Veraview

Author: Tom Sauter

Veraview, LLC has recently completed its work on two phases of construction at the Northland Corridor Redevelopment Project.  A major component of the project is 683 Northland Avenue in Buffalo, NY, anchored by the Workforce Training Center and Buffalo Manufacturing Works.   The Workforce Training center, completed in the summer of 2018, recently celebrated its first graduation.  Buffalo Manufacturing Works moved into their new space in July of 2019.  Pictured above is custom rigging of Clearone Beamforming Microphones in Buffalo Manufacturing Works’ repurposed high bay. 

The Workforce Training Center features multiple classrooms outfitted with wireless collaboration devices from Mersive Technolgies, allowing teachers and students to collaborate on large flat panel displays from any laptop or smart phone.  Wired connectivity is also available for Wolfvision document cameras, which are indispensable when showing small objects to large groups.  A multipurpose room with sound reinforcement and a large format Da-Lite borderless projection screen.  The main focal point of the facility is the large, open lobby with a Planar video wall flanked by two smaller displays for digital signage, presentations, and special events.  All systems are controlled by intuitive Crestron touchscreens. 

Buffalo Manufacturing Works has been rapidly expanding, and decided to move their existing conference room equipment to supplement additional spaces that were created.  Multiple conference rooms were equipped with Vaddio cameras and Clearone audio processors to allow video collaboration via Microsoft Teams and web-based meeting tools used by their suppliers.   The mix of new and old equipment posed no challenge to the Crestron control system in each room, which was programmed with a consistent user interface regardless of the underlying technology.  Each conference room also features a wall-mounted Crestron scheduling panel outside the door, and two large venues were outfitted with custom-mounted Clearone Beamforming Microphone Arrays that complement the unique industrial decor. 


BUFFALO, NY – Veraview LLC, a Buffalo-based multimedia communications company, has announced the completion of its two-year project with Explore & More – The Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Children’s Museum, located at the city’s growing Canalside. The collaboration, which began June 2017 and culminated June 2019, involved the execution of the museum’s cutting-edge technology systems, including server and network implementation, WiFi set-up, conference telephone system, surveillance cameras, paging system and digital signage.

Before the project was underway, Veraview worked closely with Explore & More’s team in the preliminary analysis and design process. From the beginning, Veraview was involved in ensuring all the museum’s technology requirements were met in accordance with the organization’s intended visitor experience, as well as operational and management protocols.

“As a full-service integration company, we were involved in this project from the early stages of conceptualization to its final execution – from analysis, design and engineering to installation, training and support,” explained Ken Szczepanski, president of Veraview LLC. “We remain committed to providing ongoing guidance to the museum’s internal IT team to ensure every part of the system continues functioning at its optimal level and can meet the organization’s evolving needs.”

“Because of Veraview’s customized process, we felt extremely confident their team would implement only the most cohesive and cost-effective services to meet our multi-faceted technology needs,” said Michelle Urbanczyk, CEO of Explore & More. “Having Veraview as our primary technology partner allowed us to work with a team that was sensitive to our budget and staffing levels. The company’s ‘full integration approach’ has ensured that our employees can perform all aspects of their jobs efficiently using the most advanced technology.”

Though the project is completed, Veraview is still in the process of providing technology training to Explore & More’s staff. The company will continue providing ongoing tech support and assistance to the organization.

About Veraview LLC
Founded in 2000, Veraview offers a diverse and experienced team of communications, network, and audiovisual professionals that understand today’s cutting-edge applications and ever-changing technologies. From a single room to an entire building, Veraview provides complete solutions tailored to meet your needs today while planning for tomorrow. To learn more, visit veraview.com.

About Explore & More – The Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Children’s Museum

Explore & More is a world-class children’s museum that uses immersive exhibits to celebrate the power of play through seven engaging play zones and three educational play studios with four floors of fun to explore. The 43,000 square foot museum features interactive exhibits that tell the unique story of Western New York’s waterways, culture, traditions, architecture, agriculture, sports, industries and innovations.