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 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.
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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.
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.
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 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, 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.
The United Nurses Associations of California/Union of Health Care Professionals (UNAC/UHCP) represents over 25,000 registered nurses and other healthcare professionals.
UNAC has two meeting rooms in its San Dimas headquarters office that needed Audio Visual upgrades specifically designed for training sessions. Both rooms had analog 4:3 projectors that were not quite bright enough and did not accommodate HDMI or other digital video sources.
The wireless microphones in both rooms exhibited annoying feedback regularly and some screeching occasionally. The client also desired to begin online conferencing (Webex, Skype), requiring a USB Camera and USB-capable Sound System.
AV Planners designed and integrated upgrades to both the Large and Small Conference Rooms by including the following:
Presenters and trainers can now display any media from the corporate network using a laptop or online platform with superb picture quality and crystal clear audio. In addition, speech is now transmitted and received, both ways with amazing intelligibility and clarity.
When the IW Group, an award winning, full-service advertising and PR agency, planned their move to a new facility, they not only imagine workspace upgrades, but a completed re-designed, welcoming, comfortable environment that would make the workplace enjoyable for their employees.
AV Planners worked alongside the IW architect, Interior Designer, CEO and their IT team to develop and redesigned a space in the NY Life building in Mid Wilshire that would be functional, Feng Shui balanced, all while being aesthetically pleasing. ‘‘A challenge when it comes to the Audio Visual aspect, beyond making technology seamless and ‘invisible’, the right acoustics for clear audio is not an easy feat when you’re dealing with polished concrete floors, wall to wall glass windows and high 15’ open space ceiling.’’ said Eric Petersen PM, AV Planners The end result? Stylish, modern, playful AND functional.