VideoSonic Receives Samsung Smart Signage Award For Corporate Installation of the Year

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.

Smart-Signage-Award-LogoIt 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.”

Videosonic and Sony Brighten the Visitor Experience at FDNY’s Fire Zone

“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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New York City Visitor Center

NYC Visitor Center

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.

Videosonic develops Statue of Liberty wayfinding and presentation system

Statue of Liberty

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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