22.04.10

Transat calls on Taiden for conferencing

AUTHOR: Inavate

Transat, an international tour operator, has implemented a Taiden digital, infrared, wireless conferencing solution at its Montreal headquarters. A chairman unit and eleven dual-ID HCS-5302D delegate push-to-talk microphones with table-top interfaces were included in the design prepared by a Taiden distributor, Media Vision USA.

At the company’s headquarters major decisions are made every day to co-ordinate operations in five business segments for the company. Transat conducts its activities in some 60 countries with more than 6,500 employees catering for approximately 2.5 million people who travel every year. Transat recently had to face an issue of poor acoustics in a strategic meeting room, a problem that caused a poor listening environment and made it difficult to understand what was being said.

The meeting space holds frequent meetings for 20 executives and sometimes involves conference calls with other locations as well. Meeting attendees were complaining they could not understand each other, especially with the air conditioning turned on.

On top of speech reinforcement, the company was looking for a system that would be easy to remove and transport for some off-site meetings. The solution therefore had to be wireless.

Transat chose to go with a Taiden digital infrared wireless conferencing solution, the HCS-5300 series. A chairman unit and eleven dual-ID HCS-5302D delegate push-to-talk microphones with table-top interfaces were included in the design prepared by Media Vision USA, the Taiden distributor in the United States and Canada. The Media Vision USA team in partnership with their authorised reseller, Global Audio Visual, selected all components needed both for the installation in the meeting space and off-site.

The Taiden main unit has all needed outputs and inputs to connect directly to a telephone hybrid. In this way, the far-end will arrive directly to the built-in speakers. The only operations the technical personnel will need to handle are charging the microphones’ batteries and transporting the equipment in the special carrying case when off-site meetings are taking place.