Finepoint Broadcast modernises facilities at British Embassy in Tokyo

Finepoint Broadcast has completed the modernisation of conference and meeting room technology in the main presentation suite at the British Embassy in Tokyo.

The contract was won on a competitive tender process and carried out in partnership with one of Asia’s leading providers of audiovisual and IT support services.

“This was a fast-track project starting with the stripping out of old cabling and removal of old equipment under the usual environmental procedures and regulations,” said Finepoint Broadcast professional AV sales manager Paul MacKenzie. “It involved upgrading the main projector to a latest-generation 7,000 lumen three-LCD Epson EB-G7900U with WUXGA resolution and a 130 inch 16:10 projection screen as well as updating the signal distribution infrastructure with new AV matrix, switcher and control system.

“We enhanced the existing Polycom video conferencing system as many organisations rely on communicating with the embassy over video and use modern collaboration platforms to share data and documents. A lot of events are recorded for future publication and streaming. We supplied a Panasonic DMR-BRS510 Blu-ray optical disk recorder to play existing audio-visual content and record sessions locally. High quality audio was imperative.

“As a Zoom partner we recommended the use of the Zoom video conference platform for difficult external and ad hoc connectivity requirements, integrated with the Polycom system. The combination delivers maximum return on the investments already made in global video technology infrastructure. We used Zoom conferencing to manage the project remotely, communicating with the onsite teams, contractors and local client representatives to ensure completion on time and within budget.”

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