Case Studies

Pillar Community Innovation Awards

By | Case Studies, Event highlights, Staging

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The annual Pillar Community Innovation Awards bring together London, Ontario’s, nonprofit, business and government sectors to acknowledge their work together to build a better community. Hosted at the London Convention Centre for 800 attendees, the awards show requires a stage design that truly supports the acknowledgement of its finalists and award recipients. Freeman Audio Visual Canada utilized a three-quarter LED-illuminated spandex circle as the focal point of the stage—where winners would be announced—with 120 feet of grey drape as a contrasting backdrop. The front stage was raised so attendees could have a clear view of the ceremony. Those seated near the back could view magnified images of the stage presentations on 9’ x 16’ screens hung on either side of the stage. Additional LEDs and custom gobos infused bold lighting and colour accents into the environment for a polished look.

“We’ve had the pleasure of working with Freeman over the past several years as our audio visual service provider,” said a representative from the Pillar Nonprofit Network. “Each year, they find unique and creative ways to work within our remaining budget.”

Pillar Community Innovation Awards

L’événement annuel Pillar Community Innovation Awards réunit les organismes caritatifs, les entreprises privées et les services gouvernementaux de London, Ontario, afin de reconnaître leurs efforts conjugués pour améliorer leur collectivité. Pour ce gala de remise de prix qui se tenait au London Convention Centre et accueillait 800 personnes, il fallait que la conception de la scène renforce véritablement la reconnaissance exprimée envers les finalistes et lauréats. Freeman audiovisuel Canada a utilisé comme élément central de la scène — là où l’on annonçait le nom des gagnants — un cercle de tissu en élasthanne illuminé par des DEL et 36 m de rideaux gris comme fond contrastant. Les personnes assises à l’arrière pouvaient voir des images magnifiées des présentations sur des écrans de 3 m sur 5 m suspendus des deux côtés de la scène. D’autres DEL et des pare-lumières faits sur mesure ajoutaient de vifs accents de lumière et de couleur à la salle et lui donnaient une allure raffinée.

« Nous avons le plaisir de travailler avec Freeman comme fournisseur audiovisuel depuis plusieurs années », a rappelé un représentant du réseau Pillar Nonprofit Network. « Chaque année, ils trouvent des moyens créatifs uniques de s’organiser avec ce qui nous reste de budget. »

Multi-site Videoconferencing: Indigo Love of Reading Foundation

By | Case Studies, Corporate Social Responsibility, Video Conferencing

Established 10 years ago by Indigo Books and Music to address the underfunding of school libraries, each year the Indigo Love of Reading Foundation commits $1.5 million to 20 high-needs elementary schools in Canada, transforming their libraries and children’s lives with new books. To date, Love of Reading has given more than $17 million to over 1,600 elementary schools across Canada through its Literacy Fund grant and the Adopt a School community fundraising program.

To celebrate its 10th year of bolstering library book-purchasing budgets, Freeman Audio Visual helped Indigo deliver news of the grants to 10 schools across Canada face to face. Using a software-based videoconferencing system, we were able to connect Foundation members with students and teachers receiving grants at their local Indigo stores.

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Canada’s 50 Best Managed Companies get the Royal Treatment

By | Awards, Canada, Case Studies, Event highlights

Every company wants to be named one of the 50 Best Managed Companies in Canada. These prestigious awards recognize Canada’s 50 Best Managed private companies, as selected following a rigorous qualification process by a panel of Canada’s leading business experts. The few companies which earn this coveted title not only get the recognition and kudos that comes along with it; they also partake in an elegant black tie gala and awards ceremony fit for Canada’s business royalty.

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Event Staging: “What happens in Kitchener-Waterloo…”

By | Case Studies, Event highlights, Interesting Articles, Staging, Video

The Business Excellence Awards is the premier event of the year for the Greater Kitchener-Waterloo Chamber of Commerce. Marking the Chamber’s 125th anniversary, the planning committee developed a Las Vegas theme for this year’s gala and awards dinner.

Knowing a thing or two about pizzazz, AVW-TELAV added some Vegas-style glitz to Marshall Hall in Bingemans Conference Centre, where the event took place. Positioned at the front of the room centre-stage was a plasma-screen podium. The custom graphics on the podium complemented the graphics on the two 9’x12’ projection screens, which hung on either side. An LED “Starlite” backdrop created a dazzling stage effect, worthy of the acrobatic performance that entertained the guests.

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Distance Communications for a Global Enterprise

By | Case Studies, Interesting Articles, Permanent Installation, System Design and Integration, Video Conferencing


GEA Aerofreeze Systems Inc. employees no longer have to hop on a plane to work cooperatively across continents. They have discovered that real-time visual communication offers the means for instant face-to-face dialogue, builds trust and team cooperation, and allows for more information to be conveyed in a shorter time frame. More importantly, problems can be understood more quickly, and their team members can address virtually any situation without having to actually be there in person.

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“Faster, Less Expensive, and Better…” Just a dream?

By | Case Studies, Interesting Articles

Intuit had an ambitious dream. As the leading developer of e-finance software solutions for personal and small business applications, Intuit’s vision for its new Mississauga campus was to create an all-encompassing, thought-stimulating work atmosphere for its employees to congregate, exercise their minds, and encourage their creative juices to flow. In bringing this dream to fruition, Intuit had some strict requirements, deadlines, and budgets.

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System Design and Integration: A Sound Solution for Rescan Environmental Services Ltd.

By | Case Studies, Corporate Social Responsibility, Freeman Audio Visual Products & Services, Interesting Articles, Permanent Installation, System Design and Integration

Rescan Environmental Services Ltd. (Rescan) is a private, Canadian-owned, environmental consulting firm offering a wide range of services to the resource development industry.

AVW-TELAV was engaged to provide a complete audio visual and video conferencing solution to a new boardroom at Rescan’s Vancouver headquarters to ensure ease of use for executives and participants.

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Samsung’s Technological Masterpiece

By | Case Studies, Interesting Articles, Permanent Installation, System Design and Integration

Samsung envisioned its office environment to be a technological masterpiece with state-of-the-art communications equipment and presentation tools. But what they didn’t want was for their meeting spaces to appear equipment-cluttered or gaudy.

Through our thorough needs-analysis process, we were able to understand exactly what Samsung wanted, and then provided the resources needed to fulfill their technological and aesthetic requirements.

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