We were tasked to upgrade and enhance the presentation systems of the London Stock Exchange’s Theatre and Corporate Boardroom. The design and installation needed to provide seamless technology for collaboration and presentation spaces and boast direct global connectivity to the London Media Gateway via the BT Tower.
• Both environments had multiple inputs and outputs powered and controlled by the Crestron Digital Media Platform
• Both rooms were executed in swift 4 week upgrade windows supported by the LSEG Facilities team and TPS Interiors
• Cutting edge high resolution LED displays in both spaces
• First 1.9mm Christie Apex LED Display in the corporate sector in the UK
• First 1.5mm Samsung LED Display in the corporate sector in the UK
• AV Connected to central building control system
• Subtle sound reinforcement and sound reproduction throughout both spaces
In the 120 seat Theatre the Focus 21 team specified a 9m x 2m Christie Apex LED tile array as the display centrepiece in the Theatre. This 1.9mm pixel pitch screen is used to display multiple windows on the canvas, linked via the Christies Spyder Processor to a Crestron Digital Matrix that features 32 different inputs including HDMI wired and wireless sources, and twelve SDI feeds leading to and from the Broadcast TV studio, where IPTV encoders and five cameras enable the team to record and broadcast from the Theatre on the client’s IPTV network and out to the world via the London Media Gateway.
Presenters can select from the wired lectern and table top microphones or the Shure Microflex wireless microphones for flexibility. To encourage participation and collaboration the entire audience area is covered by six Shure MXA ceiling array microphones, providing excellent participant coverage especially for video, audio and web conferencing. Audio is dispersed around the gently tiered auditorium through Bose’s MA12, subwoofers and ceiling speakers. The entire audio system is controlled by a Soundcraft Dante mixing desk with 2 QSC Core DSP’s.
All elements of the installation are run from a control room at the rear, which house’s five technical positions to control elements from audio, lighting to real time monitoring and live feeds.
The 20 person boardroom simultaneously underwent a full refurbishment, now featuring a large table with cutting edge presentation and conferencing functionality. A 123” 1.5mm Samsung LED wall replaces the previous 84” LCD Flat Panel display as the room’s centrepiece.
We began the project on 17th December 2016 and needed to complete it by 23rd January 2017 to allow for a week of testing, verification and optimisation. This was an ambitious schedule and our team had to work extra vigilantly to ensure that meetings in the other spaces were not disrupted.
This project was part of an ongoing relationship with London Stock Exchange after the team replaced the backdrop for its TV studio in 2011 and a complete refit of a trading floor in 2014.