Theme parks are the epitome of fun and nostalgia. From your first experiences as a child to taking your own children and experiencing the magic of themed entertainment into your golden years, theme.
As 2020 continues to bring new challenges for the theme park and attractions industry, it’s time to focus on a realistic view of the industry and what lies ahead. The ripple effects of COVID-19 are.
In the world of design, whether it be for themed entertainment and theme parks, immersive experiences, museums, or any other space where we live, work and play, there are really two distinct camps of.
When planning how you’ll incorporate audiovisual and technology solutions into a space, leveraging the expertise of an experienced and proven AV consultant from end to end can make all the.
The AV Awards annually recognize the “outstanding achievements of individuals, companies, projects and technology across the AV, events and production sectors” – and three Electrosonic projects have.
As reopening begins, every industry the world over is looking for ways to re-engage with customers in ways that deliver the same impactful, memorable experiences they were accustomed to before the.
In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, much of the concern surrounding workplace safety has centered on employees’ peace of mind and comfort and on maintaining productivity despite protective.
Engaging experiences aren’t just for traditional leisure spaces where consumers live and play. More and more, corporations are adding briefing centers, which are themed, immersive spaces where.
As we saw in the first two blogs in our series on the reopening of leisure experiences, bringing back a sense of normalcy to the leisure sector requires an initial focus on safe, secure operations..
In the first blog in this series, we explained how innovative technology can help leisure operators reopen and run their facilities safely as lockdown begins to ease. Now, with restrictions easing.
As the global pandemic shows signs of easing, theme parks and other leisure facilities around the world are beginning to reopen, although on a limited scale. However, this doesn’t mean that it’s time.
Blending of Physical Environments and Digital Interfaces Will Drive Powerful Experiences for Casinos and Gaming
There’s been much said about how offices might look as the world’s reopening and efforts to achieve a “new normal” march forward, and it’s a certainty that technology will play a critical role in.
International Spy Museum Wows, Earns Electrosonic Integration Awards Win for Museum Project of the Year
Electrosonic is no stranger to recognition for spectacular museum projects. In fact, in 2019, the Sheikh Abdullah Al Salem Cultural Centre took home the Best Museum Project of the Year award from the.
There’s no other way to say it – the $3.4 billion MGM COTAI resort in Macau, China is likely the most awe-inspiring and innovative integrated experience the world has ever known. It features the.
It’s not enough to simply throw technology and audiovisual solutions at your operation and expect efficiency to result. Effective managed services promote uptime, help teams collaborate more.
With some of the world’s biggest companies – including Amazon, Microsoft, Google and many others – extending work-from-home policies or contemplating a permanent shift to remote work, one key.
We’ve highlighted how the digital workplace will likely be forever altered in the wake of the spread of the novel coronavirus and the ensuing COVID-19 pandemic. It’s clear that this period of.
We’ve examined the ways technology, particularly artificial intelligence and augmented and extended reality, might play key parts in the world’s collective march toward reopening and what’s likely to.
There’s no question that technology will play a critical role in the post-pandemic future of the ways we live, work and play. From an increasing reliance on videoconferencing to increased security.
The world is collectively striving toward a return to pre-pandemic life and business operation. However, even as signs of progress and glimmers of hope appear in the wake of the COVID-19 disruption,.
You’ve recognized the need for thorough and robust audiovisual solutions. It’s simply the way business is conducted in the current operational landscape, with videoconferencing, remote work and.
It’s clear that the current state of uncertainty brought about how the COVID-19 pandemic has engineered drastic shifts in the way we think about different corners of society – and remote work and.
Consulting an audiovisual professional is always a critical part of ensuring your technology solutions deliver on their potential and achieve the goals you set out to accomplish for your end users..
Being agile is critical at all times, and ensuring your team’s remote capabilities match that desired agility and allow for a smooth transition to home work and other remote situations without.
Effectively coping with – and ultimately resolving – crisis situations often requires swift action from essential personnel. Unfortunately, during times of uncertainty, fear, panic and confusion can.
When creating or elevating a space, it’s easy to get lost in the forward-facing, solutions-oriented side of AV installations. You’re concerned with how your integrator is supporting your overall.
Electrosonic Group is responding to the COVID-19 pandemic crisis implementing key business continuity plans which are resulting in the following operational changes.
Hospitality environments have completely changed as a result of the growing experience economy – and for good reason. Over the past few decades, hospitality environments have heavily shifted from.
The award-winning Europa-Park is the largest theme park in Germany, and one of the most popular theme park resorts in Europe. Since 2014, Europa-Park has been named the world's best amusement park by.
Each year USA Today conducts its popular 10 Best Reader’s Choice Travel awards covering a broad number of categories. The process starts with a panel of experts who partner with 10Best editors to.
Modern society is becoming more concerned with sustainability and the protection of our shared environment seemingly every day – with the wealth of information at our fingertips about the potential.
Stepping into a casino is no longer about heading straight for the craps table – the entire experience has evolved alongside the technology and experience-centric modern landscape. Today’s casino.
The thirst for experiences that seems to be driving everything in the current market goes well beyond the hospitality, retail and amusement-based environments. And for good reason. After all, as a.
At its core, architecture is a creative field – architects seek to create stunning and lasting spaces, and that process can feel like an extremely personal one. However, architects shouldn’t let this.
Few operating environments have changed to the same extent as the retail space. As one of the true consumer-facing environments, retail has understandably experienced some dramatic swings.
It’s no secret where the current heart of the Middle East’s entertainment and attractions industry lies – Dubai, the most populous city in the United Arab Emirates with more than three million people.
As audiovisual technology marches forward, some of the world’s most iconic and historic places are being swept into the current. There’s a common desire to maintain these powerful spaces, but also to.
Sports stadiums have a formidable rival: high-def, flat-panel TVs. After all, why pay hundreds or even thousands of dollars for a stadium seat—where you can easily miss a play or a call—when you can.
Taking place in Amsterdam February 11-14, the Integrated Systems Europe (ISE) exhibition is a premier event focused entirely on audiovisual (AV) and systems integration. If you have a project on the.
Saudi Arabia’s General Entertainment Authority (GEA), which is responsible for the development and regulation of the Kingdom’s entertainment sector, has led the drive towards supporting the.
No doubt, the cool factor of today’s smart spaces has a unique ability to generate buzz. Yet, in a world where smart devices have become the norm, smart spaces need to be able to deliver more.
For the past decade or more, 2020 has been the year that many analysts have predicted for next generation offerings. With this in mind, we are going to spend the next few weeks looking at how.
The need for security impacts everyone. And, unfortunately, unmonitored access points can quickly lead to a costly data breach. The massive Target breach from a few years ago was the result of an.
If you pay even the slightest amount of attention to technology trends, you already know that the hype around 5G is rapidly gaining steam. The question is what does the eventual movement from current.
Each time we hit a new decade, it is always fun and often rewarding to take a look in the rearview mirror to see how the company has progressed. The past 10 years represent a decade of significant.
Office cubicles are so 2000, and for better or worse, the 2010s have been the decade of the open office layout. Young millennial workers have little if any, actual experience working in unattractive.
Do you have a project on the horizon? Is your goal to captivate your audience? In the spirit of the holidays, we have created a wish list of the qualities a company should consider when selecting an.
Over the last ten years, Electrosonic has had the opportunity to work on a wide array of projects. Projects that stretch across global borders, serving numerous industries and leveraging a wide array.
Customer expectations are at an all-time high at a time when the digital realm has provided consumers have significantly more choices and added control. As a result, consumers are actively seeking.
Each time we seemingly reach a plateau where it seems like technology evolution is slowing down, an innovation enters the landscape, often kicking off an entirely new wave of product iterations..
Being able to conquer the biggest, most complex audiovisual (AV) projects requires expertise that comes from dealing with diverse experiences. The type of diverse experiences that only happen when a.
Much like today’s consumers, building owners have high expectations. They want far more out of their investments as they build new spaces and renovate existing environments. A key driver? The.
Brand extension is a goal for any themed environment. After all, extension allows a theme park operator to build a thriving community within the existing ecosystem. Within a themed environment an.
We live in a technology driven world. In fact, most of your guests have a supercomputer in their pocket capable of seamlessly connecting them to a never-ending world of information and opportunities.
When a theme park undergoes an expansion project, the sky should be the limit. Unfortunately, theme parks can quickly consume large parcels of land. This is especially true when a park starts to.
The best route to success is to meet customer demands. And, today’s consumers understand what they want, far more so than previous generations. More importantly, they are far more vocal about it – if.
Brands are more important today than ever before. Why? Today’s consumer likes to relate to a brand – it is part of the experience they desire. This is true whether they are buying a product or.
Nostalgia has its place even with the Millennial crowd. There is something comforting about a known experience. It helps the guest even temporarily relive cherished childhood memories. That is the.
Entertainment has a meaningful role in today’s growing experience economy. Simply put, consumers crave experiences. And when it comes to entertainment, they are looking for something that is better.
The face of retail has changed dramatically in recent years. Simply put, online activity continues to impact how consumers buy a growing array of goods. However, stats still show that, despite the.
While there is no universal best screen for every application, selecting the wrong surface can create problems, including poor image quality or viewing difficulties for part of the audience.
There is a lot of excitement at IAAPA, and without a plan the entire experience can quickly become overwhelming. Sensory overload is always a real possibility! Having participated in these events for.
Fictional or factual, the world of espionage has a way of captivating people. In part, the intrigue has to do with the mystique of carrying on the façade of being someone else. However, the hidden.
As the attraction industry’s biggest expo, IAAPA is always a great opportunity to shine a spotlight on what we have done over the past year, as well as a time to meet with existing and prospective.
As the experience economy continues to mature and evolve, it is has become increasingly more important to embrace creative and meaningful ways to visually interact with team members and customers..
It’s not every day that you can be involved in delivering the world’s largest anything. That is part of what makes the Sheikh Abdullah Al Salem Cultural Centre so unique and intriguing. Designed and.
AV Awards recently announced the winners at its annual awards ceremony, and Electrosonic took home the top honors for the Themed Entertainment and Attractions Project of the Year.
There are a lot of lessons to learn from the past. However, keeping people actively engaged can be challenging. As many museums have learned, the proper (and creative) use of audiovisual (AV).
Sport teams have a magical way of maintaining brand loyalty. One of the reasons is the ability to build excitement that only comes with community. This is pretty easy to keep the momentum going.
The experience economy is here. And, when properly utilized audiovisual (AV) technology can play an instrumental role in transforming the customer experience. When people experience something.
The cloud-based as-a-service market has been one of the fastest growing sectors over the past 5 years. So much so that it’s estimated that organizations will spend $94.8 billion on these cloud-based.
Storytelling is a natural component of our daily lives, which is why everyone loves a good story. Stories are fundamental to the human experience, and good ones have the power to resonate with us at.
Oil and gas fields are constantly evolving. And in many instances, they have become technologically advanced environments – even when they are located in some of the world’s most remote and.
We have talked in detail about the significant role that interactive audiovisual deployments can have as guests engage and ultimately embrace the immersive experience. What we haven’t discussed is.
Harvard Business School professor Clayton M. Christensen once defined disruptive technology as one that displaces an established technology, shaking up the industry, or a ground-breaking technology.
Control rooms have long played a meaningful role in helping Energy and Utility organizations keep a watchful eye on key mission critical assets in the field. However, the control rooms powering.
Electrosonic is exhibiting at the IAAPA Expo Europe 2019 in Paris next week. Hosted by the International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions, this combined industry conference and.
One of the biggest drivers of the new digital economy – the growing thirst for experiences. Simply put, consumers want to partner with brands who take the steps necessary to satisfy this desire.
We live in a fast-paced, technology-fueled environment where people put a significant value on their time. They desire everything they need in a quick consumable fashion. Fortunately, the audiovisual.
Audiovisual (AV) and collaboration systems are crucial to many aspects of business success. However, the range and complexity of different systems create a significant workload for IT.
The digital economy is here and with it comes a new way of conducting business. Technology is at the core of almost every job. Smart offices have become the norm with an influx of highly interactive.
Much like the Oscars for the motion picture industry, the annual AV Awards is in place to recognize the most phenomenal audiovisual (AV) deployments around the world as well as the organizations.
When properly leveraged, audiovisual (AV) technology is at the core of most highly effective collaboration and communications efforts in today’s digital world. After all, AV technology has the.
We are in the beginning stages of a true revolution – the extended reality revolution. Although some components have been around for a handful of years, the current level of maturity, understanding.
The ultimate goal in creating huddle rooms is to build small spaces that encourage and empower multidisciplined teams to meet. By design these spaces are intended to facilitate productivity –.
The ability to effectively communicate is a key component to having productive teams who get their work done. Whether communication is between colleagues, with suppliers and strategic partners or.
As digitalization has become the new reality, the impact of user facing innovations has been phenomenal. Regardless of industry or user environment, the boost (and acceptance) of new innovations has.
The global market is rapidly evolving, and if organizations hope to compete – or better yet thrive – they need to rethink their physical environments. Gone are the work weeks where workers file into.
Architecture has a way of evoking awe unlike any other art form. Perhaps it’s because buildings allow us to immerse ourselves into a space for a uniquely holistic experience. Whether classic or.
Modern retail venues are constantly evolving – merging entertainment with shopping to create lifestyle destinations for people to shop, eat, drink, socialize and work. They are ultimately redefining.
In today’s digital economy, how businesses leverage technology is often a key differentiator. While various technologies play a role in fueling this evolving environment properly deploy audiovisual.
We live in an environment where technology has placed access to information at our fingertips. Wherever we are our mobile devices and search tools like Google can provide us answers to just about any.
Education at every age level has always had one common thread – the need to convey content in a manner that the learner engages with the lesson and ultimately internalizes the information. The.
It’s time to accept that the digital economy is here to stay. And as organizations embrace this new reality there is an increased focus on offering products and services that ultimately deliver the.
As Millennials started replacing Boomers, they brought with them the idea of open office environments. And, while these open spaces created an aesthetic the new professionals desired, it also shined.
With all of the exciting audiovisual (AV) technology on display at InfoComm 2019, the potential to creatively address new applications is exhilarating. Each year top vendors and a few up-and-coming.
Zoos and aquariums have an intriguing capability to attract guests of all ages. One of the reasons for the lasting appeal is their unique ability to offer guests the opportunity to at least.
Touted as the largest, most exciting pro-AV event in North America, InfoComm boasts thousands of audiovisual products from over a thousand exhibitors, and 44,000 attendees from 110 countries.
When creating a distinctive structure for a client, it is easy to get caught up in the aesthetics of delivering a truly unique design capable of setting a facility apart from the pack. However, doing.
Corporate lobbies and office reception areas have the potential to become incredible spaces – delivering brand messages, capturing the attention of visitors, and engaging employees.
Destination locations are often known for providing excitement and hitting the extremes. Think about destinations like Las Vegas, Dubai, Atlantic City or Macau. The opportunities to have fun are.
Electrosonic was recently awarded the Commercial Integrator 2019 Best Museum Project for its extensive work on the Sheikh Abdullah Al Salem Cultural Centre (SAASCC). Electrosonic received the.
Airport terminals can be busy and heavily congested environments, especially during peak travel times. However, even though terminals are often filled with people rapidly moving from point A to point.
Expectations are high when visiting theme parks. So much so that guests demand an immersive experience when making the investment to take the family on a truly magical vacation.
Revitalizing the control room environment is a great way for oil and gas businesses with a host of remote offshore operations to truly capitalize on improved communications and networking.
Control rooms have long been mission-critical environments, especially within the oil and gas industries. These systems play an essential role in maximizing operational efficiency, reducing risk,.
Technology touches all industries. And when organizations embrace what technology has to offer, the opportunity exists to excel. This is exactly what is happening at the Future Oil & Gas conference.
Museums are a key part of our culture. Since Electrosonic’s inception, over 55 years ago, we have worked with a wide array of museums. Whether it’s a local museum aiming to improve the visitor.
Effective design cannot take place in a vacuum. The need for a comprehensive approach is growing as more organizations strategically shift focus away from building purely trendy spaces towards.
An organisation’s spaces represent, after its people, its biggest investment. This, along with cultural, economic and demographic drivers, means we are beginning to see the proliferation of multi-use.
Exceptional projects demand an exceptional team. When engaging an audio visual (AV) solutions provider with so many companies out there… how do you choose? From design, to procurement, commissioning.
Looking for interesting ways to improve your museum’s ability to attract and engage patrons? Interested in learning (and seeing) how your peers are running their operations? If so, the 2019 AAM.
It’s easy to get drawn in by all the elaborate exhibits that the largest museums (admitted blessed with deep pocket donors) unveil. After all, they embrace the challenge of creating immersive.
Today, architects, designers, main contractors and other key stakeholders are being asked to integrate thoughtful audiovisual(AV) designs into their project designs in order to create better.
The digital economy has arrived. As a result, technology is no longer simply nice to have – its an expectation. However, how specifically organizations utilize technology can differ considerably.
Simply put, it’s a monumental mistake to overlook the power of the millennial generation. A recent Brookings Institute Study shows that at over 75 million strong, the millennials are America’s.
When organizations embrace new technology, the potential exists to introduce significant new benefits to the company’s existing environment. So much so that technology can significantly differentiate.
The National World War I Museum and Memorial in Kansas City, Missouri, tells the story of The Great War and related global events from 1914 through the 1918 Armistice and 1919 Paris Peace Conference..
For the past 55 years, Electrosonic has operated behind the scenes, with a proven record of helping our clients realize truly immersive experiences. Electrosonic creates innovative experiences by.
In today’s digital economy, technology is a necessity in order to effectively compete in an increasingly global environment. After all, the digital economy is all about delivering immersive.
When most people hear the words control room, it instantly incites a vision of a space filled with gages, levers, flashing lights and a lot of tension. This is because control rooms often play a.
Successful attractions always start with a compelling story, told in an engaging and memorable way. Technology enables the communication of that story to audiences in the most compelling way possible.
While much of the magic in Vegas has a lot to do with smoke, mirrors and illusion, the technology that was on display Electrosonic’s first Fusion Lite event was all about possibilities.
From first appearances, wayfinding may seem quite self-explanatory. And, unfortunately as a result, wayfinding often ends up becoming an afterthought as a building projects come to completion and.
The Association of Briefing Program Managers (ABPM) Spring Conference taking place from April 15-17 in Washington D.C. is almost here. And, we are excited about the wide array of breakout sessions..
Collaboration is often the key to converting innovations into realities. Unfortunately collaboration is not always as easy in practice as it seems in theory.
There is great value in differentiation. When first engaging with prospective customers and partners, they understandably want to know what makes your organization and its offering truly different.
The digital realm has arrived. And in today’s new digital economy, technology can play a host of interesting roles. How specifically we use technology can differ considerably depending on the.
Imagine traveling to a stadium to participate in a sporting event. There is the excitement of the crowd around you, two teams locked in a struggle and the thrill of competition. But instead of a.
Guests have high expectations when visiting a theme park. Being able to ultimately deliver the wow factor is a pivotal component to theme park success. Of course, maintaining the momentum over time.
More and more top brands are moving towards offering an Executive Briefing Center (EBC). An EBC is an innovative center powered by technology, which allows a company to demonstrate its products and.
For organizations to thrive within the new digital economy, innovation needs to be at the core. The better an organization is at fostering a truly collaborative environment, the higher the likelihood.
We have spent a fair amount of time so far this year talking about the 5 trends driving the audiovisual industry in 2019. When you bring all the trends together it paints a clear picture about the.
Building or renovating a modern stadium requires a significant investment. As a result, most stadiums today are multi-use spaces often serving as the home for a specific sports team as well as.
As we discussed in last week’s post, every successful audiovisual deployment starts with gaining a clear understanding of the application. After all, understanding the application helps build the.
Depending on how one looks at it, it is both the best of times and the worst of times for museums. That’s the interesting message from a recent article in the Observer.
We get it! Audiovisual deployments, by nature, can be flashy. And, because of the potential outcomes associated with a successful AV deployment, it’s easy to let excitement get in the way of.
As audiovisual (AV) capabilities continue to advance, the platforms they use are evolving as well -- another of the five most impactful trends we recently identified. For example, cloud computing has.
Last week the eyes of much of the audiovisual industry were on the Integrated Systems Europe (ISE 2019) show held in Amsterdam. The ISE show has become an event during which vendors announce new.
Another trend we recently discussed – and perhaps the most significant outcome of the ongoing tech convergence – is the rapid rise of the smart environment. How fast the smart environment becomes.
Digital displays can bridge the gap between the offline and online retail customer experience. That’s the lead of an interesting article recently published by Installation/AV Technology magazine.
Audio-visual (AV) technology has become integrated with overall IT infrastructure in recent years. Gordon Moore’s famous observation (known as Moore’s Law) has been proven in the AV industry –.
In a world where technology serves as the organizational backbone, it is time for a convergence. Fortunately, the rapid growth of the digital economy is finally bringing about an end to the many.
Public facing organizations have come under almost constant attack in recent years. According to the Data Breach Investigations Report, published annually by Verizon, there were 22,788 security.
We recently discussed five of the most influential trends impacting the AV industry. Perhaps the most intriguing is the concept of AV deployments fueled by self-generating content. For.
Considering the heavy ties to technology, it’s understandable that continuous evolution is the one true constant trend within the AV industry. Let’s take a look at the 5 most noticeable trends that.
There is a reason why a visit to certain businesses or attractions can stand out. In many instances, it’s because of a strategic decision to utilize audio and video technologies to attract attention.
Whenever building an immersive destination, the goal is to create an environment where people feel secure with the freedom to fully enjoy the experience. How specifically you leverage security tools.
A variety of expertise is required when constructing a new building that incorporates an immersive experience. Technical design services may not be the first need that comes to mind. However,.
Whether it's an entertainment, hospitality or corporate environment, the ultimate goal of any AV deployment is to provide a truly immersive experience. The type of experience that transports or wows.
There’s a lot of talk these days about the progressive corporation’s efforts to make the office space more employee-friendly, more home-like. The goal is to help employees not only be more efficient.
It can be difficult to explain what an immersive experience is without also describing the impact. Often, participants sum up their experience with seven little words: “It felt like I was really.
There’s a specific quality that has the ability to differentiate entertainment venues – something we call the immersive experience. It’s the immersive experience that makes a person feel like they.
At first glance, an operational control room appears very different from an experiential environment like you’d see in a museum or theme park. You may be inclined to choose an AV design engineering.
There is a reason why the leading themed entertainment continues to draw large crowds and enjoy healthy growth numbers. Theme parks understand – and ultimately deliver – on the consumer’s growing.
A different kind of museum opened this past August to rave reviews and record crowds. The National Comedy Center in Jamestown, New York uses the latest in immersive technology to make each individual.
As the digital world becomes the new reality, the growing emphasis on the collection, analysis and manipulation of data are transforming consumer interactions. However, the real difference will.
A video wall provides a powerful opportunity to attract attention. While the price point for direct-view LED walls is decreasing, they still represent a significant investment of time and money..
We talk a lot about the importance of delivering an immersive experience with every AV deployment. Whether we are working with an entertainment destination or a corporation, we are always looking for.
You’ve seen them in hotel lobbies, at the mall, in theme parks, and at sporting venues. Video walls are almost everywhere. Thanks to a decreasing price point, companies are recognizing more.
Choosing the correct video conferencing solution goes well beyond negotiating a good deal. Successfully deploying a video conferencing solution means assessing equipment capabilities, addressing.
A big part of Electrosonic’s success is its dedication to listening to the customer and then devising the right AV solution for the company. However, a comprehensive AV deployment rarely ends after.
Companies are increasingly realizing the benefits of modernizing their security systems. They can do this by upgrading to an IP-based system, or by integrating access controls, CCTVs and alarms under.
There is a big difference between AV technology and a truly integrated experience. To understand the difference, we spoke to industry insider Chris Conte, Electrosonic’s Vice President of New.
I attended the recent InfoComm show in June, meeting with many of our customers, partners, and prospects. A theme I heard from some in the industry was concern that the show had become a magnet for.
As organizations embark on technology projects, the overarching goal of realizing a compelling and genuinely immersive experience is quite common. However, the ability to take a project from.
As companies face growing competition in increasingly noisy markets, catching and holding a customers’ attention becomes more challenging. One way companies are looking to differentiate themselves is.
Companies are continually adopting new technologies to improve communication and foster collaboration amongst employees. One of those technologies is the interactive display. Originally used in.
The concept that technology is disruptive is yielding to a new interpretation. Technology is transformative--it has become so integrated into the consumer’s daily life that it now plays a pivotal.
The Museum of the Bible opened late last year in Washington, D.C., just blocks from the National Mall and Congress. The museum has been a smash hit with the public, attracting approximately 565,000.
The digital economy has undeniably put a new emphasis on the importance of the customer experience. As such, expectations have never been higher. But at the same time, the ability to dazzle has never.