West Bend Mutual Insurance Company had determined the Audio-Visual equipment in their boardroom was at the end of its useful life and was not adhering to the corporate image they wanted to display to internal personnel, external clients, or community members. West Bend Mutual Insurance Company has a beautiful campus and wanted their corporate technology to function efficiently while emphasizing that beauty.
- The system had to blend in with the room, and when not in use nothing could detract from the rest of the space
- An intuitive system that was easy to use, would require little to no training, while still offering full room control
- Audio and video conferencing capabilities for 10 to 30 participants where the audio is clear at all points in the room and the video is visible in detail from any location in the room
- The ability to easily share content to the main display from any in room participant
West Bend Mutual Insurance was looking for a solution that was not over the top, budget conscious, and accomplished the goals they indicated were needed in their boardroom. InfoCor provided options from simple and inexpensive to the most elaborate and technologically advanced, allowing WBMI to decide from the choices provided.
The focal point of the boardroom is the 8-foot-wide by 4.5-foot-tall, Nanolumens LED video wall. This provides: the picture quality, allowing details on the screen to be clearly visible from anywhere in the room; the brightness, allowing for the window shades to be open during meetings.
The audio is distributed using a Biamp Tesira DSP Audio Server that is connected to the existing in-ceiling speakers. This feature allows superior sound quality around the room.
The Polycom RealPresence with two Eagle Eye IV cameras allows for clear face to face communication during video conferencing.
The entire room is controlled by a system featuring several Crestron components including a 10.1” touch screen with custom programming that allows for any user to easily control the audio and video, lighting, and window shades in the room. The programming on the screen was designed to mimic apps on a phone screen for easy user recognition.
Using a Barco ClickShare CSE-200, meeting attendees wirelessly connect their laptop to the Nanolumens LED Video wall by using a USB device, that with a single click of its button, connects to the display.
“We’re very pleased with this new system, it’s a great thing to get the right technology at the right price and that’s exactly what InfoCor delivered”
– Joe Philipps, Facilities Supervisor: West Bend Mutual Insurance
About West Bend
West Bend Mutual Insurance Company, headquartered in West Bend, Wisconsin, provides property/casualty insurance products throughout the Midwest. The company offers a broad personal lines coverage package, a full range of commercial products and services, insurance for specialty lines, and bonds. West Bend employs more than 1,200 associates and is represented by approximately 1,500 independent insurance agencies throughout Wisconsin, Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, Indiana, Ohio, Michigan, Missouri, Kansas, Kentucky, Nebraska, Tennessee, and North Carolina. The company has been rated A (Excellent) or better by A.M. Best since 1971. West Bend also consistently ranks higher than its competitors in an agency loyalty survey.
lnfoCor is a premier audio-visual integrator and State Certified Woman owned Business Enterprise. We currently support a wide variety of clients throughout Wisconsin and the United States. InfoCor takes a personalized approach in providing our clients with solutions to enhance their communication and collaborative efforts. Our talented team of sales, engineering, installation and support professionals work closely with the client from start to finish to ensure only the highest standard of quality service. Our success is measured by the success of our clients, it’s not in our ability to sell a product or an idea, but in our ability to partner with our clients in designing a complete technology solution to meet their needs and enhance their success. Communicate, collaborate, create; it is who we are and strive to help you become.
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