XMedia overhauls Silhouette conference centre with Crestron DM

What started with a simple request for a Polycom videoconferencing solution, finished with a full suite of meeting rooms centrally controlled by Crestron's DigitalMedia. Anna Mitchell visits Silhouette's new conference centre.

Four years ago Silhouette, a Linz headquartered and internationally renowned manufacturer of frames for eyewear, had a problem with a projector and touch panel. It contacted local integrator Xmedia, which successfully solved the problem, and a relationship was born.

Over the years Xmedia integrated various AV systems for the family owned manufacturer and this year Silhouette requested a Polycom video conferencing system. As the two companies discussed the plans the project evolved into a full conference centre for Silhouette and two meeting rooms for nearby adidas offices. The sports brand licenses Silhouette designs and has premises within Silhouette’s Linz site.

Harald Steindl, general manager of Austrian distributor Mocom played a big part in designing the system that was presented to Silhouette. He says that the strong relationship between Xmedia and the frame manufacturer was instrumental in the project win.

"Silhouette is a family owned company and values strong relationships. It had worked with Xmedia successfully for the last four years, liked how the integrator operated and had built up a lot of trust," he explains.

Learn how X-Media integrated dedicated videoconferencing rooms and flexible meeting spaces with a Crestron Digital Media backbone in InAVate Active


Australian Monitor ST30P loudspeakers
Biamp Nexia units
Extron amplifiers, Cable Cubbys, HDMI audio de-embedder
JBL Control-25T ceiling speakers
Sennheiser wireless microphone system
Shure gooseneck
Tannoy IW6DS loudspeakers, CMS-401 ceiling speakers, Arena Highline 500, TS1201 subwoofer

Ackermann floor boxes
AV Stumpfl projector screens
Crestron DigitalMedia 16x16 matrix switcher, DM receivers and controllers, wireless touchpanels,
Datavideo player and recorder.
NEC 70” LCD, NP510WS projectors, PA500U projectors
Panasonic PT-DZ6700EL projectors
Polycom HDX7000 videoconferencing system
Samsung 55” LCDs, 70” LCD
SMS ceiling brackets, flatscreen wall mounts
Sony HVR-Z5E digital video camera recorder

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