Tenant Improvement Project

February 3, 2014



A financial services client in Solana Beach was moving into a new office space and undertook a tenant improvement project to build out their new space. Along with the build out, the client wanted to integrate Audio Video into the new space to complete the look. We met with the client to discuss their needs and added flat panels throughout the trading floor. Using their touchscreen controller, the client can dictate different stations for each TV in the trading area so all their employees are up to date on the latest financial news. In their IT room, we added a Sharp Aquos Board so their team can collaborate on new ideas for the company. Using the Aquos Board, the client can write content (like a whiteboard) and instantly print or email that content out to all team members. Finally, we setup a Polycom Video Conferencing system in their boardroom so the executives can communicate with their other branch offices.


San Diego Airport

February 3, 2014

SAN Airport Terminal 2b

The marketing department with the San Diego Airport approached us, stating that they needed a way to visualize the changes taking place at the airport. They wanted something interesting that would draw the consumers’ attention and inform the public of the upcoming changes at the Airport.

The solution they decided on was a video wall. We decided that this would be the best way for them to show the upcoming changes to the massive amount of consumers passing through the airport on a daily basis. We created the video wall in terminal 2, combining four 60-inch Sharp displays in a 2×2 format to create one giant 120-inch display. The video wall can display any content the user sets it to, and also has full audio capability. All the necessary equipment was installed behind the panels and we manufactured a silver frame to go around the whole set, which cleaned up the look very nicely. The entire system is controlled using a Crestron control system, where the users can login remotely to update the content whenever they want.

The marketing department is very satisfied with the finished product, and the video wall is now not only an informative display for customers, but also a beautiful cosmetic highlight.

Vaddio EasyTALK Wireless USB Mic System

June 12, 2013

Vaddio EasyTALK Wireless USB Mic System

Vaddio’s EasyTALK wireless USB mic system is the first high quality wireless microphone system designed to plug directly into your PC. It features a top-notch unidirectional lavalier mic and belt pack transmitter with a battery life over 9 hours. Also, the wireless digital transmitter and receiver offer interference-free operation and wide-band sound quality.

Vaddio EasyTALK Wireless USB MicThere are two audio outputs to connect seamlessly to existing audio systems, and with the enhanced DSP functions you can customize the audio for specific room and speaking conditions. Besides the two balanced and unbalanced outputs, the EasyTALK system also includes a USB audio output, which can be directly connected to a PC.

Whether your application is streaming, video conferencing, lecture capture, or anything else – adding professional audio is no longer an issue. Finally, because it uses a standards-based USB driver, it’s truly a plug-and-play device where no additional software or drivers are needed, setup couldn’t be easier.

Crestron DMPS-300-C

April 18, 2013

Crestron DMPS-300-C

Crestron’s DigitalMedia Presentation System 300 provides everything needed to equip any conference room with the best audio/video presentation capabilities available. A do-it-all presentation, audio, video, control, and signal-routing solution, the DMPS-300-C combines a control processor, multimedia matrix switcher, amplifier, and mixer with Crestron’s DigitalMedia technology into a single component. The DMPS-300-C provides matrix switching of seven simultaneous analog or digital sources to up to four displays and up to three analog audio pieces.  The future-proof platform ensures that the highest resolutions, deepest colors, and other new technologies can be distributed and managed for years to come.  Upgrade any room while simplifying what used to be a very complicated integration and control for any room full of audio/video sources, such as microphones, computers, speakers, touch screens, and displays.  The DMPS-300-C takes in every analog and digital source signal and transmits it all seamlessly over a single CAT5 wire.



Matrix switching of seven analog or digital sources to up to four displays, plus up to three analog audio components. Distribute presentations long distances to other rooms over a single CAT5 cable.  Combines a control processor, matrix switcher, amplifier, and mixer with DigitalMedia technology.  The DMPS-300-C ensures that the highest resolutions, deepest colors, and other new technologies can be distributed and managed for years to come.


Integrator Benefit

The Crestron DMPS-300-C replaces a rack full of equipment, freeing up precious rack space.  Installation is easy as all existing wiring can be used, no new wires to pull or connectors to terminate. Fewer connection points mean fewer points of error, so troubleshooting is also simple.

Latest on Projectors, Plasmas, LCD/LED TVs

March 16, 2013

Quixel Research has provided this year many reports on the consumer audio and video state. Here are some highlights on front projectors, LCD/LED TVs and plasma TVs.

Low-resolution Video Projectors Drive the Category

Front projectors grew in 2012 with unit sales by nearly 160,000 versus the previous year, but revenues minimized by 8% over year-over-year. This category rose 30% in revenues and 24% in units from Q3 to Q4 2012. Value-priced 720p projectors got in both revenue and unit share in this overall market.

LCD/LED displays over 50-inch fuel big-screen category

LCD/LED TV was up in unit sales by 2% in 2012 compared to 2011. The fourth quarter was up 29% in whopping versus the third quarter. Revenues declined by 3% in 2012 versus the previous year. TVs larger than 50-inch grew in unit share from Q4 2011 to Q4 2012from 11% to 24%. The top selling LCD TV was a 60-inch model for Q4 2012.

Plasmas Still Alive

The plasma segment unit sales grew about 70% in 2012 versus the previous year for TVs larger than 60-inch. Revenues maximized 53% in 2012 to a total of about $800 million for the year. Category of plasma TV is still so much alive, especially with its well-priced 50-inch and 60-inch 1080p models.

CBT Systems Studio Technologies Live-Link Remote Camera

March 6, 2013

CBT Systems Sets up Studio Technologies Live-Link Remote Camera Interface Units in Areas Around North America

CBT Systems is a video media consulting, integration and design company that offers clients services about the NFL Network and NHL for Disney, Google-YouTube and Paramount. It chose the System of Studio Technologies Live-Link Remote Camera Interface for being its pre-positioned, unmanned camera systems centerpiece for event coverage and live sports.

Studio Technologies Live-Link Remote Camera

CBT Systems has set up in 20 venues over 50 Live-Link units so far. It’s supported by Live-Link with a robust platform for handling communications, production audio, video, IFB signals and camera control in an integrated, fiber-based system which facilitating production and installation workflow.

In addition to signals of audio and video, the camera/Live-Link systems visualized by CBT Systems enables a camera operator placed at a central production facility to transmit control signals to the cameras of remote robotic.

This Live-Link Remote Interface Camera System provides an inclusive fiber-optic-connected solution to transport audio, digital video, data and intercom between a control room, and a remote camera location. This point-to-point system contains two units, a portable Control Room and a portable Camera End.

It is certainly a great task to retrieve the audio and video information of the production from several events occurring simultaneously all over North America to deliver it to location of a central production.

WeVideo Cloud Editor Available for Sony Camcorder Owners for the First Time

March 4, 2013

The leading internet video editing corporation, WeVideo, Inc., introduced a new cooperation with Sony Electronics, an audio/video leading provider of products of electronics and information technology, for making cloud-based, internet audio/video editing a reality to select Sony camcorder clients in the U.S.

Owners of Action Cam models and Sony Handycam® camcorder from 2012 up to 2013 can be entitled for 90 days to use WeVideo’s internet editor, grant them access to strong video editing options, containing 30 min. per month of Full-HD 1080 p export quality; fast rendering and every real-time preview; 400 royalty-free audio/video tracks; and 10GB storage of cloud.

WeVideo Cloud Editor

Hidenori Toyoda, the camcorder business director at Sony Electronics, said that his cloud-to-hardware integration kind allows customers creating and sharing more effectively memories. WeVideo CEO, Jostein Svendsen said that WeVideo and Sony are getting it easier for online users to share and create fully-edited audio/video projects.

We think the creating and sharing transition On daily constantly connected has to be such easy as possible to ensure that customers keep creating content while the content also is interesting enough to be shared. This integration of the cloud-based video editor of WeVideo and Sony’s hardware offers an important step to goal.

Digital audio and video analyzer for HDMI, DVI and mobile devices

February 13, 2013

National Instruments has declared its latest multimedia test offering, the NI PXIe-1491 digital video and audio analyzer for DVI, HDMI and phone devices. The NI PXIe-1491 provides automated, high performance measurements for eliminating subjective manual inspection. This NI PXIe-1491 is designed to do performance test and high throughput consumer’s devices test like Blu-ray players, set-top boxes, tablets, and smart-phones.

The NI PXIe-1491 comes with NI Video Measurement Suite. It also provides add-ons like NI Audio MASTER Software that produced to make in-depth audio test with THD and frequency response, besides NI PQA, Picture Quality Analysis, software which contains QoE metrics like structural similarity index metric (SSIM) and peak signal/noise ratio (PSNR). In addition to that, NI PQA software make engineers able to measure macro blocking, lip synch, pixelation, dropped frames and more in real time by integrating PXI Express technology with measurement of highly parallelized algorithms.

NI PXIe-1491 benefits are extending to the at-home consumers electronics. Applications include infotainment systems and automobile rearview camera, aerospace and defense systems testing, in-flight entertainment systems, professional audio and video equipment, and video conferencing.

Charles Schroeder, the director of test marketing at National Instruments said that the NI PXIe-1491 make the audio and video analyzer industry able to think about the manual solutions that used now. He also said that by automating the process of inspection with this new, high-performance software and hardware, customer guarantees now the quality of the video of his HDMI and mobile devices as well as cost savings and breakthrough efficiency.

Audio/Video Installation Guide

February 12, 2013

Setting up a house system setup doesn’t basically have to be an upscale affair. One can connect their television to an optical disk player to associate Abs Receiver for inducing the surround system expertise. A house is sometimes what you want forming it to look like thus a personality’s power is left to be wild whereas upgrading, combining, shopping for and merging whatever instrumentality they need for returning up with one thing they are snug with.

AudioVideo installation

There square measure some things you can got to take care for once wanting forward to put in a house system setup in your office, room, or house.

– Obtain the correct screen size that may slot in your area. When shopping for a TV, notice that bigger is not usually better. You may need to observe your TV from another area attributable to congestion.

– Review the manuals before you set off for attaching the instrumentality. One error will direct you to the alternative of what you need, although they could appear obvious and simple.

– Value or complete square measure in any probability smart guide when shopping for a house system setup to help in deciding your alternative merchandise. This will avoid shopping for things you probably didn’t want.

– The type of cables you have for the instrumentality is extremely necessary, as you want shop for a high quality cable which may protect your instrumentality from any interference.

With the technology modification in, higher instrumentality for the setup square measure frequently is generated.

The Polycom HDX series

July 26, 2012

Polycom HDX6000

The Polycom HDX series provides the combined experience of the best end-to-end high definition voice, video and content sharing in point-to-point and multipoint video conferences.  It is also easy to use, including access to the highest quality of service, support and training.

In today’s internet-driven world, the ability to conduct real time communication and collaboration has become critical to an organization’s survival. As the market leader in voice, video, data and web solutions, Polycom’s award-winning conference technology makes it easy for people to interact and maximize productivity—over any network, in just about any environment, anywhere around the globe. That’s why more organizations world-wide use and prefer Polycom conferencing solutions.

When it comes to gaining a competitive edge, it’s all about who has the ability to make better decisions, faster and more effectively. Your organization needs to be equipped to respond more quickly to customer demand, solve support issues, react to market opportunities, and battle competitive threats.

In today’s global marketplace, only the absolute best will do, and Polycom’s HDX product line is clearly the best, offering a video solution for nearly any application. It delivers the richest audio, clearest and sharpest video, most transparent technology, and easiest to use interface, all enhanced by world-class service and support. HDX products are built on HDTV standards. In video conferencing, this vastly improves the overall viewing experience and eliminates meeting fatigue. Additionally, colors are more vibrant and realistic; movements are more sharp and smooth. This offers users the ability to interact more naturally, offering more than nine times the video quality of CIF video.

This exceptional user experience applies to sound, as well. Polycom’s patent-pending Siren 22 heightens users’ senses to new levels. HDX also incorporates Polycom’s patented Stereo Surround technology, bringing new life to each call. For a truly in-person meeting experience, video participants can hear remote participants’ voices in stereo through left and right speakers. Yet, all this is accomplished with a single HDX microphone array, powerful enough to pick up even a soft voice at the far end of the room and transmit it to everyone on the video call.

The Polycom HDX series was created by integrators, for integrators, offering the industry’s highest level of flexibility and performance. Easily integrate a Polycom HDX product into a university auditorium with multiple cameras, projectors and displays. Create a unique and compelling board room, complete with touch-panel displays, recessed lighting and individual monitors for each participant. Or build a state-of-the-art training facility with DVD’s that record each high definition video training, and HD document cameras to show local artifacts and documents. All of these meeting solutions, and more, are possible through integration using the Polycom HDX series and its powerful set of APIs.

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