Facility:The Lot – City Center San Ramon
Location: The Lot – City Center Bishop Ranch, San Ramon CA
Challenge: The Owners of The Lot returned to the team at Fluid Sound to complete the AV integration for their 4th location, and their first in Northern California. Like their previous three venues, this one needed audio and video installation, as well as system control over the facility’s AV, lighting, and HVAC. Ease-of-use was imperative, as was a system that would contribute to the venue’s modern, upscale environment.
Solution: The Fluid Sound team installed multiple NEC displays for digital signage and to construct a 3×3 video wall in the bar area. NEC projectors were used in the ten movie theater auditoriums, and a Crestron system controls all of the venue’s audio, video, lighting, and HVAC. The end user manages all systems from a wireless Apple iPad or a hard-wired Crestron touch panel. Using AV over IP hardware from Just Add Power, all video inputs can be routed to any of the venue’s video displays over a standard ethernet network, without the need for a traditional, physical video matrix router.
Press and Media Coverage: NEC, the manufacturer of the displays used in The Lot, published a case study highlighting this project and how Fluid Sound and the NEC technology we used contributed to the luxury look and experience offered by The Lot. Specifically, the case study highlighted how the sleek look of the displays, combined with their reliability and user-friendly operation were a perfect fit for The Lot. The 3×3 NEC video wall is a showstopper, and the other NEC displays used as digital movie posters, for food and beverage sales, and for general movie information keep guests engaged and informed of what’s going on throughout the venue.
Sound & Communications also posted an in depth article relating to movie auditoriums that are connected to modern computers network with immersive audio video and mentions Fluid Sound on 2 separate movie theater projects.
Digital Signage Connection also published a Press Release highlighting the entire movie theater audio visuals features