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SVT's Fully Integrated IP Video and Audio Solution for Rivers Casino Provides Sights and Sounds to Thrill Casino Visitors

SVT's Fully Integrated IP Video and Audio Solution for Rivers Casino Provides Sights and Sounds to Thrill Casino Visitors

(Brighton, MI, February 27, 2017) - SVT recently completed the installation of Rivers Casino digital signage, video distribution, audio, and control systems in time for its grand opening in February.

SVT designed and built the digital signage solution consisting of an IP video distribution system that Rivers Casino uses to manage and share high quality video across the casinos 147 displays. The IP distribution system allows any signal from the head end to play on any display in the facility so that they can choose between digital signage, satellite/Cable TV feeds or live broadcast of entertainment or other special events to any of the single displays or to a 3 x 3 video wall capable of showing one large image or 9 individual images or many other configurations.

"We worked closely with the Rivers team to understand their exact functional requirements," says industry veteran Mike Kupfer. "Most notably, we were able to deliver an SVSI distribution system for video. This IP based system allows expansion in the future without adding additional head end components." The audio and video systems are controlled by Crestron with iPad touch screens throughout the facility.

In addition, SVT provisioned and installed the audio system, consisting of 480 speakers with 31 zones. The speakers are equipped with ambient noise sensing microphones that automatically adjust the volume - eliminating the need for manual adjustment by staff. Rivers Casino & Resort project including 50,000-square-foot gaming floor with 1,142 slot machines, 67 gaming tables and 15 poker tables attached to a 165-room hotel and a 10,000-square-foot banquet facility capable of hosting up to 900 people for conventions and special events, one of the largest spaces in the region.
SVT Continues to Grow, Hiring Megan Salvia a Project Manager

SVT Continues to Grow, Hiring Megan Salvia a Project Manager

(Brighton, MI, March 24, 2017) - SVT recently hired Megan Salvia to the team as its newest Project Manager. Megan will provide daily management of customer projects to ensure that the company delivers best in class solutions to the standards that our customers have come to expect. Salvia joins SVT with over 15 years of experience in the entertainment industry leading the development and production of content for various films and shows for Warner Bros., Paramount Pictures, and Harpo Productions. "We're excited to have Megan on the team," say SVT Director of Operations Tina Peters. "Her experience managing productions in a fast-paced environment will transition nicely to our customer projects."
With Help of Key Partners

With Help of Key Partners

SVT helped to support the LACASA Adopt-A-Family program throughout the holidays. With the help of key partners, LACASA was able to give victims and at-risk families a Christmas that they could not possibly have experienced otherwise.

SVT would like to thank LACASA for giving the opportunity to help support the families in need.

Click the following links below to view the Thank You letters from LACASA.
SVT Acquires MKE

SVT Acquires MKE

SVT Acquires MKE
MKE's expertise in critical communications and security solutions will enhance SVTs ability to serve customers across multiple markets

Brighton, MI, January 5, 2017 - Brighton, MI based IT/AV services and solutions company, SVT is pleased to announce the acquisition of MKE on January 1, 2017. The combined organization expands solutions and services available to customers. SVT plans to add Michigan based technology jobs as the company continues to expand operations.

"We are taking a careful but deliberate approach in growing our company to deliver the best services and solutions to our customers,"" says SVT President & CEO Josh Shanahan. "This acquisition provides us additional reach in western Michigan and places us closer to KEY customers in the Chicagoland area while also enhancing our expertise in critical communications and security for healthcare, education, institutional and manufacturing customers."

MKE began serving customers in 1975 providing customized technology solutions, flexibility, and service solutions in Southwest Michigan and Northern Indiana markets. MKE will remain in its Kalamazoo location and operate as MKE-SVT. MKE as part of the SVT family, will continue to provide the same level of support and service that its clients have grown to expect over the past 40+ years.

About SVT
Founded as a family-owned American company in 1955 and headquartered in Brighton, MI, SVT provides IT centric audio/video and communication services and systems to casinos, concert & event centers, office buildings, hospitality facilities, healthcare facilities, restaurants and retail outlets, lounges and nightclubs, educational facilities and financial corporations.
SVT Continues NSCA Membership at Platinum Level

SVT Continues NSCA Membership at Platinum Level

We are pleased to announce that SVT-Sport View Technologies has recently renewed a Platinum Level Membership with the NSCA-National Systems Contractor Association. The NSCA provides the commercial electronic systems industry with a tremendous amount of research and education opportunities as well as being an advocate for organizations like SVT who work in the low-voltage industry. SVT has been able to continuously improve top and bottom line results, leveraging the tools and resources that are provided through the Platinum Membership. In addition to premium resources, the NSCA provides excellent programs like the Business and Leadership Conference and Pivot to Profit. Executives believe that the NSCA will continue to help grow SVT not only as a business, but as a leader in the technology industry.
SVT awarded contract for New York Casino Build

SVT awarded contract for New York Casino Build

SVT has been awarded the contract to design and install a complete audio and video solution for the newly constructed Rivers Casino at Mohawk Harbor in Schenectady, NY. Options
SVT Awarded Multiple Healthcare Contracts

SVT Awarded Multiple Healthcare Contracts

SVT has been awarded the installation and integration of a nurse call and mobility system at Henry County Hospital in Ohio. SVT will provide Henry County hospital with a new Ascom Nurse call system as well as Ascom Myco handsets. SVT will integrate the Myco handsets into the existing phone system.

SVT has also been awarded the installation of an Ascom nurse call system at Hillsdale Hospital in Hillsdale, MI as well as the installation and integration of an Ascom nurse call and paging system at Medilodge in New Baltimore, MI with our telecommunications partner Edge Solutions, LLC.
SVT Signed as New Ascom North America Partner

SVT Signed as New Ascom North America Partner

  • Leader in turnkey commercial audio/video and communications systems in Michigan and Northern Ohio moving increasingly into healthcare ecosystem -
RALEIGH, NC, JUNE 15, 2016 - The North American division of Ascom, the leading global healthcare Information and Communication Technology (ICT) provider, recently signed a agreement with SVT, an industry-leading integrator providing turnkey and IT-centric audio/video and communication systems to healthcare facilities, financial corporations, restaurants, retailers, casinos, and concert and event centers. Based in Brighton, Michigan, SVT is now an elite, fully-certified Ascom partner representing its full suite of technology, including Telligence nurse call, mobility solutions such as the Ascom Myco™ smart device, and Unite software.

Covering the states of Michigan and Northern Ohio, this partnership agreement provides additional technology integration choices and expertise near the region's healthcare and assisted living facilities to help improve patient care and response times, reduce noise level and alarm fatigue, and increase HCAHPS scores. "The reality in our business is that you need market leading, innovative and dedicated partners. As we pursued the healthcare market, it became obvious that a partnership with Ascom would play a critical role in our success," said Josh Shanahan, President, SVT. "Our goal is to provide premium products and services to the acute and sub-acute verticals, streamlining and positively effecting their clinical workflows to ultimately provide premium patient and resident experiences. In particular, we believe that offering the Ascom Unite middleware and Ascom Myco mobility platforms will provide our clients with the unique ability to differentiate themselves as a state-of-the art healthcare employers, but most importantly, as highly-rated healthcare providers." Tim Whelehan, President and Chief Executive Officer at Ascom North America, commented, "Ascom is committed to partnering with technology firms that provide the top tier, hi-touch customer service demanded by today's healthcare clients. In its more than 60 years in operation, SVT has a proven track record of technical expertise and astute business acumen, and we look forward to working closely together on many successful deployments."

About Ascom North America
Ascom is North America's leading healthcare Information and Communication Technology (ICT) provider, delivering integrated workflow intelligence via services and applications that connect and mobilize healthcare professionals to improve patient safety and satisfaction. From scalable nurse call communication systems for patient care and clinical workflow to the first purpose-built smart devices for healthcare, all Ascom solutions seamlessly integrate via Ascom Unite middleware into existing systems in hospitals, senior living facilities or clinics. Based in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, Ascom North America is a subsidiary of Ascom Wireless Solutions, a division of the Ascom Group. For more information, visit www.ascom.us and follow @AscomNA and LinkedIn.
SVT AWARDED AV CONTRACT FOR KARMANOS

SVT AWARDED AV CONTRACT FOR KARMANOS

SVT has been awarded a contract to provide both audio and visual technology to Karmanos' Petoskey Cancer Institute location.
PROJECT COMPLETION: SUGARHOUSE CASINO

PROJECT COMPLETION: SUGARHOUSE CASINO

SVT has recently completed the Sugarhouse Casino expansion project which included complete audio and visual solutions.
SVT AWARDED AV CONTRACT WITH HENRY FORD HEALTH SYSTEM

SVT AWARDED AV CONTRACT WITH HENRY FORD HEALTH SYSTEM

SVT Has been awarded a contract to provide audio and visual technology to Henry Ford's conference rooms.
SVT Celebrates 60th Anniversary!

SVT Celebrates 60th Anniversary!

SVT announces this year it is in celebration of 60 years in the Technology Industry. Josh Shanahan, President of SVT, proudly states,"With our solutions and services continuing as the cornerstone of our talent-based foundation, we are advancing technology faster than ever. From a nationally-seasoned leader and one of Michigan's oldest technology solutions providers, we thank you for your past and continued support in all of our endeavors."
SVT increases presence in growing Healthcare market with ASCOM partnership

SVT increases presence in growing Healthcare market with ASCOM partnership

SVT has recently signed an agreement to provide ASCOM mobility solutions to the Healthcare vertical. This partnership will greatly assist healthcare facilities with improving patient care and response times, reducing noise level and alarm fatigue, and increasing HCAHPS scores. The result is an overall improvement in workflow and communication. For more information, contact SVT or ASCOM today!
SVT supports local Michigan college students with Internship program opportunities

SVT supports local Michigan college students with Internship program opportunities

One of SVT's cornerstones is harvesting a talent-based organization, focusing on individual and professional development. SVT recognizes the large amount of talent in Michigan's collegiate institutions, and has acted upon this recognition by developing an internship program for students interested in the technology industry. Recently, SVT hired Michigan State senior Nicholas Butcher to help the Marketing department with Social Media and Advertising. Nick proclaimed, "I am thrilled to have been given the opportunity to work here this summer!" SVT stated it is always looking for new talent that can help grow the company, and to call for any questions regarding further potential opportunities.
SVT expands national presence in Technology Industry, awarded exclusive service contract with CDW

SVT expands national presence in Technology Industry, awarded exclusive service contract with CDW

SVT was recently awarded a master services contract with CDW to provide integration services on a nationwide basis. SVT will be responsible for providing audio/video distribution, video conferencing, digital signage, projection, huddle rooms, and other forms of technology integration for all CDW end-users. SVT's president, Josh Shanahan states, "We are proud to utilize the talent of our organization through services that can benefit not only ourselves and CDW, but for the end-users of all of our collaborative projects."
SVT awarded contract to provide technology solutions for SugarHouse Casino expansion

SVT awarded contract to provide technology solutions for SugarHouse Casino expansion

SVT was recently selected to assist SugarHouse casino with their expansion efforts, which expects to double the size of their casino floor. During the original build of SugarHouse casino, SVT provided all of the audio/video distribution and systems control. SVT was chosen for SugarHouse's expansion based on the success of the original build. The expansion will include over 105 LCD displays and over 315 speakers. SVT is excited to develop their relationship with SugarHouse and the casino-gaming industry.
SVT gets creative with Digital Signage solutions, partners with Four Winds Interactive

SVT gets creative with Digital Signage solutions, partners with Four Winds Interactive

SVT recently partnered with Four Winds Interactive to provide industry-leading digital signage solutions across the company's vertical market reach. The merge of the two talented organizations demonstrates an increase in collaborative efforts in the technology industry. Founded in 2005, Four Winds Interactive has quickly become the industry-leader for enterprise visual communications software. FWI's functionality makes it easy to create a powerful communications tool that solves wayfinding challenges, enhances safety, increases sales, improves experience, and much more. FWI is based in Denver, Colorado with additional offices in Dubai, Germany, Hong Kong, Mexico, Miami, and the United Kingdom.
SVT Hires CTS-D technician and new Director of Business Development, builds on recruiting highly-qualified talent

SVT Hires CTS-D technician and new Director of Business Development, builds on recruiting highly-qualified talent

SVT recently hired a CTS-D qualified technician to support the increase in West Coast sales, as well as a new Director of Business Development to help grow local and national presence. SVT's hiring process involves a focus on hiring the right people that are self-motivated to perform at their best potential. President Josh Shanahan elaborated, "Our Company focuses on not just employing the most qualified individual, but placing an employee in a position that best maximizes their potential. We recognize that a talent-based organization must harvest a culture of accountability, self-motivation and passion to succeed. Our leadership begins and ends with each employee, and our success is ultimately a product of the passion our talent brings to each project."

SVT Named in CI's Top 5 Large Venue Market Integrators

SVT Named in CI's Top 5 Large Venue Market Integrators

Commercial Integrator names SVT in the Top 5 Large Venue market integrators. The CI industry leaders are recognized not purely by revenue but by a variety of factors including reputation, innovation and market approach. These are companies that are making waves and worth watching. SVT recognizes more of a push for large-format displays and video walls in the large venue market. The company's reliance on Building Information Modeling and Revit sets SVT apart from its competitors.
Project Completion: Firekeepers Casino Videowall

Project Completion: Firekeepers Casino Videowall

SVT has recently completed the Firekeepers Casino Videowall that is seamless plasma!
SVT Awarded Contracts for multiple Buffalo Wild Wings Restaurants

SVT Awarded Contracts for multiple Buffalo Wild Wings Restaurants

SVT has recently been awarded with contracts for multiple Buffalo Wild Wings Restaurants that include New Build, Franchisee and Remodel Projects in Dartmouth, MA, Coral Springs, FL, Marysville, WA, Olympia, WA, Queens, NY, Defiance, OH, Colorado Springs, CO and Roanoke, VA.

SVT has provided Buffalo Wild Wings with video distribution, audio solutions and video surveillance for both corporate and franchised owned stores. Most locations also incorporate numerous big screens through the use of projection technology. Each Buffalo Wild Wings sound system is designed to provide the best possible audio when the restaurant has its biggest crowds.

In addition to audio and video solutions found in each restaurant, SVT also provides many Buffalo Wild Wings locations with a digital surveillance system. The system allows for the recording of up to 16 surveillance cameras and can be remotely controlled and accessed from off-site locations.
SVT Awarded Contract for Boston's Restaurant and Sports Bar in Fenton, MI

SVT Awarded Contract for Boston's Restaurant and Sports Bar in Fenton, MI

SVT has been awarded with the contract for Boston's Restaurant and Sports Bar which includes a phone and data system, audio and video solutions as well as a complete function head-end infrastructure.
SVT Achieves InfoComm International Diamond CAVSP Level Designation

SVT Achieves InfoComm International Diamond CAVSP Level Designation

SVT has qualified as an InfoComm International Diamond Certified AudioVisual Solutions Provider (CAVSP). This designation recognizes that a percentage of the company's sales, customer service and technical staff have achieved and maintained individual InfoComm Certification.

InfoComm awards individual Certification to audiovisual professionals who have demonstrated knowledge and comprehension of the science and technology used in communications including audio, video, display and systems. Technicians, engineers, designers, salespeople, customer service personnel, managers and executives are eligible to take the individual certification test.

"A CAVSP designation gives AV companies a competitive advantage in the marketplace," said Randal A. Lemke, Ph.D., InfoComm International's Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer. "Customers of audiovisual communications and presentation systems can be confident of professionalism and an aspiration to excellence when working with these companies that have invested in education and training to stay current on the latest AV technologies and techniques."

The company-level CAVSP recognition program is the only such program available for the commercial audiovisual industry. In addition to confirming that a percentage of the company's employees are InfoComm certified and have completed important coursework, the Diamond CAVSP designation means that SVT has agreed to comply with 10 Standards of Excellence developed in collaboration with industry experts to emphasize the best practices of audiovisual businesses.

The Standards of Excellence are a guidepost for audiovisual companies and professionals who place the customer first and offer quality audiovisual solutions. They include the commitment to provide complete customer satisfaction with audiovisual solutions that provide value to the client. They convey the importance that audiovisual solutions providers place on their own skills development through continuing education. The Standards of Excellence also cover the critical role that audiovisual professionals play as partners with IT specialists, architects, building managers and others.



ABOUT SVT

SVT, also known as Sport View Technologies, has been an industry leader in technology solutions development and managed services for more than 60 years. SVT provides the design, installation, operation, monitoring and service of turnkey commercial systems, including audio, video distribution, control, conferencing and multimedia, video security, video production and digital signage networks. SVT has an extensive track record of providing solutions on-time, on-budget and with the highest level of client satisfaction.



ABOUT INFOCOMM INTERNATIONAL

InfoComm International is the industry leader in certification for AV communications professionals. InfoComm's Certified Technology Specialist and Certified Technology Specialist - Installation are the only audiovisual certification programs accredited by the International Organization for Standardization's (ISO) United States representative, the American National Standards Institute (ANSI).. Also recognized by the U.S. National Certification Commission and accepted by the U.S. Veterans Administration for reimbursement under the Montgomery G.I. Bill, InfoComm certification programs are designed to establish and maintain widespread credibility for the audiovisual industry and the professionals who perform the work. The company-level CAVSP designation recognizes professionalism and expertise achieved through professional development, training, and commitment to the certification of employees.
"The digital signage is so much more visible and eye-catching than our previous paper posters that were used to promote events in the church. Dozens of members have commented on how they really like having the signs, and the staff has shown excitement in how well they assist us in promoting our events."
-Patty Glass, Communications Coordinator at First United Methodist Church