The client here wanted a budget-minded upgrade of an existing system, changing the aesthetics and performance while keeping some of the core functionality. Union Place added an 85-inch Sony TV with a video tile feature to allow the client to watch multiple sporting events at once. The team kept the original Epson projector for viewing larger images, but reconfigured the gear. Union Place also added Control4 lighting control and voice automation to round out the project.
Union Place fills us in with more details:
“We wanted to update the original component distribution system and replace the control system. The AV Pro 8×8 HDMI and MultiViewer solution we configured allowed the client to distribute content to all the video locations, including his 135-inch outdoor rear projection system. We also needed to add two stealth monitors and incorporate an Oculus Rift system.
A 65-inch mirror TV is embedded behind the bar area as the main viewing display. The Oculus Rift is original, and it was asked that the sensors and PC be hidden in the cabinet. The Samsung Frame TV can display a variety of content sources — including the Oculus video. Additionally, the designer wanted a slab panel door that still allowed sub placement, so fabric wrapped around four panels was used to hide that speaker.
The final total for this work came in under $50,000, and CEDIA’s judges were impressed with what Union Place accomplished with this diminutive budget.