|[July 31, 2018]
NEC Display Solutions Unveils New Headquarters and Briefing Center
NEC (News - Alert) Display Solutions of America, Inc., a leading provider of commercial
LCD displays and projectors, will unveil its new state-of-the-art
headquarters and Briefing Center today during an open house inviting the
business community, clients, and partners to tour the space. The new
facility features 6,000 square feet of showroom space to demonstrate the
latest solutions offerings, while accommodating an expanding workforce
with a bright, open-concept office that incorporates the newest
"Our new offices are a representation of what NEC Display is today - a
high tech, innovative provider of business solutions," said Todd Bouman,
CEO, NEC Display Solutions of America. "The space enables us to better
serve customers with a Briefing Center that shows off our latest
technology, while also creating a dynamic space that co-mingles business
and pleasure for employees, clients, and partners."
The heart of the new office is the Briefing Center, dedicated to showing
off the latest NEC Display technology, such as a 4K dvLED video wall,
digital cinema projectors, large format displays and more. The Briefing
Center features 10 dedicated vignettes showcasing customer-centric
solutions for transportation, quick-serve restaurants, healthcare,
education, retail, command and control, corporate, and large venues such
as lecture halls, cinema, and house of worship.
The new facility is the product of collaboration between NEC Display and
its partners, including architect designers Perkins+Will, A/V integrator
Diversified U.S., general contractors Executive Construction Inc., and
Engineering Plus provided the technology engineering. In addition, Syska
Hennessy Group was the mechanical, electrical, and plumbing (MEP)
engineer on the project.
"Our partners were instrumental in bringing our vision to life," said
Jennifer Cheh, Vice President of Marketing, NEC Display. "We wanted to
create a space that would be an optimal place for employees to work by
eliminating barriers between teams and enhancing productivity with the
newest technology and collaboration solutions. Our partners understood
our vision and helped make it real."
The design vision was to create a modern, welcoming environment that is
inspiring to both visiting clients and partners, while promoting
hospitality and collaboration for employees who work in the space daily,
according to Kim Klingeisen, Sr. Interior Project Designer and Associate
"Employees now have access to open and collaborative spaces that allow
them to connect with each other on a social level," Klingeisen said.
"The Briefing Center and Café easily transforms into an event space, and
the embedded state-of-the-art technology and vignettes present clients
and NEC staff with the ability to test and present different
applications of their solutions."
The Briefing Center required precise coordination among partners to
ensure the technology integration aligned with NEC's vision, according
to Ryan O'Halloran, Director of Advanced Visual Environments at
"With a lot of different technologies packed into one space, the
Briefing Center had several unique requirements," O'Halloran said.
"NEC's specialty product managers, together with our engineers and
partners, worked hard to produce a pristine space where NEC Display can
showcase what they do in a flexible yet simple way."
Besides showcasing NEC Display's latest solutions, the Briefing Center
is also designed to host events, such as livestreams of product
announcements and media conferences. With this in mind, technology
engineering partner Engineering Plusdesigned a way to easily adapt the
space on the fly, according to Mike Mahn, Vice President at Engineering
"Behind the displays and showcases in each vignette sits a centralized
network-based video distribution system," Mahn said. "This allows NEC to
quickly transform areas of the Briefing Center into a customized
experience for guests, as well as easily accessible broadcast video
connections and video conferencing technology. NEC Display now has the
scalability for customers around the world to peek into its space for an
interactive experience with their solutions."
In addition to the complexity of the project, another unique challenge
was incorporating products and solutions that were still in development,
according to Justin Behm, Senior Project Manager at Executive
"The large venue vignette was challenging because we were working with
products that are not yet available, such as the digital cinema
projector," Behm said. "Given our mission critical focus, we have
extensive experience with complex technology implementation. It was a
unique opportunity, and a true pleasure, to collaborate directly with
experts in their field to bring NEC Display's vision to life."
The new office and Briefing Center is located at 3250 Lacey Road in
Downers Grove, Ill., offering customers and partners convenient access
to both O'Hare International Airport as well as the Chicago Loop.
For additional information, images, and video of the new space, please
visit the NEC
Display Solutions website or log on to the NEC Display Facebook
page or Instagram
About NEC Display Solutions of America, Inc.
NEC Display Solutions of America, Inc., a leading designer and provider
of innovative displays, offers the widest range of products on the
market, such as commercial- and professional-grade large-screen LCD
displays, desktop LCD monitors, direct view LED displays, a diverse line
of multimedia and digital cinema projectors, and integrated display
solutions. Benefitting from the technologies of NEC Corporation and its
own Research and Development, NEC produces leading-edge visual
technology and customer-focused solutions for a wide variety of markets,
including education, retail, transportation, broadcast, enterprise,
healthcare, houses of worship, and many more. NEC is orchestrating a
brighter world with the quality and reliability of its products and
outstanding customer service. For additional information about NEC
Display Solutions of America products, call (866) NEC-MORE, or visit the
website at www.necdisplay.com.
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About NEC Corporation
NEC Corporation is a leader in the integration of IT and network
technologies that benefit businesses and people around the world. By
providing a combination of products and solutions that cross utilize the
company's experience and global resources, NEC's advanced technologies
meet the complex and ever-changing needs of its customers. NEC brings
more than 100 years of expertise in technological innovation to empower
people, businesses and society. For more information, visit NEC at www.nec.com.
The NEC Group globally provides "Solutions for Society" that promote the
safety, security, efficiency and equality of society. Under the
company's corporate message of "Orchestrating a brighter world," NEC
aims to help solve a wide range of challenging issues and to create new
social value for the changing world of tomorrow. For more information,
please visit http://www.nec.com/en/global/about/solutionsforsociety/message.html.
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