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Event Technology for a Multi-Functional Room

City Electric Supply’s “The Journey”

Event Technology for a Multi-Functional Room

City Electric Supply’s “The Journey”

Event Technology for a Multi-Functional Room

City Electric Supply’s “The Journey”

Event Technology for a Multi-Functional Room

City Electric Supply’s “The Journey”

NAMC

In 2018, City Electric Supply hosted their third biennial North American Manager’s Conference (NAMC) at the Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention Center. The theme for the NAMC was “The Journey” representing the company’s path as they grow their business on personal and professional levels, and the agenda featured a mixture of business sessions and fun for over 1200 attendees – the largest conference in their company history.

Having built a strong relationship with producer agencyEA on other events, OSA was brought in to provide all aspects of event technology, including audio, video, lighting, staging and scenic.

From the Thursday night talent show, “City’s Got Talent,” which kicked off the conference to Friday’s general sessions to an awards presentation on Saturday and finally, a closing concert by Blues Traveler, the main room served a variety of functions. Turnovers had to occur after each day’s events. The first two days featured a more intimate seating layout, and on the last day grandstands were added for a concert feel.

In addition to the main room, there were several breakouts and ancillary rooms to support. On Friday night, attendees enjoyed “Bets in the Backwoods” – a casino-themed evening featuring a local band, food & beverage and a host of games. The following morning attendees participated in “Counter Day” in the Expo Hall, which featured vendor presentations, and a dramatic Kabuki effect for the opening of this smaller general session. And on the final evening, prior to the closing concert, attendees enjoyed a performance by dueling pianos in the foyer.
Slide the arrows below to see the transition between the opening and closing nights.

Event Technology for a Multi-Functional Room

City Electric Supply’s “The Journey”

NAMC

In 2018, City Electric Supply hosted their third biennial North American Manager’s Conference (NAMC) at the Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention Center. The theme for the NAMC was “The Journey” representing the company’s path as they grow their business on personal and professional levels, and the agenda featured a mixture of business sessions and fun for over 1200 attendees – the largest conference in their company history.

Having built a strong relationship with producer agencyEA on other events, OSA was brought in to provide all aspects of event technology, including audio, video, lighting, staging and scenic.

From the Thursday night talent show, “City’s Got Talent,” which kicked off the conference to Friday’s general sessions to an awards presentation on Saturday and finally, a closing concert by Blues Traveler, the main room served a variety of functions. Turnovers had to occur after each day’s events. The first two days featured a more intimate seating layout, and on the last day grandstands were added for a concert feel.

In addition to the main room, there were several breakouts and ancillary rooms to support. On Friday night, attendees enjoyed “Bets in the Backwoods” – a casino-themed evening featuring a local band, food & beverage and a host of games. The following morning attendees participated in “Counter Day” in the Expo Hall, which featured vendor presentations, and a dramatic Kabuki effect for the opening of this smaller general session. And on the final evening, prior to the closing concert, attendees enjoyed a performance by dueling pianos in the foyer.
Slide the arrows below to see the transition between the opening and closing nights.

Event Technology for a Multi-Functional Room

Slide the arrows below to see the transition between the opening and closing nights.

City Electric Supply’s “The Journey” NAMC

NAMC

In 2018, City Electric Supply hosted their third biennial North American Manager’s Conference (NAMC) at the Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention Center. The theme for the NAMC was “The Journey” representing the company’s path as they grow their business on personal and professional levels, and the agenda featured a mixture of business sessions and fun for over 1200 attendees – the largest conference in their company history.

Having built a strong relationship with producer agencyEA on other events, OSA was brought in to provide all aspects of event technology, including audio, video, lighting, staging and scenic.

From the Thursday night talent show, “City’s Got Talent,” which kicked off the conference to Friday’s general sessions to an awards presentation on Saturday and finally, a closing concert by Blues Traveler, the main room served a variety of functions. Turnovers had to occur after each day’s events. The first two days featured a more intimate seating layout, and on the last day grandstands were added for a concert feel.

In addition to the main room, there were several breakouts and ancillary rooms to support. On Friday night, attendees enjoyed “Bets in the Backwoods” – a casino-themed evening featuring a local band, food & beverage and a host of games. The following morning attendees participated in “Counter Day” in the Expo Hall, which featured vendor presentations, and a dramatic Kabuki effect for the opening of this smaller general session. And on the final evening, prior to the closing concert, attendees enjoyed a performance by dueling pianos in the foyer.

Martin Audio & JBL Professional Loudspeakers

speaker Martin Audio Wavefront Precision Line Array, XE500 Stage Monitors for Entertainment and CDD-LIVE! Loudspeakers with CSX Subwoofers for the Dueling Pianos Foyer Reception

speaker_group Additional Speakers for Fill & Foldback by JBL Professional, Mackie and EVI

speaker JBL Professional VRX900-Series Series Line Array and Subwoofers for Counter Day

Digital Mixing Consoles

 OSA used several digital mixing consoles.

 The main room FOH engineer used a Yamaha CL5 Digital Mixing Console with Yamaha R Series I/O Racks, employing Dante Network Audio Protocol and QLab Digital Audio Playback

 The Counter Day FOH engineer mixed on a Soundcraft Vi1 using QLab Digital Audio Playback

Smaller mixers were set for the ancillary areas.

Wireless Systems & Intercom

DPA d:fine™ headset microphones were utilized to ensure natural and open sound, secure and comfortable fit, and optimal performance.

A Shure Axient® Digital Wireless System was used to guarantee clean RF quality.

 OSA built a comprehensive intercom system consisting of both Clear-Com FreeSpeak II and HelixNet®. A Shure PSM 1000 system was deployed for the concert night robust, error-free in-ear monitoring.

Martin Audio & JBL Professional Loudspeakers

speaker Martin Audio Wavefront Precision Line Array, XE500 Stage Monitors for Entertainment and CDD-LIVE! Loudspeakers with CSX Subwoofers for the Dueling Pianos Foyer Reception

speaker_group Additional Speakers for Fill & Foldback by JBL Professional, Mackie and EVI

speaker JBL Professional VRX900-Series Series Line Array and Subwoofers for Counter Day

Digital Mixing Consoles

 OSA used several digital mixing consoles.

 The main room FOH engineer used a Yamaha CL5 Digital Mixing Console with Yamaha R Series I/O Racks, employing Dante Network Audio Protocol and QLab Digital Audio Playback

 The Counter Day FOH engineer mixed on a Soundcraft Vi1 using QLab Digital Audio Playback

Smaller mixers were set for the ancillary areas.

Wireless Systems & Intercom

DPA d:fine™ headset microphones were utilized to ensure natural and open sound, secure and comfortable fit, and optimal performance.

A Shure Axient® Digital Wireless System was used to guarantee clean RF quality.

 OSA built a comprehensive intercom system consisting of both Clear-Com FreeSpeak II and HelixNet®. A Shure PSM 1000 system was deployed for the concert night robust, error-free in-ear monitoring.

Martin Audio & JBL Professional Loudspeakers

speaker Martin Audio Wavefront Precision Line Array, XE500 Stage Monitors for Entertainment and CDD-LIVE! Loudspeakers with CSX Subwoofers for the Dueling Pianos Foyer Reception

speaker_group Additional Speakers for Fill & Foldback by JBL Professional, Mackie and EVI

speaker JBL Professional VRX900-Series Series Line Array and Subwoofers for Counter Day

Digital Mixing Consoles

 OSA used several digital mixing consoles.

 The main room FOH engineer used a Yamaha CL5 Digital Mixing Console with Yamaha R Series I/O Racks, employing Dante Network Audio Protocol and QLab Digital Audio Playback

 The Counter Day FOH engineer mixed on a Soundcraft Vi1 using QLab Digital Audio Playback

Smaller mixers were set for the ancillary areas.

Wireless Systems & Intercom

DPA d:fine™ headset microphones were utilized to ensure natural and open sound, secure and comfortable fit, and optimal performance.

A Shure Axient® Digital Wireless System was used to guarantee clean RF quality.

 OSA built a comprehensive intercom system consisting of both Clear-Com FreeSpeak II and HelixNet®. A Shure PSM 1000 system was deployed for the concert night robust, error-free in-ear monitoring.

Video Engineering

A Barco E2 Screen Management System was used to facilitate picture-in-picture and screen source/destination routing

Barco FSN 2.5 M/E Switching System

OSA used a WATCHOUT System to manage playback

The camera and iMag system included three high-definition studio cameras, record decks for each camera, as well as a switched program

For the smaller general session, Counter Day, OSA video engineers used a Barco FSN 2.5 M/E for signal processing & switching and a DT Videolabs PlaybackPro for playback. An HD camera system was implemented for this session too.

Projection Systems

Two sets of converged & Redundant Christie 30,000 lumen projectors for center graphics & scenic screen and redundant Digital Projection 20,000 lumen projectors for left & right screens

Gerriets custom center screen

Redundant, dual-converged Digital Projection 14,500 lumen projectors illuminating Stewart Filmscreen seamless screens in the smaller general session room used for Counter Day

Support Systems &
Flat Screen Displays

Confidence & backstage monitors in both the main general session room & the smaller general session room

90-inch monitors were used as delay screens in the smaller general session room used for Counter Day

Additional support systems including backstage monitors, teleprompter systems, speaker timer and cue lighting

Video Engineering

A Barco E2 Screen Management System was used to facilitate picture-in-picture and screen source/destination routing

Barco FSN 2.5 M/E Switching System

OSA used a WATCHOUT System to manage playback

The camera and iMag system included three high-definition studio cameras, record decks for each camera, as well as a switched program

Projection Systems

Two sets of converged & Redundant Christie 30,000 lumen projectors for center graphics & scenic screen and redundant Digital Projection 20,000 lumen projectors for left & right screens

Gerriets custom center screen

Redundant, dual-converged Digital Projection 14,500 lumen projectors illuminating Stewart Filmscreen seamless screens in the smaller general session room used for Counter Day

Support Systems &
Flat Screen Displays

Confidence & backstage monitors in both the main general session room & the smaller general session room

90-inch monitors were used as delay screens in the smaller general session room used for Counter Day

Additional support systems including backstage monitors, teleprompter systems, speaker timer and cue lighting

Video Engineering

A Barco E2 Screen Management System was used to facilitate picture-in-picture and screen source/destination routing

Barco FSN 2.5 M/E Switching System

OSA used a WATCHOUT System to manage playback

The camera and iMag system included three high-definition studio cameras, record decks for each camera, as well as a switched program

Projection Systems

Two sets of converged & Redundant Christie 30,000 lumen projectors for center graphics & scenic screen and redundant Digital Projection 20,000 lumen projectors for left & right screens

Gerriets custom center screen

Redundant, dual-converged Digital Projection 14,500 lumen projectors illuminating Stewart Filmscreen seamless screens in the smaller general session room used for Counter Day

Support Systems &
Flat Screen Displays

Confidence & backstage monitors in both the main general session room & the smaller general session room

90-inch monitors were used as delay screens in the smaller general session room used for Counter Day

Additional support systems including backstage monitors, teleprompter systems, speaker timer and cue lighting

Intelligent Lighting

OSA deployed an immersive lighting package including stage, entertainment-specific requests and room ambiance, as well as backstage safety lighting.

OSA utilized automated lighting fixtures from Martin, including the MAC Viper Performance and MAC Aura, along with Chroma-Q® Color Force 12™ LED fixtures.

The combined package lent a full color palette and a wide selection of gobo patterns which provided texture and atmosphere for the meeting functions and the movement and spectacular effects for the entertainment functions.

Special Effects

Ultratec Radiance Hazers were utilized to enhance the atmospheric effects.

For Counter Day, lighting fixtures illuminated a Kabuki Opening with Solenoid System to add a dramatic impact to the smaller session.

Control Systems

All lighting fixtures were controlled by a lighting console by High End Systems in one room and a Martin console in the other. Additionally OSA connected to the existing architectural system and controlled it from the console.

Intelligent Lighting

OSA deployed an immersive lighting package including stage, entertainment-specific requests and room ambiance, as well as backstage safety lighting.

OSA utilized automated lighting fixtures from Martin, including the MAC Viper Performance and MAC Aura, along with Chroma-Q® Color Force 12™ LED fixtures.

The combined package lent a full color palette and a wide selection of gobo patterns which provided texture and atmosphere for the meeting functions and the movement and spectacular effects for the entertainment functions.

Special Effects

Ultratec Radiance Hazers were utilized to enhance the atmospheric effects.

For Counter Day, lighting fixtures illuminated a Kabuki Opening with Solenoid System to add a dramatic impact to the smaller session.

Control Systems

All lighting fixtures were controlled by a lighting console by High End Systems in one room and a Martin console in the other. Additionally OSA connected to the existing architectural system and controlled it from the console.

Intelligent Lighting

OSA deployed an immersive lighting package including stage, entertainment-specific requests and room ambiance, as well as backstage safety lighting.

Automated lighting fixtures from Martin, including the MAC Viper Performance and MAC Aura, along with Chroma-Q® Color Force 12™ LED fixtures were used.

The combined package lent a full color palette, providing texture & atmosphere for the meeting functions and movement & spectacular effects for the entertainment functions.

Special Effects

Ultratec Radiance Hazers were utilized to enhance the atmospheric effects.

For Counter Day, lighting fixtures illuminated a Kabuki Opening with Solenoid System to add a dramatic impact to the smaller session.

Control Systems

All lighting fixtures were controlled by a lighting console by High End Systems in one room and a Martin console in the other. Additionally OSA connected to the existing architectural system and controlled it from the console.

Production Highlights Scenic, Staging & More!

From working drawings to building specifications to overseeing the fabrication, OSA worked closely with the producer’s conceptual scenic designs to turn their vision into reality.

Production Highlights Scenic, Staging & More!

From working drawings to building specifications to overseeing the fabrication, OSA worked closely with the producer’s conceptual scenic designs to turn their vision into reality.

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