Advanced AV Systems


Consulting and Project Management for Advanced Audio Visual Projects

*Note: AV = Audio Visual

Specialized systems include audio visual systems found in applications or environments such as scientific visualization, secure environments, simulation, military, command & control, or medical

Having spent a decade designing and deploying several multi-million dollar flagship scientific visualization facilities for Sandia National Laboratories (see Portfolio), advanced and specialized AV systems are David S. Logsted’s (Consultant/Owner) forte!

You might need a …

  • Scientific visualization facility
  • Integrated Control Room
  • 3D video wall
  • Supercomputer output analysis environment
  • Intuitive, Interactive, Immersive space
  • …or all of the above

?Yet you’re concerned about pulling it all together and getting the details right
(you may have good cause for concern)

Let Compass AudioVisual, LLC represent you!

In today’s technical, highly specialized world, such projects require expert oversight, if they are to be done well and provide years of reliable service.

Compass AudioVisual, LLC Value Propositions

Shuttle Wing
(photo by Randy Montoya)
Picture Note:
The picture above shows Sandia National Laboratories’ scientists analyzing the space shuttle disaster simulation in the 62.9 MegaPixel display of Sandia’s 880 VIEWS Corridor (facility designed by, and project managed by David S. Logsted) to analyze a computer simulation of foam impacting the leading edge of the space shuttle wing — these Sandia’s simulations were very instrumental in determining that it was this falling foam, which penetrated the leading edge of the space shuttle wing, that caused the 2003 Columbia tragedy. The high-resolution display of the 880 VIEWS Corridor provided much greater detail and insight than was possible on a standard computer display.

Entrust your advanced visualization project to a professional!
…then relax

Hire a seasoned AV professional and project manager to be your technical guide and representative throughout the construction process.

Meet David S. Logsted, your Technical Owner’s Representative & Project Manager

David S. Logsted
The audio visual and automation fields have become extremely technical. The successful deployment of today’s advanced audio visual and automation systems require both qualified technical and project management skills.

Hello, my name is David S. Logsted. I have over 25 years of audio visual (AV) systems experience, with an emphasis on systems engineering. I spent 10 of these years at Sandia National Laboratories where I designed and managed the construction of Sandia’s cutting-edge scientific visualization facilities, their most advanced audio visual systems. These facilities required automated control to drive the technical hardware systems. I am a degreed electrical engineer and PMP-certified project manager. I’ve spent my career working as a systems engineer, in one capacity or another, but my focus has been on audio visual and systems engineering/control. I am also an avid outdoorsman; I especially enjoy hiking, and climbing mountains.

There are similarities between mountain climbing and an advanced audio visual project. Both are challenging, oftentimes explorative endeavors which require planning, experience, and creativity. Additionally, the quality of the gear is extremely important, and mistakes in both realms can have significant consequences. Years of experience in systems, electrical, and recording engineering, combined with extensive AV-focused project management experience, a deep audio visual technical knowledge, and an eye for detail, has allowed me to excel in this work. I especially enjoy gathering user requirements, mapping them to the latest technology, and ensuring these requirements are met in every aspect of the project — with the objective of technical excellence and best value for the dollar. As your technical representative and advocate during project construction, I will manage the audio visual project from inception through to completion, working to ensure every detail meets your requirements.

Here are a few of the tasks I can handle on your behalf, under your direction:

  • Represent your technical needs (Owner’s Representative)
  • Systems design
  • Construction contractor interface
  • Architect interface
  • Product evaluation and selection
  • AV contractor evaluation, selection, and oversight
  • Procurement assistance
  • Change orders
  • Systems testing to ensure function and a quality installation (before you accept the system)

If you’re tasked with delivering an audio visual system or need someone to manage an AV-technical project, please contact me anytime with questions or to seek assistance.

Thank you.

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