Crestron is one of the world’s leading providers of automation and control systems, from audio visual systems to energy control. Whether an enterprise seeks to simplify and streamline its corporate or customer presentations or a school wishes to equip its teachers with powerful learning technologies, Crestron is the answer.
Crestron has developed a comprehensive ecosystem of innovative touch-panel solutions and control systems that suit virtually every application. In doing so, it has become the definitive source for centrally and globally controlling, managing and presenting information. In boardrooms, classrooms, waiting rooms and more, Crestron helps companies and their clients/customers enjoy the benefits of technology. Advanced systems offer seamless, one-touch access to (and transfer among) varied feeds—DVDs, document cameras, Internet, multimedia devices and PC applications such as PowerPoint and Excel—all of which can be streamed among multiple displays within the room or elsewhere.
Crestron’s user-friendly touch panels can also extend to lights and thermostats, affording presenters control not only of a presentation but also of the entire environment. Additional modules enable advanced presentation-space booking by technology need and capacity, directly from Outlook or any web browser. All of these capabilities increase efficiencies, lower cost and complexity, and position enterprises, educational institutions and other facilities as technology leaders.
Project: Piedmont Driving Club
Challenges: Originally constructed in 1887, the Piedmont Driving Club has seen assorted renovations over the years. In 2008 the club decided to do a major renovation of the existing building while adding a new parking deck, pool courtyard, dining facility, racquetball courts, tennis facility, locker rooms, and exercise area. LMI was hired by the owner to design build a new low-voltage infrastructure including new telephone and network cabling, new security systems and complete audio/video system. One of our biggest challenges was the lack of documentation of the existing building infrastructure or any of its existing systems. The project also required that existing systems be maintained until the new system were ready for cut-over.
Solution: LMI joined weekly meetings with the General Contractor for coordination of the new areas being constructed. We spent the first two weeks documenting the existing facility and systems and created shop drawings detailing the new systems to be installed. We ultimately established and built a new main computer room in the new facility to allow us to keep the old systems up and running during the installation of the new systems.
Results: The project was deemed a success by the club and its members who were excited about the new technologies we installed. The General Contractor was also impressed with our delivery and subsequently invited LMI to join other projects.
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