Case Study

HAUTE SPOT

Haute Spot has set the bar for entertainment and corporate programming in Cedar Park, quickly establishing itself as one of the top venues in Central Texas. The key to success for any modern venue, especially one that aims to serve a broad and diverse clientele, is versatility. The venue was designed to support a myriad of uses, from private or corporate events to ticketed entertainment programs. With this in mind, we designed and installed a powerful, multi-zone and multi-input audiovisual system able to be easily operated by venue staff and meet the needs of corporate brands and touring bands.

Aside from the commercial AV/IT infrastructure, Werd also designed and installed the infrastructure for the concert stage. While consulting on the stage’s renovation, we utilized the venue's existing stock of production gear, while adding vital components to future proof and expand its production capabilities. This revamp in design allows the venue to be able to meet the needs for audio, video, and lighting components for both regional and national touring acts.

Flexibility was of utmost importance to this design, so we incorporated Cat6 and BNC lines connecting the stage to the IT room, which provides the ability to set up concert audio, lighting, and video control consoles in various locations throughout the venue. Haute Spot is ready to support anything from a small gathering featuring a DJ as entertainment, to a full-fledged live stream/broadcast concert with the video feed being tied into the venue’s displays.

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WHAT WE DID.

NETWORK
-Plotted and submitted a low voltage plan that encompassed all necessary AV technology components (including audio power amps, audio distribution, and video distribution systems), low-voltage wiring needs and locations, wall boxes, speaker placement, live PA system, AV control placement, and video component placement and displays.
-Designed and installed a robust commercial network infrastructure (including firewall and VPN access), and segregated VLANs for Point of Sale traffic for PCI compliance.
-Customizable wireless networks for event branding.

PROGRAMMING
-System integrations, management, system tuning, and controller setup.
-All aspects of the AV system can be operated by venue managers and staff via the control panels or through app based control (Atlona) compatible with any configured phone or tablet along with stationary control panels located throughout the venue.

VIDEO
-AUX inputs for video displays
-Presentation/Digital Meeting capabilities
-Individual zone control (volume/input)
-Broadcast television integration, digital signage, and multicam tie-in capabilities for video displays

AUDIO
-AUX inputs for DJs, presentations, and speeches for any 3rd party client of the space throughout the venue
-Individual control for 8 seperate zones (volume/input).
-Wireless Mic integration
-Utilized Dante/AES67 protocols for consolidating production sound into the house audio system via Cat6 connections throughout the space

STAGE DESIGN
-The stage features hidden floor pockets with power, XLR, and ethernet lines to allow for maximum flexibility and future proofing while maintaining a clean look.
-Werd revamped the design, installed and programmed professional lighting and sound rigs to be able to support both regional and premier national touring acts.
-Lighting design, installation, and programming
-Stage patch bay
-Line Array System
-Multiple FOH locations
-Dante/Catdusa configuration

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COLLABORATION.

Werd worked side by side with Haute Companies to provide Haute Spot with a hybrid AV and network solution on a strict timeline, while strategizing with other trades to develop the logistics of implementation.

GENERAL CONTRACTOR - Blue & Associates (Don Jay)
ARCHITECT - MODA (Nina Murrell)
POINT OF SALE - TOAST

PRODUCTS USED.

Ace Backstage
Atlona
Audinate
Chauvet
CISCO
Crown Audio
High End Systems
Trusst
Ubiquiti

JBL
K&M
LG
Logitech
QSC
Radial Engineering
Shure
Symetrix
Whirlwind