Hermes is one of Europe’s leading providers of delivery services to private customers, both in the UK and 23 European countries. They are the UK’s largest home delivery courier network handling more than 115 million collections a year.

MVS were chosen to design and build the Audio Visual requirements at their new Flagship distribution depot near Manchester. The new purpose built 15,000 square metre parcel distribution hub has the capacity of around 550,000 parcels a day and has created 60 new jobs. It is the single largest investment by Hermes in its history.

MVS are the preferred AV contractor for Hermes UK; already installing and supporting AV systems at their head office and other local depots across the UK. At Warrington, MVS were asked to design a multitude of Audio Visual solutions for 2 meeting rooms with the ability to become one larger room, a video conference room for board meetings and a digital signage solution for this new and exciting development.

The digital signage solution needed to be able to support live feeds as well as html links, video, and other Hermes corporate content. The Brightsign units were utilised across the site with a wireless unit where data connections were not available. The content varies from interactive content in break out areas (the content is accessed via 2 BenQ touch screens) to traffic information on the delivery area screens so that drivers can get an idea of locations of accidents and identify potential alternative routes (information provided by traffic agency) and finally the reception screen displays Hermes corporate videos and images.

The two divisible meeting rooms contain individual 55” screens, local PCs, and Bose DS16 ceiling speakers for professional audio. MVS installed a Control4 processor and 7” touch screen wall panels to each room in order to manage the sources and room layout configurations. If each room is being used individually the 55” screens are used to display information from sources plugged into the input plates, alternatively if the concertina doors in the middle of the room are retracted a contact relay will trigger the system to power the electric drop down projection screen and switch the content to the Optoma projector. The two 55” screens can be used as additional screens if the room is busy and viewing is difficult.

Finally MVS installed the Polycom Group500 IP system into the boardroom with desk input plates and Bose audio along with AMX switcher for switching between inputs.

Customer: Hermes
Categories: Consultancy, Installation, System Design
Skills: Digital Signage, Video Conferencing, Meeting Rooms

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