Project Description

National Audio Visual Rollout - Boston, MA

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Fidelity Investments

245 SUMMER ST
02210 Boston , MA

Phone: (800) 343-2140

Web: https://www.fidelity.com/

Fidelity Investments is a market leader in the financial services industry. Founded in 1946 as Fidelity Management & Research Company, the firm managed $13 million in assets in its first year; total client assets in 2011 amounted to over $1.5 trillion

Summary

Fidelity Investments is a market leader in the financial services industry. Founded in 1946 as Fidelity Management & Research Company, the firm managed $13 million in assets in its first year; total client assets in 2011 amounted to over $1.5 trillion. Fidelity today consists of approximately 40,000 employees working at 11 regional locations—10 in the United States and one in Toronto—plus 176 investor centers. Fidelity Investments provides financial benefits packages to more than 21,000 employers, and individual financial services to over 13 million account holders. Fidelity is the top provider of retirement savings plans in the workplace and the largest 401(k) manager in the United States.

Corporations of all sizes use audio/video conferencing to enhance communications and decrease travel costs. A system of cameras, ceiling speakers, flat panel displays and structured cabling creates a system whereby users around the world can meet “face to face” without leaving their offices. Keeping these conferencing solutions updated with the latest technology increases the system’s ease of use, speed and reliability, allowing the components to take a backseat while the participants are able focus on the topics at hand. This results in the most positive meeting experience possible for all users.

Yorktel commissioned ITAV Solutions to perform an HD codec replacement in three high-definition conference rooms for Fidelity Investments in Boston, Massachusetts: the Age of Discovery room, the KVH room and the Zeus room.   ITAV’s goal was to upgrade the existing audio/video conferencing systems and supply Fidelity with updated technology.

ITAV Solutions installed a Cisco audio/video conferencing system which consisted of video, audio, and control components. The video elements included an LCD screen with HDMI and VGA laptop connections. Audio was provided with an Extron amplifier, four Tannoy ceiling speakers and three Clockaudio microphones. A Cisco InTouch control panel and an infrared remote support codec functionality, with additional volume control at the PC itself. The amplifier and codec were housed in the client’s existing credenza rack.

ITAV Solutions brought over five decades of audiovisual experience to this extensive rollout for Fidelity Investments. Yorktel contracted ITAV Solutions to manage 10 projects across six cities during a two-week window over the winter holidays. The project involved a nationwide collaboration with more than 10 subcontractors working under ITAV Solutions’ project management staff. The first phase of this two-part project required a very aggressive two-week completion during the holiday season, notwithstanding the related impact on staffing levels among all of the subcontractors. ITAV Solutions managed phase I, which consisted of an installation across all six cities. The successful completion of phase I prompted an immediate request to manage phase II, which was completed directly after phase I and which also had a similar aggressive timeline.