Featured Equipment: 146" CyberTouch video wall, 55" Christie Digital Displays, Crestron Digital Media System, Klipsch Speakers, Xbox360, Nintendo Wii, JayBird Bluetooth Headphones, iPad Touch Screen Control, Elan Amplifier, Marantz Blu-Ray Player
The Buckley School called on BCG Concepts to work with them in designing a "technology room," a space where students could relax and experience the latest and greatest technology at their finger tips.
The room features a 146" CyberTouch touch screen video wall with 40 simultaneous touch points - this means 4 students with two hands each can be using the board at the same time (that's forty fingers in case you were counting :) )
There are two additional 55" Samsung LED displays used for a gaming wall that have Xbox360 Kinect and Nintendo Wii. Students can play games side by side or online against each other using the two setups.
The control, audio, and video distribution system is from Crestron Electronics. The entire space is controlled with the Apple iPad running Crestron Mobile Pro G. A 6x6 HDMI video switch from Crestron sends Blu-Ray, Mac Mini, PC, Laptop connections, and more to any of the displays in the room in any combination.
Four Klipsch speakers are installed in the ceiling using custom wood frames wrapped in acoustic fabric to match the ceiling fabric.
Featured Equipment: JBL Pro Speakers, Crown Amplifiers
When this new restaurant opened, BCG was hired to replace the older sound system. We used Harman Pro products including JBL Pro Control series speakers, Crown Amplifiers and DBX Signal Processing. Volume controls were installed behind the bar to control volume and source. The result was stunning sound and seamless integration with Public Kitchen's style and design.
When the staff at the famous Hollywood Roosevelt decided it was time to give the landmark hotel a much overdue face lift, they called on BCG Concepts to facilitate the design and installation of the audio video system in the newly remodeled penthouse suite.
The design consisted of four flat panel displays ranging from 23 to 63 inches. A fully integrated music system was also featured in the five room multi-level suite, including an expansive outdoor audio system for the roof top deck, and complete with a hook-up for the disc jockey.
One challenge coming into this job was to integrate all the pieces of the system in a way that a new guest, with no previous experience with advanced audio video systems, could operate without elaborate instructions and training. We chose Crestron™ Electronics for the house music system which featured intuitive, easy to operate keypads on the wall in each room. We also featured touch screen remotes to integrate the DVD players and surround systems in the various rooms so the guests could operate everything with the touch of a single button.
With proper forethought in the design and planning, BCG was able to create a user friendly audio video system unprecedented in a hotel, resulting in minimal service calls and total guest satisfaction.
Featured Equipment: LG Plasma & LCD Displays, Crestron Adagio Music System, Crestron XM/FM/AM Tuner, Niles Black Lava Rock Speakers, Anthony Gallo Speakers, Universal Remote Control MX-3000 Touch Screen Remote, Denon Receiver, Denon DVD Player
BCG has been the go-to vendor at the iconic Hollywood Roosevelt hotel for many years, so we were called on to design and install an audio video system for their Spare Room Bar, located on the mezzanine level of the hotel. We incorporated JBL in-ceiling speakers which were painted bronze to match and blend into the bronze ceiling tiles. Two LG plasma displays were installed behind the mirrored glass, which are used to play vintage black and white movies. Throughout the venue there are also three DJ and live band hook-ups, ideal for The Spare Room's musical entertainment. The entire system is conveniently controlled through a Crestron Electronics in-wall touch screen panel.
Featured Equipment: Crown Amplifiers, DBX Audio Processors, Crestron Control System, JBL Control Series Speakers, DragonFly Motorized Projection Screen, Technics Turntables, RANE Mixer, Strong Racks and Mounts, Samsung Blu-Ray, Optoma Projectors
After completing the lounge system for the previous season, Rob decided to remodel his main office. We teamed up with Microsoft to install two 50" touch screen plasma displays that sync to his computer and act as a way to extend his desktop display. We also installed numerous in-ceiling and in-wall speakers powered by an Episode amplifier. There is a lounge system with full surround sound and a conference room 60" Samsung LCD complete with audio video hook-ups on the table.
Through one URC remote control, he can access DirecTV, XBOX, PS3 and computer to any of the four displays while choosing the music of his choice to play in the background.
Featured Equipment: Episode Amplifier, Samsung LCD, Touch Screen Overlays, Strong Mounts and Racks, Episode Speakers, URC MX-900 Remote Control, Samsung Blu-Ray Player
Featured Equipment: KEF iQ Series Speakers, Yamaha A/V Receiver, Universal MX-900 Remote Control, Nintendo Wii, Playstation3, XBOX 360, DirecTV HD+DVR, 165” Screen, 1080P Front Projector, Laptop Hookup, Earthquake Subwoofer
As an addition to the Fantasy Factory Season 2, Rob Dyrdek decided to add a lounge with a full theater on the inside. As a local integrator, BCG was the first company to get the call being based in Downtown Los Angeles. We designed a full functioning 5.1 theater system on a tight budget including hookups for all of the latest game systems and laptops.
Featured Equipment: Samsung LED Displays, Polycom Video Conferencing System, Crestron DMPS-300-C Room processor and multi-media controller, Apple iPad3 used as Touch Panel, HDMI, VGA connectivity at the center of the table.
BCG Concepts was brought into this project through one of our strong builder relationships. Builders are confident that we will continue to deliver what we promise and execute our installations with the professionalism they have grown accustomed to.
This particular system featured a mutli-display setup, allowing users to video conference on one display while sharing documents or other visuals on the other screen. Table top jacks for HDMI, VGA and audio were also provided for straight laptop connections or other video and audio sources.
The entire system is controlled from an Apple iPad3 attached to a Crestron processor.
Featured Equipment: ViewSonic Projector, Da-Lite Motorized Trap Door Projection Screen, Crestron MPC Wall Control, Episode Power Conditioning, Middle Atlantic Racks, JBL Speakers, Samsung LED Displays.
This project involved several areas at BNY Mellon. BCG implemented a motorized screen in a large conference room, while a training room (pictured below), multiple break-rooms, and an executive office were set up with displays connected to the building's cable system. Each television included wall plate connections for HDMI as well as VGA connections below, perfect for multi-media presentations throughout.
Featured Equipment: Middle Atlantic Rack Products, Sharp 52” LCD Displays, Crestron Video & Audio Distribution, 15” Crestron Touch Screen Control, Speco CCTV System, NetGear Managed Network, Panasonic Phone System, Denon CD Changer, CAVS Karaoke Server
For this project, BCG was brought in to design a streamlined system so an entire four room karaoke bar could be controlled by minimal staff. Using a 15” touch panel at the reception area, each room could be set up for a party with the touch of a button and a timer would shut the rooms down when the pre-paid time expired.
The venue featured six large Sharp LCD displays and an extensive house music system consisting of sixteen Niles in-ceiling speakers. The temperature in each room was scheduled and controlled via the 15” touch panel using Crestron thermostats.
A complete managed Ethernet network was built by BCG to accommodate the needs of the karaoke servers, computers, and point-of-sale system. Party goers use the in-wall Panasonic intercoms to reach staff at the front reception area and office. The Panasonic phone and intercom system allows multi-line business functionality with all the necessities of business phone system.
Featured Equipment: Crestron MPS-100 Processor, Crestron TPMC-8X Wireless Touch Panel with In-Wall Docking Station, Denon Receiver, Sharp 65” LCD, 120” Da-Lite Screen, BenQ Data Projector, Atlantic Technology Surround Sound System, Sonance In-Wall Subwoofer System, Crestron Flip-Top Box for Laptop hookup, Panamax Power Conditioner, Crestron infiNET Light switches, Somfy shades
Live Nation contacted BCG Concepts to set up a proper conference room on the top floor of their building, as the temporary setup they had was just not making the grade. The scope included fabrication of a custom cabinet, installing motorized drapes, full 5.1 surround sound, and touch panel control of the LCD and projector.
We chose Crestron Electronics for this application because of the well known brand's expertise in automation and control over the past 30 years. An 8.4” wireless touch panel sits cradled in an in-wall dock for charging when not in use. Users have access to Cable TV, DVD, CD and a range of hook-ups from the center of the conference table including laptop and mp3 connections.
This was a complete turnkey system from start to finish as the client expressed its needs and BCG handled everything from system design to procuring the reliable sub contractors to install the shades and custom cabinet. BCG prides itself on working with the best in the industry for all trades which allow us to have complete control of the project from start to finish.
Bryan Gorog is the owner of BCG Concepts Audio & Video in Los Angeles, CA
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