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Technology for the New Welcome Experience

Yesterday’s lobby is now a Welcome Center that treats its visitor to an experience. Today, businesses use AV technology to inform, inspire and entertain their guests starting from the entryway and continuing throughout their facility.... Read More »

Attract Today’s Talent with Tomorrow’s AV

Oracle, one of the world’s largest software companies, recently completed the initial phase of a 565,000 SF campus outside of downtown Austin. As part of their plan to capture Austin’s growing pool of young professionals,... Read More »

Aloha: Say More Than Hello to Visitors

At the flagship branch of the Bank of Hawaii, dynamic images feature the local sights and culture of the eight Hawaiian islands. Images such as tropical fish swimming along a vibrant coral reed, a breathtaking... Read More »

Trump Technology Tariffs: The AV Industry Responds

Products affected by 25 percent technology tariffs include components AV integrators use every day. How will they cope with rising costs—& who will pay? We’re closing in on the start of a 25 percent technology... Read More »

Zoom Rooms: The Future of Video Conferencing

If you haven’t heard of “Zoom Rooms,” you will soon. Created by its title company Zoom, Zoom Rooms provide remote conferencing services using cloud computing. Zoom Rooms also offer communication software that combines video conferencing,... Read More »

Organization & Concealment: ConocoPhillips

Along Interstate 10 in Houston on Energy Corridor sits the sprawling ConocoPhillips campus comprised of two twenty-two story buildings known as Energy Center Three and Energy Center Four. Each building in this central hub of... Read More »

AV Technology that Hides in Plain Sight

New interior design trends seek a simple, minimalistic environment to create a calming experience for staff and visitors. In contrast, the workflow of most organizations increasingly relies on technology to improve collaboration and productivity and... Read More »

AV in India: Building Partnerships Abroad

Cloudera and Wes Akin of Ford AV began their AV partnership back in 2015 when they worked together on an expansion of Cloudera’s office in Austin, Texas. Since then, Akin has helped design and implement... Read More »

Coming to a Theater Near You

At any moment, your local theater or house of worship may go radio silent. We all knew this was coming when the FCC announced their intent to sell the radio spectrum used by most wireless... Read More »

From Imagination to Integration: RealPage AV Design

In 2015, RealPage announced their intent to consolidate their North Texas operations into a massive 400,000 SF complex within the Richardson Telecom Corridor. Working with the customer, Ford submitted a preliminary design for a dozen... Read More »