Western Audio Visual and Security (WAVS) recently completed a design-build project for the Yorba Linda Water District (YLWD). After completing a project, we occasionally have the opportunity to host a Technology Experience Tour. In the case of Yorba Linda Water District, we were lucky enough to do so!
Before we move forward, some of you may be wondering: “Wait – what is a Technology Experience Tour?”
Let’s answer that question first.
What is a Technology Experience Tour?
Once we complete a project, we often work with the client afterwards to host a Technology Experience Tour in order to feature the new or upgraded audio visual system.
We then invite the neighboring cities and municipalities to give them the opportunity to view a recently upgraded or newly integrated audio-visual system.
We want to give attendees the opportunity to ask questions in a relaxed environment to the WAVS team, as well as the staff hosting the tour. The questions can cover why specific products were used, how the city or municipality selected Western Audio Visual & Security as their integrator, or how long it took the city or municipality to budget for this project.
Now that we’ve defined what a Technology Experience Tour is, let’s talk specifically about the Yorba Linda Water District tour!
Yorba Linda Water District Technology Experience Tour
For the Yorba Linda Water District Technology Experience Tour, the WAVS team included Erik Wilson, Head of Engineering, Hailey Schellin, Account Executive, and members of our Sales & Marketing team.
The tour began with introductions by Hailey and then transitioned into Erik reviewing our approach on the design-build of this project. Erik provides in depth analysis of each sub-system and reviews why specific products were used over others.
In the case of Yorba Linda Water District, they utilized WAVS for a design-build of their boardroom, training room and conference room. Western AVS updated the rear projection system and installed monitors at each seated dais position. YLWD also received wireless presentation capabilities. Western AVS also upgraded the training room and closed session conference room.
This boardroom was unique in the fact that it did not use a control room. Rather than use a control room, they were provided with a touchscreen capable of controlling all necessary functions at the Clerk’s station.
We had quite a few attendees at this event mainly because the staff of the Water District wanted to attend and ask questions as well. We always want to make sure all attendees get to have a hands-on experience with the system and give it a “test drive” of their own to see if it is something they may be interested in.
At the conclusion of each tour, guests are given another opportunity to ask any additional questions they may have. WAVS also provides complimentary lunches to all the attendees.
So why do we host Technology Experience Tours?
Well, there’s a few reasons.
We like to host the Technology Experience Tours to not only provide information, but be a resource as well, for cities and municipalities that may have little guidance on where to begin. We act as a resource by offering suggestions on what qualifications to look for when selecting a design-build integrator to make sure that their project will go as smooth as possible.
At WAVS, we do our best to take the vision from the client and create a reality for them. We do our best to accommodate the needs of our client and make sure that the solution includes the features they need most. We want each client to feel comfortable with their new system and we aim to create each system as user friendly as possible.
If you would like to make sure you receive an invite to the next Technology Experience Tour, please contact Hailey Schellin at [email protected].
We look forward to hearing from you!
Your Friends at Western Audio Visual & Security