Vaughan Sound upgrades Caerphilly Council chamber

Vaughan Sound has completed the integration of a new delegate conference system at Penallta House, the headquarters of Caerphilly County Borough Council.

Opened in 2008 as the local authority’s new corporate base, the five storey building at Tredomen Park in Ystrad Mynach covers 150,000 sq. ft. and has the capacity to accommodate over 650 people.

Appointed following an extensive tender process, Vaughan Sound was tasked with supplying and integrating a system with simultaneous translation and audio-visual presentation facilities. In total, almost 100 delegate microphone units were required for this large-scale council chamber refurbishment.

Due to the nature of the project Vaughan Sound initiated a detailed implementation plan, which set out a comprehensive schedule covering procurement and IS coordination through to final commissioning and system handover. The previous system was decommissioned as part of the overall works package, following the staging and testing of all new products in our showroom.

Taking the client’s many specific requirements into account, we proposed and subsequently delivered a Bosch DCN wired Conscentus solution. The system offers additional functionality, as it is capable of delivering full HD 1080p video content to the displays within the chamber, with cameras specified by Vaughan Sound delivering high definition feeds.

Training was provided for several key members of staff, with comprehensive guidance given to ensure efficient operation of all system components.

Building upon our strong track record of delivering solutions for public sector clients, Vaughan Sound will now provide ongoing maintenance support as part of a five-year rolling service contract.