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Sister Company Advanced Wins 2014 EMEA InAVation Award for International Project at GE Customer Experience Centre

Advanced is the first Canadian company to win the Most InAVative International Project Award for their cutting-edge installation, comprising of an engaging Customer Experience Center with a 58-foot Prysm LPD video wall.

MISSISSAUGA, ONTARIO, February 6, 2014 — Advanced, Canada’s premier AV and IT integration company, today announced that its GE Customer Experience Center installation won the 2014 EMEA Most InAVative International Project Award. The installation comprises of a 58-foot Prysm LPD video wall, specifically designed for customer exploration.

“We are honored to be the first Canadian company to win the International Project InAVation Award,” Advanced Co-President David Weatherhead, said today. “GE asked us to integrate cutting-edge AV solutions throughout their new facility, and we are proud to say that we succeeded in offering their customers the ultimate experience.”

The installation at GE’s IQ™ Global Innovation Center comprises of 55 rooms including the Customer Experience Center, executive offices, boardrooms, training rooms, and meeting rooms, all of which utilize state-of-the-art AV equipment including video conferencing systems, interactive touchscreens, in-ceiling speakers and microphones. The 58-foot Prysm LPD video wall in the Customer Experience Center allows customers to explore GE’s energy technologies firsthand, while enabling them to discover solutions to improve and enhance their energy grids.

The InAVation Awards celebrate innovation in AV by rewarding manufacturers, distributors, integrators and project managers for outstanding projects and products. Project categories include work within retail, education, corporate, visitor attraction, leisure and entertainment, transport and communications and live events. Award winners are selected by InAVate and its media partners.

 

Advanced InAVation Awards 2014

The EMEA 2014 Most InAVative International Project is awarded to Advanced for the GE Energy Customer Experience Center.

 

GE Energy

The Prysm video wall utilizes the most cutting-edge technology to engage customers at the GE Energy Customer Experience Center.

 

About Advanced

Advanced is a leading audiovisual and collaborative communications company working with corporations, government agencies, healthcare, and educational organizations throughout Canada and beyond.  Dedicated to innovation in technology and services, Advanced has a strong set of businesses aligned to meet today’s needs.  The company offers presentation and videoconferencing solutions in addition to complete integrated systems, visual collaboration systems, rental and staging services, repair, maintenance, and value-added integration services including design and engineering, installation and audiovisual consulting. Headquartered in Mississauga, Ontario, Advanced also has offices in Toronto, Ottawa, London and Sudbury with partner offices located in Montreal, Calgary and Vancouver. To learn more visit www.advanced-inc.com.

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Advanced Selected As A 2012 Top 50 Systems Integrator By Systems Contractor News!

Canada’s leading systems integrator is the only Canadian firm to make the 2012 list published annually by North America’s leading systems integration magazine.

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ADVANCED HELPS GE PUT IMAGINATION TO WORK BY INTEGRATING GROUNDBREAKING AV SOLUTIONS IN GE’S NEW GRID IQ™ GLOBAL INNOVATION CENTER

After a comprehensive search, GE chose Advanced to design and install AV solutions in 55 rooms of the new $40 million, 200,000 square foot facility, including a one-of-a-kind Customer Experience Center designed to educate customers on GE’s full suite of energy management tools.

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GE, a global leader in energy research and technology, last week opened its new $40 million, 200,000 square foot Markham, Ontario Grid IQ™ Global Innovation Center dedicated to promoting its next-generation energy management grid. To help bring the center to life in the most engaging, customer-friendly way possible, GE turned to Advanced, Canada’s leading AV integrator, to envision, design and install an integrated AV and IT solution that encompasses 55 rooms including a Customer Experience Center that features a jaw-dropping 58-foot Prysm LPD video wall.
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Rohan Nathan Appointed Senior Innovation and Technology Consultant at Advanced

Industry veteran brings over 25 years of experience to his new position at Canada’s leading audiovisual integrator.

Rohan Nathan - Senior Innovation and Technology Consultant

Strengthening its management team at a time of exciting growth, Advanced, Canada’s leader in the design and installation of audiovisual, digital signage and visual collaboration solutions, today announced the appointment of Rohan Nathan to the position of Senior Innovation and Technology Consultant, effective immediately, according to Mark McPherson, Vice President of Sales at Advanced.

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Advanced installs an immersive one-of-a-kind AV system in Jack Astor’s flagship Toronto location

The AV experts at Advanced were tasked with installing a massive 5-display by 5-display video wall in Jack Astor’s newest location in St. Lawrence Market.

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Advanced Enhances Service Offering With Expert Team Additions

New Staff Required for Expansion and Continued Support of New and Existing Clients

Throughout its history, Advanced has strived to provide leading customer service and consultancy services.  We are pleased to announce the addition of the following key staff to enhance our service offering. This expansion allows Advanced to keep up with demand and ensure we continue to exceed client expectations.

“Advanced continues to grow at an exponential rate and recognizes that skilled individuals are an integral part of our success,” said Mark Mulford, President & CEO. “As a leading AV solution provider, we will continue to hire experienced and dedicated team members who will work to ensure our clients and partners receive only high-level solutions and services.”

Some of the key positions recently filled by Advanced include Senior Project Manager, Warehouse Manager, Installation Team Members, and Senior Account Managers.

Interested individuals with audiovisual solution sales, project management, or other AV experience, should send resumes to the Advanced’s Human Resources department at hr@advanced-inc.com.

 

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ABOUT ADVANCED:

Advanced is a leading Audiovisual and Collaborative Communications company that works with corporations, government agencies, healthcare institutions, and educational organizations throughout Canada and beyond. Dedicated to innovation in technology and services, Advanced has a strong set of businesses aligned to meet today’s needs. The company offers presentation and videoconferencing solutions, as well as complete integrated systems, rental and staging services of high-impact displays, and equipment repair and maintenance. We also offer value-added integration services, including design and engineering, installation, and audiovisual consulting. Headquartered in Mississauga, Ontario, Advanced also has offices in Toronto, Ottawa, London, and Sudbury, with partner offices located in Montreal, Calgary, and Vancouver. More information can be found at www.advanced-inc.com or by contacting info@advanced-inc.com or toll free 1-800-436-6239

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Advanced awarded Contract to Design New GE Energy Head Office

Project to include design and installation of one of the largest videowalls in Canada

Advanced,a leading supplier of audiovisual solutions, has offered clients innovative consulting solutions for more than two decades. Seeking to leverage the company’s industry expertise, GE Energy recently awarded Advanced an exclusive audiovisual contract to provide collaborative audio visual solutions and display and design solutions for its new Canadian head office in Markham, Ontario.

“Advanced was selected from a list of top AV solution providers in the country,” said Mark Mulford, President & CEO. “We are excited to have won the bid to provide an impressive audio visual solution for GE’s new flagship facility in Markham.”

After a year-long evaluation process, Advanced was short-listed for this opportunity.  Against some of the top audiovisual companies in Canada, Advanced was selected as the GE Partner, after demonstrating our videowall expertise by way of hands-on demonstrations, held both in Mississauga, Ontario and New York City.  This level of expertise helped to solidify both the technical and post-installation support capabilities of Advanced.  Advanced was then awarded the exclusive contract to design and supply audiovisual and collaborative communication solutions for the new GE head office.

The multi-million-dollar contract includes the design and installation of one of the largest videowalls in Canada within GE Energy’s state-of-the-art customer experience center using the innovative display products from Prysm. Advanced is also slated to design four floors of AV and collaborative communications solutions, including Smart Technologies and Polycom videoconferencing. At the new GE Grid IQ research collaboration center, the company will collect and analyze Ontario’s smart meter data to create new ways to boost energy conservation and shift more electricity use to off peak times.

The project is currently in the development phase with installation completion is expected later this fall. Stay tuned to www.advanced-inc.com for more information on Advanced’s leading work with GE Energy’s Canadian head office.

 

 
GE Test Wall


GE Wall in construction

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ABOUT ADVANCED:

Advanced is a leading Audiovisual and Collaborative Communications company that works with corporations, government agencies, healthcare institutions, and educational organizations throughout Canada and beyond. Dedicated to innovation in technology and services, Advanced has a strong set of businesses aligned to meet today’s needs. The company offers presentation and videoconferencing solutions, as well as complete integrated systems, rental and staging services of high-impact displays, and equipment repair and maintenance. We also offer value-added integration services, including design and engineering, installation, and audiovisual consulting. Headquartered in Mississauga, Ontario, Advanced also has offices in Toronto, Ottawa, London, and Sudbury, with partner offices located in Montreal, Calgary, and Vancouver. More information can be found at www.advanced-inc.com or by contacting info@advanced-inc.com or toll free 1-800-436-6239.

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Advanced Successfully Concludes London 2012 Summer Olympics Project for CTV / Bell Media

Two impressive Orion video walls were used on location in London to create an immersive environment for the CTV Olympic coverage.

Advanced would like to congratulate the Canadian Olympic Team for their outstanding performance at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. The athletes truly represented the spirit and strength of competition and goodwill. Advanced was thrilled to have had the opportunity to work with CTV to install two videowalls in London which showcased the accomplishments of today’s amateur athletes.

CTV 2012 London Olympics Logo

“We are proud of the success of this project,” said Mark Mulford, CEO & President. “Our onsite team provided Bell Media/CTV with outstanding support throughout the Olympics, and because of this teamwork, the videowall was fully functional and operated without interruption during the two-week event.”

Advanced factory-certified technicians flew to London, managed the installation of two Orion videowalls, and provided on-site support and services throughout the Olympics, further validating Advanced’s expertise in broadcast audiovisual solutions. The large video walls consisted of two 7 x 3 display panels, with ultra-thin bezels to provide bright, seamless images. The set was equipped to deliver both English and French broadcasts across Canada.

 

CTV / Bell Media London 2012 Summer Olympics Set

CTV / Bell Media London 2012 Summer Olympics Set

 

RDS London 2012 Summer Olympics Set

RDS London 2012 Summer Olympics Set

CTV Interview Set London 2012 Summer Olympics

CTV Interview Set London 2012 Summer Olympics

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CTV/Bell Media Selects Advanced Inc. for London 2012 Summer Olympic Project

AV integrator installs impressive videowall display for Olympic coverage

Advanced Inc. is proud to be a leading provider of AV solutions for CTV’s coverage of the London 2012 Summer Olympics. Advanced was selected for the large project based on extensive experience in broadcast solutions and a long positive history with CTV/Bell Media.

Two impressive Orion video walls will be used on location in the UK to create an immersive environment for the CTV Olympic coverage set that will broadcast live event coverage across Canada starting July 27 until August 12 2012. The large video walls will consist of two 7 x 3 display panels, joined together with ultra-thin bezels to provide bright, seamless images. Orion was chosen to provide the 42 total unit video walls because of their reputation for clear, crisp visual display technologies.

An expert team of technicians from Advanced will also be on hand to manage installation of the video walls and provide on-site support throughout the Olympics. The set will also be equipped to deliver both English and French broadcasts across Canada.

Mark Mulford, President at Advanced said, “We are excited and thrilled that we once again get to work with the great team at CTV/Bell Media and can provide our products and services to them on location in London England prior to the event and during the two weeks of the Summer Olympics.”

Advanced has the expertise in broadcast solutions to fit every need. If you are looking for video display solutions, look to Advanced for design and engineering, installation and audio visual consulting. To set up a meeting or to schedule a demonstration on the latest audio visual collaborative solutions, contact Advanced at info@advanced-inc.com or toll free 1-800-436-6239.

 

About Advanced

Advanced is a leading Audiovisual and Collaborative Communications company working with corporations, government agencies, healthcare, and educational organizations throughout Canada and beyond.  Dedicated to innovation in technology and services, Advanced has a strong set of businesses aligned to meet today’s needs.  The company offers presentation and videoconferencing solutions in addition to complete integrated systems, rental, and staging services of high impact displays, repair, and maintenance, value-added integration services including design and engineering, installation and audiovisual consulting. Headquartered in Mississauga, Ontario, Advanced also has offices in Ottawa, London, and Sudbury with partner offices located in Montreal, Calgary, and Vancouver.

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Advanced Installs Unique Videowall Display in Shaw Communication’s New Retail Space

New location implements high contrast video wall technology in its first interactive retail location

Advanced Inc. is pleased to announce in partnership with Trapeze, the opening of Shaw’s newest location, complete with the latest in audiovisual interactive display technology, in Sunridge Mall, Calgary. A leading provider of AV technology solutions in Canada, Advanced Inc. was hired to provide Orion and Samsung displays in the new store to create a unique technology experience for Shaw customers.

Advanced chose technology with displays that provide seamless, bright, high contrast and anti-reflective images. The new innovative shop uses the interactive displays to showcase Shaw’s products and services in a completely immersive environment. While there are product and service specialists on site to offer training and technical support, the displays offer a more in depth look at the products and allow consumers to interact with them.

The entirely new retail experience provides a full picture of Shaw’s impressive lineup of products and services and leads the way in innovative retail marketing. The displays are an effective way to help shoppers find what they are looking for.

Advanced knows how important it is for retail businesses to stay up to date on the latest AV solutions. We have the expertise to help solve your business solutions anytime, anywhere. If you are looking for video display solutions, look to Advanced for design and engineering, installation and audiovisual consulting.

To learn more about videowall technology and visual collaboration solutions, contact Advanced at 1-800-436-6239 or visit them online www.advanced-inc.com.

 

About Advanced

Advanced is a leading Audiovisual and Collaborative Communications company working with corporations, government agencies, healthcare, and educational organizations throughout Canada and beyond.  Dedicated to innovation in technology and services, Advanced has a strong set of businesses aligned to meet today’s needs.  The company offers presentation and videoconferencing solutions in addition to complete integrated systems, rental, and staging services of high impact displays, repair, and maintenance, value-added integration services including design and engineering, installation and audiovisual consulting. Headquartered in Mississauga, Ontario, Advanced also has offices in Ottawa, London, and Sudbury with partner offices located in Montreal, Calgary, and Vancouver.

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