Innovations in Intelligent Video Surveillance


The expensive technology in the new building needs to be protected. Milestone System’s extensive network of hardware and camera providers, combined with their easy-to-use software, enabled the Brandstar team to build a scalable surveillance system to meet the security challenges of today, and tomorrow. They collaborated with Axis Communications – the world leader in network video surveillance – they invented the network camera, driving the shift from analog to digital video surveillance. Tune in to see Access Control at its finest.


Video Distribution and Fiber Optic Cables


In order to carry high resolution images and graphics in 4K, Brandstar needed a much higher end CABLE – Specifically a FIBER OPTIC SOLUTION! That’s when we brought aboard Robert D’Addario from Cleerline Technology Group. Cleerline’s SSF Technology has redefined fiber optics, and the way installers large or small have to deal with the installation process for incorporating fiber optics into their system architectures. Their ultimate goal is to make fiber optics installation and implementation as easy to manage, and work with as Category Cable UTP, removing the fear, and complexity of terminating, and handling the cable systems.


The Importance of Using Only the Highest Quality Cables.


It’s one thing to have lots of cool technology on display in the Brandstar boardrooms and offices. But it’s quite another thing to make sure it all WORKS when you press a button! That’s where the right CABLE comes in and we’ve enlisted the expertise of Monoprice to help us out. If the technology works, chances are there’s a Monoprice cable hidden behind the wall that is MAKING IT WORK!


Video Distribution Platforms


With so many different types and sizes of monitors in this office space – from video walls and TV screens to computer screens and smart boards – Kalyn’s design challenge was to find a way to display the SAME picture and message on ALL of the multiple screens at BrandStar. That’s when she came across Bob Michaels – the CEO of ZeeVee! ZeeVee is a manufacturer of video distribution equipment. The hardware allows BrandStar to project the same image on multiple platforms! ZeeVee is the right choice to build for the future with products delivering standard, HD, and Ultra HD video to digital displays and TVs, and also delivering IP video via standards-based, off the shelf IT networks and displays.


Video Conference Solutions


Kalyn’s overall goal and design concept was to create a boardroom that houses cutting edge technology with the ability to record information and share it easily. Tim Henry from Sony Electronics showed her the best cameras to fit the new space. The whole concept behind Sony cameras is the ability to communicate and collaborate in a more efficient manner. Sony is a world renowned technology leader and its image sensors deliver amazing, high picture quality second to none. Sony is a unique manufacturer in that it can deliver the total user experience from lens to living room with its Consumer and Professional product lines.


The Importance of Staying Connected in the Office


In the old office building, cellphone coverage was spotty at best – and employees often had to walk down hallways and get close to windows in order to even FIND a signal. With the help of Advanced RF Technologies, we prepare to address an important aspect of communication: cellphone coverage! ADRF Technologies has the solution in a cell phone repeater. Watch this episode to discover this amazing technology and much more.


Office Spaces: The Tech Show – IT Racks and Cable Management


The nervous center of the whole Brandstar building is in the IT Room and so we brought in Chatsworth Products, a 25 year old company specializing in cable management and racks, to help store all this technology. When there’s voice, video and data all in one room there needs to be a variety of products capable of supporting it all. Chatsworth Products keep it all organized and control the heat. Check out this episode to learn more.


Interactive Displays


With all this technology now wired in place, Kalyn wanted to find the easiest and SMARTEST way to INTERACT with it all. That’s when she came across SMART TECHNOLOGIES at the NeoCon Show in Chicago! SMART’s business solutions focus on liberating knowledge workers from unproductive meetings and engagements, enabling faster decision making and reduced business risk. SMART provides solutions and services that help turn formal or informal meetings to a time when people can actually collaborate and where work actually gets done. Smart Kapp is a traditional, simple to use dry-erase board or white board that actually is digitized – so you can capture the content and share it with anyone all around the world!


Office Spaces – The Trophy Show


On this week’s episode we will install a grand reception desk made of COMPAC quartz stone.  We’ll make an entire wall into a trophy case made from CARVART glass, install a bold submaterial felt wall, and let’s not forget about another important element – COLOR! MMAD paints a site specific mural. AND Kalyn finds furniture from SERIES Seating and Dauphin that is both functional and fabulous.