ISE Munich HQ

Ashton Bentley divides and conquers

The Problem:

ISE had two meeting rooms, both with Ashton Bentley systems. The larger 15 seat room was proving to be too small as they were squeezing in 20 people for boardroom style meetings and the frequency of these meetings was increasing.

Some remodeling of the meeting spaces was possible, however the main concern was to reuse as much of their existing Ashton Bentley equipment as possible!

ISE turned to us for advice, and together came up with a solution.

The Solution:

Two independent 12 seat rooms effortlessly transformed, by moving a dividing wall, into one large boardroom style space for 30.

Individual spaces, and large combined space, all capable of video calls and presentations.

The modularity of our systems made it simple to reuse existing Ashton Bentley displays, chassis and control from previous installs. Our in-house design team include furniture solution designers and professional AV specifiers, who worked together to create a smart and functional space. Using the latest CAD and CGI software we were able to map and visualise the space correctly, making for a smooth install.

The tables in the two spaces remain in position with a movable joining table sliding into place when the large table is required. Crestron and Shure systems were used for room combining, both systems design and installed by Ashton Bentley. Finally the StarLeaf VC systems were integrated into both rooms so independent call can be made.

Additional Ashton Bentley wall mount displays were installed to make sure all 30 seating positions, when rooms set up as one large space, could see content.

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The Outcome:

The result for ISE:

  • Large Displays in each space, plus repeater monitors when rooms combined, meant content could be seen by everyone
  • AV control for room-combining using Crestron, programmed by Ashton Bentley
  • Audio split across the spaces and combined when necessary, including Shure equipment
  • The two tables in the individual spaces could not be moved, so a simple to deploy in-fill table was designed to join them providing one large meeting table when rooms combined.

Mike Blackman, MD ISE, said “Thank you to the Ashton Bentley team for taking ISE out of the collaboration dark ages.”