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What type of space are you looking to outfit?

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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

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/

Top 5 InfoComm16 Picks!

June 14, 2016
    LG OLED Display   Look for OLED’s to continue to advance and eventually it will come down in price.  They are capable of expanding what we can do with a display.  The Dual-View Flat OLED display offers a space-efficient view to provide customers a two-sided media experience in Full HD (1920×1080) resolution. With its very slim profile, measuring just 8.94 milimeters (0.4 inches), and three different installation options – ceiling suspension, wall-mount and floor stand – this unique flat OLED commercial display allows retailers to plan the most efficient use in any retail space while utilizing a high-end display solution. The 55-inch class (54.64 inches measured diagonally) display has the unique ability to swap and mirror content on either side of the screen with a simple press of a remote control button   Biamp Devio Well I saw it at our LA office, but I finally was able to hear how the Devio sounded.  Biamp’s had a demonstration at Infocomm in a sound proofed suite.  I was very impressed with the sound quality on the far and the near end. Simple to setup and designed to replace most soft codec solutions.  This is the perfect solution for our clients that have Huddle Spaces or even a small conference room.   Avteq Sometimes the simple things are the most imprestive. Well, AVteq has some really cool carts tables and racks. But the DynamiQ teamspace is perfect for any huddle space.   The DynamiQ TeamSpace™ is the first of AVTEQ’s sit-to-stand furniture series. This collaboration center is similar to the TeamSpace Eco unit, but with this piece, you will enjoy the effortless flexibility of height-adjustability. Choose your favorite setting from standard height, bar height, standing or anywhere in between! You can experiment with the full range of motion to find the best fit for your needs, take control over your own workplace well being and increase your posture and productivity while you’re at it! As with all AVTEQ products, you retain the freedom to choose the finish you like. Personally I like the white mylar finish which is used as a whiteboard for collaboration. Great for taking notes during your videoconferencing!     T1V We’ve written about it already, however stacking it up against the competition at Infocomm made me realize how superior this board is to other manufactures that were displaying their IWB at Infocomm.   The Microsoft Surface hub is designed to be single LCD solution.  The T1v is agnostic to hardware, where as the Microsoft Surface hubs require that you purchase their LCD screen. The T1v is designed to be tilled together to offer a true video wall solution.  The Prysm system is designed specially for large enterprise system and all of their components are proprietary.   Samsung OH46D Samsung continues to impress with it’s OHD Series SMART Signage, the 24/7 outdoor signage solution is designed specifically for QSRs, retail, and transportation points with it’s high-brightness 3,000 nit and high-contrast 5,000:1 picture quality it’s sure to impress even in the harshest environments such as exposure to dust, heat and water and visible even under bright conditions.   What was your favorite item from infocomm

When was the last time you heard of a new polar pattern? Meet the new MXA310 Microflex® Advance™ Table Array Microphone

June 7, 2016
‘‘Where is the mic? Can you hear me ok if I sit here?’’ Wouldn’t it be great to take out the guesswork of where a microphone is best picking up your voice? In audio, we use polar patterns to basically map out how a microphone ‘hears’ from various directions, sort of a 3 dimensional space around the device where it is most sensitive to sound, and for the most part, many of us are pretty familiar with the basic omnidirectional, cardioid or bi-directional and their variations… that is, until now. Shure, one of the most trusted audio brands worldwide, presents us with a revolutionary new ‘‘Toroid’’ Pattern in the MXA310 Microflex® Advance™ Table Array Microphone, that fully covers all around in a donut type shape while also discarding unwanted sounds. We caught up with Brandon Operchuck from Audio Geer who filled us in on this game-changing product by Shure. ‘‘The older style of hanging the microphone from the celling had a single pattern to them, fixed and can’t be varied’’ says Brandon ‘‘ developed by Shure engineers, the unique ‘‘Toroid’’ ring-shaped polar pattern optimizes voices by rejecting overhead noise from projectors or other sources.’’ And that is whether you’re sitting or standing, it covers just the area you’re likely to be around and removes the sound of projectors, air conditioners or any fan noises that tend to drown out voices. The secret is really in the steerable coverage of the various lobes that manage 4 listening areas, which can combine various patterns. Like these: But, can we talk about design? The The Microflex Advance Table Array Microphone is discrete; it’s low profile design not only provides exceptional audio quality, but it also easily blends into the environment Available in white, black, and aluminum and with configurable mult-colored display LED lights that can be matched in color to the décor, it’s sure to look sleek in any room. It’s a best in class ceiling and table microphone for AV conferencing. Intrested in learning more? Give AVPlanners a call to learn more about the Shure MXA310 Ceiling Array Microphone and other audio solutions for your workplace or business by calling us at 800-409-3587 or filling out the contact form below: #SureMXA310 #Ceilingmics #MicroflexAdvanceCeilingMicrophone #Audiovisualinstallations #Avplanners #shuremics #videoconferencing
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infocomm2016

June 3, 2016
AV Planners Top 5 Picks at Infocomm International #proav #avtweeps #infocomm16 Shure Microflex Wireless Flexible and easy to use, the Microflex™ Wireless platform is the intelligent microphone solution we’ve been waiting for, especially in rooms where fixed systems are either impossible or inconvenient options. The Shure Microflex Wireless Platform is great for limited spaces such as huddle rooms or for large conference rooms where you can easily expand by simply adding additional microphones, and because it comes from Shure, we are sure the quality is top notch. 2. Crestron DMPS3-4k-50 – All-In-One Presentation System 4K is here to stay but that doesn’t mean we have to leave behind our favorite technology. The DMPS3-4k-50 is the ultimate presentation switcher, handling video signals from HDMI to VGA, and including RGB, composite, S-Video and component video sources as well as analog audio connections and USB ports. The switcher has several other impressive features such as a 4K Scaler which ensures a great image from every source on any display… we can’t wait to see it in action. 3. Blackmagic – Multiview Now it doesn’t matter what your video source is, you can monitor 4 or up to 16 inputs varying from SD, HD, Ultra HD sources on a single screen! You have several options for display from a 2×2, 3×3, 4×4, single view, in fact you can even create customized views, add custom labels, tally, and even audio meters. 4. Planar TouchMark News for interactive white boarding for notation and collaborative meetings keeps buzzing for quite some time and Planar’s premier software has been much anticipated for it’s easy to use software and it’s wide range support for displays and sources. 5. What are your top 5 picks to catch at infocomm 2016? Tweet at us! @AVPlanners

The Must-Have Collaboration Tool for Laptop Users – Devio by Biamp Solutions

May 24, 2016
Just because you’re meeting in a smaller space than say a full size conference room, shouldn’t mean you need to compromise on quality. Biamp, a leading provider of state-of-the-art media systems has launched Devio, an innovative an versatile solution that makes huddle room collaboration quick and easy, but doesn’t skimp on quality, especially where it counts such as with audio. We caught up with Michael Bucklin, Area Manager for Biamp Systems who filled us in on some key components in Devio , which is quickly becoming the must have tool, for collaboration spaces. ‘‘The technology is designed so that it doesn’t require any training.’’ says Michael ‘‘All you need to know as an end user is working your own computer and how to connect a USB cable, and everybody is more or less comfortable doing that.’’ You could say that’s generally what people do anyway, plug in an HDMI cable for video, then join a web based meeting or jump on a group telephone call through a speakerphone–Now, hold on a second, that sounds easy enough, picture quality is great but, the most important part of the meeting to is be heard, and this is exactly where it gets interesting with Devio… See, Devio comes in two parts, the first being the Devio DTM-1, an 8 element beam forming tabletop microphone, which as Michael explains is, ‘‘Basically beam forming technology uses multiple microphones and software processing to focus and follow the voice of a person speaking’’ the Devio actually tracks and mixes the conversation around the table having full 360-degree coverage of the space. But it doesn’t end there; the second component is the Devio CR-1 which is the interface box, ‘‘ Inside we’re performing the processing for the DTM-1 using the built in AEC technology, canceling any echoes or unwanted noise present in the room.’’ explains Michael. It also includes Devio’s AGC (Automatic Gain Control) so no one is overpowered, it automatically adjusts quiet or loud voices to be heard at a uniform level. And, there’s more, ‘‘ Additionally it provides connectivity for the other technology and devices in the huddle room such as flat panel displays, USB cameras or speakers’’ says Michael. That’s right, you can control all the devices in your room, sure beats an HDMI cable right?   There are various set ups you can have from audio conferencing, to using the Devio to bridge phone connections, or connecting to one or more displays for video conferencing. It also works with most web based conferencing solutions such as Microsoft Skype for Business, Lync, Citrix GoToMeeting, Cisco WebEx and Google Hangouts among others. It’s the most convenient way to extend your laptop into the huddle room, and its available now. Interested in learning more? Give us a call at 800-409-3587 or fill out the contact form below:    







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