PEL Services installs conference system for BMA


Digital conference systems rolled out at Edinburgh, Belfast and London premises

PEL Services has designed, supplied and installed advanced digital conference systems for the British Medical Association (BMA) at its Edinburgh, Belfast and London premises.

The first major BMA project for PEL was at its premises in Edinburgh. The debating chamber there is now home to a new Bosch DCN Discussion System, which can readily accommodate the 72-delegate room capacity.

More than just an audio conferencing system, the DCN is an HD multimedia solution enabling the current speaker to be automatically shown on the four 50ins flat panel screens and the HD projector via HD cameras, all of which have been supplied and installed by PEL. Delegate discussion panels have been fully recessed into the desks by PEL and feature bespoke stainless steel plates for a flush, sleek design. In addition, PEL has installed the DCN system with voting functionality, featuring simple- to-use software operated on a standard PC.

One of the key factors in the success of this project was PEL’s ability to seamlessly integrate the Bosch DCN Discussion System with the BMA’s existing audio visual teleconferencing equipment, despite incompatible software. PEL engineers expertly reprogrammed key systems, including a Crestron control system and RADVision teleconferencing system, enabling the BMA to utilise these as well as other older kit cost effectively, while benefitting from the latest conference system technology.

The project was undertaken by PEL Services, which removed the redundant equipment and installed and integrated the new system in just two weeks.

The BMA now benefits from sophisticated conference facilities for its internal events and is able to hire out these facilities to generate revenue.

PEL Services’ performance at Edinburgh has been recognised by the BMA with further contracts awarded to the company, including a similar project for its Belfast premises and substantial upgrades in London.

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