Elite Sight and Sound was tasked with a large undertaking when they began working on their latest commercial installation with Personify. Personify had a goal of creating a space with reliable, top of the line technology to promote collaboration in the workforce.
The Tech Decision
Based in North Carolina, Personify is one of the fastest growing privately held Recruitment Process Outsourcing (RPO) and Traditional Search organizations in the U.S. Enlisting the help of Elite Sight and Sound, Personify was looking to invest in team building and workspace to ensure their strategies are among the most sought after in the industry. Recognized at Inc.’s 5000 Fastest-Growing Private Companies in 2015, Personify delivers strategic talent solutions to clients of all sizes across the globe.
With significant resources continually being invested in employee development and promoting a culture of collaboration, Personify had a goal of creating a space with reliable, top of the line technology to promote collaboration in the workforce.
Personify’s goal for the installation was to create a large display on the main floor for everyone to see analytics, training videos and data. In addition, they wanted to create spaces for small group collaboration.
Once Elite Sight and Sound began working with Personify, they knew it was going to be one of their largest projects yet. The initial phase was centered solely around bringing collaboration into a central meeting phase. Once they completed the initial phase, they began working on security and surveillance, as well as branching out to other rooms and spaces.
Initially, Personify wanted a large projector in the main room, called the bullpen, and Elite Sight and Sound created a 4×4 video wall connected to Mac-Mini’s, DirectTV and Barco for content sources. In addition, Elite Sight and Sound worked with Just Add Power to create a HDMI matrix for ten additional displays throughout Personify’s headquarters. For audio, a 70-volt audio system with integrated with Sonos as sources, adding to the entire integration, which is controlled by Control4.
The video wall was created with 4×4 Samsung Super Thin Bezel, in addition to 16 Samsung 46-inch Video Wall televisions mounted with Peerless-AV mounts. 6 Barco Clickshares were integrated to allow content sharing off laptops to any display in the building, creating an effective collaboration solution for training purposes. To create a sophisticated audio experience, 4 JBL Commercial Amps were paired with Sonos. In addition, Elite Sight and Sound created a one-of-a-kind DJ booth and wireless microphone system connected to the integrated audio.
During the project with Personify, it was important that Elite Sight and Sound obtained all of the products from a minimal number of distributors for more efficient purchase orders. AVAD had many of the commercial items Elite Sight and Sound was looking for and by purchasing solutions from AVAD, Elite Sight and Sound saved an immense amount of time, which was critical for such a massive project. Samsung 46” Video Wall Televisions, Peerless-AV Mounts, a Middle Atlantic Rack, JBL Commercial Amps, Sharp 70” Commercial Displays, Samsung 50” Hospitality Displays and Barco Clickshares were all purchased from AVAD Charlotte for the Personify installation.
Serving customers across North Carolina for over ten years, Elite Sight and Sound recognizes there’s a choice when it comes to product distribution, although, they’ve been obtaining products from AVAD for nearly four years now and carefully selected AVAD as a distributor because they’re able to provide many of the products they’re looking for. With the help of AVAD’s skilled team of professionals, Elite Sight and Sound further meet their client’s goals.
Elite Sight and Sound took full advantage of AVAD’s regional support through the local Charlotte branch to ensure they were integrating the best technology for the job. The local AVAD associate, Paul, worked with Elite Sight and Sound through the entire installation, beginning with the design process. The video wall was the biggest challenge Elite Sight and Sound had to overcome during the installation and Paul worked with them to find the proper video models and displays that were the adequate size while providing powerful video resolutions and remaining under the client’s budget.
Near the conclusion of the initial phase of the installation, Elite Sight and Sound had to expedite the integration due to a last-minute “Grand Opening” at Personify. To meet their client’s deadline, Elite Sight and Sound worked closely with AVAD Charlotte to expedite shipping on the Samsung displays for the video walls. With the help of AVAD, Elite Sight and Sound finished all product installation for the initial phase to meet their client’s deadline.
Personify was thrilled with the final product of the initial installation phase, and Elite Sight and Sound has begun working on additional phases, including security and surveillance. Elite Sight and Sound created an elaborate, yet simple to use, collaboration room in the bullpen, as well as audio and video technology in smaller meeting rooms and workspaces. With the help of AVAD, Elite Sight and Sound met their client’s short deadline while producing customer satisfactory integration.