PROJECT SUMMARY

Ferguson was planning to build a new 8-story Headquarters Building in Newport News, VA, and needed to outfit it with technology. While they have the internal expertise to design it, they didn’t necessarily have the manpower to take on a project of this size so they brought in VIcom to provide consulting, design, and implementation services.

The consulting phase consisted of many meetings with stakeholders to discover the technology needs which mainly revolved around their standardization of the use of Microsoft Teams, but also digital signage, workspace and room scheduling, and a Network Operations Center (NOC). This included concept designs, equipment lists, and budgetary estimates with several rounds of revisions. Once finalized, these were put into a formal design and proposal which Ferguson accepted. About the time the project was to be implemented, COVID-19 happened which created an entirely new set of challenges for an installation consisting of over 250 spaces, but VIcom in collaboration with Ferguson staff was able to successfully deploy this following solutions.

OUR SOLUTION

  • 200+ Microsoft Teams rooms ranging from Huddle Spaces, Breakout Spaces, Small/Medium Conference Rooms, Combine/Divide Meeting Rooms and Large Integrated Training Rooms.
  • Over 40+ digital signs in the Lobby, Café, Breakrooms, and Open Office areas, 3 LED Video Walls in the NOC, and an Outdoor Event Area.
  • Workspace scheduling (aka Hoteling) service for the facility for employee desk booking.
  • First floor upgrades to modify the Training Rooms into ‘Event Centers’, with automatic group framing and speaker tracking cameras and additional displays for an immersive experience.

VIDEO

PRIMARY MANUFACTURERS USED

Crestron
Controls and MS Teams systems)

Biamp
(Teams certified audio systems)

Poly
(Auto-tracking MS Teams USB cameras)

Evoko
(Room scheduling panels outside of every meeting room, 200+)

Agilquest
(Cloud workspace scheduling)

Planar
(A 6×3, a 3×3, and a 4×2 video wall in the NOC)

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