As we’re all aware, the pandemic has affected businesses worldwide with each industry feeling the effects differently. When the pandemic began, we were unsure of how we would be affected in the Audio Visual industry. During the first lockdown, orders became few and far between for a while, leading us to furlough the sales staff.

Due to our strong market offering, ability to deliver industry leading solutions and our dedicated team, our order book started to refill once again. We saw an incredible amount of interest in our services and how we could help businesses prepare and adjust to the new way of working.

Before the pandemic began, we noticed a general shift towards technologies that helped to empower home workers and give that flexible approach to working. Having already been working with a number of clients to adapt physical meeting rooms into spaces that were compatible with face-to-face or online meetings, we had plenty of experience with programs such as Zoom and Teams ahead of the influx of users when home working really took off due to national lockdowns.

This led to a substantial rise in video conferencing enquiries. VC technologies supported companies greatly whilst staff were adjusting to working from home instead of the office. It allowed companies to continue with meetings and everyday contact so that employees still felt part of an office environment.

Digital signage also became popular for a large number of businesses throughout all stages of the pandemic. With restrictions and rules changing frequently throughout the past year and a half, the capabilities of digital signage allowed businesses to amend or totally change the message shown on the signage in a short space of time. This investment can help businesses to save time and costs in the long run as training is given, allowing content to be managed and changed internally.

Theatre, stadia and corporate clients in particular were able to recognise the impact digital signage could have during and beyond the pandemic, and our experience and expertise placed us perfectly to assist with this.

A recent project of ours for BBC Studioworks required a large-scale platform that could cater for remote video streaming as well as the ability to stream content directly with other sites. We achieved this by working alongside our partner Tripleplay. The use of the Tripleplay Media Video Player (MVP) app allowed streaming of the same content to be sent to the multiple BBC Studioworks sites.

The digital signage screens installed, supplied by LG, support full HD signals as well as being rated for 24/7 use. The system also allowed for TV and messaging to be managed centrally via a single CMS. The digital signage screens deployed throughout the site can be updated in real-time using the Tripleplay system. We have also included a PVR software to enable live recording from the system and the ability to trigger the inhouse status page.

We have a full case study coming soon for the above mentioned project, so keep an eye out on our case studies page for updates!

If you would like to speak to us about a project, please feel free to contact us on 01935 432121 or fill out our contact form with details and we will be in touch.

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