Tennis Australia were redeveloping their office space and were building a whole new set of offices above their indoor show courts. They wanted to move their boardroom into this new office suite. They also wanted to ensure that their new space offers better audio visual facilities than the previous one. In particular they were keen to enjoy the benefits of video conferencing. A key component of their requirements was ease of use – board members’ time is valuable and they don’t want to spend too long training the team on the equipment.
Like Ivanhoe Grammar School, Tennis Australia knew that the best time to work on this project was during the construction phase. Ensuring that they got the best value for money and a system that was a discrete and integrated part of their environment was paramount.
DIB helped them chose two 65” screens to allow for video conferencing throughout the boardroom facility. One is to be used for a near-view of the conversation and one for a far-view.
An Extron Touchlink 7” wall mounted touch panel was then chosen, this meant that they could operate all the controls for their hardware from a single point. This was combined with a Kramer 8×4 HDMI Matrix Switcher, which is a device that allows all the inputs and interfaces to be accessed using the touch panel and ensures that those inputs are of sufficient strength and quality to be appropriately displayed. This meant that the company was able to meet their objectives for ease-of-use whilst ensuring quality throughout the system.
They had already sourced a video conferencing system and it was important to make certain that this was integrated with the other equipment. The cabling also needed to be provided for this and installed in a non-intrusive fashion.
A glass shelf was used to mount the camera equipment so that it looked in keeping with the hightech environment of the boardroom. The microphone pods were ceiling mounted to make best use of the space. Video conferencing was fully integrated into the audio-visual set up and could be activated with a single touch on the Extron Touchlink.
DIB and the Builder cooperated fully throughout the project to ensure that the equipment didn’t intrude in the space and instead felt like a natural part of the building.
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