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Bryan Gorog, 31
President of BCG Concepts Inc.
After the residential downturn, Bryan aligned BCG with commercial projects, finding success with projects like high-tech business conference rooms and restaurant/bar development. Notable BCG projects include the iconic Hollywood Roosevelt, Rob Dyrdek’s Fantasy Factory, and The Buckley School’s Technology Room.
This is a custom home we recently finished with Lutron Homeworks lighting and Savant home automation. Great room doors controlled on Savant system to open entire house up to views of Los Angeles. Motorized lift from Auton in the master bedroom drops a 65" LED Samsung display from the ceiling. Theater features JVC Pro HD projection and Definitive Technology 7.1 surround sound. Nest thermostats. Shower TV's and speakers. 8 Camera security system.
New theater media room just completed with 5 Samsung TV and a 110" Da-Lite screen and JVC U.S.A. Projector. 5.2+4 Dolby Theater Atmos surround sound setup with Definitive Technology Speakers. 5 DIRECTVHD Receivers, Video Game Hook-Up and all controlled using Control4running on a Microsoft Surface Pro Tablet.
This was a recently completed project. This system featured Sonos audio integrated into a Control4 system. There were 10 video zones all operated on the Control4 system from a large centralized video switch. This distributed Time Warner Cable, DirecTV and AppleTV to all the video zones in the house. Lutron lighting and Q-Motion Shades were also integrated. A Cisco small business network was installed as the back bone for this system.
This is a spec house we just completed for a developer. Our standard smart home package includes 6 zones of in-ceiling audio, Control4 lighting control, thermostats control, a small roller rack with the house processor and amplifier and basic structured wiring all the way through for phone, data, satellite and cable.
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
Bryan Gorog is the owner of BCG Concepts Audio & Video in Los Angeles, CA
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