St Paul’s Cathedral is one of the most iconic and recognisable buildings in the UK capital. First built in June 1675, the cathedral has dominated London’s skyline for over 300 years, marvelling tourists from all corners of the globe with its fascinating combination of neoclassical, gothic and baroque-influenced architecture.
For this project, Chris Lewis Group was commissioned to design and install a reliable meeting conferencing solution to ease the impact of remote working, both during and after the pandemic. Our team were then re-commissioned to support the cathedral's IT team in designing a solution for searching and displaying their "Remember Me" database, an online resource commemorating those that passed away during the Covid-19 pandemic.
We designed, supplied, installed and commissioned a professional hybrid conferencing system that enabled the cathedral’s staff to hold meetings with those working from home. We had previously installed a state-of-the-art conferencing boardroom on-site, but the cathedral also required a much more mobile AV system for smaller internal meetings and presentations.
Due to the large-scale size of the cathedral, the staff required the system to be highly mobile, and easy to plug-and-play across the number of rooms within. This system would have to be budget conscious, reliable and highly professional, while solving the problems staff had faced in holding internal meetings on a single laptop.
Chris Lewis engineers installed a bespoke Logitech Meetup Conferencing setup with increased portability, first-class video quality, and natural conversation clarity.
Attaching the Logitech to a LG OLED screen, the end result was a best-in-class video conferencing system with ultra-wide lens for smaller rooms, Speak Easy Technology to suppress noise and level louder and softer voices, and AI RightSight computer vision to find and frame those in the room.
Using a mobile wheel-mounted stand and a small NUC box, our engineers were able to hugely reduce the amount of wires the system needed, giving the full functionality of a Windows laptop in less than half of the space. This resulted in a highly convenient and mobile system that could be moved and used seamlessly from room-to-room - much to the clients’ satisfaction.
“The Chris Lewis team were very professional, knowledgeable and approachable. The project was completed well within time, and budget. The ease of use (is a particular stand out feature). All staff can use the solution almost straight away” - G. Hunter, IT Manager, St Paul’s Cathedral
The Chris Lewis Group designed, supplied, installed and commissioned a sophisticated, visual solution for displaying the cathedral’s ‘Remember Me’ database in the Middlesex Chapel - a system dedicated to those that lost their lives during the Covid-19 pandemic.The system had to be easy-to-use and accessible for public use, while being safe and secure at the same time. We worked closely with the Cathedral’s IT team to complete the installation; the machines were pre-commissioned in our offices and delivered by our team to minimise the chance of physical damage during transit.
Using four pedestal-mounted touch screens, Chris Lewis engineers designed a comprehensive and user-friendly visual kiosk-style solution that displayed the ‘Remember Me’ database clearly and coherently. This was achieved by equipping slide-in OPS PC modules into each touchscreen, enabling the entire database to be viewed, interacted with and accessible for members of the public and the cathedral’s internal team.
The kiosk software also enabled Chris Lewis to add an extra layer of security to the system to prevent users from accessing prohibited content or databases. The system makes it impossible to navigate away from the ‘Remember Me’ database or gain any level of access to the PC itself, without the right method or passwords.
Working alongside the cathedral’s IT team, Chris Lewis Group were able to design and install a safe, secure and long-term solution for St Paul’s Cathedral that was delivered on-time and within budget.
"We found the entire process, from original discussion to quotation, planning and implementation to be easy. The whole team were very professional, and went out of their way when there was a problem. The issue was resolved in a way that made it look like there were no issues, and that is what we were looking for in a supplier and partner."
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