Financial Firm Invests in a Total AV System Upgrade by Advanced

When a financial firm decided to move their annual client meetings to their office building, they knew they needed to upgrade their AV system to include the most impressive, state-of-the-art presentation technology on the market. To do so, they turned to Advanced Inc., North America’s premier AV integrator, to envision, design and install a massive AV system upgrade in their executive boardroom, auditorium, conference room, classroom and four meeting rooms.

“This company requires a cutting edge AV system that matches the quality of their services,” Advanced Vice President Mark McPherson said today. “Therefore, we delivered a stunning, yet easy-to-use presentation system that each employee can truly rely on.”

For the firm, consistency across all of the building’s systems was key. That’s why Advanced installed SMART interactive displays and the Crestron AirMedia™ Presentation Gateway into the executive boardroom, conference room, and four meeting rooms.

“While we aim to impress our clients, we also want to ensure that the new technology is relatively simple for our employees to master,” said a company representative. “We want to be able to walk into our conference room, turn the SMART board on, and confidently deliver stunning presentations to our clients. Their funds are important to them, and this shows that they’re important to us as well.”

With AirMedia, any employee can wirelessly present on a display from their personal laptop or mobile device; it’s as simple as connecting to a Wi-Fi network. “We knew this was the ideal presentation software to employ in every room of the building,” McPherson added. “The input works in such a way that any presentation content is optimized. No matter what resolution the presenter originally inputs – from, say a mobile device or a laptop – the content is instantly scaled to the native resolution of the projector. They no longer need to worry about the presentation looking pixelated. Plus, it’s as easy-to-use as ever.”

Additionally, Advanced outfitted the building’s auditorium – a space primarily used to showcase their services to prospective clients – with a Sony 7000Lumen Laser Light Source Projector, two 165” and 222” Draper Access screens, and a NEC 65″ LED display for large-scale presentations.

The firm’s team is enthusiastic to begin utilizing their new presentation system. “We’re beginning to develop training programs for our employees,” a company representative said. “We truly want to see this technology utilized all the time. We made a big investment and we’re thrilled to implement it.”

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