Multimedia systems for Microsoft Ljubljana Office
In early 2014, two companies, System Design DOO from Serbia and BOBO Media Solutions GmbH from Austria have join their forces and start working on Microsoft office relocation project in Ljubljana, Slovenia. Before our Team was a great challenge and a responsibility to come up with the design for AV systems in accordance with high standards and modern technologies of Microsoft Corporation and at the same time to adjust to the demands of Clients in Ljubljana. The aim was also in collaboration with architects on 28 different multimedia systems, incorporated into the interior of the new modern space. With the support of Crestron team and using the Crestron implementation systems that meet the MSAV standards, we managed to realize the installation and fulfill all the requirements and expectations of Clients Ljubljana.
The new MS space is divided into Customer Area and Employee Area. Customer Area is a representative space that contains the Reception Area, 2 Focus Rooms, Small Conference Room, 2 Medium Conference Rooms, Multi-Purpose Room and Executive Conference Room. Employee Area contains 6 Focus Rooms, Lounge (Hub) Area, 3 Open Meeting Area and 4 Small Conference Rooms. Each room have hallway room booking TSW-730 and TPMC-4SM touch screens that provides an immediate view of each room’s availability, with the ability to look up the calendar for any room on the network, and even book the room right on-the-spot.
In the heart of each Small, Medium and Executive Conference rooms is Crestron MC3 processor which controls Crestron Light dimmer, AV presentation Presentation Scaler / Switcher and Monitor/ Video Projector. All Conference rooms have ceiling speakers, table touch screen with friendly interface layout and hidden cables for AV presentation connections. All AV signals are routed by Crestron 8G+ Digital Media Transmitters and Receivers, that handles uncompressed Full HD 1080p video signals with support for HDCP, as well as computer signals up to WUXGA over a single Crestron DM 8G cable.
Multi-Purpose room supports a wide variety of functions including lecture, presentations, conferences, training sessions and customer group meetings for up to 60 people. For that, we used Crestron DMPS-300-C complete, high-definition presentation control and signal routing solution. Integrating the control system, multimedia matrix switcher, mic mixer with AEC, audio DSP and amplifier we have manage to join Crestron Room control, AV signal routing and Crestron RL system with additional 65” Touch Monitor for white board and presentation purposes. Crestron room control includes light dimmer control, motor curtains control, video projector and motor screen control.
Another priority for the company during the relocation was to re-engineer its meeting room technology, especially the video and collaborative systems. So, we implemented 4 Crestron RL Systems with additional table microphones, in Conferencing rooms in Customer Area. Crestron is a Microsoft Gold Partner and they worked closely to develop the RL system that extends the Lync experience to the conference room so groups can easy communicate and collaborate in real time regardless of physical location. It integrates seamlessly with Lync instant messaging, voice and video, as well as with the Microsoft Office suite for email, scheduling meetings, and sharing documents and presentations. There was a great challenge on Crestron programmer to join Crestron Room control and Crestron RL system, and to make everything “easy to use” over single 10” Tabletop Touch Screen. Also he had to do a recognizable MS Metro layout for Table Touch Screens for control. Goal was to make easy, with just one touch of a button, for anyone who walk into a conference room to instantly start a collaboration session (Lync screen layout) or make conventional video presentation by selecting input source (Room control screen layout). After 2 weeks of settings, programming and testing we have manage to fulfill all the requirements and wishes of the client in MS Office Ljubljana.
Partner companies System Design DOO and BOBO Media Solutions GmbH combine perfect planning and professional technology to create customized solutions and make everything possible for clients.
In addition, MS Managers wanted to take advantage of a ‘bring your own device’ initiative using employees own smart phones and tablets. So, we have installed a Crestron AirMedia™ Gateway in every room for easy, wireless presentations. On additional Client request we have install in all Small Conference rooms Logitech Webcam C930e, 1080p HD webcam for a smoother video stream in applications like MS Lync 2013.