MISSISSAUGA, ONTARIO, June 12, 2014— Agnico Eagle, an industry-leading global mining company, recently set out to replace their 10-year-old AV system in their Toronto executive boardroom. In doing so, they wanted to be sure to incorporate the latest, most innovative display and video conferencing technology on the market — and to do just that they turned to Advanced, Canada’s leading AV integrator, to envision, design and install integrated AV and IT solutions and a 9’ x 6’ high Prysm Collaboration Videowall.
“We are honored to have been chosen by Agnico Eagle to transform their boardroom into a stunning collaboration environment,” David Weatherhead, Co-President at Advanced, said today. “Agnico Eagle succeeds by using the most up-to-date technology on a daily basis. It only makes sense that their executive boardroom would adhere to the same standard.”
The solution envisioned by Advanced features an all-new video conferencing and control system, including a SMART 84″ Interactive Flat Panel Display and SMART Meeting Pro software for video conferencing and presentations, a Crestron Wireless Touch Panel and Processor for control, as well as Sony Hi-Res camera and Apple TV system for high-definition video streaming. The main attraction, a 9’ x 6’ high Prysm Collaboration Videowall, sits in the wall at the head of the executive table.
“Agnico Eagle had toured Advanced’s display showroom, and decided on the Prysm Collaboration Videowall display to enhance office suite work, conduct presentations and host videoconferencing sessions,” Advanced General Manager of Systems Integration Omar Prashad said today. “Although Prysm is a more expensive option than LED or Plasma technology, Agnico Eagle understood the value of the investment. Prysm patented laser tiles require less maintenance in the long run. The eco-credentials and energy saving attributes really helped convince them that Prysm was the right technology.”
The Prysm Collaboration Videowall includes in a 5×4 tile configuration made up of 20 TD2 tiles, a videowall controller, interconnect cabling and a decorative skin. With a lifecycle of 5-6 years, Prysm technology is extremely energy-efficient, using less power than the common household hair drier.
What’s more, Advanced designed the Prysm Videowall so that it recesses into the wall behind it, appearing as if the digital signage is built into the building’s infrastructure! “Agnico Eagle trusted that we would do a great job designing and installing such an advanced piece of technology,” Prashad said. “The videowall truly transforms the office space.”
Agnico Eagle took flight back in 1957, when mining legend Paul Penna brought together his silver-producing interests in Cobalt, Ontario with his gold exploration activities in the Abitibi region of northwestern Quebec. The eventual merger of Agnico Mines Limited with Eagle Gold Mines formed Agnico Eagle, today one of the largest gold mining companies in the world.
Advanced is a leading audiovisual and collaborative communications company working with corporations, government agencies, healthcare, and educational organizations throughout Canada and beyond. Dedicated to innovation in technology and services, Advanced has a strong set of businesses aligned to meet today’s needs. The company offers presentation and videoconferencing solutions in addition to complete integrated systems, visual collaboration systems, rental and staging services, repair, maintenance, and value-added integration services including design and engineering, installation and audiovisual consulting. Headquartered in Mississauga, Ontario, Advanced also has offices in Toronto, Ottawa, London and Sudbury with partner offices located in Montreal, Calgary and Vancouver. To learn more visit www.advanced-inc.com.