Hannaford Bros. Audio/Visual Upgrade

Hannaford Bros. Comm Center serves as a multi-purpose meeting room for a variety of functions. The audio/visual equipment within the room had become outdated and was in need of an upgrade and redesign.

Connectivity Point Design & Installation worked with Hannaford staff to design a new AV system to accommodate the users of the 8,100 sf. room (90' x 90').

New equipment included: two NEC ceiling mounted projectors displaying on large motorized Draper screens flanking the existing stage. A Crestron matrix switcher enables simultaneous presentation display on both screens, or individual presentations on either one of the screens. A new podium and strategically placed inputs will allow users to connect to the projectors in numerous locations, depending on the situation. Audio reinforcement for presentations is provided via 10 microphones (stationary, hand-held, and lavalier).

The audio system was integrated with the customer's VOIP telephone system to facilitate flawless conference calls and/or video conferencing. All of this is controlled via an iPad, including the new LED and lighting controls.

The Connectivity Group specializes in the infrastructure for voice, data, video and security applications. We design and install network cabling, audio/visual equipment, sound masking/speech privacy systems, surveillance and security solutions, cellular boosters, and "smart hands" field support. We work regionally using Connectivity Point technicians and nationally/globally using our network of qualified partners. Connectivity Group's diverse offerings and capabilities allow us to be our customer's One Point of contact for their technology infrastructure needs. For more information on audio visual equipment, please visit our site or call (866) 782-0200.


Lewiston, ME

Geiger is a promotional product distributor with headquarters based in Lewiston, ME. Geiger is one of the largest Family-owned and most respected companies in the promotional products industry and largest privately held promotional products distributor in the world. Geiger recently completed renovations at their Mt. Hope Ave Headquarters in Lewiston.

Connectivity Point worked as a partner in completion of the renovations in areas of network cabling, audio-visual systems, sound masking, paging equipment, and security systems for private offices, dining areas, cubicle layouts, meeting spaces, training rooms and throughout the building.
Connectivity Point designed and installed a HikVision NVR, ten 2 megapixel cameras with a PoE switch to power the cameras. Each camera is programmed to Geiger's requirements for recording time, frame rate, motion detection and image quality.

Connectivity Point's audio-visual group designed and installed equipment in training rooms, presentation spaces, huddle stations, cafeteria area, walking spaces, welcome desks and showcase spaces. CPDI installed 14 BrightSign digital signage players, two NEC 4500 Lumen projectors, four Extron ceiling mount speakers, three tripod monitors, eight Extron room schedulers, & twelve 50" screens.

"I have never worked with an AV/cabling company that has been so responsive and so capable. Wiring is not a "sexy" topic, but when wiring is done incorrectly, it has a huge impact whether aesthetically or functionally. Connectivity Point gave us really great advice in the planning stages and executed flawlessly even when our needs changed." -- Dale Denham, Chief Information Officer

This integral cabling, security, paging, sound masking, and audio/visual solution provides a more pleasant and functionally efficient work environment for Geiger's employees and customers.


Cabling, Audio/Visual Equipment, Sound Masking

Connectivity Point was hired to design/build the network cabling, audio/visual equipment, and sound masking system within a 60,000 sq. ft. facility being completely renovated to meet WEX's expansion needs.

The network cabling project consisted of a CommScope Uniprise Category 6 cabling infrastructure. A primary computer room was established on the second floor and featured Chatsworth Products racks, vertical cable managers, and cable tray. Rack elevations were used to fine tune the design and enabled rack space to be identified for all stakeholders. Rack-to-rack cabling was used to facilitate patching.

Audio/visual equipment was designed for a variety of spaces including digital signage in public spaces, small huddle rooms, medium-sized conference rooms, large conference/training rooms, and a more sophisticated boardroom. Equipment included Sharp displays, Chief mounts, Extron cable cubbies, Crestron controls, NEC projectors, Draper screens, Biamp audio, and Shure microphones. Designing solutions to meet the needs of WEX required input from many people and require a balance between functionality and budget reality. We think we succeeded after receiving this comment from the Director of Facilities: "People are raving about the conferencing system in Room 130. We're really pleased that you recommended that to us."

WEX has Cambridge Sound Management sound masking systems throughout all their locations, so including it again in this project was never a question. Large open office spaces-including a dense call center-necessitated a sound masking system to help reduce distractions and create a more appealing environment for employees.
Connectivity Point's responsibilities included
design and construction drawings, attending all project design meetings, coordinating with the general contractor's construction schedule and all trades, and end-user training. Our goal is to become our customer's One Point of contact for their technology infrastructure, and we're pleased that WEX entrusted us with their confidence on this project.

WEX, Inc., provides fuel payment processing and vehicle information management solutions which help a wide spectrum of industries manage their entire fleet. With over 2,000 associates in the Americas, Europe, Australia, and Asia, WEX gives their customers greater control over their business, resulting in smarter decisions, lower operating costs, higher efficiency and greater customer satisfaction. For the past 10 years, Connectivity Point has supported WEX in a variety of ways including network cabling, audio/visual equipment, sound masking, and fiber optic cabling.