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Transformation Tuesday – McArthur Squash Center

Tuesday, March 17th, 2015

Greetings from The AV Company!

Welcome to our tenth installment in our Transformation Tuesday series! This month, we’ll be taking a look at the McArthur Squash Center at the Boar’s Head Sports Complex! This state-of-the-art facility serves as the home base for the University of Virginia men’s and women’s squash teams. The center features eight singles courts, two doubles courts, and one glass-walled feature court with stadium seating for almost 400 spectators. We were asked to provide an integrated audiovisual system to allow the space to be more adaptable and easier to use.

We were able to transform the user experience of the facility using a variety of new tools! We implemented an iPad-controlled score-keeping system for referees. We installed monitors at each court, all controlled by local iPads that allow one to set up a timer for an exercise, pull up a YouTube video for reference, receive updates on upcoming events, et cetera! We also installed cameras in five of the courts and used the Crestron Capture HD Recorder to allow live streaming both online and to monitors around the facility.


Digital Signage in Restaurants

Wednesday, August 25th, 2010

We are guessing you wouldn’t expect to walk into your favorite upscale Charlottesville restaurant and see digital signage featuring their menu items and ingredients.  But, digital signage is quickly becoming a big topic in the world of fast food restaurants.  New legislation in some states and people being more aware of what they are eating in general is leading to the need to publish nutritional and calorie information on menu boards.  Because menus are always changing and there restaurants have thousands of locations. this can be very expensive and time consuming.  Digital signage is the perfect solution.  It can even be updated from one location when a menu changes. 

We think this is something that you will see in school systems in the coming years as well to indicate the days menu, nutritional information and it could even include icons next to healthier items to teach students to make good choices.  Check out this article from Digital Signage Weekly on this subject.

Restaurant Digital Signage

Sample of Restaurant Digital Signage from matrox.com

Inspired Signage

Wednesday, May 26th, 2010

We are currently working on a digital signage installation for a school system in Virginia.  They will soon be able create & update signage content from one location and it will appear in multiple locations at each of the schools.  Even better, this signage will also appear on a local TV station so they are also reaching every household who tunes into that channel from the same place…pretty cool!

WHAT is Digital Signage
The AV Company installs the Inspired Signage solution from AMX.  It enables customers to create, schedule and deliver their own vibrant, animated content dynamically to display screens across a network of sites locally, nationally or globally. Through pre-configured hardware and an intuitive software application, your existing staff can easily manage content, graphics and animation targeted to chosen audiences.

 Digital Signage is ideal for-

  • CINEMAS
  • SPORTING VENUES
  • THEATRES
  • BANKING
  • CORPORATE COMMUNICATIONS
  • HOTELS
  • EDUCATION
  • RECEPTION AREAS
  • EXHIBITIONS
  • CONFERENCES

Do you think digital signage may be right for you?  Visit the AMX website for more details or call The AV Company for a custom quote.