Book publisher moves from analogue to digital

The devil is in the detail for consultant Emergent AV, who worked with integrator Focus 21 to deliver a seven-floor VGA-less AV installation for book publisher Hachette UK.

The relocation of book publishing giant Hachette UK saw eight separate offices converge into Carmelite House, an impressive Grade-A listed building on the banks of the River Thames. 

The new central London office spans seven floors, each with an array of AV technology. The significance of this project is twofold; this is an analogue company, from the world of print, embracing digital technology, and the office is one of the first large-scale corporate installs which is entirely VGA-less.

The consultant on the project, Emergent AV, won the contract through the tender process, and was involved in every meeting from the very beginning. 

"The challenge was to bring all these people together, to supply modern technology to allow people to continue their work, and also juggle the political aspect so that every department was happy with the AV provision.  It had to be uniform but also bespoke," said Christian Bozeat, director, Emergent AV.   


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