CENTRAL MACHINE WORKS
Once a bustling East Austin machine shop producing aircraft parts to help support the Allied forces during WW2, Central Machine Works is now a modern day brewery, restaurant and event space. Opening its doors in the fall of 2019, the space has retained many of the aesthetics of its hardworking, industrial past while keeping in line with the look and feel of a contemporary brewhouse and eatery.
By working closely with the Central Machine Works design and operations teams, Werd designed and implemented a custom AV system and network infrastructure able to handle both daily activities and events - while also providing the groundwork for system expansion. Drawing on Werd’s background in event AV, speakers were routed into multiple zones to provide the flexibility that a modern event space requires, and controlled by an easy-to-use touchscreen system. Central Machine Works is also able to modify their digital signage by simply uploading their designs to a user-friendly interface. All in all, the system provides maximum flexibility with minimum visibility.
The establishment sought to be able to house a wide array of events including art shows, weddings, concerts, and corporate events. When the management needs a bit of assistance on a more complex event, the Werd team is always ready to help out by providing technicians and any additional equipment that an event may require.
WHAT WE DID.
Scope - Designed and installed an expansive multi-zone distributed audio system capable of delivering a multitude of audio sources to each corner of the space
Collaboration - Consulted closely with our client to provide them with a solution-driven commercial AV and network infrastructure
Technical Design - Devised a robust commercial network infrastructure (including firewall and VPN access), and segregated VLANs for Point of Sale traffic for PCI compliance. Added user-friendly digital signage in a highly trafficked area, and distribution systems for DirecTV programming on multiple bar displays. Utilized Dante/AES67 protocols for integrating production sound into the house audio system via Cat6 connections throughout the space - controlled via a wall panel and tablet.
Programming - System integrations, management, system tuning, and controller setup
Automation - Created a simplified interface for multi zone AV routing and control
General Contractor - IE2 Construction
Architect - Maker Architects
Point of Sale - Toast