Category: Events

New format ‘Meeting Room Technology Day’ proves a great success

The event held at Workplace House in Farringdon was extremely well received by the 70 visitors. The day was split into sessions, each beginning with presentations from Simon Murphy and Andi Allan followed by whistle-stop tours of 9 different rooms/spaces featuring different meeting room technologies (many permanently installed). Feedback from the event suggests that the venue was excellent, the general format worked and the content clearly of value to those attending (mainly responsible for AV facilities in corporate companies and universities):

“The event was excellent & we did come away with some ideas and plans for what we are looking to in the future.”

“It was a very insightful and helpful session. It was great to see the IT working in harmony with the furniture and surrounding, this was helpful to demonstrate the technologies.”

“I found the event very informative with a good overview of each technology and I would definitely visit future events.”

“The format of seven installations in an actual active environment worked fantastically, the small group sizes made things feel personal and the speakers were compelling in the limited time allotted.”

UK launch of Absen iCon LED Wall at City University

Reflex and Absen got together to arrange a unique preview event for Absen’s brand new range of iCon LED walls. The event showcased one of three new HD resolution LED wall displays, the C138, C165 and C220 (ranging in size from 138” diagonal image up to 220”). Each wall setting a completely new level of price-performance with each complete wall available installed for under £50,000; given the 1life-span of over 100,000 hours, these walls now offer a similar cost of ownership to projector solutions but are in a completely different league when it comes to image brightness and clarity.

Samsung Frankfurt trip

In December Reflex hosted a trip for six of our customers to visit the new Samsung LED Showroom in Frankfurt. This amazing facility shows an extensive range of the latest direct view LED products for comparison and demonstration in typical room environments with many experts on hand to answer all questions and discuss applications. The trip went down very well and we will be looking to arrange further trips this year.

Highlights from 2018’s Reflex Tech Day

With over 250 audiovisual professionals from the corporate, education and consultancy markets coming together on Thursday 15th March 2018 at The Business Design Centre for this year’s TD18, it truly was a day that captured imaginations.

The atmosphere was buzzing as visitors browsed more than 50 of manufacturer hosted stands with all their latest equipment on show – allowing them to see the best that the audiovisual world has to offer.

TD18 gave users a rare opportunity to speak directly to the manufacturers of the products, compare cutting-edge technologies and to see first-hand the newest technology straight from their launch at 2018’s ISE.

Once again our seminars were one of the stand out features of the show,

Click here to see TD18 in all its glory

Reflex welcomes your feedback, good and bad on all our events we hold; including the Reflex Tech Day. Please take a couple of minutes to leave some feedback to ensure Reflex can continue with our commitment to understanding the needs of our customers and providing the very best events suited to you and your organisation.

Click here to leave your feedback

Join us at WORKTECH17 London – and save 20% on your ticket

WORKTECH17 London on 14/15th November is the forum for all those involved in the future of work and the workplace as well as real estate, technology and innovation. It will bring together some truly inspiring and innovative thinkers to divulge the latest thinking on this important topic.

As we are sponsors of the event, we are delighted to offer you an opportunity to access a discounted ticket to attend. At 20% off, this ticket enables full access to the two day conference, exhibition and networking drinks. Book now to join 300+ senior workplace professionals and thought leaders examining all aspects of the future of work and the workplace. We hope you can join us.

You can view the final programme here but here are a few highlights:

Fluid Organisations & Networks

Chris Fussell, former Navy SEAL Officer and New York Times Bestselling Author of Team of Teams will share how technology, human behaviour and pace of disruption has changed so much that organisations now need to be networked, flexible and resilient – creating a team of teams to adapt to an ever-changing problem set.

The World’s Most Innovative New Buildings

WORKTECH explore the journey behind 2 of the most exciting new and connected workplaces – the new Ampere building in La Defense, Paris and Accenture’s living, breathing eco-system in Dublin – and look at the platforms transforming the way we work.

Play At Work

Aaron Taylor Harvey, Director of Environments at Airbnb, will share how a lexicon of space making strategies can provide the kind of adventure and delight that is at the same time a highly functional work-focused environment.

Technology Futures

Anton Andrews, Director of Office Envisioning at Microsoft, will be attending to outline Microsoft’s latest thinking on the new ways of working together which will foster creative collaboration and advance innovation. As organisations and teams become more diverse, projects faster paced and more fluid, we need better ways of working. Anton shares Microsoft’s Office Envisioning’s new prototypes, collaborative workstyles that bring people together in ways that enhance innovation and creativity. Additionally, Ryan Fuller, GM Workplace Analytics, Microsoft will examine how Workplace Analytics will enable the Future of Work.

Innovation

Ben Waber was at MIT Media Lab, where he helped create incredible new technology for the workplace. See how his people analytics at Humanyze help understand how communication impacts delivery, engagement and productivity. Hear early case studies from companies in North America.

Digital Workplace

WORKTECH examine platforms transforming the way we work with a look at trends including ‘workplace as a service’, the sharing economy and look at 3 groundbreaking new ideas and marketplaces for workspace.

HR

Lucy Adams, Author of best-selling HR Disrupted and ex-HR Director at the BBC, explores how we need to lead, manage, engage and support our employees differently in this increasingly volatile and disrupted world offering a new vision for people and organisations.

Mindless Workplaces

Andre Spicer, Author and Professor of Organisational Behaviour, Cass Business School will explore Functional Stupidity at Work, what makes a workplace mindless and how to challenge thoughtless conformity to enhance effectiveness.

Learning opportunities at TD17

Learning opportunities at TD17

How we survived an AV implementation in a live environment.

One of our three seminars held at TD17 and the most innovative recent installations. University of Hertfordshire’s Adam Harvey and Matthew Bell presented this seminar, outlining the ups and downs of implementing a cutting edge new system in a live environment – and explaining why the seven most expensive words in business are: “we have always done it that way!”

See the full presentation here and find out how Adam Harvey summarised the success of the project, saying “we got a system that delivers exactly what we need right now, will be easy and cost effective to upgrade when needed, at a considerable cost saving against ‘making do’ alternatives.”

Click here to join the live walk around at University of Hertfordshire on 25th April and see first-hand how this AV project works.

Pragmatic AV – solving the problems to find enhanced performance

In this end-user focused seminar our Senior Design Engineer, Andi Allan, talked about taking a pragmatic approach to AV design – drawing on research and knowledge from our clients, and the questions he gets asked when putting together technical specifications.

The aim of this seminar was to remind people of the fundamentals, to objectively review some of the technologies that are being heavily promoted and to provoke a fresh look at what’s really needed in presentation spaces – and examine what to spend their budgets on to get best value.

The seminar also identified a few key features and technologies that, whilst hot topics at the moment, may not always be needed. Finally, Andi looked at the benefits of standardisation and the idea of maximising a budget to meet the majority need.

See the full presentation here to understand Andi’s frank and refreshing approach to system design including the live demonstrations that were part of the seminar.

Creating connected buildings

The term ‘smart building’ has been a buzz word for some time, but this movement is still at an embryonic stage. Sure, there are any number of buildings that can automatically turn the lights on when it gets dark. But we are a long way from a truly intuitive building, one that fluxes its state, to become significantly more efficient from both a productivity and environment viewpoint, without the need for human intervention.

Our live debate looked at whether the ‘smart’ result will be achieved with The Scalpel, the latest London iconic building, and home to WR Berkley’s new European headquarters? The Scalpel sits on the corner of Lime Street and Leadenhall Street opposite the Lloyd’s building. It will be 190m tall – 10m taller than the Gherkin – with 38 storeys, a huge project by any standards.

The panel of Matthew Copelin, CIO, UK/Europe, WR Berkley Corporation and Gareth Johns, Group Chief Technology Officer, PTS Consulting gave their unique insight into the challenges. See the full debate on video here.

Hundreds connect at TD17

The Business Design Centre in Islington became a hot bed of audio visual connections on 14th March.

Thank you to the 250 AV professionals from the corporate, education and consultancy markets who attended and experienced a varied day themed around the huge growth in technology connectivity, whilst also connecting directly to colleagues, peers and manufacturers.

It was clear from comments given by visitors, who travelled to the event from as far away as Cardiff and Manchester, that the convergence of AV and IT was one of their pressing topics.

During the day we heard about an innovative AV over IP network solution installed at a high-profile establishment, and a live debate examined the creation of connected buildings – a concept that relies heavily on AV and IT working in harmony.

Video conferencing was also high on visitors’ agendas – thanks to technology developments it is now truly seen as a tool that can connect teams wherever they may be.

WP Feedback

Dive straight into the feedback!
Login below and you can start commenting using your own user instantly