Monday, March 16, 2015

Texas A&M Reimagines its Football Locker Room with T1Visions’ Cutting-edge CMS

Web-based dashboard facilitates content updates 

When Texas A&M was awarded the opportunity to renovate its football locker room, they recognized the new facility would need to function in several ways. Functionality, ‘wow’ factor, and manageability were all key influencers in determining the right solution. This led them to T1Visions,

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The Challenge

  1. This new locker room would double as a premier recruiting facility that would ‘Wow’ the socks off any recruit that stepped foot inside the building – it had to be sleek, creative, and unlike anything else out there.
  2. Functioning as more than a traditional locker room, this facility would need to match the high expectations of the tech-savvy Millennial generation occupying these quarters. By integrating interactive technology throughout the locker room, this would keep players engaged with each other and with the team throughout the season.
  3. By outfitting the entire locker room with digital / interactive components, the biggest challenge would be managing a massive amount of content on the backend of this flashy facility. Texas A&M recognized the need for a CMS that could be easily maintained by its staff, and updated frequently and in real time.

The T1Visions Solution

  1.  Multiple videos walls that can feature content across the wall in its entirety or broken down into quadrants. Messages, images, video, or cable channels are all controlled from the T1Visions CMS dashboard.
  2. 246 digital tiles = 2 digital tiles for each of the 123 player lockers. Messages, images, or video can be customized for individual players – making the locker room a point of interaction between staff and player. The tiles can also serve as one single banner for messaging or video across the entire locker room. Highlighting big plays, player birthdays, and other team announcements are now just a click away.
  3. T1Visions’ CMS provides one central dashboard to control content across all 246 digital locker tiles and three video walls.

Key advantages in T1Visions’ CMS:

  • Update content anytime, anywhere with web-based dashboard (all that is required is log-in access)
  • Incredible ease of use – just one hour of training required (compare that to most solutions, which take several days)
  • Software-based solution means zero maintenance for additional hardware components.

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Primacoustic: Go from Acoustical Nightmare to Dream Demo Room

Providing expert assistance with acoustic treatment

Vancouver, BC.  Sound Productions of Dallas, TX has been in business for more than 40 years as retailer and distributor of pro-audio equipment. Recently, the company repurposed a section of their warehouse, adjacent to their existing showroom, to create a large training facility and demo room. Jeff Humphrey, VP Sales and Marketing: "Being mindful of our neighbors as well as our adjacent general showroom and sales area; we were tasked with creating a real world, live venue experience while placing great emphasis on the mitigation of the external disruptive sound pressure levels typically associated with a live venue."

Primacoustic Training Facility and Demo Room

"In the planning and building phase, our first goal was to decouple as much of the room as possible in order to minimize sound transmission through adjoining spaces. This required the use of purpose designed materials and contractors familiar with this type of project. We carefully selected inner and outer wall barrier and acoustic treatment, construction materials and drapery."

Humphrey got in touch with Jay Porter at Primacoustic,, for assistance with the acoustic treatment plan: "I supplied the architectural drawings which included the room dimensions, building materials, stage and speaker placement as well as the location of all furniture and rugs and fixtures. The final design was ready within three days of our final conversation. We then commissioned Danny Snook of Achieve AV with the task of installing the Primacoustic Broadway Panels."

The Sound Productions facility will accommodate up to 80 people and has seen overwhelming interest by customers, class attendees and pro audio manufacturers alike since opening this summer. According to Humphrey, they have already hosted six product training workshops that have been booked to capacity with several more on the schedule. "Our new facility and the workshops we offer provide a one of a kind experience for our customers."