what we've been up to...
This seems like a good time for a year in review, and it has indeed been a busy one. Business is booming and 2014 will go down as one of the best years Sound Ideas has ever had. Our commercial division had many fun and challenging jobs. In January we set up the CommandCenter and several conference rooms in the new Gainesville Police Department. Right on its heels came the new Regional Transit System (RTS) building, complete with communications, digital signage, conference rooms and more. The end of this year has our teams all over the state, getting the new Gator’s Dockside in Springhill, and O2BKids in Oviedo ready to roll.
Our home and online groups have also been having fun. New toys come in every week and go back out the doors just as fast. Digital media streamers, 4K projectors, top-of-the-line speakers; the list goes on and on.
Our staff has been changing and growing as well. We welcomed in a new face when Rick McGinnis, our new commercial salesman, came on board this fall. Covering the “something old and something new,” category, David Hackett has returned to the fold and is overseeing retail floor sales. Going the other direction, we were sorry to see Larry Reeves leave the crew but wish him well as he settles in to his new home in North Carolina. After 29 years of having that long-haired, hippy Irishman dispensing his audio wisdom, the place just won’t be the same without him. We will all be raising a toast to him come New Year’s Eve.
That will do it for now. We hope the past year has treated you well and hope that the new year offers even more.
We've been awarded the A/V contract for the new Gainesville Police Department! The project is well underway and due to be completed by the end of March. The new facility will be state of the art with a high tech Command & Control Room and serveral multi-media conference rooms. Crestron control throughout the facility will ensure the systems are easy to use.
4K TV is here! Stop by our showroom to view the latest in television technology. With nearly 4 times the resolution of a regular HDTV, 4K TV enhances everything. Stunning color, outstanding detail and a phenominal resolution, you have to see it to believe it. Come by and take the latest technology for a test drive!
Sound Ideas is awarded the A/V contract for the new Gator's Dockside location in Lake City, FL. Consisting of 32 TV's, 4 Zones of audio and completely controlled with an iPad, the new Gator's location will be state of the art. With a selection of TVs ranging from 42" - 80" and 14 Cable/Satellite receivers, there will no better place in North/Central Florida to watch sports.
Sound Ideas completes A/V renovations at the Marriott Beachside Resort in Key West, Florida. The Tavern N Town restaurant located inside the Marriot Beaside Resort, chose Sound Ideas from a group of Florida-based integrators to renovate the audio system, add 13 TVs and install a lighting control system. Special consideration was given to the live music system, which concentrates sound in the bar area and limits the amount of music that spills into the dining areas. The system was designed with ease-of-use in mind. Every aspect of the system can be controlled though an Apple iPad interface.
Sound Ideas completes the renovations of its in-store Home Theater. Fully equipped with a 3D HDTV video projector by Sony, a Klipsch THX speaker package, electronics by Integra and a custom control system by Apple based Savant Systems, this theater rocks! Stop by and see just how great a home theater experience can be!
Sound Ideas is awarded A/V contract for the UF Weimer Hall Expansion Project. Home to the College of Journalism and Communications at the University of Florida, the Weimer Hall Expansion will serve as both a teaching/learning environment and a true/real production facility. Utilizing Crestron DigitalMedia technology, Sound Ideas designed a system that will not only accomodate their current needs, but will allow for future growth.
Sound Ideas launches its new website. Designed by Relidy, LLC, a leader in marketing for the custom electronics industry, the site re-defines who Sound Ideas is as a company and illustrates its vast selection of products and services.
Sound Ideas completes project for the UF Department of Recreational Sports activity rooms in the Southwest Recreation Center and Student Recreation and Fitness Center.
Sound Ideas adds Savant to its collection of product offerings. Savant luxury home theater and home automation solutions are engineered to simplify life — not complicate it. Featuring the industry’s only Apple®-based control and automation solution, Savant unifies all of your whole house audio and video, lighting control systems, security, climate, communications, internet and ancillary services into one easy-to-use, seamless experience.