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Intelligent Building | AV Integration

“The main thing is collaboration… at the heart of what will be the largest life sciences research hub in Europe, with AstraZeneca, Papworth and others.”

– Jonathan Milner, Abcam founder, angel investor, philanthropist

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One Global HQ for Abcam

Designed to assimilate four facilities across Cambridge into ‘One Global HQ’.

The new 100,000 sq.ft. HQ provides 75% more space and brings all Abcam employees under one roof to facilitate open collaboration.

The development will spin off new growth opportunities – Cambridge Biomedical Campus will be the largest life science research hub in Europe with the presence of global pharmaceutical and life sciences companies.

Abcam Cambridge HQ entrance

Standardised Meeting Rooms

37 meeting rooms meet the requirements of informal, face-to-face interactions between small and mid-sized groups.

  • NEC HD displays
  • QSC Two-Way Ceiling Speakers
  • Shure MXA310B table microphones
  • QSC I/O Bridge for camera and audio routing via AVoIP
  • Retractable HDMI/USB/LAN with power
  • Crestron AVoIP DigitalMedia NVX Encoder/Decoder
  • Crestron 7” room booking screen with status illumination
  • Wall-mounted Crestron 7” touch panel with room environmental controls (temperature and lighting), AV presentation, volume control, soft-VC switching between OPS PC / table retractor for guest laptop, request for help, and room booking extension.
  • Integration with lighting PIR to release room in the event of no-show

Send Me a ‘Snapshot’ integrated with the room-booking system, invited participants are emailed a snapshot of the whiteboard surface after the meeting concludes. The ceiling-mounted Kaptivo camera with a framed view of the white board surface captures a ‘snapshot’ when the user selects the option on the touchpanel.


Conference Rooms

Three standardised conference rooms designed for larger groups with more advanced conferencing and collaboration requirements. These rooms have an attached break-out space separated by a divisible wall, and with full AV support.

  • 2x 84” NEC Infinity Board supported by 2x NEC 55” FHD displays for breakout
  • 2x Bose Panaray MA12-EX speakers supported by 3x QSC Two-Way Pendant Speakers in the break-out space
  • QSC PTZ Camera
  • Shure MXA910W Ceiling Array Microphone with speaker-tracking, and 4x QSC I/O8 Flex Audio-to-USB Bridge enable the microphone and cameras to be routed as USB devices
  • Audio and video conferencing controlled via Crestron
  • QSC I/O Bridge for camera and audio routing via AVoIP
  • Retractable HDMI/USB/LAN with power
  • Crestron Airmedia – Wireless content sharing to screen
  • Crestron AVoIP DigitalMedia NVX Encoder/Decoder
  • Crestron 7” room booking screen with status illumination
  • Crestron 10.1” touch panel with room environmental controls AV presentation, soft-VC switching between OPS PC / table retractor for guest laptop, request for help, and room booking extension
  • Integration with lighting PIR to release room in the event of no-show

‘Room Open’ mode – enable the 55” reinforcement displays to provide presentation content to users in the break-out area.

‘Room Closed’ mode, reinforcement displays switch to digital signage and audio switched off.


Other Spaces

Other spaces include the Games Room, Laboratory Meeting Rooms, logistics offices, integrated cafe and coffee bar and building-wide IPTV systems. There is alos the provision of a mobile presentation system for greater flexibility in space utilisation and impromptu gatherings.


Interactive Wayfinding

Wayfinding stations at multiple locations around the building provide high-resolution graphic floor maps for visitors and staff to navigate their way around the building.

The interface allows the user to find facilities on any floor, such as selecting ‘WC’ to highlight the location of the nearest toilets, or ‘meeting rooms’ to clearly indicate with location drop symbols the names/numbers of the meeting rooms on the floor.

The NEC MultiSync P484 SST With an OPS Slot PC were deployed at designated locations.


Smarter Building Integration

Technology integrates AV and the Building Management System. Unified touch control panels are the single point of control across all meeting rooms; for:

  • Lighting
  • Blinds
  • Room temperature
  • Presentation display and sound systems
  • Hardware and Software Video Conferencing
  • Audio Conferencing via Cisco Call Manager
  • All systems based on Crestron & QSC AVoIP
  • Integrated room booking which is linked to MS Exchange and lighting PIR sensors to enable rooms to be released in the event of a ‘no show’
  • Digital Signage with Centralised CMS
  • Wired and wireless content to screens
  • IPTV, Management & Video Capture
  • Interactive Wayfinding with Bespoke CMS
  • Proactive Remote Monitoring Tools

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  • One of the largest Crestron NVX deployments in the UK.
  • Entire infrastructure built on AVoIP via Crestron NVX and QSC QSys
  • Intelligent Building Management – AV fully integrated into Abcam’s IT and BMS network

 

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