Aztec Event Services’ technicians were out in force last week, providing a full spectrum of AV services to IP EXPO 2014, 8-9 October, ExCeL London. This year’s IP EXPO, organised by Imago Techmedia, was the biggest yet and featured Aztec’s largest ever deployment to the event.
In a logistically challenging project, Aztec supplied, installed and configured the AV for 21 theatre areas within the exposition, comprising projection system, PA, support screens and Aztec’s Silent Seminar system in three of the theatres. Each theatre AV system was operated by a dedicated Aztec technician. Aztec sent 26 technicians and four articulated lorries full of equipment to the show for a four day setup period.
At the centre of the exhibition was the main 350 seat keynote theatre where Aztec installed a 7m x 4m projection screen and 14,000 lumen projector, using its video streaming system to deliver Sir Tim Berners-Lee’s keynote address live to the other 20 theatre areas, ensuring that the maximum possible number of delegates could enjoy this presentation from the inventor of the world wide web.
Aztec’s expertise with LED displays was brought to the fore with the installation of a 5m x 3m 3mm LED video wall, and it also deployed its EventIgnite driven Digital Signage system with 32 digital signage screens throughout the event, ensuring delegates were kept fully informed of the schedule of events and any late changes.
A file server was put in place by Aztec so the speakers could centrally upload their presentations. These were automatically sent to the correspondent laptop in each seminar theatre. If last minute changes were necessary on the day, speakers could do that from the “Speakers Ready Room” and re-upload the presentation back to the server for distribution.
As official provider to exhibitors, Aztec supplied AV services to more than 120 exhibitors, including more than 200 wall mounted screens, laptops and MicroTile walls.
Alex Joicey, operations and customer services director at Imago Techmedia expressed her satisfaction with Aztec’s contribution after the show, saying “Aztec mobilised an army of technicians to deliver superb AV services right across the show. I was impressed by how well they managed a very complex project, proving they have the capacity and bandwidth to service the most demanding events.”
Jovan Maria, account manager at Aztec, was very pleased with the performance of the whole team, commenting “IP EXPO is an incredible event, and I’m delighted that it was such a success for the organisers. We worked very closely with Imago to envisage an integrated AV solution across the show, and in spite of tight deadlines and the scale of the task, the team really pulled out all the stops to deliver what I think was an excellent result for everyone.”