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Executive Conference Room

Your everyday go-to collaboration work space for internal meetings and teleconferencing.

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Huddle Room

Smaller spaces for quick impromptu meetings where tech connectivity is important.

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Training Room

State-of-the-art specifically designed for an effective learning environment.

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Retail Space

Impressive digital displays and interactive technologies to impress guests and clients.

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Multi-Purpose Room

Convert a large presentation room into several conference rooms and back again.

Case Studies

Christie Parker Hale

Christie Parker Hale

Background

Since 1958 the CPH law firm has provided legal representation for some of the leading companies worldwide.

Byron Hibdon, Executive Director of CPH, cited the functionality and esthetics of the newGlendaleoffices. “We are currently operating on five floors in space designed over 15 Years ago in our Pasadena office. The new Glendale office will be far more efficient with all the personnel located on two floors, and updated as to design, functionality and technology.”

Challenge

The firm needed to work within a smaller space, update the technology, and increase the amount of meeting areas.

Solution

CPH and AVP created a Multi-Purpose room that can act as one large “all hands” meeting room or divided into two smaller conference rooms. This includes two audio zones that can be isolated or combined together. AV Planners also installed one 60” Samsung Screen and a NEC LCD Projector that can be displayed together in a video conferencing environment or can be used separately when the rooms are divided.

Client Conference rooms were designed to maximize function and to accommodate CPH clients. The rooms have a 60” Samsung LCD screen mounted for presentations and the ability to use it with the Polycom HDX 8000 system. Another important factor is ease of control for the CPH, so AV Planners incorporated a Crestron System that enables users to control all of the AV functions from a simple touch panel interface.

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Squire, Patton & Boggs

Background

Squire, Patton & Boggs is a law firm with offices worldwide. With many high-profile clients, Squire, Patton & Boggs is a prestigious company that is home to artwork from around the world. In fact, the law firm designed their entire Los Angeles downtown office to reflect and compliment their pieces from the early Ming dynasty.

Challenge

Squire, Patton & Boggs wanted an AV system that didn’t distract from their interior design. AV Planners designed a unique system to keep the technology well hidden, yet functional and easy to manage.

Solution

Two conference rooms, one Polycom HDX 8000 video conference system, audio system, eight Shure low profile microphones, Creston control, display systems, two LCD-mounted LCD projectors (both projectors were recessed into the architecture), two 70” Samsung LCD screens, and two Dalite electric screens.

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Blue Haven Initiative

Background

Blue Haven Initiative in Boston, MA makes investments in profitable companies, nonprofit organizations and new ventures creating positive social or environmental impact. To enhance innovation, They invest using a variety of capital types, including equity, debt, and hybrid structures.
Blue Haven strives to improve social and environmental performance across our portfolio while optimizing financial returns appropriate to each asset class.

Challenge

Having the unique challenge of large windows reflecting sunlight caused the option of a projection screen impossible, the alternative would be a large flat panel screen. However, the price and logistics of getting the screen up to the suite was cost prohibited.

Solution

The solution was a video wall. AV Planners created a 3D design where we are able to visualize the room with the nine screens that create one large 16:10, 144’’ diagonal display.

Video walls configurations are practically limitless, having additional advantages to single large screens, including the ability to customize individual tile layouts with several sources from video to data, or overlap to form one large screen. AV Planners installed nine Samsung 46” displays that were tiled together to create a 144” diagonal screen.

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Co-Opportunity

Background

Co-Opportunity has been providing natural, organic and local foods to the Santa Monica area since 1974. They have largest, freshest selections of certified organic produce, in addition to a wide variety of natural, healthy foods. This is the original Whole Foods!

Challenge

The original Co-op Deli and Juice bar menu board was a classic schoolhouse chalkboard, giving that traditional, home grown feeling when guests walked into the store. However, having to constantly manually update the board with changing pricing, menu items and store messaging was an issue.

Reliability, for a display on up 15 hour days, 7 days a week, without being invasive required a low profile stand to hide cables while taking into account the ceiling height to mount the LCD screens.

How to imitate the look and feel of traditional signage while allowing constant changes by the internal marketing team?

Solution

AV Planners created a high-tech menu board that gave the appearance of the original chalkboard menu. The template design was developed exclusively for Co-op, emulating the original static display that had been in the market since they first opened their doors.

The upgrade would allow the Co-op marketing department to make changes to the sign remotely. In addition, the digital signage allowed additional space for Co-op to include social media and membership information as well as inform locals about what’s going on within their community,

The task of installing the screens at a comfortable viewing height and taking into account the high ceilings was solved by the use of a long adjustable 17’ mounting system by Chief. This gave the illusion of a floating effect that blended into the environment for a clean installation you’d almost forget you’re looking at an LED.

Equipment installed:

  • ADJ 48”-72 CMS0406 Pipe with the PCSU Chief Mount
  • Samsung 65” LED Screens
  • AV Planners proprietary Digital Signage Software and Media Player

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Groupon, Inc.

Background

Groupon Inc., which launched in Nov. 2008, features a daily deal on activities, restaurants, and shopping in a variety of cities across the U.S., Canada, and Europe. Groupon has more than 300 people working in their Chicago headquarters, a growing office in Palo Alto, CA, and local account executives in many additional cities. AV Planners was asked to design and install a video wall that was both functional and aesthetically pleasing. This project was to be completed on a strict budget and timeline.

Challenge

Build a custom video wall that would be both functional and aesthetically pleasing. Groupon not only desired a technology installation that would make a bold statement to their visitors and employees but would be cutting edge and innovative. This had to be done within budget and in a short time frame.

Solution

We used our custom digital signage software rather than traditional hardware-based solutions. This allowed for us to provide the customer with a wall that could be updated remotely, and at a third of the cost to traditional AV technology. The video wall, which is located in the main lobby of Groupon’s headquarters, has the capability to display multiple images (done by isolating each NEC P461 LCD screen) or a single, seamless image by tiling screens together.

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McKesson

Background

As the oldest and largest healthcare company in the nation. McKesson  plays an integral role in healthcare  and has a unique vision for its future.  Mckesson  serves more than 50% of American hospitals, 20% of U.S. physicians and 96%  of the top 25 health plans, and deliver one-third of all medications used every day in North America.

Mckesson busiest call center in the nation requested AV Planners to design and install three video walls to replace their projections system.

Challenge

The ceiling height was low and the system to able to be viewed from the far end and on either side of the room. Also during the installation of the video wall the projection system had to be online. AV Planners assembled each wall offsite and installed the system while the call center was still active. Installing each video wall separately to the call center would be able to still function.

Solution

AV Planners designed and  installed a video wall that would be used for command and control in a 24/7 application at the Alpharetta facility. The system consisted of three video walls. The center wall used four NEC 55″ LCD panels.

The two perimeter screens consisted of eight 46″ NEC screen. AV Planners was able to install the screens within 24 hours and while the installation was in progress keep the front projection system online until the system was ready for commissioning.

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MGM Constellation Place

Background

The MGM building is a high-profile building located in Century City CA. The building has more than one 1,000 tenants who pass through its lobby area daily. Constellation Place asked AV Planners to come up with a digital signage solution that was cutting edge, and needed to be able to with stand high levels of usage per day. AV Planners decided to utilize x2o media solution software suite which allowed for customization and easy access for the client to created updates.

Challenge

Lobby displays can be a challenging environment for any media technology. The system has to be reliable and easy to make quick changes for multiple users.

Solution

The x2o Media Player provided a robust player solution for the environment. And an x2o remote transfer system was just the ticket for a flexible, yet sophisticated content management system to meet the buildings scheduling demands.

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Southern Wines

Background

Southern Wines awarded AV Planners a contract to redesign and install Southern Wines conference rooms throughout California. Each of the conference room had to have the same basic design functions throughout each office. One of the main objective was to make sure that the each conference room was designed for ease of use for a simple presentation. Or having the ability to collaborate with all of the Southern Wines offices on a National level. With the first installation at the Cerritos office AV Planners made sure that each of the CA offices had the same consistent design.

Challenge

The Southern Wines Union city office in particular was challenging.  With three conference rooms that when the divisible walls open could seat up to 200 people. With A rectangular size of the room and standard ceiling heights and with all of three divisible walls opened seating was 200 people. and a with and unique to all of the offices because of the size of the main conference room when the divisible walls were opened.

Solution

AV Planners designed a system with a Creston Control system with a user interface that  allows for each of the presenter in each office to have the ability to control the conference room. With the ability to have a simple presentation to be able conduct a video conferencing call using the Polycom HDX 8000. At the Union City facility AV Planners installed two 90″ LCD screens at the front of the

large conference room. In addition four 46″ LCD screen were installed on the perimeters of the rooms to maximize the viewing area all the way to the back of the room,

As the country’s largest wine and spirits distributor, Southern is nationally recognized by its supplier partners as well as by its customers for its state-of-the-art distribution capabilities and its leading-edge information technology. And as the leader in the wine and spirits distribution business in the United States, Southern is committed to adhering to the highest professional and ethical standard in all of their corporate, civic and charitable activities.

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Team One

Background

Team One, headquartered in El Segundo, CA., is a full-service marketing communications agency that provides comprehensive brand consultancy, strategic planning, advertising, media planning and buying, social media, brand advocacy, relationship marketing, event marketing/promotions, interactive/digital services, web development, public relations, and graphic design.

The agency has regional offices in New York, Chicago, Atlanta and Washington, D.C. Current clients include: Lexus, the Lexus Dealer Association, The Ritz-Carlton, JW Marriott, Bombardier Flexjet, American Express, Northern Trust, Belkin Consumer Electronics, Häagen-Dazs, Edition Hotels, Renaissance Hotels, and Heal the Bay.

Challenge

Team One had two boardrooms with outdated rear projection technology that needed to be upgraded for better image quality and compatibility with digital signals. AV Planners designed a solution that stayed within the allocated budget and kept the room’s aesthetics intact.

Solution

Replaced existing rear screen projection systems with 70” NEC LCD displays that were recessed into the walls.

AV Planners replaced the existing switching system with a Kramer digital scaling switcher that connects all sources (Macs, PCs, Blu-Ray and DirecTV) and outputs at 1080P via HDMI.

We also reprogrammed existing control system to work with the new system’s simplified Creston Control commands.

Latest News

DEVIO CR-1C AND CEILING MICROPHONE NOW SHIPPING

July 21, 2016
Devio is THE collaboration tool for corporate huddle spaces. It brings simple connectivity to all the technology in the room. Powerful features like acoustic echo cancellation, automatic gain control and beamforming microphone technology allow everyone in the room to be heard. And now, Biamp has taken that beamforming technology and delivered it in a ceiling mounted version. This frees up valuable table space for huddle rooms without giving up any of the great features of Devio, including: 360-degree coverage of the meeting space with the DTM-1 tabletop microphone or the DCM-1 ceiling microphone Simple connectivity via USB cable from a laptop to Devio Automatic room setup for fast deployment and great audio Connectivity for up to two displays via USB with DisplayLink USB graphics technology Remote monitoring and management capabilities Today also marks the availability of version 1.1 releases of the Devio System Administration Utility (SAU) and Devio CR-1 firmware, which include improvements like: Enhanced support for networking security Usability improvements Microphone EQ options Support for the DCM-1 ceiling microphone Devio is available in two bundled options — the CR-1T, which includes the CR-1 conferencing room device and the beamforming tabletop microphone, or the CR-1C, which includes the CR-1 and beamforming ceiling mounted microphone. Both are covered by Biamp’s two-year warranty.  

Collaboration Furniture

July 14, 2016
Say you need to collaborate in a Huddle space and you want the look and feel of a boardroom but you don’t have the space. AV Teq’s line of collaboration furniture is just what you’re looking for. Available in a wide range of customized options and colors, the TeamSpace™ line has the right solution for your needs.  All designs feature universal display mounts that support a wide range of displays that also vary in style options and sizes such as those for a 3-person or 5-person. Say for example you’re looking for a cost-efficient option, the TeamSpace™ Eco is the ideal set up. It’s 100% solid steel construction includes a universal display mount and comes with your choice of laminate finish. If you’re looking for the option with rack space, then the TeamSpace™ Slim is an exceptional choice. This kit comes with adaptable shelves and mounts that make collaboration and conferencing a breeze. If you’re looking for a custom tabletop then consider the TeamSpace™ Lite, which comes in your choice of 16 wood finishes to choose from as well as a rear privacy panel. There is even a ‘sit-to-stand’ version, the DynamiQ TeamSpace™ can be adjusted in height. So if you’re ready for a quick solution with an easy flexible setup, give us a call at AV Planners or fill out the form below:   #AVTeq #HuddleRoom #AVTweeps #audiovisual #audiovisualfurniture #audiovisualsystems #audiovisualservices #videoconferencing Save Save Save Save

AV Planners and Crater software Launch Innovative Platform for Real Time Virtual AV Consultations

June 29, 2016
LOS ANGELES, CA (PRWEB) JUNE 29, 2016 — AV Planners, Inc. a leading provider of custom audio and visual communication solutions announces a partnership with software developer and online communications company Crater, launching an innovative virtual consultation and tech support web based program. The software allows for engineers and tech support personnel to meet with clients onsite by booking a video call directly from the AV Planner’s website. The easy to use video solution gives the engineer the ability to virtually walk the room with the client, gathering facts and allowing the AV Planners team to come up with a custom audio visual proposal or help tech support diagnose a specific problem. ‘‘We value our client’s busy schedule, and Crater’s software gives AV Planners another way to streamline the process of designing an AV System or even providing technical support.’’ says Craig Heiman, CEO of AV Planners. ‘‘For some of our clients whose fast-paced lives may make it difficult to have a meeting, this will enable us to virtually walk the room with them and complete a site survey, accommodating their calendar, whether they’re across the country or across the globe.’’ In many scenarios when a consultant meets with the client they review photos and notes, now an engineer can meet the client via a live video session and answer questions on the fly. The software allows the engineer to see exactly what the client is recording in the room, creating a custom proposal within a shorter amount of time instead of having to send an engineer onsite. “Crater instantly connects customers through a portal in real time that allows for video calls say through their mobile device or tablet.’’ says Daniela N. Alpert, Founder & Director of Crater. ‘‘Our technology enables a win, win situation. AV Planners can reduce travel time and fuel costs to each site survey location, while the customer is able to schedule a virtual consultation at a time that’s most convenient for them.” The virtual video consultation software is available now, for more information visit the AV Planners website at AVPlanners.com

Digital wallpaper?

June 28, 2016
Digital wallpaper. The idea alone is enough to get anyone’s mind going on the application possibilities, and guess what, it’s already here! LG recently revealed a OLED TV that is so thin, it’s simply placed on a wall using magnets. But why would anyone need it? Imagine putting up an entire digital wall, taking it down in an instant and rolling it up when it’s not in use or to perhaps change the location, just release the magnets and pop it up on another wall. For aesthetic purposes, your office or workspace doesn’t have to commit to a certain set up, and because you can subtract or add, choosing a specific size is virtually limitless.   OLEDs use less power and can be brighter and crisper than say LEDs or LCDs used today, and LG has taken this technology to the next level with this flexible screen. It’s ideal for displays, like the window displays in a store or inside. Imagine the possibilities when displays are just as flexible as ever changing as the latest trend.   OLED’s light and flexible design has already changed the world of digital signage, in places such as at Incheon International Airport, it’s pushed the limits of design, leaving visitors in awe. Take a look:   The combination of outcurved and incurved design of the OLED displays such as those in N Seoul Tower, which is an impressive 14 meters long, has created a unique, cutting-edge attraction never before seen. Check it out:   This latest technology is really getting everyone’s imagination going with possibilities. How would you use? Tweet at us @avplanners or contact us using the form below:      

5 Modern Office Spaces to Inspire You

June 24, 2016
Invest in your company culture and you’ll be sure to attract the best employees. The fact is company culture happens whether we like to acknowledge it or not…and in many cases implementing a unique design can create the right atmosphere that will motivate your team more than extra snack perks in the break room. Take a look at a few inspiring work spaces. TPG Architecture Offices – New York City     NBC Universal Offices – Tokyo   JLL Offices – El Segundo BlueMountain Capital Management – New York City Offices     Axis Offices – Chicago       Are you inspired yet? Contact AV Planners at at 800-409-3587, tweet us @AVPlanners or fill out the contact form below Photo Source: officesnapshots.com/
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