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 industries.
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 client’s 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 project’s team members and the schedule of tasks to maintain timely, cost-contained execution.
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-Build company.
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 Services
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 Services
Rycat reviews systems contractor’s submittals, checks pre-installation and on-site workmanship and progress, and supervises the acceptance testing of all systems.
Training & Performance Support
Rycat’s 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.