Rycat is an Engineering, Project Management and
Training firm specializing in multi-media communications technology systems for
business, government, broadcast, motion picture, education, and entertainment
Using competent, practical, cost-effective
designs, which accurately reflect client desires and needs, Rycat ensures
comprehensive system integration and offers unbiased evaluations of equipment,
contractors and services for our clientís projects.
Our clients include large and small architectural
firms, media companies, manufacturers, municipalities, and academic
institutions. Experience, both international and domestic, has taught us to
listen to the unique needs of each new set of users.
Our services range from initial assessment of
needs and facilities through final systems testing/verification, as well as
training to ensure that operators and end users utilize the systems effectively.
Our Project Managers coordinate all of the
projectís team members and the schedule of tasks to maintain timely,
- Programming Services
Services required to determine how each of
the areas will be used so that a systems program can be formulated
and, to initiate space planning layouts and budgets.
Review & Analysis of Design-Build Proposals
Calling upon our years of experience in AV applications, we will analyze and comment on submitted proposals, requests for proposals, or bidding contracts for use with a
Design Development Services
Working with clients and architects, we provide
Design Development services for audiovisual facilities planning, deployment of
equipment, and budgetary analysis.
- Basebuilding Design
Rycat offers highly detailed Basebuilding
Design services. We provide the architect with design information in the form
of drawings, specifications, reports, and review and comment, in order to
complete basebuilding construction documents. In addition, we provide
information for other disciplines, such as inter-building and inter-room
relationships for architects and interior designers, and heat and power load
data for mechanical and electrical engineers.
- Systems Design Services
Design services required to develop the
design and specifications of the audio, audiovisual and television
systems, and to provide complete bidding documents for the provision
and installation of the systems by a qualified systems contractor.
- Systems Implementation
Rycat reviews systems contractorís submittals,
checks pre-installation and on-site workmanship and progress, and supervises
the acceptance testing of all systems.
- Training &
Rycatís newest service,
training and performance support, is designed to counter this trend.
This ensures that operators and end users have the necessary skills to use the
system effectively and efficiently.
A new service offered by Rycat is Collaboration
Technology. These "Electronic Brainstorming" and Strategy Assessment sessions
are developed for client-specific issues.