A unique, innovative real estate project… featuring Barco solutions
The new headquarters of French telecommunications expert SFR is an ambitious
real estate project, carried out in two phases. While the first employees moved
into the new building in November 2013, the rest of the campus is set to open in
2015, thus enabling 90% of the French SFR team to work together under one roof.
To understand the audiovisual needs of these employees and draft a technical
tender, SFR contracted Atelier Audiovisuel. One key conclusion: SFR people
and visitors often can’t meet efficiently due to technical compatibility issues.
The solution: Barco’s ClickShare presentation system. In addition, the SFR home
features Barco projectors and Barco video walls (rear projection and LED).
Real Estate Manager & Corporate Supplier Michel Moussa was the one who, together
with Atelier Audiovisuel, introduced Barco’s ClickShare solution. His requirements
for the new meeting room presentation system had been straightforward: he
absolutely wanted a simple concept that would make the life of the employees
easier and, consequently, help them save time. The solution had to be advanced
and innovative and allow anyone – SFR people and visitors, Windows and Mac
users – to put their content on the screen with ease.
Barco met all of these criteria. VIDELIO-IEC, the AV integrator in charge of the
project, delivered 270 CSM-1 ClickShare units for the conference center and five
CSC-1 units for the boardrooms.
Barco’s broad product offering
Besides ClickShare, SFR also chose several other products from Barco’s broad AV
offering. The conference rooms, for example, also feature Barco’s RLM-W12, RLM-W6
and HDX-W14 projectors, which display ultra-bright images during conferences and
events. The 275-seat auditorium is equipped with a Barco 3D projector, which is
used for pre-première screenings. Last but not least, SFR installed two Barco video
walls. A video wall consisting of 40 OLF-521 rear-projection cubes and three ECU-
100 controllers were set up in the SFR control room, where the telecoms network is
monitored. In addition, the SFR lobby features an 11 m2 C5 LED display with a unique
corner configuration. The bright C5 LED tiles are mounted with 90-degree corner
joints to form a giant, seamless video screen.
Clear customer benefits
SFR is a satisfied customer. The projectors and video walls are doing a great job.
And every single SFR employee loves ClickShare. Barco’s wireless system allows
them to easily put content (videos, PowerPoint presentations, PDFs, etc.) on the
wall during meetings, via their laptops or via their smartphones, which feature
the free ClickShare apps. Moussa: “Everyone was won over by ClickShare, as they
immediately experienced that the system helps them save time while fostering
meeting productivity. Moreover, the ease of sharing information on the central
meeting-room screen ensures that everyone is actively involved in the meetings,
which surely enhances decision-making.”
P5.5mm Indoor LED Pixel Display
Wireless Presentation and Collaboration System
Model: ClickShare CSC-1
Wireless presentation system for standard meeting rooms
Model: ClickShare CSM-1
3-chip WUXGA DLP Projector, 6000 Lumens
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