Mad Systems is a unique Technology Company that applies creativity and creative solutions to your projects including Audio Visual Systems and Interactive Exhibits.
We are a majority women-owned company founded in 1998, providing audiovisual systems and customized interactive experiences for museums, visitor centers, theme parks, universities and corporate headquarters around the world.
For samples of our work, also refer to the videos at the bottom of this page and the Portfolio page on our website.
Here are some of the things we do
Mad Systems is an award-winning audiovisual consultant, designer and provider with a history spanning over 20 years. But our capabilities don’t stop there. We use our expertise in AV systems to create engaging interactive experiences. With in-house custom design and programming capabilities, Mad Systems can design and install audiovisual systems that exceed your expertise without exceeding your budget.
Designed to impress. Built to last.
- Audiovisual System Design & Integration
- Interactive Exhibits
- Theaters and Auditoriums
(Object Theaters, Motion Base Theaters, Dome Theaters, Large Screen Theaters)
- Digital Signage
- Video Wall Systems
- Projection Systems
- Projection Mapping
- Custom Programming
- Complex Control Systems
- Audio and Video Conferencing Solutions
- Meeting Room & Training Center Technology
- Collaboration Solutions
Mad Systems specializes in interactive exhibits to create an experience for visitors that won’t be forgotten.
Create. Engage. Excite.
- Computer Based Interactives
- Electro-Mechanical Interactives
- Fully Customized Interactives
- Multitouch Interactives
- Media-based Interactives
- Interactive Timelines
- Green Screen Systems
- Motion Capture Systems
Mad Systems is an award-winning technology company providing customized experiences. We design, engineer and develop reliable turnkey systems and specialize in innovative solutions from high tech state-of-the-art exhibits to electro-mechanical hands on experiences. Our extraordinary toolkit goes well beyond the needs of basic AV and our fully equipped mechanical workshop allows us to produce exhibits from simple support structures to complex devices such as orreries, earthquake simulators and moving mechanical special effects.
- Mechanical Effects
- Motion Simulation
- Water Screens
- Pure Water Fog
- Water Cannon
- Historical Replicas
- Gear Walls
And here are some of the people we do things for
Don’t panic – we can help – we’ve been doing this for years. Not only is trying to do this without professional project management expensive in the short term, it will also result in delays and long term trouble that really is not necessary. Making sure that there is enough power, and that the power phasing is done correctly, that cable paths are right, that you don’t end up having to use circuit breakers to turn your power on and off (just think of the fire hazard when they stop protecting your building – read our blog post on the subject). Getting your system right is a worthwhile effort, certainly in the long run – and the only way to ensure that the integration work happens properly is to have someone there who has already come this way – ideally a good few times.
Call us! We want to help you succeed
Of course we do the usual Audio, Video and related designs – but our team can go much further. We specialize in interactive designs, and sensor technologies. Gesture based designs, RFID, puppeteering using hand gestures, video recognition. Providing system that recognize individual visitors in a space; capturing video all around your venue for specific visitors, families or groups. Generating DVDs for sale in the store, or pushing captured imagery and visitor selected information to a web site – nothing is too much for our engineering department, and a lot of it has already been done with examples to show. Pre-visit and post-visit visitor management and solutions – we’re your team.
Our engineers and designers will provide the optimal solution for your design, and provide choices. We will either design to a given budget, or track potential costs as the design morphs towards the final presentation and even all the way through implementation, so that there is never that embarrassing moment where the technology costs are three times what the client is expecting. With experience that encompasses the entire spectrum of creative technology and using technology to enhance creativity, we can bring more to the party than just the hardware, or just the programming, or just the prep for the media company. Mad will help your vision become true.
We’ll also deal with those so often forgotten details – like switching the system on and off automatically while making sure that t’s easy to deal with the special events. We’ll control the lights for different conditions, and if need be we will make sure that the staff can use their smartphone to bump the audio volume in the gallery during the busy days of the year.
Mad Systems is truly agnostic when it comes to technology. We do not have tie-ins with suppliers or manufacturers. We are free to select the best options for your project. We specialize in non-proprietary systems that are designed to be as reliable, as easy as possible to use, and as easy as possible to maintain so that ongoing costs can be contained. Most of our systems have remote access so that we can continue to support our systems remotely on the odd occasion it might be required – usually at no cost.
Call us! We’d love to discuss your next project and be part of your vision
Call us! We’d love to be part of your next project
Call us! We’d be delighted to help
We’re not just another AV company – Mad does Technology in a much wider sense. We can help to create environments where technology is integrated and present – but not in one’s face. We can help with audio systems that deliver sound where it’s needed – but without being heard all over the building. Mad is familiar with a wide range of technologies, and can help with creative engineering to make sure solutions work well, and work sympathetically.
Call us. Let’s talk about your current and your next projects. Take the nightmare out of technology!
Zap that boring old stuff. We come up with creative solutions. We create things your audience has not seen before – just look at our portfolio.
Of course we design audio systems that can be heard, and understood. Sure, we can deal with acoustics issues. We can predict audio volume and speech intelligibility, and create more than just a video wall for your next design or for that awkward existing building.
We’ll help you create that so important ‘wow’ moment that your client wants to see, and isn’t that what this is all about. Projection mapping? Sure. Responding to things your visitors do? Yep. Something completely different? Talk to us!
We’ll have your building react to temperature, humidity, the number of people inside it, or whatever parameter you like – or a combination of all of the above. We’ll work as part of your team to help your vision come true and help you create an outstanding experience that fits.
Fed up with competing in the same arena as everybody else? Want something different? Call us! We want to be part of your team
Mad is not your grandma’s technology company. We develop Creative Technology Systems. Yes, we do Audio-Visual systems, but that’s not even the start of it. We also develop creative interactive displays and exhibits using a mix of AV, Electronics and Mechanical technology. We have AV and electronic engineers. We have software engineers. We have an in-house mechanical skill-set that is second to none – but what really makes it is that we have a Creative Team that is second to none, and they’re here to turn your idea into reality.
Audio Visual systems
Yes, we design, bid, build, install, commission and program Audio Visual systems ranging from simple houses of worship installations to huge museums, corporate visitor centers and events.
Point & Click
If you tell us what you need, we can take it from there and deliver a complete integrated solution – and not just come to site with hardware to let others worry about integrating software or mechanical equipment.
Built By Experts
Our senior staff members are degree qualified engineers with up to 30 years experience in this field. We know the field, and we like doing what we do!
To the extent that it is possible to future proof these systems, we do. Our mechanical devices are designed with longevity in mind. Our AV systems are usually based on non-proprietary PC technology so that we know that they can be supported far into the future. We do our best to create supportable systems – and we rarely have to look at our systems once they’re in. They just run, and run, and run.
Simply The Best
Don’t just take our word for it. Go through our list of projects – some of them have been running for 15 years and are still going strong. We help you by providing solid training, down to the point where we show you what your staff needs to do to keep these systems running, day in, day out.
A quick look at some of our 'standard' AudioVisual systems:
A sampler showing some of our interactive work: