Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits awarded AV Planners a contract to redesign and install standardized AV systems in their conference rooms and board rooms throughout California.

The Challenge:

The Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits Union City office, in particular, was challenging. The three conference rooms had divisible walls, that when opened could seat up to 200 people!  One of the main objectives was to make sure that each conference room was designed for ease of use for a simple presentation, or having the ability to collaborate with all of the Southern  Glazer’s Wine & Spirits offices on a National level.

The Solution:

AV Planners designed a system with a Crestron Control system that allows for each of the presenters in each office to have the ability to control the conference room with the ability to have a simple presentation to be able to conduct a video conferencing call using the Polycom Group 500 Series. At the Union City facility, AV Planners installed two  Sharp 90″ LCD screens at the front of the large conference room. Also four 46″ NEC Display LCD screens were installed on the perimeters of the rooms to maximize the viewing area all the way to the back of the room.

As the country’s largest wine and spirits distributor, Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits is nationally recognized by its supplier partners (as well as by its customers) for its state-of-the-art distribution capabilities and its leading-edge information technology. As the leader in the wine and spirits distribution business in the United States, Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits is committed to adhering to the highest professional and ethical standard in all of their corporate, civic and charitable activities.

AV Planners replaced existing rear screen projection systems with 70” NEC Display LCD displays that were recessed into the walls. AV Planners also replaced the existing switching system with a Crestron digital scaling switcher that connects all sources (Macs, PCs, Blu-Ray and DirecTV) and outputs at 1080P via HDMI. We also reprogrammed existing control system to work with the new system’s simplified Crestron Control commands.

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