When an international trading company decided to expand its operation into a completely new floor of its central London facility, it approached Electric String to achieve a solution that was technologically advanced, reliable and easy to use.
The client’s specification was for a seven-room system, including a main feature area which could operate in three modes – as either two separate conference rooms, one large conference room or as a large communal space.
The feature area included:
• 9 x 55″ Videowall at one end of the room with 4 x Crestron DM-RMC-SCALER-C inputs
• 2 x 65″ screens (side by side, one on a 90 degree motorised bracket)
• 4 x 40″ Screens in ceiling drop down mechanisms, again with a Crestron DM-RMC-SCALER-C at each screen
• Audio provided by 12 x Crestron EXCITE-IW8 speakers
• Audio from integrated flush mount ceiling mics fed back into the system for questions from the floor and/or video-conferencing
• Crestron Control from 2 x wall mounted TSW-750 and a Lectern mounted TSW-1050
• Administration control from iPad
• Local input from AM-100 and Crestron DM-TX-401-C
Smaller meeting rooms
• 48″ Screen
• Audio from Crestron EXCITE-IW6 speakers
• Control from wall mounted Crestron C2NI-CB keypad
• Administration control from iPad- Local input from Crestron AM-100 and Crestron DM-TX-401-C
The system was a centralised design with the following headend components:
• Crestron PRO3 controller
• 32×32 DM chassis populated with 14 x Crestron DMC-HD-DSP, 10 x Crestron DMC-C and 4 x DMCO-55
• 2 x SWAMPI-24×8
• 7 x AM-100
Inputs and collaboration
The crucial aspect of the system design was to enable a high level of collaboration for meetings and presentations alike and with this in mind a Crestron AirMedia unit was designated per area as well as a Crestron DM-TX-401-C for traditional local connections in each room.
In addition to this, HD-DA-2 were included to add content inputs to and from the video conference codecs, allowing multi-site collaboration with the system and giving the ability for the Vintners Place system to be used as the central hub for worldwide collaborative meetings to be held.
This was backed up by the London facility itself with the ability to link all meeting rooms together via the Crestron DM and Crestron SWAMPI architecture, allowing large audiences to be distributed throughout the floor in the connected meeting rooms and partake in a presentation/meeting.
Finally in conjunction with the Clients IT department, the VPN was set up so that access to the AirMedia units was achievable from any of the worldwide offices, allowing presentations to be “pushed” to AM-100s from overseas offices, and for presentations to be “followed” by overseas executives using the AirMedia Remote View feature.