Daily Herald ReportPosted8/6/2018 1:00 AM
- NEC Display Solutions of America Inc.’s new headquarters features 10 dedicated vignettes showcasing customer-centric solutions for transportation, quick-serve restaurants, health care, education, retail, command and control, corporate, and large venues such as lecture halls, cinema, and house of worship. Courtesy of NEC Display Solutions
NEC Display Solutions of America Inc., a provider of commercial LCD displays and projectors, unveiled its new state-of-the-art headquarters and briefing center in Downers Grove.
The new facility features 6,000 square feet of showroom space to demonstrate the latest solutions offerings, while accommodating an expanding workforce with a bright, open-concept office that incorporates the newest collaborative technology. The new office and briefing center is at 3250 Lacey Road.
“Our new offices are a representation of what NEC Display is today — a high tech, innovative provider of business solutions,” said Todd Bouman, CEO of NEC Display Solutions of America. The heart of the new office is the briefing center, dedicated to showing off the latest NEC Display technology, such as a 4K dvLED video wall, digital cinema projectors, large format displays and more. The center features 10 dedicated vignettes showcasing customer-centric solutions for transportation, quick-serve restaurants, health care, education, retail, command and control, corporate, and large venues such as lecture halls, cinema, and house of worship.
The new facility is the product of collaboration between NEC Display and its partners, including architect designers Perkins+Will, A/V integrator Diversified U.S., general contractors Executive Construction Inc., and Engineering Plus provided the technology engineering. In addition, Syska Hennessy Group was the mechanical, electrical, and plumbing (MEP) engineer on the project.
The design vision was to create a modern, welcoming environment that is inspiring to both visiting clients and partners, while promoting hospitality and collaboration for employees who work in the space daily, according to Kim Klingeisen, Sr. interior project designer and Associate at Perkins+Will.
“Employees now have access to open and collaborative spaces that allow them to connect with each other on a social level,” Klingeisen said. “The Briefing Center and Café easily transforms into an event space, and the embedded state-of-the-art technology and vignettes present clients and NEC staff with the ability to test and present different applications of their solutions.”ADVERTISING
Besides showcasing NEC Display’s latest solutions, the briefing center is also designed to host events, such as livestreams of product announcements and media conferences. With this in mind, technology engineering partner Engineering Plus designed a way to easily adapt the space on the fly, according to Mike Mahn, vice president at Engineering Plus.
“Behind the displays and showcases in each vignette sits a centralized network-based video distribution system,” Mahn said. “This allows NEC to quickly transform areas of the briefing center into a customized experience for guests, as well as easily accessible broadcast video connections and video conferencing technology. NEC Display now has the scalability for customers around the world to peek into its space for an interactive experience with their solutions.”