PR: USIS AudioVisual Delivers AV Solutions for One of the First Built Hybrid Workplaces
The New York City headquarters project shows how a post-pandemic workplace can look and function.
May 19, 2021 | NEW YORK NY – USIS AudioVisual, delivering design/build/service solutions for a built and digital environment’s AV technology stack, announced completion of one of the first built projects to fully embrace the post-pandemic hybrid workplace model. The project, a two full-floor headquarters fit-out in New York City, featured design/build AV systems and IT & Communications Infrastructure from USIS AudioVisual focused on ensuring each employee had a strong sense of belonging, whether in the office or as part of the company’s agile, remote workforce.
“Collaboration technology is a key avenue in bridging onsite office and remote workforce teams,” said Theresa Hahn, USIS AV Vice President of Marketing & Business Development. “As companies weigh in on how the workplace will look and function, one of the clearest distinctions is the need for video collaboration platforms. This simply means each space in an office will be equipped with video conferencing and content sharing capabilities with a seamless link to remote staff. In the past, conference rooms may have relied on audio-only platforms; that has all changed. Companies realize the importance of video in keeping their teams connected and engaged.”
As one of the first built projects to show what a post-pandemic workplace can function like, the 75,000 sqft. fit-out delivered technology and spaces aligned with creating an innovative and dynamic working environment to facilitate collaboration. The design/build project delivered AV for multiple flexible conferencing spaces including (26) Video-enabled Conference Rooms, Multi-person Phone Rooms, Boardroom, Executive Offices, Multipurpose Divisible Room, Reception Area, and Café with Town Hall system.
AV systems enabled crucial workplace interactions including video conferencing, wireless presentation and content sharing from any personal device (BYOD), company branding & communications, and town hall capabilities. All video conferencing systems embraced a hybrid work model ensuring in office and remote participants are equally engaged via video collaboration software (Zoom, MS Teams, etc.), presenter tracking cameras, and powerful audio pickup and noise blocking with next generation microphone arrays.
USIS AudioVisual was part of a collaborative team to bring the reimagined headquarters to life, which included leading architectural firm, BAM Creative.
About USIS AV. USIS AudioVisual delivers solutions for a built and digital environment’s AV, IT, and Unified Communications technology stack. We design, integrate, service, and support collaboration, digital media, video conferencing, audio, experiential, agile workforce, sound masking, and other application-specific AV systems across multiple markets that drive the employee, audience, guest, and customer experience. As part of USIS, the $200M technology infrastructure and professional services firm with roots from 1924, we are one of the only design/build/service organizations nationally providing cross-functional expertise in IT & Communications Infrastructure, AudioVisual Systems, Security Systems, Wireless Solutions, and Electrical Contracting services.