You’d expect that working with one of the biggest companies in the world would mean a lack of control and a lot of polite nods as the client suggests ideas about how it wants its new A/V system to look.
That was quite the contrary for VideoSonic Systems, though, when the company was chosen to create a multi-purpose room for the asset management division of a Connecticut-based worldwide corporation that’s routinely at the top of the Fortune 500. The job earned the New York-based integrator the CI Solutions Award for corporate work.
Best of all, in the eyes of VideoSonic founder, president and CEO Glenn Polly, was that the company asked for a design-build solution. “Having the client’s complete trust like we did puts us in a great position,” he says.
The client wanted to be able to stream an HD simulcast of the event throughout the building and globally over its network to give employees access to its intellectual capital. The client stipulated that the A/V gear had to be installed in portable roll-top rack cabinets, allowing pieces to be connected to multiple locations, and stored when not used. Because the system would mostly be operated by in-house staff, the system includes the ability to recall presets of common setup configurations.
As always, VideoSonic pre-built the system in its shop and allowed the client to test it before installing it at the site. That factory acceptance test “familiarizes the client with the system and manages their expectations on the delivery date,” Polly says.