03 May 2017

Ardagh Case Study

Discover a state-of-the-art Audio Conferencing boardroom with a fully integrated room control system

Customer: Ardagh Group

Industry: Manufacturing / Global leader in glass and metal packaging solutions

Location: Leopardstown, Dublin

Workforce: 135 in Dublin – 23 000 employees across 22 countries

 

Ardagh Glass AC Boardroom

 

Ardagh Group operate 109 manufacturing facilities in 22 countries worldwide with approximately €7.7 billion global sales. The new state-of-the-art Dublin office had very specific audio visual requirements for a variety of office spaces. Digicom was entrusted to deliver the complete audio visual high-spec fit-out.

Boardroom

Unique Audio Conferencing design: the triangular table and 3 screens allow for eye contact between all participants and a clear view of the presentation no matter where one is seated. The Audio Conferencing sound quality is second to none. The recessed screens and projectors are hidden from view when not in use to adhere to a sleek and uncluttered design.
Simplicity is key: all rooms functions are controlled via a single app on a dedicated iPad (lighting, blinds, projectors and screens, phone calls, volume, etc).

Ardagh Glass state-of-the-art boardroom

Video Conference Rooms

The VC room features a dual screen with a Polycom VC system along with a Videxio virtual meeting room service. Connection is easy and anyone can join via the internet, no matter the location or the device. This facilitates multi-party connections as up to 30 people can join the same call.

Other spaces included in the fit out:

Meeting rooms: all fitted with easy to use presentation systems (Barco ClickShare).
Restaurant: dual-purpose: casual area with free to air tv and can also be used as a meeting space when a large room is required (incl. presentation display).

Ardagh Glass Restaurant with AV
Reception: effective brand recognition through digital signage: large LCD screen featuring constant company information and managed by a centralised communications point (One Lan system).

Results

– impressively high-tech yet user-friendly environment that suits the needs of the business,

– the systems in place ensure a simple yet efficient and seamless user experience,

– the presentation sharing and audio conferencing systems have exceeded customer expectations.

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05 Aug 2016

Financial Firm – Case Study

Room Booking System

Introduction

Digicom recently completed the integration of Audio Visual Equipment at a client’s (Financial Firm) new office in Elm Park Business Park. This included the installation of:

  • Large Format LCD Displays
  • Video Conferencing
  • Digital Signage
  • Room Booking

This case study will focus on their Room Booking System.

Meetings Made Easy

With the Condeco Outlook Add-in, their employees can allow room searches, services, visitors and video conference bookings to be made from within their Outlook calendar. They can make the appointment in MS Outlook and invite appropriate attendees. By clicking on the room booking icon in the appointment window they’re able to search for a room and book it right there and then.

The process now for our client is to Instantly book a room, start a meeting, or release a room using your badge or pin code. The screens are linked directly to our room scheduling software. They avoid meeting conflicts by displaying who booked the room and for how long. If a meeting overruns and no other bookings have been made, the host can extend the current meeting straight from the screen.

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Real Time Data

The firm can now gather essential  information on how rooms are  being used. That data is used to design work-space that enhances productivity while reducing real estate costs. As their property requirements grow or change, they can use this data to develop long-term strategies.

For further information on this system, or a demonstration, please do not hesitate to contact us. A similar solution will also work on Gmail and Lotus Notes.

 

 

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05 Aug 2016

Government Body – Case Study

Delegate & Voting System

Introduction

Digicom recently completed and Audio Visual Fit Out for a Government Body client. It included installation of:

  • Projectors & Displays
  • Large Format LCD Displays
  • A Queuing System
  • Digital Signage
  • Video Conferencing

 

Discussion System

The Shure system enables meeting participants to hear each other clearly, across the room. The units combine audio & user controls in an integrated system. Meetings are managed with complete control and reliability. The comprehensive hardware and software options, conform to the specific needs and protocols of the city council. The software options also support voting and complete conference management.

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The flush-mounted delegate conference unit features a speak/request button, XLR gooseneck microphone connector, loudspeaker, 5 voting buttons and chip card reader. The system is a daisy chained connection with loop through connections. It is connected with a DCS-LAN connection by use of CAT 5e (or higher) F/UTP or U/FTP cabling. It has Support for 4 microphone operation modes; Automatic, FIFO, Manual and VOX (voice activation) and supports 3 microphone interrupt ability modes enabling ‘ping pong’ mode. The microphones are auto off of microphones and have a lockable XLR gooseneck microphone connector. Each also has 1 high-quality loudspeaker, with one 1 chip card reader (with SW 6000) and 1 microphone button with LED indicators for speak and request to speak.

Please feel free to contact us if you would like more information, or to visit the system.

 

 

 

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29 Feb 2016

JLL Case Study

 

AV Technology in the Workspace

The biggest challenge facing organisations today is talent retention. Companies like JLL invest significant resource in recruiting the right candidates in order to fit the culture of their organisation. Once inducted, the next challenge is to motivate their staff into long term careers with the organisation. JLL identified the need for an open workspace environment with with clear transparent communication between colleagues. They also identified the need for keeping the technology up to date and making it work seamlessly.
The Audio Visual technology deployed by JLL is simple to operate, functional and delivers up to a 4K standard. The client enjoys the use of wireless presentation systems through the use of the Barco Clickshare. Users can simply share what’s on your laptop or mobile device, on a presentation screen. Whatever device they are using, ClickShare can get the content on the screen. The iconic ClickShare Button is used for laptops, while a dedicated, free app is available for tablets and smartphones. Windows, Mac OS, Linux, Android, iOS, it doesn’t matter which platform they are using.

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User Interface User Experience (UIUX)

JLL sought a larger workplace to accommodate a growing — and increasingly tech-insistent — staff and their evolving needs. The move also prompted a rethink the firm’s current AV systems. It was time for a technology refresh. JLL selected Digicom as its AV integrator to deliver a fresh collaboration platform at their Hatch Street offices. Digicom worked with JLL’s IT team, architect, and general contractor to deliver a mix of new-generation AV solutions to meet the expectations of a global, mobile, and traditional workforce. Integrated spaces include:, Lounge, Boardroom, Large and Small Conference Rooms, Video Conference Room, Video Collaboration Rooms and Open Areas.

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Ideal Work Environment

JLL’s office represents spaces, amenities, and experiences that meet the expectations and needs of a modern workforce: attention paid to employee work/life balance, social interaction, a culture of collaboration, and conferencing without limitations.

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13 Aug 2014

Shanahans Engineering

Shanahan Engineering requested Digicom to design and deliver a state of the art boardroom and presentation facility at their new Dun Laoghaire HQ.  The requirement was to provide an integrated AV solution to deliver a premium Audio and Video Conferencing experience for participants.

The deployed technologies were to be ‘best of breed’ and should handle HDMI signalling and scaling and overcome the challenges of HDCP and HDMI signalling over distances.   The equipment deployment needed to occupy a minimum of  real estate and be housed in a local credenza to ensure the boardroom retained its clean lines and remained clutter free.  Users needed to be presented with an effective and intuitive Graphical User Interface in a familiar form.

As the user base were familiar with Apple Tablets, the AMX TPContol application was selected to deliver AMX Touch Panel functionally on the familiar Apple iPad tablet.

AMX and the Enova DVX All-In-One Presentation Switcher was chosen as the core AV Platform as it addressed all of the client’s key technology requirements in a single compact enclosure.  The DVX delivered all of the components required to control/automate the boardroom  environment into a simple, flexible, comprehensive solution including control, video switching, transcoding and scaling, and local and remote distribution – all in a single, compact enclosure. In addition to these capabilities available on   either solution, the DVX offers room-level capabilities such as multi-format local inputs, audio mixing and amplification in the same enclosure.

The key features of the AMX Enova DVX are as follows:

All-In-One Boardroom In A Box Solution: Control, audio & video switching/distribution, scaling, converting, transcoding, amplification, plus built-in professional-grade DSP audio mixing and twisted pair distribution, all in a single   chassis.

SmartScale Technology: Automatically ensures signal output is scaled to every    display’s native resolution glitch free every time.

HDMI/HDCP Compliance: End-to-end distribution of HDMI signals with full HDCP, with the simplicity of analog, without interruption or key constraints using AMX’s InstaGate Pro technology.

Game Changing Device: Standardizing on this box reduces Total Cost of Ownership, including substantial savings in maintenance and energy utilization.

 

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