Project Description


When Nebraska Furniture Mart decided to expand into the Kansas City market, they wanted to create a state-of-the-art facility. Nebraska Furniture Mart required a video-distribution system that could route multiple types of media throughout both levels of their 712,000 square foot super store. It was also very important to be able to control the media sent to each zone of the showroom floor from the master control center or the zone itself.


The combined project includes over 1,400 loudspeakers, 150 flat-panel displays, 16 projection systems and more than 50 control panels. Users can control each of the spaces and audio zones separately or put them together in various combinations so all receive the same audio and video programming. Audio visual in the entertainment complex includes 894 ceiling speakers and 134 LCD and plasma displays in a 35-zone background music system and a digital signage/satellite TV network.

There is a rooftop deck and swimming pool with speakers hidden in the landscaping and built into cabanas available to guests. A VIP lounge includes two high-definition projection systems plus nodes on the television/signage network. The Four Seasons audio visual included 12 projection systems, 323 loudspeakers, video conferencing and a room combination/switching system that can take audio and video originating in any meeting room or ballroom section and send it to any or all parts of the conference center. A crucial innovation is the user interface Conference Technologies, Inc.® developed for the Crestron controls.

Design Consultant:

John Laughlin

Equipment Highlights

  • 32 input x 32 output Custom Matrix Switch
  • Twenty Five 3.7″ LCD Touchpanels
  • Custom Control System
  • Five Custom 72″ Racks
  • Five High Definition Hard Drives
  • NTSC Hard Drive
  • 200 + – Distribution Amplifiers
  • 250,000′ of RGB, Video and Audio Cable
  • RF Distribution System
  • Custom Computer System