AV distribution and rental company PSCo has re-launched its Assessment Centre at its headquarters in Reading. The centre is used by PSCo customers as a professional resource where they can bring end-users to view and compare technologies side-by-side.
The newly equipped centre features PSCo’s latest display portfolio, including videowalls, large format displays and complementary technologies and accessories. Everything on show has been chosen by PSCo’s technical experts and has been set up to mimic real-life applications. Display brands featured include Samsung, Sharp, NEC, Panasonic, Orion and eyevis, as well as PSCO’s own PSCo 60in bezel-less plasma. Customers can carry out test builds in the R&D area to test concepts before pitching them to a client, or can fine-tune a system to optimise its performance.
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Stuart Holmes, CEO of PSCo Group, told Installation that he was only interested in distributing products where the company could add value – in areas such as helping to select solutions, supplying equipment for lifting and transporting large screens, offering training, assisting during on-site installation or returning to site to address issues that arise. “If we can’t add value, then we’ll send the customer to the boxshifter down the road,” he said. “We are authorised service partners for everything that we stock, so we can work on them without invalidating the customer warranty.”
The Assessment Centre was originally launched towards the end of 2012, and the company reports that it has hosted 30 visits per month on average. “What we hear most as visitors leave is that they’ve gained a truly agnostic overview of the technologies available,” said Holmes. “By giving them the chance to view an array of displays, bracketry and content processors in action, they feel they have enough knowledge to make informed decisions themselves, so they can go away and be successful in their projects.”
The following equipment is currently on show at the Assessment Centre:
* Samsung 46in UD LCD displays
* Samsung 46in UE display
* Samsung 75in edge-lit LED large format displays
* NEC 46in and 55in videowall displays
* Panasonic 85in and 103in plasma displays
* Sharp 70in and 90in LCD large format displays
* Sharp 60in videowall
* eyevis omniSHAPES rear projection videowall display in two configurations
* Orion 42in bezelless plasma screen
* Matrox Mura multidisplay graphics cards
* PSCo 60in bezelless plasma
* SMS Multi-Display Wall Pro mounting solution
* PSCo portable videowall system
Most of this equipment will remain on display after the relaunch period.