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Case Study: Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer Boardroom, Hong Kong

Challenge:

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer is a leading international law practice with 2,400 lawyers in 27 key business centres around the world. They wanted to upgrade their conference room with the latest audio visual equipment; however, they needed to be able to use the conference room at any time during their sometimes very long office hours. This meant that we would need to keep the room fully operational during the upgrade.

Their conference room can be split into two separate rooms with different table configurations. All cabling needed to be out of sight and as the floor was not raised we would need to drill into the concrete floor to hide the wiring, but we were limited how deep we could go (75mm Vs 150mm standard).

To top it off, all of this needed to be done within a ten-day timeframe.

Action: AV System Design Solution:

We designed a specially modified trunking system to ensure that all cables would remain hidden whatever the room configuration. We also designed a special cable box with a specially angled socket to protect the sensitive and easily damaged 64-pin multi-connector carrying the audio, video, PC control, microphone, and telephone & internet signals.We also designed the system with built-in features that would make it easy for the client to upgrade their equipment without needing a whole new system in the future.

Results:

It was vital that with all of the flexibility we had designed into the system that it was still very easy for non-technical staff to use. We more than delivered in this area. The junction box system we designed to accommodate the sensitive 64-pin plug is still going strong over four years later, despite being moved around on a daily basis.

The boardroom was completed on time and on-budget with no downtime for the client during the very tight timeline we had to complete the job.

In addition, when the client wanted to upgrade their system, our future planning ensured that they were able to use the existing installation to install HD Videoconferencing. By doing this, we saved the client over HKD400,000 and ensured they had no downtime during the upgraded installation.

“LSI have been enganged in two major projects in our Hong Kong office. Our first project consisted of a complete refresh of the technology in our conferencing area followed by the installation of our new firm-wide video conferencing system. We have always found LSI more than capable in providing the service we look for in a supplier and very professional in their delivery and after sales service.”

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer