to Mad Systems

You should find all the information you need about Mad's capabilities and our 21st Century technology right here.

Mad Systems is an award-winning AudioVisual and Interactive designer and integrator. We specialize in exhibits as well as digital and electro-mechanical interactives for museums, visitor centers, brands, digital signage and theme parks. We are a nationally certified Women's Business Enterprise founded in 1998.

Mad Systems will gladly use your preferred technology to create AV systems. We can use 'standard' AV equipment, or our next generation ground-breaking technologies, including the QuickSilver® Audio-Visual system, depending on your preferences, or whatever the best solution is.

QuickSilver® advanced AV++®

QuickSilver® is the first affordable and complete 21st Century AV solution that fully integrates AV and IT, and requires minimal infra-structure. The QuickSilver® AV system includes everything you could need as part of your AV control system, and since it was designed and built by practising AV engineers, it meets the real needs of actual AV installations. These are the basic components that form part of the QuickSilver® solution:

  • Video/Media servers (from 1-16 channels, from hidef through 4k, compressed and uncompressed, with support and seamless switching of multiple audio and subtitle languages)
  • Audio servers (including randomizing ambience generators and immsersive multi-channel audioscapes for theaters)
  • Interactive servers
  • Full integration of 3rd party interactives
  • RFID/Barcode/QR/NFR code readers
  • Motion sensors
  • Digital I/O controllers (button or isolated solid state sensor inputs, solid state and/or mechanical relay outputs)
  • Lighting controllers including DMX
  • Special Effects Controllers
  • Digital gobo projectors
  • Digital framing lights
  • Digital water/fire projectors
  • Digital labels
  • Show and System Control
  • User interface (iOS, PC, Android, Amazon Fire devices)
  • System Power Reduction/Lifetime extension options
  • Power Management
  • Remote support/Monitoring
  • Various ADA related options including a guidance system for visitors who use canes
  • we are continuously expanding the QuickSilver® range of devices, and would be happy to discuss anything else that you may need for a special project
  • ..and of course, QuickSilver® was designed to interface naturally with our patented recognition systems for highly personalized AV solutions

    QuickSilver® was designed to work together as a system, so no more wrangling disparate parts from all over the world to create an AV system.
    It provides for wired or a wireless solutions, allowing for huge reductions of the hidden costs of AV systems as the need for conduit, signal cabling, and control rooms (and HVAC systems for control rooms) are minimized or eliminated. It provides for a new and very affordable ways of creating AV systems and allows for cost-effective personalization of media delivery, and easy ways to exceed any ADA requirements while removing previous limitations to designers.

    QuickSilver® is based on non-proprietary IT type equipment, which means that the core of the system is not subject to the same supply line issues as conventional solutions have turned out to be.

Mad's patented technologies

Mad's Recognition based Location and Personalized/Targeted Media Delivery System solutions have been granted three US patents, with additional patents pending.  These patents cover the development of personalized media delivery, personalized interactive exhibits, digital signage and way-finding solutions based on recognition technologies including facial recognition, color/pattern recognition, and license plate recognition. There is an option for correlation of cars, their drivers and their passengers, as well as Point-Of-Sale and other transactions relating to the use of recognition systems.

This technology will enable public spaces from Museums to Expos to deliver media and implement exhibits, advertising, and interactive solutions that match the interests, language preference, ADA needs, or even purchasing habits of patrons in order to tailor their experiences.
Applications range from theme parks, museums, resorts and visitor centers to cruise ships, customer service applications and Smart Cities. 

Facial Recognition FR
Facial Recognition
Color Recognition CR
Color/Pattern Recognition
License Plate Recognition LPR
License Plate Recognition

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Touchless Touchscreens
    and other magical touchless solutions

Mad Systems has released a host of new touchless technologies for a post-peak COVID-19 world. As  we continue to design new systems for future installations, Mad has created a range of equipment as part of its QuickSilver® range to help with that process.
More detail on our Touchless Technologies.

From touchless 'TouchScreens' to conversion of standard monitors for interactive use, this creates an option for visitors who prefer not to touch the screen. New options include touchless buttons and other controllers. This new technology will allow for visitors to have a full interactive experience while remaining safe.

Webinars on AV++®
Mad has re-written the book on AV systems, as evidenced by this series of webinars that present the latest nextgen AV++ technology. Find our existing webinars, or register for our upcoming AV++ webinars through our blog posts or through the links below to find out more about our existing and latest technologies to deal with a 21st Century audience and includes viable options to deal with a post-peak COVID-19 world.


With the introduction QuickSilver®, AV and IT have converged. The system comprises non-proprietary hardware only, which results in lower cost, longer life systems with a much longer, much more affordable supported lifespan which in turn reduces operational costs. This helps our clients with the initial purchase and installation budget, and also with their long term budgets. The full integration of AV and IT has changed the equation.

AV + IT = AV++®

Mad specializes in AV++®: the custom design and engineering of these advanced systems.  QuickSilver®, the first AV++® solution in the world, is now available from Mad Systems as a proven system. Call us to talk about Mad's AV++® solution. Of course we're nowhere near finished with our development work. Even bigger changes are afoot as part of our AV++® overall system approach!

With full convergence of AV and IT a done deal, what remains is to find new opportunities and solutions.

The recent announcement of the DrinkMe AV Design and Configuration software provides automation for both the AV design process and system configuration.

This new development will change the way AV is done - a lot of the design and pre-configuration work involved in producing AV systems is automated, saving even more time and money.

QSEQ®, which stands for QuickSilver® Equalizer, is a revolutionary process that allows the company to partner with other AV providers, fabricators and others to create lower cost AV solutions to end clients.
Mad launched the patented facial, color / pattern and license plate recognition systems for personalized media delivery and the patented LookingGlass Concierge system designed to improve customer service options in all kinds of different applications.
You will find more information on all of these new and exciting technologies below. We have changed 'AV Systems' to a new world of "AV++® systems", the result of full convergence of AV and IT.

We design, engineer and develop reliable turnkey systems and specialize in innovative and unique solutions from high tech state-of-the-art exhibits to electro-mechanical hands on experiences. We provide a full range of solutions to the many challenges of audiovisual presentations including everything from interactive computer systems to video display solutions that address the needs of our clients anywhere in the world.


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