Audio visual and multimedia
Opportunities emerge where communication, audio visual and information technologies meet. We turn opportunity into business advantage.
Better communication breeds better business. Arup’s audio visual consultants work with clients in many markets – from the corporate and financial sectors, to universities, hospitals, museums and sports stadia. We help them work together more effectively, making better use of their time and knowledge, as recognised by the international inAVate award for our work with the Mauritius Commercial Bank.
Arup is one of the few organisations that works across the full audio visual spectrum. Our consultants combine spatial, technical and operational audio visual design, and work closely with acoustics and lighting designers, to integrate technology into spaces.
Aligning people, space and technology
Audio visual spaces such as auditoriums, boardrooms and meeting rooms are critical to day-to-day business operations. At their best, they can transform the way an organisation works.
Arup’s scheme for the media and audio visual facilities for the Guardian’s new headquarters at Kings Place, London, was designed to enable their move from a print-focused operation to one with multimedia also at its heart. Arup provided the acoustic design of the media studios, together with IT and communications cabling infrastructure, telephony and electronic security design.
As a globally functioning business, we know first-hand that collaborative work methods, such as video conferencing, can improve staff efficiency while cutting cut the cost of business travel and environmental impact.
We tailor collaborative solutions that suit organisational needs and budgets - from video conferencing and telepresence for corporate clients to distance teaching and telemedicine systems. We can advise on space layout to facilitate more effective meetings, as well as technology infrastructure that allows teams to interact despite geographic distance.
Managing for success
Effective knowledge sharing is critical to business success. We help clients identify and harness knowledge within their multimedia content by creating solutions that allow them to manage and share content with ease.
We helped the Media Development Authority in Singapore better manage and promote its activities by designing an electronic content distribution system that made all its multimedia material simply and quickly available on a network. The system pulled DVD, broadcast tapes, satellite TV, radio and video-on-demand into one streamlined system.
Arup’s audio visual experts are at the leading edge of intelligent facilities management design, in which room booking and scheduling can trigger targeted use of lighting, security and building, enhancing operational efficiency.