Beck Group, Dallas

Audio-visual and conferencing technologies design and integration

The Customer

The Beck Group is the largest and most innovative integrated building firm in the country. Beck delivers award-winning construction and architecture expertise through their unified delivery model. This meeting of the minds in dual disciplines lets them provide clients with swift and efficient project delivery. At every stage, their multi-disciplinary teams bring a full range of expertise and creative thinking to meet their clients’ needs and deliver singular results. Over the years, Beck’s work has been recognized as both groundbreaking and trendsetting, and they have earned a reputation for progressive evolution, innovation, and expansion.

The Challenge

To enhance their staff’s creative and collaborative efforts by utilizing both audio-visual and conferencing technologies throughout their headquarters located in the Arts District of downtown Dallas.

The Solution

“The Collaborarium” provides a large enough space to present design ideas in a variety of ways, plus it gives their clients the opportunity to move around and immerse themselves in the design process. Post-it notes, fabric samples, and video displays allow the room to become a giant interactive storyboard. Participants can easily see what will happen if they make a design change and their design staff can rapidly overlay different pieces of information to show them the anticipated results. The room is equipped with multiple display options around the room with a ceiling-mounted document camera for presenting drawings, samples, etc. to the team. A new video conferencing systems was installed to allow for collaboration with other offices, outside vendors, or to their customers. The room is controlled by a wireless iPad, running Crestron’s control application.

The Executive Boardroom is a large room equipped with multiple laptop connections at the boardroom table, a new high-definition audio and video conferencing systems with integrated button microphones in the table, and “invisible” loudspeakers located in the ceiling. The existing 103″ plasma display was re-purposed as the main display. However, Texadia Systems integrated a new Leon custom soundbar below the existing display to deliver high-quality program audio to the listeners and also house the new HD video conferencing camera.  An iPad running the Crestron application was provided for room controls such as lighting, window shades, conferencing, etc.

Throughout the rest of the building, there are multiple training rooms, huddle areas, and breakout conference rooms that are equipped with large format displays, video conferencing, and other collaboration technologies such as wireless presentation devices and screen annotation features.

Texadia Systems’ service team provides 24/7 monitoring services of the AV systems via an Ihiji’s remote management solution. This solution also allows the customer’s IT support staff to remotely manage each room and quickly respond to customer support tickets.

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