San Ramon, CaliforniaEntertainment
AV over IP Integration for Luxury Movie Theater in San Ramon
THE LOT City Center is one of the newest entertainment hubs in the city of San Ramon, California. Situated in a new shopping, dining, and entertainment destination called City Center Bishop Ranch, THE LOT attracts guests seeking a unique dining and entertainment experience. With ten high-end movie theaters, an upscale restaurant, an exciting bar, and a more casual café, THE LOT offers multiple options for a day or night out. The inclusion of comfortable seating, a welcoming lounge, and an outdoor patio with fire pits invites guest to linger a while.
Since this location of THE LOT was to be the anchor tenant of the upscale City Center Bishop Ranch, it needed to create a high-end experience for visitors. Commercial-grade displays, top-quality speakers, and customized lighting all contribute to the guest experience. In addition, any of the ten theaters in the venue can be easily converted to presentation spaces that can be rented out by businesses or other organizations for meetings. A complete AV over IP platform was installed, eliminating the need for a physical video matrix router.
The owners of THE LOT returned to the team at Fluid Sound to complete the AV integration for their fourth 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.
The Fluid Sound team installed multiple commercial-grade 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 integrates 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 screen. 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.