Game-changing Technologies for Visionary Businesses
When employees of Deloitte Amsterdam report for work at The Edge, the office app will review their schedules for the day and automatically assign them a desk or even a quiet room where they can concentrate. Once in the office, they can adjust the temperature and lighting via the app, which also remembers their coffee preferences. This is just one example of what connected Professional AudioVisual and Integrated Experience technologies can achieve. Read on and discover how InfoComm India exhibitors Crestron and Business Octane have helped their clients to heighten productivity with their innovations.
Integrated Technology Spurs Collaboration in the Workplace
Founded in 1974, Petroliam NasionalBerhad, or PETRONAS, is a Malaysian oil and gas multinational company that operates in over 50 countries. A proponent of innovation and strategic research and development, the company requires a technology infrastructure that can facilitate smooth communication and collaboration. As such, it launched the PETRONAS Digital Collaboration Centre, a 22,000-square-foot visualization and collaboration facility. At the center, multidisciplinary technical teams can come together and discuss complex challenges and make real-time decisions for the company’s Exploration and Production operations. In the early days of operation, however, the center faced numerous issues: • Recurring interface issues during high facility usage, which led to frequent system restarts • The downtime meant that meetings could not take place as scheduled or spontaneously
To improve the efficiency and reliability of the center’s system, Crestron was brought in to deploy its suite of intelligent solutions, which integrated multiple operational functions under a single processor, and also introduced extenders and scalers into the IT infrastructure. Crestron was an ideal provider as the company already had prior experience with its CP2E, a compact Ethernet control system and Crestron Fusion, a monitoring and scheduling software.
The CP2E was upgraded to the CP3, a compact 3-Series control processor that allows the team to manage and integrate individual technologies for an easier, greener experience. PETRONAS’s existing display matrix was switched to the Crestron DigitalMedia, responsible for managing and distributing digital AV and control signals. Smaller rooms were powered by Crestron DigitalMedia Presentation Systems to make smooth automation and matrix switching a reality.
Thanks to the enhanced infrastructure, the facility has seen a huge decrease in downtime. The benefits of the revamp include: • Room utilization rate now averages 95% • A more reliable and easy-to-use interface to automate AV, lighting, video conferencing and mechanical lifter for electric privacy glass • Operations for the entire center are managed by a lean team