How Video Projectors Can Upgrade Your Company’s Presence

How often have you been out at a corporate event and experienced the host’s shining logo in bright bold colors, beamed up in a video projection against a multi-media screen? It’s happening far more frequently for event attendees lately, as digital technologies are allowing a greater use of video projectors. It also helps that the cost of large-scale video projectors continues to fall.


Why are large-scale video projectors so valuable to companies and corporate brands around the country? Part of the allure is the impact that large dramatic images shining upon a wall can provide for a company’s brand or product launch. Large-scale video projectors also add presence and impact to events, often involving social media and human interaction along the way.

These massive audio-visual solutions use a combination of bright light projectors, large multi-media screens and integrated digital content to bring amazing colors and light to audiences. Panasonic, a worldwide leader in video projection systems, offers a variety of models designed for different venues and conditions.

Some of Panasonic’s higher end projectors beam up to an incredible 20,000 lumens of brightness. The company developed the world’s lightest 3-chip DLP-based projectors, which are ideal for large meeting rooms, theaters, museums and convention halls.

Its groundbreaking large-scale video projection system, the PT-DS20KU with SXGA+ (1,400 x 1,050) resolution, offers 20,000 lumens of brightness and long lamp replacement cycles of up to 2,000 hours. With 3D compatibility and superior installation flexibility, this makes the projector ideal for large-venue applications such as auditoriums, museums and rental and staging that requires both maximum brightness and easy handling.


Respected industry researcher PMA Research wrote favorably about the Panasonic DS20KU after the 2012 NAB show:

“The PT-DZ21KU and PT-DS20KU are 3D ready and can utilize an active shutter system which can be equipped with an external emitter via the timing signal IN/OUT terminal. For passive, polarized 3D projection these units support frame-sequential, side by side and top and bottom formats. These projectors are also equipped with DICOM simulation mode for use in medical and teaching environments where the ability to view X-ray images is needed. Both the PT-DZ21KU and PT-DS20KU are able to project onto various curved screens via the Geometric Adjustment Feature.”

Using video projectors can help to augment a full range of integrated AV solutions for a company, product or event. So, if your business is ready to invest in a spectacular large-scale video projectors coupled with interactive software and integrated controls, then you need an experienced integrator to put it all together for you.

Professional systems integrators like CCS Presentation Systems can offer key benefits in understanding the light, the projection field, the screens, systems, consultation, training and implementation. This experience will add another layer of excellence to using Panasonic’s projectors in a high-quality project installation of any size in all types of environments.

Save the Date: CCS Presentation System to Show New Parent Involvement Tools at Arizona PTA Convention

More schools around the state of Arizona are finding ways to bring technology into the classroom. Even with budget funding being limited, the growing demand for school safety and closer parent involvement is prompting classrooms to adapt to the use of technology tools.

Now, an opportunity for parents, teachers and vendors to get together to share and discuss some of these new digital advances is coming at the end of the school year. It’s the Arizona PTA Convention & Exhibition in Phoenix on May 31, 2013 to June 2, 2013 at the Sheraton Crescent Hotel in Phoenix.


This convention is a terrific opportunity for parents, families, and school communities to find better ways to lead our children through their school days. PTA leaders at the show will address budget funding issues, as well as the struggle of implementing laws focused on Common Core Standards, Move on When Reading and new security and labeling systems for schools. The annual convention helps all parties to be better advocates for our children.

CCS Presentation Systems will exhibit new offerings for school safety, from the SAFE audio alert system, and increased parent involvement through the shared experience of Channelone Interactiv.

The award-winning Channel One News (from Channelone interactiv) has set the standard for news for young people. Each day’s 10 minute broadcast – produced in association with CBS News – covers national and global events, politics, science, technology, and human-interest stories all in an editorial voice specifically designed for young people. At the end of the show, a set of interactive SMART Board activities, directly related to the stories just seen, provide an exciting learning experience for the classroom. Parents can get involved with the new Family Daily app, which offers daily access to the broadcast via smartphone, portable device or web and provides discussion questions to spark some meaningful dinner-time conversation.

Audio Enhancement’s SAFE System provides a much-needed tool to help keep teachers and students secure from random acts of violence. Although many different plans including guards and arming our school staff, Audio Enhancement’s appropriately named SAFE System – Security Alert for Education – offers fast audio alerts to emergency teams, fast administration and security involvement. The AE Safe System allows teachers to press a button on a teardrop microphone and silently send an alert to first responders while activating live audio/video feeds directly from the classroom. We believe that this exciting new technology should be in every classroom across the country.

Save the Date: The Arizona PTA Convention & Exhibition is headed to Phoenix on May 31, 2013 to June 2, 2013 at the Sheraton Crescent Hotel in Phoenix.

Vote for CCS Presentation System Partners in InfoComm’s Installation Product Awards

One of the reasons behind CCS Presentation System’s success in all our markets is the excellent working relationships we maintain with our digital audio-visual equipment partners.

Since 1991, CCS has partnered with leading manufacturing and digital technology companies to provide audio-visual solutions for our customers in the corporate, government and education sectors. Through these partnerships, our customers have been given an opportunity to see the best of the best in audio-visual technologies.

Now, some of our partners’ products have been nominated for industry awards. InfoComm has announced finalists in the InfoComm Installation Product Awards 2013 and you can vote for the best products!


Among our partners noted are:
– CCS partner Crestron is nominated for ‘Most Innovative Video Signal Management Product’ for its Crestron DM-MD64x64

– CCS partner Covid is nominated for ‘Most Innovative Commercial Systems Installation Accessory’ for its Covid Active Plenum USB Extender Cables

– CCS partner Chief is nominated for ‘Most Innovative Mounting Solution’ for its Chief FUSION Manual Height Adjustable Mobile Cart/LPAU
– CCS partner Da-Lite is nominated for ‘Most Innvoative Projection Screen’ for its Da-Lite Advantage and Contour
Because of these innovations created by our manufacturing partners, CCS Presentation Systems is able to offer our customers the latest technologies in audio-visual solutions, including LCD & plasma displays, digital projectors, interactive whiteboards, room control systems, audio systems, high definition videoconferencing systems and more. Today, CCS is one of the largest A/V integrators in the U.S., with more than 450 employees, sales offices in 13 states and annual revenue in excess of $115 million.

Vote today for our CCS Presentation System partners at InfoComm’s site. Voting ends on May 3rd.

CCS Offers Audio-Visual Solutions to Schools and Businesses

CCS Presentation Systems provides a full array of audio-visual systems integration components for schools and businesses that are looking to upgrade communications systems.


From audio conferencing to digital signage, or broadcast camcorders to HD displays and projectors, CCS has all the audio-visual solutions to meet a school or business challenge. CCS meets your planning team to advise you on AV room control during corporate meetings, or a set of digital displays for university halls. Find out more at the CCS Presentation Systems site.

Preparing for the Analog Sunset

Preparing for the Analog Sunset
Switching to Digital from Analog

The switch from typewriters to computers, telephones to cell phones, and film projectors to digital projectors were welcomed technological changes. In today’s world where many of us have smartphones, computers, iPads, etc., and the ability to connect any and all of these devices together in seconds—technological change can be challenging. As new platforms and devices roll out, our options expand exponentially, but there are limitations.

Chris Gamst explains further in his article for Click on the link above to see the full article!

Christie Digital Launches New Series of All-Weather Outdoor Digital Signage Displays

One of our CCS Presentation System partners Christie Digital continues to make innovative steps in how digital displays are used in all types of audience applications.

Christie Digital announced at the Integrated Systems Europe show in Amsterdam a new series of weatherproof LCD outdoor flat panels. The 55-inch, full 1920 x 1080 HD Christie FHD551-W panel is clearly a perfect fit for marketing in the outdoors. There are many applications for this ruggedly-built outdoor screen. Christie says it’s designed for outdoor sports venues, live events, entertainment parks, public displays, hospitalities and resorts and many other outdoor situations.

Christie Digital’s Product Manager Frank Anzures describes the new offering’s advantages to companies in both wet and dry weather zones in the video clip below:

He mentions that the FHD551-W screens are IP56 rated, which according to the specs, allows for ‘limited ingress of dust permitted (no harmful deposit) and protected against strong jets of water.’ The panel’s optimally bonded glass helps overall viewability and provides a harder screen shell which helps to eliminate or lessen scratches on the glass. Anzures says that protection offers uses in both harsh, dusty conditions and water conditions. “It’s a perfect panel for outdoor use”, says Anzures.

Christie writes in its press release that:

“The ability to use the Christie FHD551-W in landscape or portrait mode is ideal for rental staging applications, resorts, hotels and restaurants, to provide impactful content in public areas, while being rugged and durable to withstand rain, sleet, snow, and human interaction.“

CCS has offices all over the country, so we can see many audio-visual solutions for the Christie LCD weatherproof panel. Applications could include use outside sporting venues, used in state park locations to highlight hiking trails and other outdoor activities, or even use outside government and corporate buildings, as seen in the video above.

If you’re a business that sees a valuable use for such an innovative panel display, contact CCS Presentations for more details, audio-visual solution insights, consultation and installation. We will work with you in determining your needs and how we can work together on an upcoming digital signage project.

SMART Table brings new collaborative learning solution to K-12 classrooms

Interactive learning remains a high priority for school administrators, parents and students themselves. Our consumer world is overrun daily with new technology innovations. Now it’s time to transfer that future of learning into schools. It’s time to open up budgets and invest in interactive learning solutions in school districts. A child’s education needs only a small first step to go on to greatness. And that first step just might be at the table.


SMART Technologies is well-known throughout the K-12 education industry for its installations, training and consultancy work with teachers in school rooms for its interactive Smart boards. Now, the company has advanced its teaching tools with The SMART Table.

The SMART Table is a new learning experience from one of the manufacturing partners of CCS Presentation Systems. By its design and form function, the SMART Table brings young learners together to develop and learn from each other both socially and academically.

Up to 8 students can interact simultaneously with the table at one time. With its 360-degree, multi-touch surface and 42″ HD 1080p LCD display, the SMART Table offers interactivity and active collaboration to achieve shared learning goals.

The SMART Table is designed for durability in active classrooms. The company made it scratch-resistant and spill-resistant, which is great news for teachers. The entire table is supported by a pedestal base that’s nearly untippable, making it appropriate, even for roughhousing students. The table also allows for students in wheelchairs to engage in active discussions and small group collaboration activities.

Teachers can access over 1,500 ready-made activity packs from the award-winning SMART Exchange™website, or create their own engaging lesson content using the included SMART Table Toolkit. Teachers can also import ready-made lessons and 3D multimedia content, with SMART Notebook™collaborative learning software (included with the SMART Table).

Schools and school districts usually work with audio-visual systems integrators and audio-visual solution providers to assess, integrate and implement Smart tools in the classroom.

Retail and Corporate to Benefit from New NEC Commercial LCD HD Displays

Two new product launches in early 2013 marks NEC’s leadership in the commercial LCD HD panel displays market and will benefit many customers in the retail, corporate and education markets.

NEC announced new 55- and 65-Inch LCD HD display models (NEC’s V552 and V652) that offer high performance HD quality operation over longer periods of time. Ideal customers for these HD displays will be retail stores, restaurants, indoor venues, training facilities and corporate boardrooms.

NEC’s V552 and V652 use LED backlighting to reduce the product’s depth, weight and power consumption when compared to their predecessor. That’s an important point for retail centers and other large venues seeking to reduce energy footprints with their digital displays and overall energy use. Via the full HD panel, the V552 can display brilliant colors and imagery, while capturing the viewer’s attention. These attributes help to make the displays excellent even when the displays are on for extended operating periods.



Some of the key features in the V552 and V652 include 1920 x 1080 full HD native resolution which provides stunning image clarity; 10-watt speakers and an Open Pluggable Specification (OPS)-compliant expansion slot are built into both models. According to NEC, this helps to future-proof the display and allows for the seamless integration of a computer or other NEC/third-party accessories.

“We’re proud to introduce two products that not only reduce the physical footprint of the display but also decrease energy usage because of the LED backlighting,” said Rachel Karnani, Product Manager of Large-Screen Displays at NEC Display Solutions. “The shift to LED backlighting is significant for the digital signage industry and is evident in NEC’s large-screen product line. The V552 and V652 reinforce that commitment to improve our customers’ total cost of ownership and return on investment.”

CCS Presentation Systems is proud to be a reseller for NEC, a leader in innovative desktop LCD monitors, commercial- and professional-grade large-screen LCD displays, multimedia and digital cinema projectors, and integrated display solutions. We work with NEC Display Solutions in a wide variety of markets, including enterprise, healthcare, education and digital signage. Contact us for your audio-visual solutions needs in your business or organization.

Classroom Connectivity Solutions From C2G

The modern school classroom has many different types of visual aid devices but often times there are only a few different pathways for the devices cabling. This in turn results in bulk cables & terminate connectors at each end. This process of field termination is time & resource consuming.

C2G (formerly Cables To Go), a CCS Presentation Systems partner, explains how their RapidRun modular cabling system eliminates the need for field termination in the modern classroom.

Cables To Go’s Classroom Connectivity Solutions from CCS Presentation Systems

Using NEC Display Solutions in Houses of Worship

Enhance human interaction through better communication with NEC. Now you can easily deliver your message and communicate, connect, and engage members.

NEC’s digital displays offer a wide variety of benefits to churches and other houses of worship. CCS Presentation Systems partner NEC enhances the worship experience with projectors, flat-panel screens and tiled video walls, a digital display system which can enhance the visual experience of your service. Additional uses are informing congregation of services, events & announcements and also a cost & environmental savings versus printing.

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