WEB Conferencing, Tele-Conferencing and Presentation Boardroom

AVC was approached by a Fund Management company that was moving premises and required new AV equipment. The client was already using Video Conferencing but found that they needed an alternative to conventional Video Conferencing, as they needed to be in contact with certain clients that did not have video conferencing equipment, as well as satellite offices around Africa that also did not have video conferencing infrastructure. Budget was also a challenge as cost of relocation, new furniture, décor, new IT infrastructure and telephony systems had taken up most of their Budget.

The client required a solution that would meet the following Criterion:

  • WEB/Softcodec conferencing with superb video and voice clarity for a large boardroom
  • Support teleconferencing
  • Presentation system that supports HDMI, VGA and wireless inputs.
  • Support for presentations from Smart Devices (Phones and tablets, BYOD)
  • Control system to simplify the use of various devices, source inputs, camera and volume control amongst others
  • Support of satellite TV in the boardroom for major sporting events.

AVC designed a system that met the customers budget and fulfilled all the functional requirements. Installation would prove extremely challenging as cableways/routes were extremely limited, but through clever

Selection of certain HDBaseT products, multiple video, audio, control signals and Ethernet were carried via three CAT6 cables. Thus eliminating the need for expensive core drills and/or floor chasing and installation of new conduit.

Equipment used:

  • Optoma WU416 projector
  • Grandview CNV 16:10 123” motorized Screen
  • Biamp Devio and two CRT-1 Biamp beam forming table top microphones
  • Alfatron SC61E switcher scaler
  • Neets Sierra II control processor
  •  Neets 2:25 Class D amplifier with LAN control
  • Apple iPad Mini for control interface
  • Alfatron iPAD mini table top iPad docking station
  • Yealink VOIP phone integrated with Biamp DEVIO for Teleconferencing.
  • Bose DS16FW ceiling speakers
  • WePresent 2000 wirless projection gateway. 

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