SCN Top 50 Systems Integrators of 2020

Systems Contractor News presents the top 50 systems integrators of 2020. Due to COVID-19, this is the first year we did not require integration firms to give a specific annual revenue; instead, this year’s Top 50 list is based on a three-year average of revenue. We know the industry has been hard hit, but we want to celebrate our successes and emphasize how firms overcame (and are still overcoming) challenges.

Full Story: Systems Contractor News (11/30)

The past year has been incredibly unusual for many reasons, but perhaps the most significant and detrimental is the COVID-19 pandemic sweeping the world. Our lives were upended over a few short weeks in March and April and we have yet to reach an equilibrium. Nevertheless, AV professionals persisted. From a boom in UCC technology to rethinking the entire live events business, this industry pivoted and innovated like never before.

CSX Operation Control Center

CSX Operation Control Center

Project: CSX Operation Control Center

CCS Southeast designed and installed the solution.

The GSO Conference Room is the control center for the entire system. Surrounding the Conference Room is a monitoring and logistic center with twenty-nine 65” displays mounted around the perimeter of the room at a 10-degree tilt, side by side. CSX’s proprietary rail monitoring software provides detailed information on each display, utilizing the reliable and scalable AV over IP solution from Crestron NVX.

The “room within the room” is the GSO’s Conference Room, which is surrounded by glass on 3 of 4 walls. A 86” wall mounted display serves as the primary presentation display for any room participants. In addition, there are four 24” monitors surrounding the GSO’s seat, two (2) of which are integrated into the height adjustable desk and retractable when in use. From here, the GSO has total control of this system on a 15” touch panel – he can select and present any source (30) to any display (5) within the Conference Room. He can also initiate and manage an audio conference call. Installed in the ceiling are two (2) motorized retractable Clock Audio tri-element microphones which provide optimum coverage for in-room participants.

Project Components

  • Creston NVX
  • Samsung Q-Series 65 inch displays
  • Clock Audio Microphones
  • Biamp DSP
  • Labgruppen Amplifiers
  • Tannoy Speakers

Effective Remote Working

Resources to help you and your teams safely and successfully transition to a remote work environment using Zoom:


Blog: How to Work from Home and Meet Like a Pro

Blog: Best Practices for Creating Culture, Community for Remote Workers

Blog: 5 Tips for Managing Remote Teams

How to Hide Your Messy Room for a Zoom Video Conference

5 Tips for Working From Home for the First Time in 2020

How to Set Up a Temporary Work From Home Office Successfully


Resources by CrowdStrike: Cybersecurity in the time of COVID-19

Blog: How to Keep the Crashers From Crashing Your Zoom Event

Blog: Best Practices for Protecting Your Zoom Meetings

Blog: Secure Your Zoom Meetings with Waiting Rooms

Center Court Club / University of Florida O’Connell Center

Center Court Club / University of Florida O’Connell Center

250 Gale Lemerand Drive, Suite 2110, Gainesville, FL 32611

Project Description
This project utilizes the latest technology from Shure, QSC, and Danley Sound Labs to deliver a pristine listening experience for patrons of the University of Florida Center Court Club located inside to O’Connell Center.

Major Components:

  • Shure QLXD Microphone Systems
  • QSC Core 110 DSP
  • QSC CXD 4.3 Amplifiers
  • Danley Sound Labs 120 x 20 Degree column speakers

Earthlink Display Project

Earthlink Display Project

Project Description
We recently installed nineteen commercial displays in Earthlink’s new corporate HQ in Atlanta, GA. The displays range in size from 55”-85” and were placed in lounges, break areas, reception and elevator lobbies, a training center, conferences rooms, and the board room. Applications include meeting room displays, information displays for lobbies and waiting rooms, digital signage in break rooms and common areas, and more.

Products Used:

  • 19x Sony Bravia 4k HDR Professional Displays
  • 19x Chief Mounts (combination of fixed and swing arm)

Welcome Center / Jacksonville University

Welcome Center / Jacksonville University


2800 University Blvd. N., Jacksonville Florida 32211

Project Description
Jacksonville University’s new Welcome Center utilizes the latest in audiovisual technology to WOW prospective new students and visitors to the University. This technology helps JU showcase everything it means to be a Dolphin!

Major Components:

  • Crestron Control (DMPS3-4K)
  • Epson L510U Laser Projector
  • Shure SLX wireless microphones
  • Denon Professional internet radio and audio player
  • LG Electronics Digital Signage

Crestron Offers Innovative Solutions To Streamline Audio-Visual Technology

In today’s blog post, we’re pleased to highlight some of the exciting innovations happening at Crestron, a digital technology partner for CCS Projects. We’re pleased to work with Crestron, offering their digital entertainment and integration solutions together with our leading audio-visual services to a wide array of clients across the country.

For years, Crestron has been a leader in the manufacture of advanced control and automation systems, helping to innovate technology and reinvent the way people work and live. More recently, with the growth in digital capabilities across the world, Crestron is adept at streamlining technology and improving the quality of life for people in corporate conference rooms, hotels, classrooms, auditoriums, and in their homes.


One of the company’s recent innovations is its QuickMedia® transport technology, which helps to streamline presentation system design and simplify installation by integrating 16 separate cables into a single CAT5-type wire. True HD video, with balanced and unbalanced line and mic-level audio and high-resolution computer signals gets delivered over the QuickMedia single cable.

Crestron points to the efficiency of QuickMedia being the perfect integration for multimedia presentations in lecture halls, boardrooms, banquet halls and auditoriums. Simply put, QuickMedia works. It’s among the best integration equipment we’ve seen, even when faced with an array of AV sources, multiple computer inputs and several input locations, with multiple displays including plasmas, projectors and LCD monitors with sound reinforcement and program audio outputs. For installed setups, Crestron offers the QuickMedia Wizard to help users with a fast and simple programming and system configuration.

Another facet of Crestron’s service offerings is its MediaManager presentation solutions, which help save costs to organizations. It acts as a lower-cost presentation solution that uses QuickMedia technologies to save integrators cabling costs, and significantly reduce installation time and money.

CCS is proud to be a reseller partner for Crestron Audio Visual solutions across the country. Find out how we can complement your business, leisure or education environment with Crestron technology solutions. CCS Presentation Systems is among the largest U.S. audio-visual system integration firms, and one of the leading providers of audio-video products and solutions in the nation.

For a broader look into Crestron’s advanced control and automation solutions to infrastructure and interfaces, have a look at the inner workings of this successful company in the video clip below.

Crestron Corporate Video from DataVox on Vimeo.

Rayonier Corporate

Rayonier Corporate

Project: AV for Headquarters

CCS Presentation Systems was selected by Rayonier to install AV components to each floor of the corporate headquarters.

Project Components

  • Touch Panel Control by Crestron
  • Integrated Ceiling Mics
  • Video Conferencing with Touch panel Controls
  • Sound Masking on each of the 3 Floors
  • Large Venue 12K Lumen Laser Projector
  • Custom 220′ Electric Screen

Lead AV Installation Technicians

CCS Presentation Systems looking for an Inside Sales Representative with strong telephone selling skills for our growing Los Angeles office. The aspects of the job would be to manage and sell to inbound inquiries and support our Field Sales Representatives, but the main goal would be to develop your own relationships with new customers, and to move to a full outbound sales position within 12 months. Target customer segments are education, government/military, and/or corporations. We have all the top brands (e.g. Epson, NEC, SMART, AMX, Crestron, Extron, BlueJeans, Cisco, LifeSize, Polycom and numerous others) at the best cost basis due to our national buying power, and we offer one of the most lucrative compensation plans in the industry for the successful salesperson. The ideal candidate would have at least two years of successful sales experience, excellent phone and technical (e.g. computer) skills, a strong customer-service orientation, a strong work ethic, a team-centric approach, and a positive outlook. Successful AV industry experience or experience selling IT, copier, phone, or other technical equipment would be a big plus, but we are willing to train a good inside sales person on everything they need to know about the technical aspects of our industry. We would also show particular interest in anyone who has gone thru the Enterprise Rental Car management training program. We’re searching for full-time candidates but would consider a part-time position in the right situation.
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