Advanced – Our Story

Advanced’s story goes back to 1995…

Advanced was established in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada in 1995 as a leading provider of audio visual equipment.   Within one year Advanced quickly evolved into a full service audio visual integrator including services such as engineering, design consultation, installation, control programming, and system maintenance.

Advanced’s primary client base is in the corporate, government and higher-education markets.  Project highlights over these years include:

  • The Air Jordan Store Toronto – Complete AV Design, Supply and Installation
  • Barrick Gold – Toronto HQ Main Boardroom featuring Prysm Visual Collaboration videowall system
  • CNN Washington D.C. – Highest Resolution LED (1.2mm) videowalls in flagship Wolf Blitzer and Jake Tapper Studios
  • USA Broadcast Studios – WJAX, WFMZ
  • Microsoft – Retail Store AV Roll Out across multiple cities in Canada featuring videowall technology
  • CTV – AV Design and Installation for: 2012 Olympic TV Set, CP24, Marilyn Dennis, eTalk, Daily Planet
  • CBC – The Goods Studio
  • University and College AV Design and Installation at: Sheridan College, Seneca College, University of Toronto, University of Guelph, Mohawk College.
  • Microsoft Canada – AV Design and Installation for Offices: Toronto, Mississauga, Calgary, Halifax, Montreal
  • Pepsi Canada – AV Design and Installation for their new Canadian Headquarters
  • GE – AV Design and Installation for 100,000 sq ft office and customer experience center
  • St. Joseph Hospital – Video Wall Design and Installation for multiple operating theatres
  • SirCorp – AV Design and Installation of over 20 restaurants including (Jack Astors, Loose Moose)
  • Microsoft Canada – AV Design and Installation for offices: Toronto, Edmonton, Calgary, Montreal, and Mississauga
  • Pearson International Airport Terminal 3 – Canada’s first digital signage network in an Airport

Today, Advanced has offices in Mississauga (Toronto) and Orlando (FL) with partner offices in Vancouver, Calgary and Edmonton.  The Mississauga headquarters cover office and warehouse space of 25,000 sq/ft and employs over 75 staff in its various locations.  The US main headquarters are in Orlando, FL.

Advanced is a leading Canadian audio visual and collaboration systems integrator.  We create spaces that foster communication and collaboration.  Advanced focuses on visual collaboration solutions from Microsoft, Google, SMART, Poly and Cisco.  Advanced specialty areas are: visual collaboration products, video walls and large displays, room automation, projector installation and audio systems.

Advanced’s flagship manufacturer partners are: SMART, Polycom, Crestron, Christie, NEC, Hitachi, Epson, Sharp, Samsung, Delta, BrightSign, Prysm, Leyard/Planar, Microsoft, Cisco, Logitech and Extron.

Other Advanced businesses include its K-12 Education division called Advanced Education, created in 2003 to sell education focused AV and IT products.  Advanced Education is the largest supplier of audio visual technology to K12 schools in Ontario, and is frequently SMART Technologies largest Canadian partner.  The K-12 division has diversified into Robotics, 3D Printing and other STEAM focused education technology solutions.

In 2004 Advanced founded its online business group called Advanced Direct that was established to sell audio visual products nationwide.  Advanced Direct comprises of over 12 websites, processing over 500 transactions a day.  Advanced Direct is Canada’s leader in the sale of audio visual consumable products over the internet.