Backman Vidcom Awarded for Discovery Centre

Company Recognized by Industry for work at Halifax’s Discovery Centre

ORLANDO, FL and HALIFAX, NS (June 14, 2017) — Backman Vidcom announced today that the company has been honoured with a 2017 Commercial Integrator (CI) Integration Award for their recent project work at the new Discovery Centre on the Halifax waterfront. The CI Integration Awards recognize and showcase the most outstanding technology integration projects in North America and Europe over the past year in a variety categories. The winners are chosen by a panel of industry experts, integrators and the editors of Commercial Integrator.

“It is a tremendous honour to receive this recognition from a distinguished panel of industry leaders. This award acknowledges the hard work and passion our team puts into every job,” says Laurie MacKeigan, president of Backman Vidcom. “The Discovery Centre project had extra special meaning for us as it is such an important and highly-regarded institution in our community.”

The 2017 Integration Awards presented by Commercial Integrator recognize top organizations who successfully address client needs with innovative and noteworthy installations. Commercial Integrator awarded multiple technology partners in different categories for outstanding solutions. Backman Vidcom’s recognition was in the museum category. Judges review a solution’s “wow” factor and whether the project exceeded client expectations.

In February 2017, the Discovery Centre opened its doors to a new 40,000 square-foot, state-of-the-art science museum on the Halifax waterfront, within an existing historic building that served as a former electrical power station. Highlighted by four marquee galleries – Health, Flight, Energy and Creative Kids – and unique spaces including an Atrium, Travelling Exhibits Gallery, Innovation Lab and Immersive Dome Theatre, the AV technology at the Centre represents a significant aspect of the museum experience.

Backman Vidcom’s scope of work included the AV supply, installation, and integration with creative treatments and scripts for interactive multimedia across all exhibits, including interactive touchscreens, video, RFID and other AV media productions. The firm worked closely with exhibits fabricator, Kubik (Toronto), digital media contractor, NGX-Interactive (Vancouver), and the architect responsible for overall museum build, Aldrich-Pears (Vancouver) to ensure the technical functionality of the exhibits and galleries were produced to the highest standard.

Dov Bercovici, president & CEO of the Discovery Centre commented, “Technology in our new location and in today’s modern science centres necessitates extra consideration to the unique challenges associated with its daily use. We have welcomed over 80,000 visitors in less than four months, so the AV technology deployed required a high level of quality and durability. Backman Vidcom understood the importance of this.”

Award winners were announced today at a ceremony at InfoComm 2017, in Orlando, Florida. InfoComm is the AV industry’s annual global trade show and convention. As a category winner, the company and project will be featured in the July issue of Commercial Integrator magazine and on


About Backman Vidcom

Backman Vidcom, a locally owned Nova Scotia company founded in 1976, is the established market leader for commercial audiovisual design and integration services in Atlantic Canada. Our diverse team of professionals carry the highest industry credentials and work diligently to help our clients connect, communicate and collaborate. We optimize technology for our customers so they can achieve greater business results and believe a customer’s experience with technology is more important than the technology itself. For more information, visit

About Commercial Integrator

Commercial Integrator (CI) is the first publication dedicated to address the business needs of professional integrators who serve the small and midsize business (SMB) market. Beyond products and installations, Commercial Integrator tackles operational topics like job-estimating, project-bidding and big-picture market forecasting and more. For more information, visit

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Tom Murray,
Vice President, Backman Vidcom
Tel: (902) 219-2285

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