum quality technical systems.
Tavern on the Green Restaurant
With so much to do in New York City, visitors can plan their time by visiting the latest of
four Visitors Information Centers. A ribbon display of (14) Sony 46” LCD Monitors display rich content of landmarks and sites of the city in a unique aspect ratio.
The first Sony Zirus Canvas installation in the United States, each screen uses a Sony PS3 as its display server. Several touch screen displays (installed portrait) allow visitors to generate an itinerary and print it, email, or SMS text it for viewing later.
Located in Central Park at the landmark Tavern on the Green Restaurant, tourists can still get a sampling of great NYC fare as gourmet food trucks provide catering for the cafe area. NYC Visitor Information Centers are also located in Times Square, on 7th Ave across form the Sheraton, and downtown on Park Row.
NYC Visitor Center
VideoSonic technology provides dynamic way finding at the newly opened official NYC Visitor's Information Center. Interactive Tables use touch and object recognition allowing visitors to create an itinerary of places of interest, events and destinations using a Google Map interface. This customized guide book can be emailed, SMS text to a cell phone, or viewed as a printout. Visitors can preview their destinations as a real time Google Earth flythrough on a 4x4 High Definition Video Wall.
Intrepid Sea, Air, & Space Museum - Kamikaze Attack Experience
VideoSonic designed and installed the Show Control and media Playback system for an immersive show inside the hanger deck on board the Intrepid. A VideoSonic Information Display Systems (VIDS) automated the entire operation of the show; audio, video, lighting, and flame effects – even the (5) motorized screens roll up and down on cue. All of this runs in synch with 13 tracks of multi-channel audio to bring the audience back in time to an event in the Intrepid's history: A Kamikaze attack that occurred in 1944.
Statue of Liberty
When the Statue of Liberty re-opened to the public in 2003, the visitors were no longer able to visit the crown due to security reasons. VideoSonic designed and installed an interactive presentation system that enables the rangers to use multi-media to educate the visitors to the design and construction of the statue. The work also included the installation of over 20 flat panels screen for digital signage that replaced printed signage informing visitors of tour times and other points of interest on Liberty Island.
National Museum of the American Indian (Smithsonian)
VideoSonic created and installed over 18 interactive exhibits at the National Museum of the American Indian, located at the United States Customs House in lower Manhattan. Several large screen projection systems were incorporated into the exhibition, as well as an extensive way-finding system in five languages. This newly renovated building is the Smithsonian Institute's home in New York City.
Lightolier Corporate Headquarters, Fall River, MA
VideoSonic installed a VIDS12-DVD Server as the both the Display and Control engines for this dynamic exhibition that highlights milestone events in Lightolier's 100 year corporate history.
Video shows are synchronized on 12 widescreen LCD monitors; the lighting in the showcases illuminate to show the actual objects featured in the video. Using LED lighting in the showcases, the display gently cycles through color changes when not running the shows.
Prada (Milan, Italy)
VideoSonic has created an interactive multimedia showcase for Prada to feature their new line of Eyewear displayed at the MIDO Show in Milan. Prada requested to do something entirely different from what the typical display booths looked like at this show.
Their desire was to have a visitor “cross a threshold” and “to make a commitment” by entering the booth. This was accomplished by building the booth on a 1-meter high platform in which the visitor had to walk up a staircase to enter the booth. The booth did not feature any product, or any brand identity whatsoever. Instead, product and service commitments were displayed as video clips projected onto 12 rear projection screens embedded into the floor surface of the platform.
WTC Tribute Center
VideoSonic provided project managment, audiovisual producers and installation design and deployment for the 9/11 Tribute Center at Ground Zero in New York City.
8 Union Square South / Michael Shvo
VideoSonic provided project managment, installation design and deployment for a cutting edge, video-based point-of-sale installation at the 8 Union Square South property for Michael Shvo.
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