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This article was originally featured on ShoreTel’s website here.
WRITTEN BY KATIE KREGEL, DIRECTOR, GLOBAL CORPORATE MARKETING, SHORETEL
IT teams are no strangers to change, but technology is advancing at such an accelerated pace that it can be a challenge to keep up, much less leap ahead. Plus, it’s all too easy for technology “tipping points” to become “tripping points” if companies don’t learn how to navigate the constant change in the new digital landscape, as Gartner points out.
Adaptability is essential for businesses to thrive in this environment. Your IT team must be nimble enough to leverage emerging technologies before your competitors do, or risk falling behind. But this kind of agility is only possible with flexible, open systems that can accommodate a wide range of emerging technologies – even those not yet on the horizon. More
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It was an exciting day for Camera Corner Connecting Point (CCCP) on May 23, 2017; not only because of CCCP’s annual technology expo, but also because CEO Rick Chernick announced his son, Ryan Chernick, as the new president of CCCP.
That morning, Rick Chernick spoke about the history of CCCP and how his father, Norman Chernick, started the business as a camera store in downtown Green Bay in 1953.
Since taking over the business in the 1980’s, Rick Chernick has grown CCCP into the IT, AV, VoIP and physical security solution provider it is today. As he talked through the history of CCCP, he noted previous president, Earl Neville’s retirement in 2010, and how there has not been a president at CCCP since that point in time.
As Rick proudly announced Ryan Chernick’ s promotion he stated
“Now is the time for the younger generation to become more involved in the day-to-day processes of our business,” Rick Chernick said. “I am excited to work alongside Ryan and our wonderful family of employees and continue to grow our company and provide value to our customers.”
Rick will remain CEO and intends to work for the foreseeable future.
Ryan Chernick addressed the vendors and employees in attendance, thanking many who helped mentor him throughout his years at CCCP and
in addition, he also explained his goals and plans to continue to care for the customers, employees and vendors like they are family.
“I am look forward to continuing the legacy that has been created at CCCP by my father and grandfather,” Ryan Chernick said. “I am excited to have this opportunity and look forward to the challenge.”
About Camera Corner Connecting Point
CCCP is a third-generation IT, AV, Physical Security and VoIP value-added reseller and specialty electronics retailer, serving customers since 1953 primarily throughout Wisconsin, and the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. CCCP’s mission is to provide the latest in technology, backed by best-in-class customer service and support. With a full staff of engineers, designers, technicians and installers, CCCP expertly serves virtually every area of IT, AV, Physical Security and VoIP. For more information, visit www.cccp.com.
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Green Bay, Wis., March 23, 2017–Camera Corner Connecting Point announced it has achieved exclusive Blue partner status with Datto, the leading provider of total data protection solutions for businesses around the world.
CCCP has exceeded high standards of performance to qualify for Blue status in Datto’s partner program, the highest classification provided by Datto. The Blue status includes the utilization of marketing development funds, a hardware insurance policy, free shipping for devices, competitive and flexible pricing, VIP technical support services, early access to new products, and a complimentary pass to Datto’s annual partner conference. Datto Blue status represents the top 5 percent of partners, worldwide.
Since the beginning, CCCP has strived to provide its customers with world-class technology solutions. Its partnership with Datto reflects this mission by being a complete business continuity solution, rather than just a backup like many other companies. This gives business owners peace of mind, so whether their harddrive crashes or a hacker gets into their system, they don’t have to be without their internal assets and can continue business as usual.
“It’s such a pleasure to see Datto partners excel in their businesses,” said Rob Rae, vice president of Business Developmen at Datto. “Camera Corner’s employees have demonstrated their extensive knowledge in the business continuity market, and have completed the requirements of this exclusive, top tier of our Partner Program. We welcome Camera Corner to Blue status and look forward to growing our partnership even further.”
CCCP is a third-generation camera, AV, computer and technology company, serving customers since 1953. CCCP’s mission is to provide the latest in technology, backed by best-in-class customer service and support. With a full staff of AV and security system designers and installers, plus over 30 full-time network engineers and computer service technicians, CCCP expertly represents every area of AV, video security, communication and information technology services. For more information, visit www.cccp.com.
Datto protects business data and provides secure connectivity for tens of thousands of the world’s fastest growing companies. Datto’s Total Data Protection solutions deliver uninterrupted access to business data on site, in transit and in the cloud. Thousands of IT service providers globally rely on Datto’s combination of pioneering technology and dedicated services to ensure businesses are always on, no matter what. Datto is headquartered in Norwalk, Connecticut and has offices in Rochester, Boston, Portland, Toronto, London, Singapore and Sydney. Learn more at www.datto.com.
ATLANTA, GEORGIA, October 4, 2016 — American ingenuity, the unique ability to apply creative thinking to overcome the most challenging hurdles to success, is something that NanoLumens applies to every one of its installation projects. Recently, this ability was put to a major test when the company was tasked with designing a visually powerful display solution for Acuity Insurance’s new campus theater.
Ranked second on the list of top Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For, Acuity Insurance is a classic American success story that celebrates and supports the value of American ingenuity every day in the service of its large base of American clients. Founded in 1925, the country’s 57th largest insurance provider credits its success to its 1,200 employees and to the United States of America, which creates a wealth of business opportunities for the clients it serves.
“The United States offers more opportunities to more businesses than any nation on earth and our employees work tirelessly to help enable these businesses to achieve their biggest dreams,” President & CEO Ben Salzmann explained. “Keeping our employees motivated and informed is key to our continued success, so we created this new theater to help make that happen through quarterly employee town-hall meetings and smaller on-going group meetings and presentations held regularly throughout the year.”
Incorporating jumbotron sized video walls into the new 2,000-seat theater posed a serious challenge because the two-level theater is circular and the seats are installed in a shockingly vertical manner in a 65-foot radius from the stage. “People who enter the theater for the first time gasp because it is most unusual to see so many seats arranged in such a vertical manner in a radius that is so close to the stage,” Salzmann emphasized. “It delivers the impact we were hoping to create.”
To complete the impact, however, required a display solution that would enable every seat in the theater to have a clear view of the stage no matter where the seat was located. In addition, the total weight of the solution had to fall below a certain limit in order to conform to the architecture of the building ceiling. Acuity Vice President – Services and Administration Sheri Murphy added, “With this circular set-up, we determined that part of the audience would always be looking at the speaker’s back side. This reality created the need for the multi-panel LED curved displays that could be seen clearly and vividly from the front from every seat in the theater, regardless of the location.”
The question was who could conceive of and then design and engineer the exact solution that would meet the requirements of the space — and that’s where NanoLumens came in to the picture, thanks to Acoustics by Design, the company responsible for developing the new theater’s entire advanced audiovisual system, and Camera Corner Connecting Point, the company responsible for installing whatever display solution was selected.
“We went through a long process discussing the digital displays,” Acoustic by Design Senior Audio Visual Consultant Tim Hamilton stated. “Since Acuity didn’t have a space like this currently, we explored many different technologies, everything from LED to projection technology. It was a tough challenge to ensure that the display solution met the vision of the Acuity team and resonated well with each audience.” After selecting LED technology as the way to go, Acuity, Acoustics by Design and Camera Corner Connecting Point selected NanoLumens because they were the only company that could meet the unique challenges presented by the space. “We wanted something that would be clean looking from an installation perspective and offer the brightness and resolution that the client’s content on the screen was going to require,” Hamilton continued. “NanoLumens created a stunning solution that worked for everyone involved in the project.”
The solution created by NanoLumens is a breathtaking five-sided pentagon 3mm NanoSlim LED display solution that literally galvanizes the attention of everyone who sits in the new theater. Each of the five curved displays measures 10’H X 6.5’W and is joined together to create a single pentagon shaped structure that hangs suspended from the ceiling over the theater’s central stage. The pentagon measures 16’ across the center and weighs a total of 3,600 pounds, including the winch. The calculated weight of the displays is only 1,900 pounds.
“We had a very specific weight limit that we had to stay under when designing the display solution,” Camera Corner Audio Visual Systems Consultant Scott Tomashek emphasized. “The NanoLumens team demonstrated their value by creating a superior solution that came in under the maximum weight limit.
As critical as the NanoLumens LED displays are to the new theater’s success, a 10 Danley speaker sound system with one large subwoofer and a six-camera video system to track speakers from every angle complete the technology package. “We made every effort to ensure that the visual sightlines and audio clarity were second-to-none,” Salzmann concluded. “The combination of the NanoLumens displays with the audiovisual system results in a solution that will help us to better connect with, inform and motivate our employees.”
According to NanoLumens Regional Sales Manager Ryan Wilhelm, the success of the project is a credit to every member of the team, each of whom contributed their very best ideas to design a solution that delivers an unprecedented visual impact in a structure that weighs less than the maximum weight restriction. “We wouldn’t take ‘no’ for an answer,” Wilhelm laughed. “Every time we faced a design or weight challenge, we just put our minds to it and started from scratch to create a solution that would work. If that’s not American ingenuity in action, then I don’t know what is!”
About Acuity Insurance
Acuity, headquartered in Sheboygan, Wisconsin, is a property and casualty insurer that operates in 25 states, generates over $1.3 billion in revenue through 1,000 independent agencies, and manages over $3.5 billion in assets. Named the #2 large company to work for in America, Acuity employs over 1,200 people.
About Acoustics by Design
Acoustics By Design, Inc., is one of the leading independent acoustical consulting firms in the Midwest. The firm provides acoustical consulting services to architects, engineers, building owners, facility directors, and municipalities. Acoustics By Design also includes an integrated team of consultants who design audio, lighting, and technical systems, and integrate them with the native acoustical environment. Headquartered in Grand Rapids, Michigan, Acoustics By Design serves clients in Michigan, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, and Oregon in addition to the Pacific Northwest region. For more information, visit www.acousticsbydesign.com.
About Camera Corner Connecting Point
Camera Corner Connecting Point started simply as Camera Corner in 1953, when it opened as a camera store in downtown Green Bay, Wisconsin. From a staff of two in 1953, the third-generation business has grown to a staff of over 120 employees that are involved with much more than simply cameras! The company has expanded its expertise into all types of technology that moves businesses and connects people to their jobs, to information and to each other. Camera Corner Connecting Point is the oldest technology store in Northeast Wisconsin. The firm is committed to provide its customers with quality products and services at the best value.
NanoLumens, headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, creates display visualization solutions that deliver truly immersive customer experiences and great return on investment. We provide unique solutions to problems that haven’t been thought of yet. Our fully custom display solutions provide engaging customer experiences and the ability to realize solid returns on investment. Our brilliant displays, designed and assembled in the USA, are so thin, lightweight and curvable, they fit almost anywhere. With quality backed by an industry leading, Six Year Warranty, NanoLumens is your collaboration partner for visualization solutions that live up to your imagination. For more information, visit: www.NanoLumens.com.