CEO of CCS Helps With Firsthand Installation of Projectors at Arizona Schools

CCS Presentation Systems CEO John Godbout helps to install projectors for Scottsdale, AZ school classrooms. Learn more about funding, technology and installation practices.


Panasonic Products in Major Showcase at CCS Presentation Systems HQ


Heralding the ‘best camera we’ve ever made’, Panasonic representatives recently showcased their amazing new cameras, switching units and projectors for a crowd of prospects and customers in Scottsdale, AZ at the CCS Presentations Systems HQ.

Attendees were able to see new products like the incredible AJ-PX5000G, Panasonic’s first P2 HD camcorder with AVC-ULTRA recording and built-in microP2 card slots. This camera has everything – superb image production, lightweight feel and innovative expandability. It’s the first P2 camcorder that records in full-resolution 1080/60p.

Also on display was the AJ-PX270 handheld camera, the first handheld camera recorder to feature the AVC-ULTRA codec family, microP2 cards and wireless LAN connection. The AJ-PX270 is the first P2 HD handheld camera recorder with AVC-ULTRA recording and built-in microP2 card slots.

Panasonic_camera_CCS-2CCS enjoyed this open house tour from Panasonic and looks forward to showing  customers some of these amazing audio-video solutions to help in their business.

Panasonic_camera_CCS-3Look to CCS Presentation Systems for full-service integration of all your audio-visual equipment and integration, from LCD & plasma displays, digital projectors, interactive whiteboards and room control systems to audio systems, high definition videoconferencing systems and more.

CCS is one of the largest A/V integrators in the U.S. with more than 300 employees, sales offices in 13 states and annual revenue in excess of $115 million. For more information about CCS, visit


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Audio-Visual Tips for Houses of Worship

One of the biggest markets of growth for indoor digital signage and accessories is large-scale worship venues. These 2,000-10,000 seat auditoriums or worship centers are integrating more digital screens and high-output projectors, allow more opportunities audio-visual solutions providers.

Your church or house of worship is ideally suited for quality projectors that show your messages and videos with bright clarity. Models like the Hitachi CP-X 9111 can be are ideally suited for house of worship digital and video projection. Models come in LCD or DLP format, with brightness ranging up to 10,000 lumens light output, and XGA 1024 x768 resolution.

Projectors like these help connect the images and videos between attendees and service providers. Digital signage can convey these images, promotional flyers and more information.


To bring top-of-the-line quality to your house of worship, here are four tips to creating optimum audio-visual solutions:

Know your screens

What are the size of your screens to be projected on? How many of these do you have? How many will be projected on? It’s important to have these dimensions up front, as it will matter greatly in determining the power and brightness of the projectors needed. In many large churches today with a ‘fan’ layout, there is usually a center screen, flanked by two screens, one on each side of the stage.

Distance Inside

How far are the screens from the sound and video board area in the space? It’s important to know the exact distance from the projectors to the screens, as it becomes a focus for which type of lens is needed. Depending on the distance involved, the projector may require a standard lens or a long throw lens. Have this information handy for your AV integration partner.

Aspect Ratio

Demand is rising for wide-screen output for images and videos – 16:9 or 16:10. There are differences in aspect ratios, but many will point to wide-screens as the new standard. Have your correct aspect ratio ready to go.


Is your budget ready for a top-quality AV setup and integration in your house of worship? Today’s worshipers are increasingly choosing venues based on the capability of providing a broadcast-ready AV experience. Worship facilities need to stay connected to their faithful, and staying abreast of modern worship communication tools is becoming a necessity.

Large-scale projector and screen signage in houses of worship is one of the specialties of CCS Presentation Systems. Look to CCS (named as Commercial Integrator’s #1 integrator in the US) for the right kind of digital signage equipment and projection systems for your house of worship. Contact CCS Presentation Systems for more information on these systems in your services.


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On the Road with the CCS Presentation Systems Roadshow

The CCS National Mobile Training Center Roadshow has been amazing, and is now past the halfway point on its two-month journey around the United States. In recent weeks, the CCS mobile learning center has traveled thousands of miles from its start near our Scottsdale, AZ headquarters to New Mexico, St. Louis, Kansas City, Iowa Falls, Nebraska, and Orlando, Florida. CCS_Training_FL

Each state has offered wonderful experiences. The staff on the roadshow has had great opportunities to share/teach new hardware and software to teachers, educators and business people at each of these stops.

We’ve shown the ins and outs of the new SMART Interactive Drafting Table, the New SMART Notebook 2014 Software, plus SMART Amp Collaboration Software, InFocus’ Mondopad, the LearnPad student device and more.

While in Omaha, NE, the CCS team participated in the NETA conference (Nebraska Educational Technology Association) in which more than 2500 admins and teachers from across the state gathered to learn all about new technology applications for the classroom. It was an amazing experience, and it’s safe to say that technology use in the classroom is definitely on the upswing.

After visiting schools in Orlando, Florida, and then the Mobile Center is headed for Nashville, TN. There, we will park and visit with the Nashville Public School team for a day working with SMART and the LearnPad. It’s gonna be more fantastic education experiences.

CCS_Training_FL-2The CCS Mobile Training Center is traveling across the US, showcasing audio visual solutions equipment and the latest software or the business and education markets. Participants along the tour get a chance to use interactive whiteboards, projectors, document cameras, handheld student devices, audience response systems and more.


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Lunch and Learn: How Come My iPad Doesn’t Work with Our Conference Room?

Many employers are now providing personal devices – smartphones, laptops, tablets – to their employees or allowing them to bring their own to work. Each device has a unique cable to connect to audio visual systems and some are not even compatible. So, how can people present and share information in meetings?  Wireless is the easy solution. Come learn what the AV industry is doing to increase wireless technology in their products and how this can benefit your business.

Who Should Attend 
Executives who’s business has a BYOD (bring your own device) policy and/or are looking for ways to improve meeting productivity. Businesses looking for ideas in current AV systems and may be buying one soon. Anyone who has ever been frustrated trying to share a presentation they developed but could not get it to work in a conference room environment.

Date:     Tuesday, April 15, 2014lunch&learn

Time:   11:30am – 1:00pm

Cost:     AZTC Members, Free; Non-Members, $15

Location: CCS Presentation Systems, Inc. (Training Center)
17350 N Hartford Dr.
Scottsdale, Arizona 85255
Phone: 602-343-8324
Please register for this event in advance. A catered lunch is being provided by our hosts.

About CCS Presentation Systems, Inc.
CCS Presentation Systems, Inc., founded in 1990, is Arizona’s largest Audio Visual integrator. Our CCS team offers high quality design, engineering, project management, installation, programming, maintenance and repair services for all your AV equipment, such as interactive whiteboards, projectors, screens, flat panels, microphones, speakers and advanced room control systems for the corporate, government, K-12 and higher educational markets.


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Chief Offers New Video Wall Mounting to Solve Installation Issues

Chief introduced its new ConnexSys Video Wall Mounting System at the recent Digital Signage Expo 2014, and it looks to be a terrific solution for issues associated with large video wall installs.


Chief’s new system makes faster work of the formerly time-consuming task of aligning rows for massive video walls. Quicker large-scale video wall installs = substantial time and costs savings to customers, and that’s crucial for the mounting and racks for large audio-visual solutions.

CCS Presentation Systems partners with Chief Manufacturing, an industry leader in racks, mounts, and other audio-video installations. Chief works in hotels and restaurants, classrooms and corporate offices. The Chief team introduced the new ConnexSys video wall mounting system at the recent Digital Signage Expo 2014.

Chief’s new system helps provide audio-visual solutions to the installer’s issues of video wall alignment and lengthy install time. Chief noted that video wall alignment can take up 50%-70% of the install time, and the new mounting solution can alleviate that time spent.

Some of the new benefits in the Video Wall Mounting System include:

Single strut channel install per row – This is a key ingredient in the Chief recipe to make measurement methods more efficient. Installers using the ConnexSys system need only level a single strut channel and hang the mounts for a large video wall. This setup removes the need for horizontal measuring between mounts, and quickly aligns the entire row easily and effectively. Multiple rows can be leveled by using the height of the video wall screen to measure between each row rail.


Better Depth Adjustment – Chief notes that no wall is perfectly flat. Because of that, as users add more digital screens, aligning video walls becomes trickier. The ConnexSys mounts allow for the home position to be set between 4 to 7.3-inches (102-186 mm) from the wall for perfect depth. Independent depth adjustments can be made on both sides of the mount to accommodate walls up to 2-inches out of alignment horizontally. This definitely helps in large video wall installs and recess video walls where matching the outer surface can be somewhat cumbersome.

You can read more about the video wall mounting system benefits at the Chief ConnexSys press release. ConnexSys will be available by mid-March in landscape and portrait versions with rails. Chief will also make it available to installers without the strut channel, so installers can use local sources for longer lengths.

Chief is a division of Milestone AV Technologies, a Duchossois Group Company, which is recognized as a global AV solution leader in state-of-the-art mount and rack solutions that complement new technologies.


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Crestron Opens Up New Experience Center in Texas

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Crestron has opened a new Experience Center in Dallas to showcase its solutions in audio-visual technology. Learn more about this exciting new venture. 

For information on Crestron control solutions, contact CCS Presentation Systems to learn more about these award-winning audio-visual solutions tools for your office or school.