Dekom installs discreet flexible conference solution

Dekom was tasked with delivering a largely invisible and highly flexible AV solution for a major German insurance group. View a gallery that shows how the integrator responded with a system that concealed most of the equipment in the ceiling and furniture of the conference space.

Ergo Versicherungsgruppe is a large German insurance group with numerous worldwide locations. When it wanted to create modern, flexible and highly presentable meeting spaces in its Cologne conference centre it turned to Hamburg headquartered Dekom.

The offices were in a building that was constructed in the 1970s but Ergo wanted to make sure the new meeting spaces were modern both in their appearance and the technologies deployed there.

It approached long time partner Dekom to help it devise a technology solution that provided eight meeting rooms that could be easily transformed into four conference rooms or one large presentation space. The project brief was put out to tender, a process that Dekom subsequently won.

The conference centre consists of a reception area, foyer and a lounge that encircles the eight meeting rooms and is incorporated into the presentation area when it is used as one space. Furthermore Dekom integrated videoconferencing equipment into two additional rooms.

All presentation equipment, including projectors, screens and speakers had to be installed so they were invisibly integrated and could be lowered from the ceiling depending on room requirements and layout.

Media control and signal distribution is handled by Crestron’s Quick Media solution. This system is used to regulate the technology for space allocation, projectors, screens, speakers, lighting and key techniques. Furthermore Quick Media handles routing for the digital signage system and routing through table and floor boxes to switch computers, laptops and any other sources on projectors and speakers.

Tech Spec

Beyerdynamic CA 2412 microphones
Biamp AudiaFlex
D&b audiotechnik E3, E12 speakers, Q-Subs, D6 amplifiers
König & Meyer microphone stands
Sennheiser wireless microphone system, E 840S handheld microphones and headsets
Yamaha mixer

Audipack XL-350 ceiling lifts
Crestron Quick Media, touch panels
Extron cables
Mitsubishi XL1550U and XL2550 projectors
NEC LCD panels, monitors
Klotz cables
Kramer video splitting and distribution equipment
Panasonic Blu-ray player
PerfectShow digital signage solution
Reprolux projection screens
Schnepel screen mounts
Tandberg videoconferencing system

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