A STRATEGIC SOLUTION TO CFMEU’S NSW HEAD OFFICE RELOCATION

Australia’s main trade union made the move to Pyrmont in Sydney and Converged Technology were tasked with developing and delivering a comprehensive audio-visual strategy that seamlessly linked the new premises’ meeting spaces.

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The construction, forestry, maritime, mining and energy union (CFMEU) is Australia’s main trade union. In 2018, their NSW branch’s head office relocated to Pyrmont, Sydney, where their new space was to house various meeting spaces. Our job was to develop and execute a comprehensive audio-visual strategy that supported collaboration within and between those meeting spaces.

 

In partnership with leading Unified Communications company, IComm, Converged Technology designed and implemented a range of solutions and workplace technologies to collaborate with their existing Office 365 and Skype for Business UC/telephony solution, and seamlessly integrate with the Microsoft stack. These space-specific solutions included:

MEETING ROOMS

Our aim:

To provide staff and guests with best-in-class, clutter-free wireless presentation capabilities.

Our solution:

  • Polycom Group codecs

  • Polycom video conferencing equipment (by IComm)

  • Barco ClickShare wireless presentation

  • MXA910 microphone array

  • Sennheiser Speechline handheld microphone

  • Polycom Group 500 video conferencing (by IComm)

  • Crestron Control System

TRAINING ROOMS

Our aim:

To provide video conferencing capabilities with internal and external parties, and the ability for trainers to present content easily and be heard clearly through both training areas. In addition, all equipment was to be wireless or affixed to walls to best support multiple seating arrangements. Finally, the system should support room combinations such that Training Room 1 could overflow to Training Room 2 in order to support large events and conferences. 

Our solution:

  • Crestron matrix switching & control

  • Sennheiser portable lectern & handheld microphones

  • Barco ClickShare wireless presentation

  • Crestron TSS-902 wireless touch panels

  • Polycom Group 500 codecs (by IComm)

  • Starfleaf video conferencing bridge (by IComm)

  • Crestron Control System

  • Crestron TSS-902 wireless touch panels

RECEPTION

Our aim:

To provide an impressive visual display and the ability to play a variety of different promotional material, along with free-to-air content.

Our solution:

  • 2x2 LG video wall with a BrightSign digital signage appliance

TECHNICAL SOLUTION OVERVIEW

A number of different room solutions were implemented to support the new CFMEU NSW head office in Pyrmont Sydney. The following technology profiles were designed in consultation with the customer:

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