NY Rental and Staging Specialist Visual Word Systems Presents One of the Largest-Ever Corporate Events at Flushing Meadows with QSC

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New York, NY(November 2017) – Visual Word Systems, the award-winning A/V rental and staging company in midtown Manhattan for more than 35 years, has maintained its rank as one of Rental and Staging magazine’s top 40 companies, providing special event services 24/7 for government and corporate clients. In addition to projects for the NYC Mayor’s office and Fortune 500 clients, the 8-person team at Visual Word recently presented one of the largest corporate event ever held on Center Court at Arthur Ashe Stadium in Flushing Meadows.

“At Visual Word, providing great customer service on a 24/7 basis is everything to us. There is no voicemail here; we always answer the phone and respond right away to our customers. There are also no egos here. Our purpose it to be creative and flexible and ready to work to make our clients events outstanding every single day,” says owner Ike Eckstein, who founded Visual Word with partner Ed Boyle.

The recent corporate event at Arthur Ashe Stadium was unique in terms of its magnitude; other than tennis-related events, the site has hosted few other corporate events, according to Eckstein. The three-day event, hosted by a 10 billion dollar plus corporation in the food industry with more than 300,000 employees worldwide, featured a variety of executive presentations, videos, breakout sessions and other entertainment.

During event planning, the size and scope of the event kept changing, making planning quite challenging for the Visual Word team. “When I did the site survey, the customer originally thought they were hosting 260 people at the event. So I planned on setting the stage with a couple of Shure mics, a QSC TouchMix-30 Pro compact digital mixer and (4) K12 active loudspeakers, with a pair of K8s for each breakout room,” explains Ike. “The week before, the registration for the event exceeded all predictions for the general and grew into a larger event outdoor event on center court for more than 1,200 people, with sound, a massive LED video wall and lighting.”

“But the really big challenge here was that the court itself had to be physically protected – so no equipment could be placed on top – and there were no flying points anywhere for line arrays,” says Eckstein. “We brought in mats and masonite boards to cover the floor and needed to have all the line arrays on crank-up stands. As great as NYC is, nobody in Manhattan or New Jersey had any crank-up stands for rent. QSC was kind enough to do a demo for me on how this could work and offer great customer support. We ended up buying stands which cranked to 18 feet high and mounted two KLA12 line array boxes per stand, with the top module pointing up into the stands.”

In addition to the ever-growing size of the event, there were also a lot of last-minute changes, like the addition of zone lighting to the dark outdoor court for the event.

“We are very used to being able to overcome obstacles on show sites to make an event great for our customers. In the end, we had a large LED video wall, 24 columns of lighting trees, 28 QSC loudspeakers and 5 TouchMix mixers to handle all the A/V the event. And our crew ended up being there for 417 tech hours over three days, and I personally logged in 24,000 steps on my Fitbit,” adds Eckstein. “But most importantly, the client was ecstatically happy with our service, our flexibility and the great quality of the lighting and sound.”

Visit Visual Word at: http://www.visualword.com.

About QSC

Founded nearly five decades ago, QSC is a globally recognized leader in the design, engineering and manufacture of award winning high performance audio products including power amplifiers, loudspeakers, digital mixers, digital signal processors (DSP), and the Q-SYS™ networked audio, video and control platform. Uniquely leveraging a broad range of technologies located under one roof, QSC products outperform the sum of their parts by delivering reliable, scalable and flexible solutions for professional installed, portable, production, corporate and cinema customers worldwide.

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