Saville Audio Visual is to open a London telepresence demonstration facility in the heart of the City, designed, built and installed by its own team.
After investing over half a £million in a suite of demonstration facilities at its head office, the company has invested a further £100k in the new bespoke facility, located at MWB Liverpool Street, 55 Old Broad Street, close to Liverpool Street station.
The system is powered by Polycom’s industry leading ATX telepresence engine, with three 60” High Definition screens in a veneered telepresence credenza, created in the Saville furniture workshops. With three touchscreen content monitors and a touchscreen controller plus an acoustic control panelled rear wall, the room is designed to seat six people and provide the ultimate immersive telepresence experience.
Saville southern business manager Darren Pitt said: “The TP Centre is ideally located for our clients and prospective customers in London. The technology is intuitively easy to use and delivers stunning images and natural sound. It represents a true state-of-the-art global conferencing facility and illustrates our capabilities in the design and installation of bespoke immersive TP environments”.
A similar Saville telepresence system installed in the boardroom of British American Tobacco has been shortlisted in the Professional AV Awards 2012, due to be announced in October.
The Saville TP Centre will be available for hands-on demonstration visits or for rental.
The official launch event takes place on Wed 26 September.
Founded originally as a pharmacy in York in 1876, Saville Audio Visual is the UK's largest specialist supplier of audio visual, multimedia and videoconferencing technology, with over 250 personnel in fourteen locations.
At the forefront of the UK industry for more than forty years, the company specialises in the sales, hire and installation of AV equipment and integrated systems, including LCD projectors, plasma & LCD screens, videoconferencing and digital signage networks.
The Saville customer list includes the leading universities, hospitals, government departments, military establishments and public sector organisations, plus blue-chip corporate clients in the UK and around the world.