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Panasonic and McKeon Group Combine to Deliver a Collaborative Workspace for AIB

Panasonic and McKeon Group are set to deliver of one of biggest corporate installations of the year with a total of over 500 professional displays installed across the Allied Irish Bank estate in Dublin. 

Having installed a total nearly 200 Panasonic professional displays at the bank’s Central Park office, the technology blueprint is now being rolled out across three further sites, which will take the total number of displays to over 500. 

The financial services company wanted to design a new office space for collaborative working, complete with multi-touch displays and digital signage. The AV solution was integrated by McKeon Group, which fulfilled AIB’s objective of providing the ability for its staff to communicate more efficiently across offices and borders. "Collaboration is the cornerstone of the way we work within AIB," said Muiris O'Sullivan, Project Manager at AIB. “We wanted to ensure we were able to collaborate efficiently both locally, using Audio Visual technology within the office, and remotely through videoconferencing." 

AIB was so impressed with the installation at Central Park that it decided to also integrate Panasonic AV technology at its branches in Burlington Road, Heuston South Quarter and corporate HQ in Molesworth Street. 

"The main objective at Central Park was to ensure we provided our staff with a building that was cutting edge in regards to both its design and technology,” explains Muiris O'Sullivan. “I feel that we've achieved that and we'll use this building as our template in terms of how we implement AV.” 

Across the estate a combination of multi-touch, 4K, and videowall displays have been installed inside meeting rooms and open work spaces to enable collaboration. A statement nine screen videowall in the reception area at Central Park is used for corporate content, internal meetings and CEO announcements. “The idea is that there are multiple spaces on each floor where people can get together without taking up traditional meeting rooms,” explains Muiris O'Sullivan. 

Tomas Mac Eoin, Managing Director McKeon Group, said, "AIB wanted us to deliver a flexible workspace, so that their staff could work together in both an informal and more formal way. The number of break out spaces is virtually unprecedented in corporate spaces."

Panasonic’s Marketing Manager for Visual System Solutions, Hartmut Kulessa said, “AIB’s installation is our biggest over the last 12 months and is testament to the reliability and versatility of Panasonic AV products. By providing the technological backbone we are making workspaces more collaborative and enhancing business efficiency.”

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To learn more about McKeon Group visit: www.mckeon.ie