Towergate Bakers (Cheltenham) Extensive A/V Installation

Sound Impression have completed an extensive set of A/V installations at the new premises of Towergate Bakers (Cheltenham) part of the Towergate Insurance Group of companies.

We were approached by Simon Townsend (MD of Towergate Leisure Division) with an outline of what would be required within his Cheltenham branch. Working together with Michaela Wells (Regional Operations Director) & Simon Adams (Regional M.I. Manager) from the Towergate Group we arrived at a flexible A/V design to facilitate operations well into the future.

The object was to ‘kit-out’ the new premises in Cheltenham with state of the are equipment and set a standard for the other companies in the group by creating a ‘flag-ship’ type environment.

Mr Townsend  said of us… “We commissioned Sound Impression to deliver various A/V installations in our new Cheltenham premises. The result is an innovative and flexible ‘state of the art’ set of ‘joined up’ technology which will help to spur us on in our quest for best practice. Malc & the SI team installed equipment with the minimum of disturbance to staff and worked ‘out of hours’ where possible. They were polite, courteous, flexible &  knowledgeable in the areas of sound & vision. The work was carried out to a very high standard – staff & visitors have used the word ‘immaculate’. I could not give Mr Garda (Sound Impression Proprietor) and his team a higher recommendation – thank you.

Completed Tasks & Installations to include:

Room: Main Call centre… installation of 20 x large LCD flat panels (mounted on telescopic pillars) for displaying live telephony, sales reporting & messaging to staff. Integrated high quality audio across 16 x JBL ceiling speakers in 8 controllable zones. The reporting information is generated in the main computercontrol room and distributed over the structured network in HD.

Whilst working on this area, Towergate Bakers were informed that the facility was to be a designated call centre for Sport Aid, and Children in Need.  As a result Sound Impression added the facility for Freesat (with audio) to be displayed on all of the screens & for audio to be switched to the network of ceiling speakers. This feature would also be used for the coming Olympics – London 2012

Room: MD’s Office. The screen information could also be viewed on the large LCD panel in the MD’s office. Mr Townsend requested an I-Pod dock, 5-CD changer in order to play background or foreground music at special staff events. A Sennheiser cordless microphone was also added in order for the MD & other managers to be able to address the call centre.

Room: 1 x Board room for meeting or conference up to 30 people. Equipment: Large scale plasma panel with remote PC input plates. Audio included 4 x integrated JBL ceiling loudspeakers. Beautiful smoked glass racking for laptop, blu-ray & freesat boxes. Wall mounted AMX input selection & volume controls

Room: 2 x Meeting/break-out room. As above less the ceiling audio.

Room: Staff Canteen – installed large screen TV with Satellite (Sky) & blu-ray players.

We are hoping to further our work within the Towergate Group.

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