Overview: This design/build project was completed in May of 2005. The scope of work included multiple audiovisual systems to include a demonstration kitchen with broadcast quality video recording capabilities and several conference rooms with standard presentation capabilities. In addition, a digital signage system was installed throughout the space with stone facades and discrete audio to dress up the flat panel displays.
This Customer Center is used to entertain and show new products to major retail stores like Costco and King Soopers. Digital Signage throughout the Customer Center needed to include custom stone facades and mural art in conjunction with flat panel displays. The demonstration kitchen needed to be able to record sessions for broadcast later. All steps of the cooking process had be able to be captured – audio and video. These new systems all needed to be linked, via fiber optics, to Swift’s main building where their signals can be routed to most of the local conference rooms.
Wall art and stone plaques were used to give the space an historic look and feel in spite of the modern technology. One mural was a replica of the side of a train from the early 1900’s and some of the signage content was 16mm film reels of these same train cars bringing meat to market. The kitchen video system facilitates overflow viewing of the demonstration as well as recording of these events.
An additional training room with basic presentation capabilities was added near the end of the initial contract. The main training room incorporates multiple displays, AMX control, Smart Technologies’ Sympodium, light dimming and automated window coverings. Audio was accomplished discreetly using American Technologies hypersonic directional speakers and motion detectors. Anode FireSign was the software of choice for this application. The signage and kitchen video was supported via a production desk control room.