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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Videosonic is proud to once again announce that we have been chosen by Commercial Integrator Magazine as one of their 2013 Impact Integrators. This was our 32nd year as an industry leader, recognized by Infocomm as being one of only two Diamond Certified AV and Technical Systems providers in the New York city area. Our engineering skill set is second to none; we have four certified engineers on staff, all familiar with the most current technology trends equipment and industry best practices. Having the project engineer also responsible for the programming greatly streamlines the commissioning and turnover stages at completion of project.
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Videosonic recently completed a major new presentation and videoconferencing installation for the Davis Lecture Hall in the HESS Center for Science and Medicine at Mt. Sinai Hospital in New York City.
The three-room installation included identical lecterns with environmental controls and the capability to show presentations, videoconference and send presentations to other parts of the campus through the master control room.
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Videosonic is proud to announce that it has been picked as one of the Top Industry Leaders for 2013 in the Transportation and Museum vertical markets by Commercial Integrator Magazine. “We have always taken on the more difficult projects and have gone the extra miles to assure that our systems are innovative and thoughtfully designed, meeting all of our clients’ needs for the project,” says Glenn Polly, VideoSonic president and CEO.
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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)
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.
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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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VideoSonic System, Inc. today announced its Senior Project Manager/Engineer, Eugene Ababio, CTS, SCJP, has completed Polycom’s ATX 300 Design and Implementation Training Certification Program. This achievement brings significant new capability to VideoSonic’s already formidable offering in next-generation business communications.
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VideoSonic designed and installed the Show Control and media Playback system for an immersive show inside the hanger deck on board the Intrepid. A VideoSonic Information Display Systems (VIDS) automated the entire operation of the show; audio, video, lighting, and flame effects – even the (5) motorized screens roll up and down on cue. All of this runs in synch with 13 tracks of multi-channel audio to bring the audience back in time to an event in the Intrepid’s history: A Kamikaze attack that occurred in 1944.
VideoSonic technology provides dynamic way finding at the newly opened official NYC Visitor’s Information Center. Interactive Tables use touch and object recognition allowing visitors to create an itinerary of places of interest, events and destinations using a Google Map interface. This customized guide book can be emailed, SMS text to a cell phone, or viewed as a printout. Visitors can preview their destinations as a real time Google Earth fly-through on a 4×4 High Definition Video Wall.
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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