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Blooloop Features Electrosonic Founder Director Robert Simpson's Lecture on EXPOs in the 20th and 21st Centuries

Blooloop

Blooloop continues its feature of Electrosonic Founder Director Robert Simpson's lecture on "The EXPO Phenomenon" given in October 2011 at the TiLEforum conference held in Florence, Italy. The lecture covered the origins and development of EXPOs through the 21st century. Blooloop summarizes the second part of the lecture, which focused on EXPOs in the 20th and 21st centuries.

To learn more, please visit World's Fairs: EXPOs in the 20th and 21st Centuries (Part 2).

Click here to view Part 1.

Electrosonic Honored with ‘Sinus - Systems Integration Award’

Sinus Awards

Electrosonic was one of the companies honored with the Sinus - Systems Integration Award during the Prolight & Sound trade fair in Frankfurt on March 21 for the successful work completed on the Parlamentarium, the European Parliament Visitors' Centre. The general planner for the Sinus Award was Stuttgart-based designer ATELIER BRÜCKNER. Electrosonic, the European Parliament and four other companies involved in the planning and equipping of the Parlamentarium were honored for the extraordinary and creative use of integration and media technology.

Electrosonic at Integrated Systems Europe (ISE) 2012

ISE 2012

Electrosonic exhibited at Integrated Systems Europe (ISE) 2012 held in Amsterdam, and offered the perfect meeting place for all our business markets, Entertainment, Corporate Solutions, Control Rooms and Service Solutions, to meet new and existing clients in a relaxed and informal setting. Electrosonic's clients were guided around the show and were very impressed by the whole experience, leaving with new and inspired ideas for future projects and upgrades.

Blooloop Features Electrosonic Founder/Director Robert Simpson's Lecture on EXPOs of the 19th Century

Blooloop

Blooloop features Electrosonic Founder/Director Robert Simpson's lecture on "The EXPO Phenomenon" given in October 2011 at the TiLEforum conference held in Florence, Italy. The lecture covered the origins and development of EXPOs through the 21st century. Blooloop summarizes the first part of the lecture, which focused on EXPOs of the 19th century.

To learn more, please visit Worlds Fairs: Expo Beginnings (Part 1).

Robert Simpson, Founder/Director of Electrosonic, is honored in SCN's Hall of Fame

SCN Hall of Fame 2012 - Robert Simpson

Systems Contractor News (SCN) presented The Inaugural Class Hall of Fame: Honoring Those Who Define the AV Industry, and we are proud to announce that Robert Simpson, Founder/Director of Electrosonic, was honored as the "founding father" of the AV industry. The SCN Hall of Fame features AV pioneers and leaders who have shaped and influenced the industry.

To learn more and to view all the profile articles, please visit SCN Hall of Fame.

Electrosonic Ranks #6 in SCN's Top 50 Systems Integrators for 2011

Systems Contractor News (SCN) has revealed its annual list of the Top 50 Systems Integrators for 2011 and we are proud to announce that Electrosonic placed 6th. The Top 50, which ranks firms from the U.S. and Canada, is determined by projected commercial systems integration revenue for 2011.

For the complete list and detailed info, please visit SCN's Top 50 Systems Integrators for 2011.

Electrosonic’s AV Expertise Showcased In Two Thea Award-Winning Projects

Thea Awards

Electrosonic's AV accomplishments have been recognized once again by two projects honored with Thea Awards for Outstanding Achievement at the 18th Annual Thea Awards. Electrosonic played a key role in both “Star Tours: The Adventures Continue” at Disneyland (cited in the Attraction Refresh category) and “Crane Dance” at Resorts World Sentosa (named in the Show Spectacular category). Winners were announced November 15 at the IAAPA trade show in Orlando; the awards will be presented March 17, 2012 at a gala ceremony at the Disneyland Hotel at the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, California.

Presented by the Themed Entertainment Association (TEA), the Thea Awards recognize and honor excellence in creating outstanding visitor experiences, attractions, exhibits and places. TEA is the only international non-profit association representing the world’s leading creators, developers, designers and producers of compelling content for these venues.

For more information, please visit the Thea Awards.

Electrosonic at IAAPA Attractions Expo 2011

IAAPA Attractions Expo 2011

Electrosonic exhibited at the IAAPA Attractions Expo 2011 held in Orlando, FL, and offered attendees a place to learn more about the company's systems integration and service solutions in the Entertainment market. Electrosonic's booth featured a video montage that highlighted the company's high profile projects in the theme parks and attractions industry. IAAPA is the largest international trade association for permanently situated amusement facilities. The Expo provides attendees an opportunity to discover innovative ideas that can elevate the guest experience at theme parks and attractions, and it connects industry colleagues from around the world. 

Learn more at iaapa.org

Architectural Projection Featured at Electrosonic's 10th Annual IAAPA Party

Architectural Projection at IAAPA Party 2011

Electrosonic showcased architectural projection at our 10th Annual IAAPA Party on the evening of November 16 in the courtyard of the Crowne Plaza Orlando Universal Hotel. Architectural projection features projection systems used to display and animate architectural edifices, such as the façade of a building in this case. In addition to taking in the visual show, party attendees enjoyed food and drinks while listening to live music. It was Electrosonic's way of saying thanks to our customers for their continued support of Electrosonic.

Christie was the premier sponsor for the event and provided the projectors, Mousetrappe created the projection media, 7thSense Design provided the multi-channel media server, JMR Surveying Group provided the digital building survey, and JBL provided the audio system.

Electrosonic at WFX Dallas 2011 - Worship Facilities Conference and Expo

WFX Dallas 2011

Electrosonic's Service Solutions team exhibited at the WFX Worship Facilities show in Dallas, Texas, in November. This annual event brings together pastors, technology teams and facilities stewards of churches and worship facilities with architects, design-build firms and systems integrators, to share information and technologies that are critical to developing worship facilities. Booth visitors learned about Electrosonic's wide range of service solutions, including maintenance and priority repair of products and the cost-effective projector lamp replacement program. 

Learn more at wfxweb.com/dallas-2011

Electrosonic wins the AV Award for ‘Business Installation of the Year’ for iZone at Deloitte

2011 AV Awards Winner

The 2011 winners of the annual AV Awards were announced at a gala dinner on September 30 at the London Hilton on Park Lane. Electrosonic took home the Business Installation of the Year award for The iZONE at Deloitte 3 New Street Square project in London. In addition, Electrosonic was awarded the Highly Commended status for The Secret Wartime Tunnels project, Operation Dynamo: Rescue from Dunkirk at Dover Castle. This recent win takes Electrosonic’s AV Awards total to twenty-four since the event started in 1999.

The AV Awards is managed by the UK based AV Magazine, but judged independently by senior representatives from user companies and key industry players. It is considered to be one of the most prestigious awards in the AV industry in the United Kingdom.

For more information, please visit the 2011 AV Awards.

Electrosonic at IAAPA Asian Attractions Expo 2011

IAAPA Asian Attractions Expo 2011

Electrosonic exhibited at the Asian Attractions Expo 2011 held in Singapore, and offered attendees a place to learn more about the company's systems integration and service solutions in the Entertainment market. The Asian Attractions Expo is produced by IAAPA, and is the largest attractions industry product exhibition and conference in Asia. It provides attendees an opportunity to discover innovative ideas that can elevate the guest experience at theme parks and attractions, and it connects industry colleagues from across Asia and the world.

Learn more at iaapa.org

Electrosonic at InfoComm 2011

InfoComm 2011 Booth

The entire world of audiovisual communications came together at InfoComm 2011 to conduct business and share ideas at "The Center of IT All". Electrosonic's InfoComm booth offered attendees a place to learn more about the company's systems integration and service solutions in the Corporate Solutions, Control Rooms and Entertainment markets.

For more information about InfoComm 2011, please visit www.infocommshow.org

Electrosonic accepts three PRO AV Spotlight Awards at InfoComm 2011

Pro AV Spotlight Awards Win

Electrosonic accepted three awards at the 2011 PRO AV Spotlight Awards: the Best Government AV Project for NASA Kennedy Space Center: Exploration Space, the Best Museum AV Project for NASCAR Hall of Fame, and the PRO AV Spotlight Judges' Award for the U.S.A. Pavilion at Expo 2010 Shanghai.

Partnered with InfoComm International for the second time, the Spotlight Awards was featured in a special ceremony at the InfoComm 2011 trade show in Orlando, Florida. The Spotlight Awards recognize the best audio-visual installations in a range of distinct categories. Entries eligible for awards are judged by a panel of editors, contributors, integrators and consultants.

For more information, please visit the PRO AV Spotlight Awards Announcement.

Photo: Todd Miller, Vice President of Control Rooms, accepts Electrosonic's PRO AV Spotlight awards at InfoComm 2011.

Electrosonic World Issue 16 Has Arrived

Electrosonic World Issue 16

Electrosonic World is Electrosonic’s means of sharing know-how and experience within the industry, and of celebrating with its customers and fellow project members the success of a diverse range of work.

To read the latest issue:
Download the PDF or browse the Digital Edition.

To request a complimentary hard copy of Electrosonic World 16, please email your name, telephone number and address to info@electrosonic.com.

Electrosonic Acquires New York-Based Excel Media Systems

Electrosonic is pleased to announce its acquisition of systems integrator Excel Media Systems Inc. The company will become part of Electrosonic’s corporate solutions business, offering meeting room and video conferencing systems with full after-sales services from offices in New York City.

The acquisition expands Electrosonic’s corporate solutions business in the New York tri-state area and allows the company to better serve its international clients with local offices. Electrosonic’s breadth of AV systems knowledge and project management expertise will ensure that Excel Media’s customers will continue to receive the highest level of service and support.

“We are excited to bring Excel Media’s talented team to Electrosonic,” says Jim Bowie, President of Electrosonic Group.  “Together we will continue to expand and develop our systems and service offerings.”

Read the rest of the press release.

Left Photo: Jim Bowie, President of Electrosonic Group and Robert Menell, Founder and Owner of Excel Media
Right Photo: Colin Lemmings, VP of Corporate Solutions and Robert Mennell

 

Electrosonic Hosts Party During IAAPA

Electrosonic threw a big party for its customers during the 2010 IAAPA trade show. The party was held at the Universal Orlando Resort next to the Wizarding World of Harry Potter™. Party attendees enjoyed food and drinks as well as the smooth jazz sounds of the Tommy Bridges band. Attendees were also invited to experience the new Harry Potter ride: Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey™. It was our way of saying thanks to our customers for their continued support of Electrosonic. Sony and Christie Digital co-sponsored the event.

Electrosonic at IAAPA - Amusement Parks and Attractions Show

Electrosonic exhibited at the IAAPA Amusement Parks and Attractions Show in Orlando, Florida in November. Booth visitors learned about Electrosonic's extensive experience in designing, engineering and supporting audio and video systems. The booth featured a video montage that highlighted the company's high profile projects in the theme parks and attractions industry.

"Images of Expo 2010" TEA Educational Seminar

Held in Orlando and Burbank, the talk by Robert Simpson, Founding Director of Electrosonic, highlighted some of the outstanding exhibition designs, lighting features, and audio visual presentations at the World's Expo 2010 in Shanghai. “Images of EXPO 2010” is based on Robert's visit to Shanghai in June where he toured 63 of the Expo’s pavilions.

Electrosonic Acquires DRV

Electrosonic has acquired The Multimedia Group Ltd owners of the DRV companies DRV Integration Ltd - one of Europe’s foremost designers and integrators of corporate, medical and educational audio-visual technology, and DRV Support Ltd - a leading provider of multimedia managed service and maintenance solutions to organisations across the UK.  Read the press release.

Electrosonic's UK office brings home two awards from the 2009 AV Awards

Electrosonic's UK office has been given the Consumer Installation of the Year award for the Heineken Experience and the Systems Company of the Year award at the 2009 AV Awards held in London. The AV Awards act as a mirror reflecting an industry going through continuing and dramatic change and Electrosonic is proud to have received two awards at such a show.

Heineken Experience opened at the historic Heineken Brewery in Amsterdam at the beginning of December 2008. It was designed and produced by BRC Imagination Arts. The new facility makes extensive use of high definition video presentation and other audio-visual techniques to further educate its visitors and the public of the brewery's history and brand in a more interactive and contemporary way.

InfoComm Distinguished Achievement Award Presented to Electrosonic Co-Founder, Robert S. Simpson

InfoComm International®, the leading professional audiovisual trade association presented its Distinguished Achievement Award to Robert S. Simpson during the InfoComm International President’s VIP Reception. The event took place at InfoComm 09 in Orlando, Florida. InfoComm’s Distinguished Achievement Award is the highest honor bestowed on an industry member by the association. Read the InfoComm press release.