A New Headquarters AV Integration Case Study
It all starts with the glass. Western Windows System’s giant multi-slide doors, turn the headquarters into an unwalled de facto showroom that inspires each visitor and employee to be creative and have fun, while utilizing state-of-the-art technology. The headquarters is filled with video games, pool tables, mini golf, air hockey, and even a giant corkscrew slide from the second-floor conference room to the engineering department on the first floor. Our goal was to blend the Audio-Visual systems with these entertaining amenities.
Western Windows embodies the company culture of: “A Better Way to Live and Work.” Level 3 Audiovisual, accents and embraces Western Windows System’s company culture by providing them their headquarters with the best of the best Audiovisual Technology. When you walk into the eye -popping 170,000 sq. ft. headquarters, you witness three LG digital displays to your left, providing informational Western Windows Systems advertisements.
Level 3 Audiovisual provided the design, programming, and integration services for Western Windows System. These services were commissioned by Western Windows System and Cresa Project Management. Our solution included:
Multi-Zoned Paging & BGM System
The audio system consists of paging to multiple zones around the headquarters (training room, great hall, patio and warehouse) via workstation IP phones or the wireless mic system. Background music (BGM) features system control & streaming music selection via a touch panel. For Western Windows System, all-hands meetings in the great hall the system features a Shure wireless mic system and several Electro Voice Evo speakers. The speaker system runs throughout the office for quality music and paging and extends to the 135,000 sq.ft. window manufacturing plant/warehouse.
A divisible room, features two projectors, distributed audio and Crestron control via two custom programmed touch panels. Divisible room features include individual and mirrored content on the projection screens via Crestron matrix switching.
Executive Conference Room, Meeting Room & Large Huddle Room
Feature wireless sharing to the LED displays as well as standard HDMI connectivity, in-ceiling speakers and a Crestron control system.
Reception Digital Signage
Three 50” LED Displays show digital signage content via network updates and design from the Western Windows Systems Marketing Department. The custom, always changing content is edited and pushed through the Bright Sign digital signage platform. The three-digital signage displays show both the latest Western Windows Systems windows and products as well as ranking and write-ups in online trade magazines such as Houzz, Inc., ACE Awards & Dwell Magazine.
This multi-room integration spans over 20 rooms, tying technology with Western Windows Systems’ “Better Way to Live and Work” culture. “If you can help create an environment that your people love being a part of, they will work harder, work smarter, and create incredible results.” Scott Gates, CEO, Western Windows Systems.