About JVN Systems ...

JVN Systems is a leading provider of audio-visual solutions to Corporate and Academic clients. We stand atop our industry as a result of our focus on both designing and building audio-visual systems from inception to completion. Our experienced staff work closely with our clients to integrate state of the art audio, video and IT systems. Whether for boardrooms, conference rooms, training rooms or smart classrooms, our systems are designed and installed with an unrivaled attention to detail that allows customers to work more efficiently. They impress clients and colleagues by focusing on the message, rather than the technology needed to deliver it. That’s the JVN Experience: dynamic, fully integrated audio-visual systems that work flawlessly and intuitively.

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Case Studies - Audio Visual Systems


Audio Visual System for Fortune 500 Firm

The JVN Systems Approach ... JVN Systems delivered the client's requirements with its signature blend of forward thinking consulting, innovative technology and installation expertise.
The Result ... A high-tech but easy-to-use audio-visual framework that meets the unique challenges of each room it touches while offering consistent presentation technologies in every location. JVN developed a comprehensive audio-visual plan that was implemented in more than 30 unique installation projects at a dozen locations over 18 months.
The cutting-edge audio-visual system fully integrates with the necessary IT and facility systems at each site, uniting all vital functions into a single, easy-to-use control panel. Because JVN was responsible for the project at every step – always cognizant of the budget and the unique needs of the client – this advanced, comprehensive audio-visual framework was built with a budget-oriented approach that ensured the client's requirements were met with the best products and the best value.

One Company, One Vision ...
The System in Detail - The audio-visual system matches intuitive, user-friendly controls with sophisticated presentation technologies. JVN worked closely with a wide variety of staff and vendors- IT, telecom, media services, facilities, contractors, architects, even mill workers – to craft an audio-visual framework that fully integrates with all essential systems at each location. Each room had different challenges, but their final systems all share one JVN hallmark: Every essential room function – from IP connectivity to video output to volume control – is operated by a simple unified control panel. And each system can be monitored, in-house or remotely, via an IP connection that regularly checks system functions and maintenance needs. Here's a closer look at some of the specific installation projects:

Executive Boardroom - The client wanted a state-of-the-art, audio-visual-driven boardroom that was as sophisticated as it was easy to use. JVN delivered by designing and installing a robust framework that gives the executive boardroom at the corporate headquarters in Long Island, NY an unrivaled level of audio-visual excellence. The 22-seat conference table is complemented by dual plasmas, a 105-inch display, recessed cameras, a multi-point video conferencing system and a single, wireless control panel – and that's just for starters. Other audio and visual systems features are: Video Sources: The system can display as many as four video sources simultaneously. In addition, laptop presentations can originate from as many as six positions, discreetly built into the table. Other available sources include a five-disk DVD player, which also handles CD audio playback; two VCRs for both playback and record; cable and satellite TV; and two rack-mounted desktop PCs to manage systems integration. Video Displays: The main 105-inch diagonal screen employs rear-projection display, was custom designed and includes a 5100 lumen data projector. Two 50-inch plasma displays are custom-fit into facing walls and can easily rotate out on swivel arms to maximize viewing for all, and then fold back unobtrusively when not in use. Videoconferencing: The Tandberg 6000 multi-point videoconferencing codec, the client's corporate standard, anchors this system. It utilizes a dozen programmable microphones built into the table and three controllable cameras in custom boxes that are recessed into the wall. Audio: Fourteen ceiling speakers are strategically placed around the room for maximum coverage. A dozen hard-wired microphones are mounted in the table, and wireless lapel microphones are available as needed. Other audio sources include CD (via the DVD player), AM-FM radio and a full audio conferencing system.

Conference Rooms - JVN Systems designed and installed a new audio and visual systems technology standard for the corporate audio-visual systems that serve all of the conference rooms, creating a repeatable template that can be installed quickly and cost-effectively across the enterprise. The result is a sophisticated, familiar audio-visual environment that is the same for the staff whether they are in a conference room in Atlanta, Chicago, Los Angeles, New York or any client location. Features include data projectors, electric screens and VCRs; laptop inputs, AUX VGA inputs and AUX video inputs at each conference table position; and a single, wall-mounted control panel that gives users one-touch access to every essential function in their conference rooms.

Solution Centers - JVN designed and built fully integrated audio visual systems for three of the client's Solution Centers. These rooms are designed for client-focused presentations and product demonstrations. Features include a 100-inch rear-screen projection system and a 50-inch plasma display; laptop interfaces built into the floor and lectern; rack-mounted VCR, satellite TV and desktop PC systems; six ceiling- mounted speakers, an 18-inch gooseneck microphone and wireless lapel and handheld microphones; overflow functionality to transmit audio and video to a second room if the meeting is too crowded; a single, one-touch control panel to operate the system.

The Company Today - JVN Systems has given their client a company-wide approach to audio-visual technology that fits every room and every location. The advanced audio-visual framework requires no additional employees or special expertise. The staff now seamlessly use cutting-edge audio-video technologies as naturally as if they were flipping a light switch or turning on a computer, in no small part because the JVN-designed-and-installed system fully integrates all essential facility functions. The end result and carefully out of sight – and out of mind – when it isn't.


Audio Visual System For Healthcare Client

The JVN Systems Approach ... A leading health care company was faced with an enviable problem: rapid growth. This marketer and manufacturer of health care supplements had seen a steady increase in business over the last few years. To meet the demands of this growth, the company decided to build a 400-seat auditorium onto its Long Island headquarters, where it could communicate its mission at regular meetings with salespeople, employees, managers, franchises and investors. Company planners knew they needed an architect to help them design and build the structure. But how could they ensure that the space would have the first-class, highly flexible audio-visual environment they wanted? JVN Systems answered these concerns by designing and building sophisticated audio visual systems for healthcare industries that allow the auditorium to serve a wide variety of purposes, from a corporate board meeting of a dozen directors to a full-scale theater presentation for 400 associates. JVN’s consultants and engineers worked closely with the architect to create an audio-visual framework that fully integrated all essential facility systems. At the same time, JVN’s experts made sure the system was highly flexible and easily scalable, befitting the needs of a rapidly growing company whose presentation requirements were still evolving. Just as important, JVN focused on delivering this top-tier, flexible system as cost-effectively as possible. JVN’s consultants helped the company identify the right technology for the job, in one instance saving it $40,000 while adding functionality.
The Result ... A four-month project in which JVN’s team worked hand-and-hand with the architect and contractor to create a state-of-the-art auditorium. In its first six months of use, the company’s auditorium hosted more than 35 meetings, complete with videoconferencing at executive meetings, HR seminars directed from a lectern, and a company-wide theater-style presentations n the room’s dramatic centerpiece: a 9-foot-by 12-foot rear-projection screen.

The Flexible Auditorium ...
The System in Detail - Integration and flexibility were the driving forces behind JVN’s creation of the auditorium framework. Every essential function is managed by a single touch-control panel or via IP connectivity – a JVN signature. The multi-function audio visual system is designed to handle a small meeting at a fully equipped table in the front of the room, or a full-scale presentation for a packed auditorium. A separate control room houses two of the system’s three equipment racks and administrators who can operate auditorium functions as needed while observing through a discreet glass panel. Here’s an in-depth look at our audio visual systems for healthcare companies:

Video - The room is anchored by a massive 9-foot-by-12-foot rear-projection screen system that offers flawless viewing for all audience members. Video sources can be displayed in full screen or broken into quadrants as presentations dictate. Company managers initially planned to install a 9-foot-by-24-foot rear-projection screen system at a significantly higher cost, but JVN’s consultants were able to help them take a more effective approach, both in function and budget. Upon further review, the company realized it would only need the 9-by-24 display once or twice a year for special double-screen presentations. The rest of the year, it would have an overly large, overly expensive screen that wouldn’t fit the room and would create distracting dead space around regular video presentations. Instead, JVN engineered the 9-by-12 rear screen system for regular use and added a 9-by-24 drop-down screen for use when needed, along with two additional projectors in front. The bottom line: a more appropriate and attractive screen for year-round use, 9-by-24 functionality when needed – and $40,000 in savings. The system includes five cameras in all for videoconferencing, one portable plasma display, eight preview monitors, and VCR, DVD-R and PC video sources, just to get started.

Audio - The flexible audio framework is powered by a combination of program speakers, ceiling-mounted voice speakers, sub-woofers and a surround-sound system distributed throughout the auditorium. In addition, 24 hard-wired microphones easily plug into floor boxes around the center stage area, and four wireless microphones further support audio functions like the full audio-conferencing system. A custom, ADA-compliant lectern can move around the front tations, or moving to the side to clear the way for the fully equipped executive conference table.

Control - From the master control room to the touch-screen control panel, room functions are fully integrated, easy to manage and always out of sight. Users in the room can handle all of the room’s functions in front of an audience via the Crestron Pro2 Control System using an Isys TPS-5000 touch panel. A second TPS-5000 panel allows control-room personnel to operate audio and video functions whenever needed. And the IP connectivity allows a user to operate the entire system off a menu on the screen (pictured at right) using a wireless mouse.

The Company Today - JVN’s audio-visual design and implementation have given its client a first-class auditorium perfectly suited to the needs of a growing company that must communicate its message in a variety of way. On any given day, the room can easily morph from an executive boardroom to a training session to a sales rally to an annual company meeting for investors. JVN’s cost-effective forward thinking approach has provided the company with a cutting-edge audio-visual environment that will continue to easily grow with the company.

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Audio Visual Consultants 101 - Everything You Need to Know

Anyone who’s tried to set up a home entertainment system knows how difficult it can be to get audio or video components set up right and functioning properly. For businesses, that processes is magnified to the power of 10. Your company is under the strain of intense competition, global responsibilities, and a 24-hour business cycle that requires your constant attention, and all of that happens on a grander scale as the size of your company increases. High-quality AV is pivotal to success in the modern business environment, but how can businesses with little to no experience understand what would be best for their industry, needs, and budget? What’s the best way to ensure that a project is well-planned, efficient, and costs as little as possible? The answer is audio visual consultants. AV consultants are the backbone of any successful project, but there is still some confusion as to what JVN’s consultants do for their high-end clients as part of our fully integrated services. Here’s everything you need to know before contacting us to take things further.

Which Services Do AV Consultants Offer?
JVN is a full-service AV company that takes a holistic approach to providing audio/visual solutions. That means we want to be fully involved with our clients in terms of consultation, design, implementation, and maintenance. Most of our consultancy services are available as part of the full package; however, some clients are just looking to be consulted before going it alone or making a decision for which company to use. Either way, the most common services that our AV consultants provide are:

Design consultation– room design is the foundation of any successful AV project. Conferencing rooms, auditoriums, multipurpose rooms and more all need to be designed with a purpose in mind. Proper design can increase productivity, output, and efficiency, as well be more aesthetically pleasing to clients and employees. Our consultants will keep your space, wishes, and budget in mind en route to providing valuable design advice.

Technical recommendations– this industry changes faster than the speed of sound. New and exciting technologies are constantly rolling out, and that often presents a challenge to companies that don’t know what they need or what they should spend their budget on. A consultant will have valuable knowledge and experience in the industry. They know what works in which industries, how much you should budget, and what you can expect to get when purchasing products. They can find shortcuts and replacements to save money or save you time by showing exactly what you need and who to buy it from.

Project management– designing the room, purchasing the products, and implementing the system makes for a very large project. A consultant has seen many of all shapes and sizes. They will help make each project go off without a hitch, acting as a valuable bridge between the client and our team members. They will manage down to the minute detail each phase of the project and make sure everything is on time and on target.

Which industries do we serve?
There isn’t an industry in New York City that wouldn’t benefit from better AV systems. Every office or building could benefit from better speakers, software, monitors, and microphones. It’s especially true for the high-end, Fortune 500 clients that we serve. In that rarified air, perception is key. If you are a business that exudes prestige, you need to have the look and feel to match. That being said, our consultants specialize in a few industries. They are:

  • Fortune 500s – the world’s largest and wealthiest companies come with a unique set of needs that only an experienced company can meet. The sheer size and importance of these AV projects necessitates a skilled and experienced consultant to help smooth things out. Fortune 500 companies need pristine AV in their executive boardrooms, meeting rooms, conference halls, and large solution centers. New York City is the place to be for Fortune 500s, and JVN is the AV company for them.
  • Academia – the academic industry is one that is focused on communication and transferring knowledge from those with it to those who wish to learn. The future of society is incubated in these halls, and their messages are conveyed using crisp audio and high-definition video solutions. We design better auditoriums and classrooms for this city’s world-renowned academic institutions.
  • Financial – New York City is the home of the New York Stock Exchange, Wall Street, and more skyscrapers than just about anywhere. It is the center of world finance. JVN’s audio visual consultants help the financial industry by designing and implementing easy-to-use telepresence, audio, and visual systems for the financial industry to help the high-pressure professionals in the industry make the right decision at the right time(and look and sound great while doing it!).

Which projects can an AV consultant help with?
In short, our consultants can do just about anything you need, but we understand that some clients want to know exactly which situations they might be needed for. No problem. Over the years, JVN has noticed a few specific times when a consultant is absolutely necessary. If you need any of the following, then a consultant is absolutely necessary:

  • Conference room design
  • Event set up
  • Video-conferencing systems
  • Telepresence systems
  • Commercial surround-sound
  • Seminar setup
  • Festivals or concert AV setup
  • Employee events
  • AV for conferences
  • Room design and renovation
These are just a handful of the most common ones. There are still many more. It’s best to contact us first so we can know exactly what we are dealing with. Audio visual consultants are a key piece of the puzzle in terms of a successful AV project. Their management skills, knowledge, and experience in the industry help provide valuable advice when it comes to design, product purchasing, and project management. Whether you’re in finance, academia, or health care, or are a Fortune 500, it’s important to work with a knowledgeable company that employs people who can effectively communicate the nuances of this industry. Need help with your next AV project? Talk to our consultants immediately.


The Value of Great AV Installation (and how your company benefits)

As technology becomes smarter so do the companies that invest in it to better the daily function of their operation. Not only have the technologies involved in doing business in the modern world become more intelligent, but so have the people in charge of the businesses that make the modern world hum. Now more than ever, companies are embracing analytics, planning, organization, and a deeper fundamental understanding of worker’s skillsets to provide better services and increase their efficiency. Nowhere is this more evident than in the usage of high-tech audio/visual equipment. The capabilities of modern software, speakers, projectors, phones and other equipment have given modern companies unprecedented advantages. Great AV installation has the capability of putting a company over the top in the eyes of industry professionals, prospective employees, and most importantly, customers. Let’s look more at the value of great AV installation and how companies can benefit from it.

JVN Systems - The Value of Great AV Installation

First, What goes into AV Installation?
Since most equipment is fairly straightforward, and they are all equipped with an easy-to-read manual, it should be easy to just install it all yourself, right? That’s not the case in reality. Not only is it a large project that will take a lot of time and money, untrained hands will likely not do the job right or not do it in a way that maximizes efficiency. What’s lost on many modern businesses is that AV installation is not just plugging in wires and setting up screens or turning knobs; in fact, it’s a very complex process. Here are just a few of the difficult tasks that we perform here at JVN:

  • Setup- setup isn’t easy, but it’s probably one of the most straightforward aspects of our services. We make sure everything is ready to go, plugged in, powered on, in the right spot, and equipped with the right software or hardware, depending on what you need.
  • Professional design- we don’t just offer products and installation. If you want to get things done right, then you’re going to need professional design services as well. The right design is essential to maximizing the value of your system.
  • Maintenance- even if something is built to last, it can’t last forever. Things will need regular maintenance to remain effective. Bad companies don’t care about it, but the best ones help you long after the installation is complete.
  • Specific industry specializations- the best companies will know exactly how to tailor services to fit a specific industry.
This of course is just the tip of the iceberg. Many more services such as retailing top-notch products, control management services, and consulting are also important to the industry.

The Benefits of Great AV Installation
To use a more everyday example, imagine your company was in search of moving company to help bring everything to a new office. Imagine that the movers didn’t pack things carefully, showed up late, didn’t know where to put anything, and didn’t know how to carry the boxes properly. The move would go wrong, and your company would worse off for it. AV installation is even more important, since what the installers do will affect your company in multiple ways for many years down the line. The right company will improve your productivity, increase efficiency, increase employee satisfaction, and lead to better educational opportunities for your company, practice, or educational institution. Here are the major benefits of great AV installation:

  • Cutting-edge designs- all of the best building materials in the world can’t make a great home if the design is subpar. Same goes with the rooms in your building. If you need a conference room, auditorium, or other space for AV equipment, then the design has to be right. A study done in 1999 revealed that physical workplace design was one of the top 3 factors for employee productivity. Innovative designs will help give the room the right curves, lighting, and visual factors that help facilitate learning, communication, and overall enjoyment.
  • Better equipment- the best companies will offer consultation services with their clients to make sure that they get exactly what they need. Great AV installation needs to be tailored to the client regardless of need or industry. Specializations at JVN include the telemedical industry, educational auditoriums, conference and meeting rooms, and more. We will help you get exactly what you need. The most expensive equipment is not always the best or best-suited for your needs.
  • Higher morale- it has been proven that certain strategies increase employee morale. The happier your employees are, the better they work and the more sales that you get.
  • Custom solutions- professional installation experts will help get you the custom solution that you need. Each business is different and has different needs. You can maximize your value by getting not just a great service, but the service that’s perfect for you.
  • Expert repairs- all rooms and the products are in them will need tune-ups. Just like you bring your car to the shop or yourself to the doctor. A great company shouldn’t leave you hanging after the installation ends. Great services go far beyond that. Long-term repair contracts and the capabilities of fixing anything on the spot will help keep your company flowing even when unexpected emergencies happen.

Companies are continuing to invest more and more in high-quality audio and visual solutions to help bring their operations into the 21st century. Improved design and equipment can help make a company more productive, efficient, successful, and appealing to top-level talent and to prospective companies. Great AV installation services will help increase employee morale, meeting effectiveness, company efficiency, and the overall function of your business. That means less money spent and more earned. The benefits to businesses are clear, and the gap between the best in the business and the pretenders continues to widen every day. Don’t let bad audio/visual companies sell you on low prices and fast services. Getting a great company is worth every penny.


Conference Room Installation - Take your Business to the Next Level

As technology becomes smarter so do the companies that invest in it to better the daily function of their operation. Not only have the technologies involved in doing business in the modern world become more intelligent, but so have the people in charge of the businesses that make the modern world hum. Now more than ever, companies are embracing analytics, planning, organization, and a deeper fundamental understanding of worker’s skillsets to provide better services and increase their efficiency. Nowhere is this more evident than in the usage of high-tech audio/visual equipment. The capabilities of modern software, speakers, projectors, phones and other equipment have given modern companies unprecedented advantages. Great AV installation has the capability of putting a company over the top in the eyes of industry professionals, prospective employees, and most importantly, customers. Let’s look more at the value of great AV installation and how companies can benefit from it.

First, What goes into AV Installation?
Since most equipment is fairly straightforward, and they are all equipped with an easy-to-read manual, it should be easy to just install it all yourself, right? That’s not the case in reality. Not only is it a large project that will take a lot of time and money, untrained hands will likely not do the job right or not do it in a way that maximizes efficiency. What’s lost on many modern businesses is that AV installation is not just plugging in wires and setting up screens or turning knobs; in fact, it’s a very complex process. Here are just a few of the difficult tasks that we perform here at JVN:

  • Setup- setup isn’t easy, but it’s probably one of the most straightforward aspects of our services. We make sure everything is ready to go, plugged in, powered on, in the right spot, and equipped with the right software or hardware, depending on what you need.
  • Professional design- we don’t just offer products and installation. If you want to get things done right, then you’re going to need professional design services as well. The right design is essential to maximizing the value of your system.
  • Maintenance- even if something is built to last, it can’t last forever. Things will need regular maintenance to remain effective. Bad companies don’t care about it, but the best ones help you long after the installation is complete.
  • Specific industry specializations- the best companies will know exactly how to tailor services to fit a specific industry.
This of course is just the tip of the iceberg. Many more services such as retailing top-notch products, control management services, and consulting are also important to the industry.

The Benefits of Great AV Installation
To use a more everyday example, imagine your company was in search of moving company to help bring everything to a new office. Imagine that the movers didn’t pack things carefully, showed up late, didn’t know where to put anything, and didn’t know how to carry the boxes properly. The move would go wrong, and your company would worse off for it. AV installation is even more important, since what the installers do will affect your company in multiple ways for many years down the line. The right company will improve your productivity, increase efficiency, increase employee satisfaction, and lead to better educational opportunities for your company, practice, or educational institution. Here are the major benefits of great AV installation:

  • Cutting-edge designs- all of the best building materials in the world can’t make a great home if the design is subpar. Same goes with the rooms in your building. If you need a conference room, auditorium, or other space for AV equipment, then the design has to be right. A study done in 1999 revealed that physical workplace design was one of the top 3 factors for employee productivity. Innovative designs will help give the room the right curves, lighting, and visual factors that help facilitate learning, communication, and overall enjoyment.
  • Better equipment- the best companies will offer consultation services with their clients to make sure that they get exactly what they need. Great AV installation needs to be tailored to the client regardless of need or industry. Specializations at JVN include the telemedical industry, educational auditoriums, conference and meeting rooms, and more. We will help you get exactly what you need. The most expensive equipment is not always the best or best-suited for your needs.
  • Higher morale- it has been proven that certain strategies increase employee morale. The happier your employees are, the better they work and the more sales that you get.
  • Custom solutions- professional installation experts will help get you the custom solution that you need. Each business is different and has different needs. You can maximize your value by getting not just a great service, but the service that’s perfect for you.
  • Expert repairs- all rooms and the products are in them will need tune-ups. Just like you bring your car to the shop or yourself to the doctor. A great company shouldn’t leave you hanging after the installation ends. Great services go far beyond that. Long-term repair contracts and the capabilities of fixing anything on the spot will help keep your company flowing even when unexpected emergencies happen.

Companies are continuing to invest more and more in high-quality audio and visual solutions to help bring their operations into the 21st century. Improved design and equipment can help make a company more productive, efficient, successful, and appealing to top-level talent and to prospective companies. Great AV installation services will help increase employee morale, meeting effectiveness, company efficiency, and the overall function of your business. That means less money spent and more earned. The benefits to businesses are clear, and the gap between the best in the business and the pretenders continues to widen every day. Don’t let bad audio/visual companies sell you on low prices and fast services. Getting a great company is worth every penny.