Ordnance Survey

The brief:

To provide a cost effective, user friendly solution to all Audio Visual requirements across the new Adnac Headquarters building, including customer facing meeting rooms, conference and private meeting rooms and well as the HQ entrance lobby and 150 seater lecture theatre. The project included 5 years of maintenance and support services to site.

The process:

Ordnance Survey carried out a robust and detailed official Tender Process to select the most appropriate supplier to meet their complex audio visual needs. This took place over  a series of months and from a shortlist of over 100 suppliers, RaceTech AV was appointed to design, supply, install and maintain all of the AV equipment in the new Adnac facility. The Tender was awarded in excess of £400,000 over 5 years and included full warranty and maintenance on all AV equipment.

The solution:

RaceTech AV proposed an integrated, touch screen controlled solution that included not just the public and private meeting rooms and conference facilities but also included digital signage and Christie projection systems deployed in the main atrium for branding and messaging purposes.

This contract has since been expanded to include IP TV, digital signage,  power and furniture conversions as well as integration with lighting systems and controls plus full room booking functionality available via Exchange Calendar.  Working with key vendor partners Christie, Bose, Kramer, Exterity and Crestron, RaceTech  AV has been able to provide best value to the customer and best of breed solutions covering  all aspects of the site.

•   Touch screen and centralised controls
•   Room booking /Exchange Calendar room booking integration
•   IP TV/digital signage
•   Branding projection
•   High Definition lecture theatre projection
•   Electrical works
•   Legacy equipment recovery, refurbishment/recycling from previous head office site
•   Lighting scene integration
•   Motorised projection screens
•   Furniture AV integration
•   Railing, Racking and  Cabling

Since contract award RaceTech AV has become a trusted Audio Visual partner within site and the range of product, services and systems supplied, installed and supported by RaceTech continues to grow.

Sample of Equipment used in this project

Crestron Control and Room View booking solution was integrated with the Ordnance Survey centralised Exchange Server and Calendaring system allowing for easy booking of rooms via touch screen panels or across the Adnac  IT infrastructure. All core aspects of the Audio Visual installation as well as lighting and content source selection is controllable via high definition intuitive touch panel controllers.

Bose Audio solutions were specified throughout the project delivering excellent performance, quality and intelligibility.

A mixture of BOSE wall speakers, ceiling speakers, Bose Panaray  and Bose  bass modules were used throughout the installation.

SMART Podium 17” Interactive tablet controller and software were installed in the main lecture theatre.

Full Dzine digital signage solution supporting multiple screens and zones.

Conclusions: This supply is part of a long term relationship for both Ordinance Survey and RaceTech AV. Greg Tumilty, Business Change Manager for Ordnance Survey stated “After a robust and detailed tender process we were delighted to select RaceTech Audio Visual for the supply, installation and maintenance of the Audio Visual in our new Head Quarters in Southampton. RaceTech impressed us with their capability and references as well as providing best value to the business.”

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