Meeting Services, Inc. • Phone 858.348.0100 • Contact Us
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Meeting Services, Inc.
10895 Thornmint Road, Suite A
San Diego, CA 92127
In 1946 Max and Victor Hall looked around at the rapidly growing city of San Diego, California and saw that they could improve the quality of its businesses. The brothers formed Meeting Services, Inc. (MSI) which provided audiovisual equipment to local companies. Over the years, as San Diego’s industry and tourism expanded, MSI did as well, expertly designing and installing state of the art sound systems for the smallest corporate meetings to the largest conferences, conventions, trade shows, fundraisers, sporting events, artistic performances, and political speeches.
Today MSI offers a complete line of event production, technological support, and equipment rental services and continues to ensure the success, efficiency, and productivity of our clients’ special gatherings, large and small, around the block and around the world.
Clients can trust MSI for the simplest order—a flipchart and colored markers—to the most involved request--1500 lighting instruments, 22 separate sound systems, a full video production suite, design and technical direction, and a staff of engineers and technicians. We can contract, design, deliver, and support any project, anywhere, at anytime, with the best and newest equipment available. Need to light up Staples Center for your High Definition live TV shoot? MSI can do it. Your show is in Malaysia, Cancun, or the Bahamas? MSI has been there. You say your event takes place in a barren parking lot, on a lake, on the side of a frozen mountain, or on top of the Hoover Dam—don’t worry—MSI can make it happen for you, and we’ll do it quickly, smoothly, and with pride.
Years of experience and literally thousands of shows have taught us that what producers want and need is worry-free production, utilizing the right equipment, operated by professionals, at a fair price. We’ve built our company on this simple premise.
Here we focus on the newest in presentation equipment for any type of audio-visual application. We do dry rentals of A/V equipment if you’d like to set it up yourself, or we can provide technicians familiar with the technology. Either way, we’re happy to help you select the right equipment for your project and budget.
MSI maintains a fully stocked, fully staffed retail outlet at our Thornmint Road location. We are easily San Diego’s most complete expendables outlet for every part of the film, theater, TV, meetings and events market.
Meeting Services, Inc. has been the preferred audio/visual contractor at the Town and Country Resort & Convention Center for more than twenty years. As the in-house provider, we not only have an intimate knowledge of the facility, but we have access to all of the answers which will help make your show a success!
Under one roof, MSI delivers a full range of production support services. Our audio, lighting, video, scenic, and rigging departments are all well-staffed and equipped to take on any project or special event. In addition to sound, lights, and video, we supply drape, scaffolding, electrical distribution, and expendables through the MSI Store. In need of rental gear? MSI has an enormous inventory and staff to fill your precise order. If all you are looking for is two sheets of gel, feel free to drop by the MSI Store, or call ahead and we will have it waiting for you. If a full-service package is more of what you had in mind, an Account Executive and Production Manager can coordinate all of the details. MSI understands that you, the client, come first: clear internal communication between our department heads ensure that all of the logistics of design, trucking, travel, and venue interface are attended to long before your show’s load-in. MSI’s department heads share a common workspace--there are no secrets, no surprises, and few mistakes. We understand the nuances of the producer-supplier relationship. Our one-stop shopping and seamless integration make you look good. That’s what we’re all about.
MSI tailors the equipment to your needs. We stock over 500 JBL, Meyer, TAD, EAW, Apogee, Woodworx, Ramsa, and Yamaha speakers with appropriate amplifiers, processing, rigging, stands, and brackets. Yamaha, Soundcraft and Ramsa consoles handle front of house or monitor mixing. Our new push into digital consoles allows us thousands of input channels for the most complex productions. MSI can mic up your talent with any of our 225 wireless systems or 1500 wired microphones. We can play back or record on any device, including classics such as the 360 Systems Instant Replay, Otari half-track reel, and reel recorders. We can process anything from our computer controller XTA system processors to that 20 year-old Lexicon Prime Time that your talent just won’t sing without. We also have miles of XLR, multi-channel snakes, and speaker cable.
MSI’s present inventory can support 80 concurrent breakout rooms, eight general sessions of 2500, and six general sessions of 5000. If you want to invite 65,000 of your closest friends to the stadium for a presentation or concert, we’ll provide the concert-size line array system, digital-mixing consoles, and in-ear monitor equipment. With MSI’s educated staff and comprehensive equipment, your show is guaranteed to succeed.
Lighting and Rigging Services:
MSI will portray you in the best light--whether you need to illuminate one podium for a small meeting, or you need to decorate an entire amusement park during the holiday season. We have the staff and equipment ready to produce themed or color-balanced video lighting for any concert rider, business meeting, theater production, fashion show, spook house, or dance production; even an 120 foot-long X-Games skateboard ramp (yes, we have done it).
MSI is San Diego’s largest and cutting edge lighting company. In-house we store hundreds of Source Four Ellipsoidal and PAR fixtures, along with a wide variety of Altman PAR– 64’s, 56’s, 46’s, and 30’s, Altman,and DeSisti Fresnels. We can handle illuminating your scenic needs with MR-16 strip lights, Altman Sky Cycs, or for more punch: Color Kinetics Color Blasts and Color Blazes, Coemar LED Pars, and Blizzard Puck Q12s.
If you need your lights to really move, San Diego’s largest intelligent lighting inventory consists of GLP Volks Licht Zooms, Martin Mac Auras, and the industry standard Martin Mac 2000/700/500 units. You can control it all with any configuration of ETC Sensor or Leprecon dimming by way of an ETC, Leprecon, Hog, or Martin console. For something a little different, we have over 500 Color Kinetics iCove LEDs, a Catalyst Media Server System, or Omni systems Thin Pars (with wireless DMX and optional battery operation!). We even carry over 5,000 feet of twinkle lights to add a little sparkle to any event.
Hang any or all of it with our 3,200 feet of 12” or 20.5” box truss; hook it up using our 10 miles of multi-cable or 20,000 feet of pin cable, Cam-Lok, or DMX cable. We can fly a dozen shows at once using 100 CM Loadstar motors. If thinking about all of this gives you a headache, we offer customized design services for all of your illumination and rigging needs.
From small-screen computer projection to multi-camera arena-sized image magnification, MSI’s video services can’t be beat. We offer recording, playback, projection, and switching packages to cover any need or budget. Projectors from Christie, Barco, Digital Projection, Sanyo, and others can fill any size screen with video images or your high-resolution data. Our high-res switching package comes with Sony HD cameras and an HD camera switcher, offering true digital component from camera to hard drive.
MSI’s Video Department recently underwent a million-dollar upgrade. We offer Christie Roadster HD20k's, which deliver 20,000 ANSI lumens at 1920 X 1080 resolution. Feeding these is our Folsom Encore system, and you’ll have a big, bright, all-digital image that will be larger than a house. We have a couple 80-foot widescreens for your big product rollout too. Does your booth require a dozen 80-inch HD LED screens? Need to show your new game system in 1080p? Need to see your three-screen live from the web multi-site product demo complete with a High-Res quad split in the downstage monitors? We have the technology, talent, and understanding to handle it all.
We can read, alter, draw, and plot in nearly any format used today. Our full-sized plotters generate fantastic, detailed drawings of your project. Forget FedEx--send us your files directly to our secure FTP site. We’ll manage your presenters, a speaker concierge service, your graphic artist, and that 24-station Internet café that provides your attendees with much-needed e-mail access at your event.
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