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Christie and USIS Partnership Turns Office Space and a Basketball Court into a High Tech, Multi-purpose Room for AppNexus
Posted on Wednesday, October 29, 2014
CYPRESS, Calif. – (October 29, 2014) – Christie® and USIS AudioVisual Systems achieved grand success at AppNexus in creating additional space on a floor that includes both open plan office space and a basketball court.
AppNexus is a high tech company occupying three floors of office space on 23rd Street in New York City. As part of its culture, AppNexus holds employee motivational meetings called “Razzles.” Razzles include the use of Christie projectors and other tools to ignite excitement and motivate the team. At the end of a Razzle, employees can head from the fourth floor (where the Razzles are held) down to the second floor where the basketball court is located to work off the day’s stress.
According to Todd Hutchins (CTS-D), chief technology officer, USIS AudioVisual Systems, AppNexus needed additional Razzle space. The answer was to equip the second floor where the basketball court is located with technology on par with the fourth floor Razzle space where three Christie DS+6K-M projectors are located, ultimately creating an extension of the fourth floor. This included the installation of one Christie HD10K-M projector and the ability to do high-end video collaboration.
“AppNexus is critical when it comes to the projected image and audio quality,” said Hutchins. “When they use the room for presentations, there may be 400 people in the space that connect between several floors, plus others from international offic?es — it has to be perfect.”
When it came time to make a decision on the projector requirements, USIS AudioVisual Systemsturned to Christie to fulfill its projection needs.
“We chose Christie not only because their products are superior but because they have always held true to our partner relationship. Whether we’ve needed technical support, sales assistance, or demonstrations, Christie has never let us down,” added Hutchins. “With Christie it’s all about support. If our team has any issues, all we have to do is call and someone from Christie will be at our side to help, as any true partner should be. Because of what we do and how we do it, we will partner only with manufacturers who fully support their products.”