It was a busy week for our crew as they spent two days in New York City arranging for part of the DE-CIX Annual Summit on the state of the internet. Ellenbogen Creative Media was brought on to provide and manage the audio and technology portion of the international summit at Sabey Data Centers in Manhattan. We provided the screening monitors with truss systems and event lighting as well as handled all audio and some video connectivity during the webcast of the live event.

At task was the issue of connecting New York to Frankfurt, Germany. The Ellenbogen team worked with both local and overseas venders to make this happen via webcast, and overall it was a complete success! So how did our crew manage both locations at the internet summit? Via internet of course! Ellenbogen sound engineer Chris Heitzman, explains “We actually used FaceTime to work with our counterparts in Germany. It was a great tool to quickly and easily make things happen for a seamless production! Not having met them prior to the Summit, it was great putting a face to a name and feeling more like a team.”

Pulling off a summit of this magnitude took a lot of work in the ‘paying attention to detail’ department. Ellenbogen Creative Media CEO, Jeremy Ellenbogen, commends the work of the team, “Our crew has the expertise to manage any project from simple neighborhood press conferences to something as intricate as this international summit. I have tremendous faith in our work and couldn’t be happier with the seamless job they did for DE-CIX. At Ellenbogen, we have the tools and experience to handle anything. It was exciting to work with a crew in Germany knowing that our efforts are being viewed by a worldwide audience!”

The DE-CIX Summit was webcast with a live switch between New York and Frankfurt with an audience reach around the globe.