For many sports fans and wannabes, the best part of the Super Bowl is the halftime show. The sports industry fully understands the power of big, slick audiovisual productions that reach their audiences on many levels with pounding music, explosive visuals and sexy, high-energy stars rocking the stage.
While most business owners don’t need to replicate the audiovisual dynamics of the halftime show, they do understand the power of these techniques to entertain, teach and sell. Long after the halftime show is over, they’re thinking about how they can deploy these kinds of audiovisual installations to reach both their teams and clients.
Seamless video wall systems require a sophisticated infrastructure
Video wall systems—an array of high-resolution displays driven by their own video controllers—are multiple high-resolution images projected across an entire wall. These video systems are showing up in shopping centers, outdoor billboards, concert halls, stadiums and hotels. To accommodate these sophisticated displays, facilities need a stage with state-of the art lighting; speakers need to be strategically spaced around the room. They need a soundboard that can handle multiple microphone and computer inputs and a mix of wireless and handheld microphones.
It all needs to be completely integrated, scalable and easily controlled from a central kiosk of switches or computers because the biggest challenge of designing and installing complex audiovisual solutions is making it all appear seamless.
Creative use of audiovisual systems is saving companies time and money
Many business owners are turning to integrated audiovisual technology to save time and money. Reducing employee travel costs and minimizing environmental impact, today’s sophisticated audiovisual equipment is stepping up to fill an increasingly wide range of roles.
High-performing audiovisual technology is used as a marketing tool, showcasing services and impressing prospective clients in conference centers and upscale hotel lobbies.
Interactive wifi teaching modules are transforming routine instructor-based classroom learning.
Audiovisual technology enables us to talk via a video link to our colleagues around the world and enjoy action closeups of our favorite sports teams.
Visioneers’ wide-ranging expertise extends across sectors, including retail, sports, culture, government, healthcare and education. We also have worked with many high-end homeowners. We help our clients define their needs and finish their projects within budgets.
There are some things to think about as you plan your project:
Audiovisual installations can be complex and well may require interactions with building services, contractors, interior designers and architects.
Our priorities include designing audiovisual systems that are reliable and simple to operate, cost effective, energy-efficient and scalable—particularly in their ability to adapt to technological upgrades.
In addition to the choice of display sizes, sound systems and operating controls, we provide expertise on room shape and layout, sightlines, acoustics, bandwidth capacity, lighting and shade control and the interface with safety and security systems--all with the goal of optimizing sometimes conflicting technical, operational, administrative and financial objectives. The following components are part of a typical audiovisual network installation.
Stage and lighting
Networking solutions: Installation and management
We all know what happens when the server goes down. Absolutely nothing—and that’s the problem--productivity grinds to a halt. This is why every business is dependent on a network that is well designed and expertly installed and managed. It needs to be scalable so that it meets current needs but can be upgraded as technology changes and a business grows. It needs to be secure, flexible and efficient.
Our customized network solutions include single-site or multiple-location environments. Services include:
Mobile connectivity: Access anything from anywhere
Wireless LAN: Connectivity that includes network and data security
Wide area networks (WAN): Connecting remote users and branch offices
Virtual private networks: Providing secure network access to outside users
Data, voice cabling, audio/speakers
Email and collaboration
Wireless solutions, including wireless lighting control and automation
IT system design; part of office buildout
While many of our projects involve retrofitting dated facilities, the most cost-effective and efficient way to install audiovisual and network systems is to be involved in the initial design process of new builds or early stages of retrofits because these systems can have a significant impact on base building design.
We need to be involved in the building’s wiring process, creating the network infrastructure for the installation of routers, servers and workstations. Conference rooms need to accommodate keypad access and electronic doorlocks. Working with contractors, architects, designers, IT consultants and end-users means that the we can seamlessly integrate systems into the building process for a more congruent, aesthetic approach.
Working with Visioneers Security on your project
For large, complex network security projects, we generally have an audiovisual technician/project manager onsite who works closely with clients, architects and contractors to ensure seamless delivery.