With touch screens, voice control and wireless connectivity, offices and meeting spaces around the globe are making the workplace of the future a reality. In order to meet the needs of various industry professionals, offices and meeting spaces need versatile, easy-to-use AV solutions. Furthermore, these systems must be able to interface with a wide range of consumer devices.
By utilizing class-leading solutions from legendary brands like AMX, JBL, Crown and BSS, HARMAN Professional Solutions networked AV systems enable seamless streaming and high-quality audio and video for meetings, conferences and more. We spoke with personnel from forward-thinking corporations and leading AV specialists to learn how they’re implementing HARMAN technologies to create highly collaborative workplaces and meeting spaces.
The Forum at International Finance Center Seoul
Located inside the International Finance Center Seoul complex, The Forum is South Korea’s premier meeting space for executive seminars, board meetings and more. To enable HD videoconferencing throughout the facilities, IFC Seoul partnered with industry-leading distributors TechData Co., Ltd. to upgrade the existing AV system in The Forum with a state-of-the-art AV system solution. TechData designed and installed an end-to-end HARMAN Professional Solutions networked AV system with cutting-edge solutions from AMX, JBL and Crown to deliver crystal-clear video and immersive sound with easy-to-use controls.
“The Forum at IFC Seoul requested a state-of-the-art AV system capable of delivering latency-free video conferencing and audio recording,” said Mark Shin, Technical Engineer, TechData Co., Ltd. “In order to create a system powerful enough to meet their needs, yet simple enough for the staff to operate without a professional engineer, we decided to create a solution using HARMAN’s class-leading products.” Learn more.
When commercial banking titan Kasikornbank relocated its headquarters to a new 11-story office building in downtown Bangkok, they hired AV integrator Mahajak Development to design and install a state-of-the-art networked audio system at the new facility. In order to ensure professional audio during meetings and conferences, Mahajak equipped more than 100 meeting rooms with a comprehensive HARMAN networked audio solution consisting of JBL speakers, Crown amplifiers, BSS audio processors and AMX control systems.
“The new facility required a large-scale, sophisticated AV system with a modern, user-friendly design that matches the aesthetics of our new space,” said a spokesperson for Kasikornbank. “The HARMAN system installed by Mahajak is powerful enough to cater to our large number of meeting spaces, and simple enough for our staff to operate confidently.” Learn more.
Lendlease is Sydney’s leading international property and infrastructure group, responsible for many monumental construction projects that have become cornerstones within their local communities. In order to facilitate an activity-based working model with no assigned workstations, Lendlease hired leading AV specialist consultants Audio Systems Logic and Fredon Technology to design a building-wide HARMAN Professional networked AV system comprised of state-of-the-art AMX SVSI solutions and JBL Professional speakers.
“We wanted to showcase a future-forward workspace with a simple user experience that supports collaboration and video conferencing across multiple locations,” said Katrina Stewart, Workplace Delivery Manager, Lendlease. “We’re glad to say that the entire Lendlease team is raving about how easy it is to use the AMX SVSI system. We’re excited to see people moving away from booking formal meeting rooms in favor of using more of these open, collaborative spaces.” Learn more.
Com 7, Thailand
Com 7 is one of Thailand’s premier distributors of IT products, operating more than 300 retail outlets across the country. When Com 7 relocated their headquarters to a new six-story office building in Bangkok, they hired AV integrator Mahajak Development to design and install a multi-zone AV system that would provide conference and training rooms with high-quality audio and intuitive network control. Mahajak Development implemented an end-to-end HARMAN networked audio solution consisting of JBL speakers, Crown amplifiers, Soundcraft mixers, BSS audio processors and AMX control systems.
“Com 7 asked us to equip their new facility with a sophisticated AV system to ensure superior audio quality, reliable performance and intuitive control during conference meetings and training sessions,” said Pongsakorn Kanchanachayphoom, Project Director, Mahajak Development. “HARMAN solutions incorporate the latest advances in technology with seamless integration, allowing us to achieve their goals and install a conference audio system that delivers consistent intelligibility and advanced networking capabilities.” Learn more.
Huawei is the largest telecommunications equipment manufacturer in the world, with products and services available in over 170 countries. In order to facilitate more efficient communication across their network of more than 180,000 employees, Huawei hired IT specialists Intellismart Technology Inc. to install a cutting-edge AV system capable of streaming high definition audio and video seamlessly throughout the facility. Intellismart designed a complete HARMAN Professional Solutions AV solution including a networked AMX SVSI control system, JBL Professional speakers, Crown amplifiers, AKG microphones and BSS digital signal processors.
“The new HARMAN AV solution has been tremendously helpful in improving communication as well as efficiency here at Huawei,” said Benzen N Magdasoc, IT Team Lead of Huawei. “The SVSI system offers more advanced features than our old system with simpler controls—allowing us to concentrate more on communication rather than the complexity of the tools.” Learn more.