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

Case Studies

Christie Parker Hale

Christie Parker Hale


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.”


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


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.


Squire, Patton & Boggs


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.


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.


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.


Blue Haven Initiative


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.


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.


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.




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!


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?


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


Groupon, Inc.


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.


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.


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.




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.


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.


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.


MGM Constellation Place


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.


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.


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.


Southern Wines


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.


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.


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.


Team One


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.


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.


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

A Visual History of Computer Monitors

September 22, 2016
A Visual History of Computer Monitors   1960s The ‘‘Glass Teletype’’ came about in the early 60s, it was text only but much faster and much more convenient than paper and so it became the main interface between a user and computer for nearly 2 decades.     Late 1970s Apple’s Steve Wozniak was one of the guys behind the Apple I, it was the first time a CCTV video monitor was used as a display, video outputs! Pretty cool huh?     1983 Get ready for the nostalgia to start hitting… the Commodore 1702. The COLOR composite video monitor with it’s high(er)-quality image included early S-Video connection and really made your Commodore 64 look awesome! You know, to play Jumpman and stuff.     1987 512 by 342 pixel bitmapped graphics!!!! Yup, with it’s high-resolution, it was the sharpest and accurate color available, it was the Macintosh II and it changed everything.   1987 Doogie Houser knows what’s up, showing off his IBM 8513 VGA monitor, yup, the very first VGA monitor that soon became standard in most analog video monitors after that for a long while.   1990s Beige. Nothing to see here folks… just beige. Beige everywhere. 😩   1997 Still a lot of beige going on but ViewSonic was among the first to show off the color LCD monitors that took up less of your desk space and used up less electricity.   2010s The more the better, this was around the time we wanted more. Multiple monitors weren’t just for photographers or editors, the workplace began to see many displays working together on one desktop.   2016 Touch screen! It would be weird to have a screen you can’t touch. Our obbession with smart phones soon transferred over to monitors. They are fast, durable and dependable. Now they take up less space AND you can even go keyboard optional. Just take a look at the Planar PCT2235… don’t you want it!     We’ve come a long way but you’d still be amazed at the newest tech, just give AV Planners a call to learn more., 800-409-3598, email us at [email protected] or fill out the form on the side to learn more about the Pro-G Audio line, wireless hardware that can keep up with you.  

When Audio Fails.

September 19, 2016
  When Audio Fails. What can be more frustrating than not being able to hear your collaborator on the far end during a conference call? How many times can you ask someone to repeat what he or she said? The truth is there is nothing more infuriating than when audio fails so we came up with our list of our Top 8 Most Annoying Audio Fails.   Someone has been messing with the technology When someone rearranges your system, that techy person that feels the need to add more bass to the audio or adjust a mic to their liking. It’s not a problem; in fact there are many solutions that will automatically adjust for individual settings. There is no need to manually change them; the right system can have multiple pre-programmed settings, so it’s ready to go no matter who was using it before you.   Voice is out of sync I see your mouth moving but you’re not saying what I hear you saying… see what I’m sayin’? It can be so confusing to not see what you’re hearing, not being able to see or hear if they are pausing or still talking. Luckily there are solutions that can make sure your system is linked properly and you have the necessary bandwidth to avoid any type of streaming issues.   Audio levels off, the volume is too low Sometimes it’s just about having the right audio level for the room you’re in. It it’s too loud it can get distorted but, too low can make it difficult to hear. Taking into account the placing of the speakers you’re able to make the proper adjustments to make sure your volume is just right.   Echo or cancelation effect You can’t quite put your finger on it but something just does not sound right, your problem could be because of an echo in the room or you’re hearing phase issues or a cancelation effect. It’s a scenario that can easily be fixed, even when you can’t quite pin point the problem, an expert, such as one of our audio geniuses at AV Planners will be able to help.   Bad acoustics in the room Sometime its overlooked, other times you can’t hide it if you find yourself in a conference room with floor to celling windows…. But again, it’s workable, adding acoustical panels can greatly improve the acoustics in your room. Read more about these solutions here: Acoustical Panels   Microphone are poorly placed People place microphones on tabletops thinking it’s the best place to pick up a conversation… forgetting the amount of noise generated at the table like the vibration of a cell phone, the shuffling of papers or a laptop fan pointed directly at the microphone. You might not realize it, but we will. Too much background noise Background noise can be so in the background that you don’t even realize how loud that air conditioner really is, or the people working down the hall. You’d be surprised

Logitech® BASE for iPad Pro

September 15, 2016
Logitech® BASE Your iPad is not just for on the go, give it a place on your desk. Now your iPad pro can be used as an extension of your laptop or desktop screen for your e-mail, calendar, or notes. Logitech BASE, is a charging stand with smart connector technology made specifically for the iPad Pro. It’s an easy way to multi-task and stay productive while having certain features at a glance. You can use the hands free Siri option to set up meetings or reminders while in the office. Just say ‘ Hey , Siri’ and ask to place a call, check the weather, get the local time of your client or bring up your schedule. It’s easy to doc, you don’t need to plug it in to recharge and it’s angled at a position for optimal viewing on your desk. KEY FEATURES Made of high-grade aluminum Charging cradle with magnets to keep iPad pro secure High back support for even the largest iPad Pro with scratch-free docking Anti-slip pad for strong surface grip on your desk surface         CLICK HERE TO REQUEST A QUOTE AV Planners recommends this device for the following spaces: Give AV Planners a call at 800-409-3598, email us at [email protected] or fill out the form on the side to learn more about the Pro-G Audio line, wireless hardware that can keep up with you.  

Planar PCT2235 — 22″ Touch Screen Monitor

September 15, 2016
Planar PCT2235 — 22″ Touch Screen Monitor Our handheld devices have moved toward the more intuitive full touch screen interaction, it’s no surprise monitors in the workplace are also shifting in that same direction. Fast, durable and accurate, it’s the Planar PCT2235, a 22’’ Touch Screen Monitor that will make scanning through emails or updating spreadsheets a breeze.   The display is accurate enough even for graphic designers who can easily adjust photos, resize elements or simply swipe through design options.   Combined with a proper mounting bracket and making your workspace ‘‘keyboard optional’’ frees up desk space for the rest of your devices. And if your desk comes with a custom cutout for connections, you’ll be able to easily dock your tablet to work off this larger display. KEY FEATURES       10 simultaneous touch points       Multiple people interact without affecting other users       Video inputs – Displayport, HDMI and VGA       Integrated Speakers CLICK HERE TO REQUEST A QUOTE   AV Planners recommends this device for the following spaces:     Give AV Planners a call at 800-409-3598, email us at [email protected] or fill out the form on the side to learn more about the Pro-G Audio line, wireless hardware that can keep up with you.    

Why your office desk should be a multi-media battle station.

September 8, 2016
From a conference room to a team room today’s furniture is much more than just a simple desk, it’s a multi-media center that must be able to handle your unique workload. At AV Planners we take this as a serious part of the overall A/V experience taking it to the fullest by offering several solutions to fit your unique needs. On this occasion we’d like to spotlight AVTEQ, a leading manufacture of Audio/Visual furniture from conference room tables to mobile video conferencing carts and stands designed to pair with today’s AV technology.   We spoke to Kate Heis, Sales Manager at AVTEQ who filled us in on a few custom solutions to clear the clutter from your desk while making sure you’re always connected, ‘‘Our company’s experience and knowledge in the AV field allows us to design products accounting for rack space, ventilation/cooling, cable management, table box cutouts, etc.” said Kate. We took an in depth look at just a few must have items for your ideal work station.   The Adjustable Desk   Although they come in all shapes and sizes, the most unique feature that has really taken off in recent times is having the ability of height adjustment. What we at AV Planners love about the DynamicQ Desk by AVTEQ is being able to adjust the height anywhere from 24’’ to 48’’ with the touch of a button.     ‘‘We foresee this is where the industry is going, sitting the entire work day is not good for your body. Having the ability to stand, even for an hour or two a day, is a way to improve your health.’’ says Kate. Aside from the health benefits, the ability to discuss while standing keeps you alert and aware.     Now imagine several standup desks joined to form a large team table that works together, is networked and able to communicate in a space with no cables, just workstations that allow team members to plug in wherever they choose and have access to any and all their needs.   Cable Management Systems   Although in some cases there is no way around the cable madness, there are however, cable management systems that can be added to a table or workstation to ease the eye sore of running cables. ‘‘We can create a cable trough or privacy panel under the table to hide the cables; this allows the cables to be hidden but accessible if needed.’’ said Kate the best part in many cases they are made of the same material as the table so you don’t even realize they are there.   Furniture Integration The furniture should conform to your applications, whether you’re a programmer, editor, sales or admin. The ability to arrive, sit and plug in is key. Part of the process of cable management are custom cutouts, these are unique cuts made into the desk that allow for easy inputs and power for your tech. We asked Kate about their approach, “AVTEQ’s products include custom
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