When Monster.com relocated to their new headquarters, one of the most prominent building features was the large atrium space with a 30-foot ceiling off the reception lobby. To promote what Monster does for their clients they wanted to build a large scale dynamic video display for this space. They came up with a concept design that included a banner running around the wall that led to a central large monitor with an ‘x’ design leading to four monitors at each end. They asked WSP, one of the world’s leading professional services firms, to aid them in the build. The challenge was to finish within five weeks in order to present the system to Monster’s Board of Directors.
WSP brought Monster to VideoSonic in NYC to showcase some LED displays. VideoSonic assured that they could get the displays shipped from China by the time of installation, a task that many in the industry would call a miracle.
The project was finished on time and the Board of Directors was very impressed. Today, Monster utilizes the system to showcase user success stories, track social media, exhibit company goals and values, and greet and present to guests visiting the building. The system stands as a testament to what can be done, and how quickly it can be done, when distributors, integrators, and end users work as a team on a project.
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VideoSonic Systems, Inc. has been honored with a Samsung Smart Signage Award for Installation of the Year in the Corporate industry at InfoComm 2014 in Las Vegas.
The Installation of the Year award recognizes ProAV projects for the approach used to solve particular technological challenges and the positive impact the solution achieved within one of five industry categories including Education, Food & Beverage, Healthcare, Retail and Corporate.
This year, VideoSonic was honored for its work on the Super Bowl Social Media Center in New York City. The Broadway location of New York Visitors Information Center was transformed into Super Bowl Central as thousands of football lovers converged on the New York-New Jersey area for Super Bowl XLVIII between the Denver Broncos and Seattle Seahawks.
It wasn’t the first time that VideoSonic has transformed the NY Visitors Center into something temporarily. The interactive space — which allows tourists to use interactive maps to find discount tickets, theater information, places to shop, and sightseeing tours, free WiFi and multilingual FAQ stations — features a universal AV system that helps VideoSonic to future-proof its work and set clients up to get the best technology as it’s released.
“Samsung is pleased to honor the most innovative and successful proAV partners and deployments through our annual Smart Signage Awards,” said Richard Hutton, director of channel marketing at Samsung’s Enterprise Business Division. “Digital signage has evolved considerably in the past year and these awards honor the partners and projects at the forefront of smart signage innovation.”
An in-depth profile of Videosonic and founder Glenn Polly from the leading magazine in the industry, Commercial Integrator. Complete article can be found online here or as a downloadable PDF here.
“We are hoping to save lives. The FDNY is going to show you everything you need to learn about fire safety education and make sure you have a plan to get out in case of a fire.” That’s how Jean O’Shea, Executive Director, FDNY Foundation, describes the primary mission of the Fire Zone, an interactive learning center located in mid-town Manhattan.
Helping to get this message across to the thousands of Fire Zone visitors each year is a variety of hands-on exhibits and multimedia presentations. To keep the guest experience as immersive and dynamic as possible, The FDNY Foundation realized it needed to do a comprehensive upgrade of the display and presentations technology throughout the facility.
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In 2013, after the ravages of Hurricane Sandy, Videosonic was on hand once again (our third installation project to date!) to help get Lady Liberty look her best for the grand re-opening to the public on the Fourth of July. We installed all new digital signage monitors in the Crown Cafe and Gift Shop and converted a library of related DVDs to run in perpetuity at various points of sale.
Samsung has featured our work on this job in an extensive case study. Downloadable PDF here. (1.8MB)
For the first time in over 200 years, the Brooklyn Navy Yard opened its doors to the public to debut a world class museum dedicated to the rich history of the yard. November 15, 2011 marked the opening date for BNY92, located in a former officers quarters on Admiral Row.
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With so much to do in New York City, visitors can plan their time by visiting the latest of four Visitors Information Centers. A ribbon display of (14) Sony 46” LCD Monitors display rich content of landmarks and sites of the city in a unique aspect ratio.
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When the Statue of Liberty re-opened to the public in 2003, visitors were welcomed with a new Wayfinding and Information Display Systems designed and installed by VideoSonic. Careful attention was made to assure that the new technology blended well with the historical interiors of this National monument. An example of that is the Lobby Information Display; the antique bronze monitor surround matches the existing 150 year old metalwork.
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