K2 IS A FULL-SERVICE DESIGN FIRM SPECIALIZING IN THE DISCIPLINES OF ACOUSTICS, AUDIOVISUAL, TELECOM, AND ELECTRONIC SECURITY SYSTEMS.
We also provide AV network design and configuration, custom programming of digital signal processing and control systems, and the design of rigging and production/performance related lighting systems and controls.
K2’s acoustics expertise spans a wide range of applications and projects – from entertainment venues and cultural spaces to education, corporate, and government facilities. Our acoustics consultants draw from their engineering and creative backgrounds to help building owners, design teams, and end-users enhance their spaces and realize their acoustical goals.
In addition to standard design services, we assist in meeting LEED, CHPS, Well, or other high-performance building acoustics requirements, as needed. We also provide acoustical computer modeling and in-field measurement services.
Our Acoustical Design services include:
- Room Acoustics and Speech Intelligibility
- Noise and Vibration Control of Building Systems
- Sound Isolation and Speech Privacy
- Sound Masking
- Environmental/Community Noise and Noise Monitoring
We specialize in the design of audiovisual systems. Our core design competencies include:
- Sound reinforcement
- Video display technologies (flat screen, projection, video walls)
- Digital signage
- Broadcast, streaming, and recording
- AV distribution systems
- Network (AV over IP) integration
- User interface (UI) design
- Control systems programming
- Custom solutions
Our expertise in bringing networking to installed audiovisual systems is unmatched in the industry with our team having designed some of the largest and most advanced audio networks in existence. We also developed the most sophisticated means to control and monitor those systems for faults over the network — all from a simple interface that gives end-users the confidence that their technical systems are fully operational.
Network-centric AV designs are now integrated into more environments like schools, performing arts centers, and even corporate environments. K2 brings the ingenuity to unify previously disparate AV and IT systems in a cost-effective manner that provides intuitive user-focused control, as well options for in-depth central management for greater troubleshooting visibility and an ease of information distribution (especially during emergency situations).
When standard off-the-shelf products will not provide a satisfactory solution to meet a client’s needs, K2 also has the ability to develop custom hardware and software solutions.
K2 is a recognized AVIXA AV Provider of Excellence (APEx), and our AV staff contains numerous CTS, CTS-D, and CTS-I certified personnel.
Our Information and Communications Technology Systems Design services include:
- Premise (inside-plant) telecommunications cabling
- Backbone fiber/copper
- Horizontal fiber/copper
- Telecommunication room layout
- Pathway coordination
- WiFi LAN modeling
Critical to building infrastructure, K2’s designers implement structured cabling solutions that are standards-based, as well as best practices for a variety of clients and environments. Our project experience reflects a comprehensive range of spaces from small offices to academic/corporate campuses to large venue performing arts and convention centers. K2 is a member of BICSI (Building Industry Consulting Service International) and has certified Registered Communications Distribution Designers (RCDDs) on staff.
Electronic Safety & Security Systems
Our Electronic Safety and Security Systems Design services include:
- Intrusion detection
- Video Surveillance
- Access Controls
- Security Assessments
- Emergency Blue Phones
K2’s team of experienced electronic safety and security (ESS) designers not only analyze and assess physical security at all levels, but design high-quality electronic safety and security systems utilizing industry-best practice approaches and solutions. Our team are members of ASIS International (American Society for Industrial Security) and we have a Certified Protection Professional (CPP) on staff.
Our user interface design philosophy is simple: to provide elegant, intuitive, and user-centric system controls. We engage extensively in program discussions with our clients to discover systems, options, and interfaces that best serve their needs.
We’ve found that subtle nuances in system requirements are most exactingly realized when we perform control systems programming services as part of a complete solution. K2 staff are certified programmers for AV control systems such as Q-SYS, AMX, Crestron, and Extron.
K2 also specializes in the programming of digital signal processing (DSP) systems. We have worked closely with the creators of the leading DSP products in the audio industry and have often influenced the development of these technologies based on our extensive experience.
Our reputation as experts in audio networking and programming is well recognized, and we are often approached by AV consultants and integrators to support them in the design, integration, configuration and troubleshooting of their most advanced projects.
At K2, we don’t limit ourselves by the features and characteristics that products offer out of the box. Rather, we constantly look for innovative ways to make use of and customize existing technology in order to provide the best results for our clients. One of the great advantages of digital technology is the flexibility it provides to create custom solutions that go beyond the basic needs of our customers and enable advanced system management, control, and redundancy.
Custom scripting, third party device control, active network configuration, and personalized graphical user interface (GUI) development are just some of the tools that we use to achieve this.