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McCann Systems Project Displayed in Award Winning Museum


The Museum at Bethel Woods in Bethel, New York, which includes numerous audio visual exhibits integrated by McCann Systems, received the 2009 Thea Award for Outstanding Achievement in the museum category. The annual award, presented by the Themed Entertainment Association (TEA), recognizes international excellence in the creation and production of outstanding visitor experiences, attractions, and exhibits.

During the two-year project, McCann Systems worked alongside a team of Bethel Woods developers, museum designers and their consultants. McCann Systems successfully integrated of all interactive displays, audio, video and AV control systems within the 10,000 square foot museum.

The Thea Award committee commended The Museum at Bethel Woods for the high quality of its exhibits and noted its “expert use of a wide variety of exhibit tools and techniques by which visitors are drawn deep into the events.”

The museum’s permanent exhibition depicts the social, political and cultural transformation of the 1960’s and sets the stage for the greatest of all rock concerts. Through immersive multimedia exhibits and interactive displays, McCann Systems helped to bring this monumental moment in history to life and congratulates the Museum at Bethel Woods for receiving this prestigious award.

For a complete description and photo gallery of audio visual elements within the museum, please visit:

The Museum at Bethel Woods, which opened in June 2008, joins other distinguished Thea Award recipients including the International Spy Museum, the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum, Walt Disney World, and the 2008 Summer Olympics Opening Ceremonies.

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About McCann Systems:

McCann Systems was founded by Frank McCann in 1996 as an audio visual design-build company. For 12 years, McCann Systems has delivered audio visual communication solutions for companies world-wide. As a leading audio visual design integration specialist, McCann Systems offers strong technical expertise, complemented by high levels of creativity and precision. McCann environments can be found in almost every major industry, such as advertising, broadcast, education, entertainment, finance, government, retail, institutional, hospitality, insurance and transportation. Projects include CNN Communication Center in the Time Warner Center in New York City, CNN International in London, Barclays Sales Center in New York City, Bethel Woods Museum in Bethel NY, Elizabeth Arden on Fifth Avenue, NASDAQ’s OMX MarketSite studio in Times Square, NHL Powered by Reebok retail store and corporate offices in mid-town Manhattan, Nintendo World at Rockefeller Center, Medco Health, Client Solution Center in Franklin Lakes NJ, Empire BlueCross BlueShield in Brooklyn NY, JP Morgan Chase Manhattan Bank Command Center; and Boston University Visitors’ Center in Boston MA. For more information, please go to


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