Pure Audio Visual modernizes homebuilder meeting rooms

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Pure Audio Visual has undertaken an ongoing upgrade of meeting rooms at homebuilder Bellway Homes.

The FTSE 250 company, which has 22 regional divisions across the UK, wanted to modernize its workspaces to make meetings more efficient and flexible for employees and visitors.

The priority was to create flexible, easy-to-use and consistent BYOD environments across all spaces and locations. Videoconferencing solutions were needed to support the steady growth of hybrid working and the need for effective communication across divisions and with customers.

The investment has not been limited to meeting spaces, but has also extended to hospitality, commons and staff recreation areas, where digital signage screens are deployed to display live TV and communications internal. In the reception, lobby and staff recreation areas, large format screens provide company information and updates. Each screen receives content over the network, displaying Freeview TV, corporate communications and welcome messages.

Meeting rooms, which vary in size from small meeting spaces to conference rooms and large conference rooms, are designed to provide a consistent user experience. The solution was an Extron push-button control panel, which provides “one-touch” system startup, activating the main display and audio devices and presenting the Barco ClickShare Conference home screen, ready to be connected.

Clickshare Conference allows Bellway employees or visitors to wirelessly connect their devices to the room environment. This gives them full access to the large screen, room camera, microphones and speakers, and the freedom to host a meeting on any software platform. Screens, cameras and audio devices were chosen to provide the same quality of experience in different room configurations.

To create flexible BYOD meeting experiences in smaller spaces, a Logitech Rally Bar was paired with ClickShare Conference and Sony displays.

In larger meeting spaces and conference rooms, the Rally bar is replaced with a Logitech Rally camera and Biamp speakers, to provide full room coverage. Preset PTZ positioning on the Logitech Rally automatically optimizes the view of the room, providing simple one-button operation to create the best visual representation of the meeting, whether used by one or 10 delegates.

In the training room at Bellway’s Newcastle headquarters, dual screens provide a flexible teaching space, while a gooseneck microphone placed on a lectern provides additional voice reinforcement, delivered through loudspeakers. discrete ceiling-mounted speakers. The inclusion of a Huddly camera, Parlé Biamp mic and Tesira DSP provides an enhanced remote and hybrid training experience. A Barco Clickshare CX20 retains the same laptop user experience as in other meeting spaces.

Because the meeting room experience is consistent, employees can use any space on the corporate estate with confidence. Staff can choose the UC platform they prefer, so the quality of their meeting is not compromised.

By choosing a system that supports BYOM (“bring your own meeting”), staff use their own devices, with full access to pre-prepared content and preferred software applications. The simple connectivity offered by the Clickshare Conference solution ensures that sessions start quickly and that participants, whether remote or in person, benefit from the audio and display equipment installed. Staff who use Clickshare Conference have praised its simplicity and use it daily with UC platforms for group meetings, trainings, interviews and one-on-one sessions.

Aaron Carrier, Infrastructure Manager at Bellway Homes, said: “Pure AV has been a great project partner. The solution provided is adaptable, which was essential given the variety of meeting spaces we have, while being simple and welcoming for non-technical users. »

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