Silicon Valley-based big data software company Hortonworks recently established a new Indian headquarters in Bengaluru. Having installed the A/V equipment at a smaller Hortonworks office in India previously, Aesthetix Technologies was once again engaged to supply its services at the new Bengaluru site.
‘When we had installed a smaller facility for them in India, they were quite pleased with the installation and the subsequent post-integration support,’ commented Sudan Mylsamy, managing director of Aesthetix. ‘For the new project, they were evaluating vendors based on their capability to understand Hortonworks’ global standards and also to make recommendations based on local expertise.’
The scope of the project specification included the building’s reception area, several meeting and conference rooms, a training room and the staff canteen. At reception, Aesthetix mounted a Sharp PN-R603 HD LCD television screen to the wall, which is fed from a PC that Hortonworks supplied itself via Aesthetix-installed Crestron cables and an HD-MD-400-C-E HD scaling auto-switcher and extender.
The first of the meeting rooms seats six members of staff and has been equipped with a 65-inch Panasonic LED screen that receives content from laptops and a wePresent server via a similar Crestron setup to the reception area, as well as an Apple TV system. Control and distribution of content is managed by a Crestron TSCW-730-W-S touchscreen control system.
A larger, 10-seat meeting room features the same Crestron control and distribution systems, wePresent and Apple TV, and is also kitted out for web conferencing with a Vaddio RoboShot 12 USB PTZ camera, a ClearOne ChatAttach 160 USB speakerphone and a StarTech SuperSpeed USB 3.0 hub. Aesthetix also supplied the audio systems in this meeting room, installing four SoundTube RS600i ceiling speakers and an Atlas Sound PA1001G amplifier.
There are two 12-seat meeting rooms. These are furnished with a Panasonic 84-inch screen and a Sharp 80-inch display respectively. Mirroring the presentation, distribution, control and audio setups of the smaller meeting rooms, they both also include a share video system combining Crestron HD-MD4X2-4K-E 4x2 4K HDMI switchers and DM-TX-200-C-2G-x-T HDMI over HDBaseT extenders.
‘These two rooms are located opposite to each other,’ explained Mr Mylsamy. ‘The systems can be configured to enable both rooms to work in a manner whereby a single presentation led from one room can be shown in the second room simultaneously.
The largest meeting room accommodates groups of 14 people who are able to view presentations on an 84-inch Christie FHQ842-T 4K interactive LCD display. This was installed alongside a Crestron DM-RMC-4K-100-C DigitalMedia 8G+ receiver and room control interface. Presentations are facilitated by a mix of Crestron, Apple and wePresent systems, as well as an Extron DPM-HDMIF adapter, while web conferencing his handled by a Vaddio RoboShot 30 camera, Clockaudio CRM 102-RF table cardioid condenser boundary layer microphones, a pair of Biamp TesiraForté AVB VI processors and an Extron USB switcher. Sound emanates from the SoundTube RS600i ceiling speakers powered by an Extron XPA 2001 amp. Control and distribution are courtesy of a Crestron TSW-1050-B-S touchscreen and a DigitalMedia presentation system respectively. The equipment is found within a Middle Atlantic Credenza C5 rack.
The setup inside the training room is similar in many ways to those found in the meeting rooms. The differences come in the form of an Epson PowerLite WUXGA 3LCD projector instead of a television screen and the use of Shure microphones for leading seminars.
‘The client is impressed by the simplicity and reliability of the systems installed,’ concluded Mr Mylsamy.