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AZ Educators: Apply for a CCS Innovator Grant to win K-12 Classroom Technology Solutions

technology integration   CCS PresentationsCCS Arizona is excited to announce their 4th Annual Classroom Solutionz Grant with over $40,000 in product and professional development available.

We’ve structured the Classroom Solutionz grant to support teachers’ efforts to improve student achievement through innovative technology integration. These grants will provide several K-12 teachers with their dream technology classroom solutions!

You’re eligible to apply if you’re an Arizona teacher with a valid AZ K-12 Teaching certificate,  currently teaching in K-12 with a permanent classroom assignment who is currently teach in a public, non-profit charter or non-profit private school. The application deadline is April 17th, so don’t delay.  Click here for the application form for the CCS Classroom Solutionz Grant.

We’re looking for innovative ideas that:

  • Demonstrate methods of immersing technology in the classroom.
  • Include AZ State Academic Standards and/or Common Core Standards for subject-specific content area(s) and NETS Standards for technology.
  • Demonstrate sustainability over multiple school years.
  • Demonstrate active engagement of students in the learning process.
  • Demonstrate how technology will enhance the curriculum.

You can choose to apply for solutions from Formative Instruction Systems to Group Collaboration Tools, from Interactive Whiteboarding to Connectivity & Control, and much more!

For eligibility requirements and application details, please visit the NEW CCS Project Innovation website, designed exclusively for K-12 educators at http://www.ccsinnovators.com, click Tools on the menu bar and explore the Grants & Contests page. We are looking forward to receiving your completed application by the Tuesday, April 17, 2012 deadline.

For questions and more information, contact:

Lindsay Duran, lduran@ccsprojects.com480-348-0100 ext. 296;

Lindsey Baker, lbaker@ccsprojects.com480-348-0100 ext. 242;

Dee Turner, dturner@ccsprojects.com520-318-0100 ext. 105

CCS Presentation Systems is one of the leading providers of audio video products and solutions in the nation. Our company is one of the largest audio visual systems integrators in the US (System Contractor News).

CCS provides high-quality, on-time project installations of any size in the most demanding of environments.  We offer superior audio video products, services, and solutions from simple accessories to multi-million dollar integration projects, from school classrooms to world-class resorts, to meet the unique needs of every client.

Announcing the 4th Annual CCS Classroom Solutionz Grant

CCS is excited to announce their 4th Annual Classroom Solutionz Grant with over $40,000 in product and professional development available.

The purpose of the Classroom Solutionz grant is to support teachers’ efforts to improve student achievement through innovative technology integration with over $40,000 in product and professional development available. These grants will provide several K-12 teachers with their dream technology classroom solution!

Choose to apply for solutionz from Formative Instruction Systems to Group Collaboration Tools, from Interactive Whiteboarding to Connectivity & Control, and much more!

For eligibility requirements and application details, please visit the NEW CCS Project Innovation website, designed exclusively for K-12 educators at http://www.ccsinnovators.com. From the Home page, click Tools on the menu bar and explore the Grants & Contests page.

We at CCS are looking forward to receiving your completed application by the 4:00 pm on Tuesday, April 17, 2012 deadline.

Rent Our SMART Board Enabled Training Rooms (w/WiFi)

If you’re in Arizona, and you have a need to rent a training room for a special event or unexpected client visit, or you need to use collaboration tools for a presentation, consider one of the training room options we offer as an interactive audio video solution at CCS Presentation Systems.

We offer fully-equipped training rooms in two AZ locations, at our Scottsdale Training Center location and our Tucson Training Center location.

In our Scottsdale location, we have for rental:

Training Room:  max. 32 People interactive audio-video solutions  CCS Presentation Systems

  • Facility only (no equipment)
  • Facility with projector & screen or SMART Board use, or
  • Facility, projector & screen, and SMART Board use

Boardroom:  max. 10 People

  • Include use of projector and screen or video teleconferencing system 
  • ½ Day = 4 hours
  • Full Day = 8 hours

Mobile Training Center:  max. 12 People

The Scottsdale Training Center’s rental cost starts at $75/hour, and includes a 30-min. set-up. Coffee and water set-up is optional. Free WI-FI. Video conferencing is available upon request. For more information about renting out our world-class audio-video training centers, contact Julie Solomon at 480-348-0100 ext. 230.

In our Tucson location, we have for rental:

Training Room:  max. 22 People

  • Facility only (no equipment)
  • Facility with projector & screen or SMART Board use, or
  • Facility, projector & screen, and SMART Board use

Boardroom:  max. 12 People

  • Include use of projector and screen or video teleconferencing system
  • ½ Day = 4 hours
  • Full Day = 8 hours

Mobile Training Center:  max. 12 People

The Tucson Training Center’s rental cost starts at $75/hour, and includes a 30-min. set-up. Coffee and water set-up is optional. Free WI-FI. Video conferencing is available at request. For more information about renting out the Tucson audio-video training center, contact Dee Turner at 520-318-0100 ext. 105.

CCS Presentation Systems is Arizona’s largest systems integrator of audio visual equipment. With offices in the greater Phoenix and Tucson areas, CCS is equipped with a friendly sales team, trainers, support staff and installation crew to ensure the optimum implementation of your audio visual solution needs. Contact CCS today for insights, consultation and installations.

Innovative Audio-Visual Technology Solutions Grow in Luxury Hotels

We often get to work on innovative projects with great manufacturers of audio-visual equipment who themselves work with some of the world’s leading technology companies. When these great partnerships happen, exciting projects take shape.

Some of the more exciting projects happening in audio-visual technology solutions are in luxury hotels. Digital Trends Magazine writes about how high-end technologies are making guest stays at luxury hotels that much more enjoyable.audio-visual solutions   CCS Presentation Systems

Digital Trends writes:

“Technology is an important part of the home, and what better way for hoteliers to make guests feel at home than to provide them with state-of-the-art technological amenities? We are talking about a deeper level of connectivity than a simple iPod dock, or a reliable Internet connection in your hotel room. The trend in luxury hotels across the globe is a simple touchscreen with an easy-to-use graphic user interface that can control all your room’s amenities, such as lighting, air conditioning, TV, movies and music. These systems also have the capability to handle communication with the front desk, housekeeping, concierge, and checkout. The modern hotel also offers staff facility-wide monitoring and management capabilities.

“In fact, most of the major control companies are already entrenched in the hotel market, from Control4 to Crestron and AMX to Apple. Needless to say, hoteliers are jumping on the control bandwagon, which is the “wow” amenity of the moment that puts luxury hotels a cut above.”

We wrote about how one of our manufacturers Crestron was making life easier for Microsoft managers. Crestron’s ingenuity is noted in the article on their technology solutions work in hospitality projects:

“Crestron’s Hospitality solution is up to the challenge, monitoring and managing centralized AV sources and lighting controls for all areas of a hotel from a PC, Mac, iPhone, iPad, Android device and a local Crestron touch screen. As with Control4 systems, Crestron’s offers a number of ways to cut back on electricity consumption, from dimming systems to occupancy sensors and daylight harvesting. In-room amenities, including security, AV, and HVAC are standard.

The environmentally minded Gateway Canyon Resort in Gateway, Colorado, for example, uses a Crestron system to control hotel-wide functions, including the Kiva Lodge, a 38-room hotel with fitness center, spa, café and pool area. The Crestron CP2E system controls AV and background music distribution throughout the lodge. Wall-mount touch screens and keypads adorn the luxury space for walk-up, one-touch control.”

If you have more interest in knowing how audio-visual technology solutions are taking shape in luxury hotels, then click over to the story. CCS Presentation Systems is one of the leading providers of audio video products and solutions in the nation. Our company is currently ranked the 3rd largest audio visual systems U.S. integrator (System Contractor News).

CCS provides high-quality, on-time project installations of any size in the most demanding of environments – from simple accessories to multi-million dollar audio-visual integration projects, from school classrooms to world-class resorts, CCS provides superior audio video products, services, and solutions to meet the unique needs of every client.

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