US Foods is one of the USA's leading distributors servicing restaurants. The company employs approximately 25,000 people in more than 60 locations nationwide and provides food and related products to more than 250,000 customers, including independent and multi-unit restaurants, healthcare and hospitality entities, and government and educational institutions.
Looking to expand, national food distribution giant US Foods moved to Seabrook, NH, buying and renovating a 500,000-square-foot warehouse that sits on 88 acres. The facility needed to be completely outfitted with telecommunication, data, and AV systems.
The audio visual scope included a video conferencing solution for the training room/test kitchen that was a three-way divisible room with ceiling-mounted projectors and flat-panel displays. The room also included in-ceiling speakers, Crestron Digital Media switches and wall inputs, Blu-ray players, cable TV tuner, PCs, and LAN devices. Ceiling-mounted cameras are being used for capturing display presenter(s) and/or food preparation. A Crestron Capture HD system is utilized for recording and presenting content as necessary. Wireless wall-mounted iPad touch panels control all AV aspects of the rooms.
Wall-mounted displays in the breakroom areas show cable TV or content from customer-supplied LAN devices. In-ceiling speakers are used for audio reinforcement in the room. A wall-mounted button panel controls the AV in the room. Additionally, a Bogen paging and notification system was provided for both the office and the warehouse areas.
The structured cabling was a CommScope Category 6 solution that included station, backbone and demarc cabling, as well as cabling for all wireless access points and audio visual systems.
Because MTS Services is a certified installer for CommScope, this installation has been registered under the Uniprise® Solutions 20-Year Extended Product Warranty and Application Assurance Program.