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    JUNE 21ST EVENTS REBOOT: Make Venues continues investment programme

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    Make Venues has completed its latest round of investment in its people and product, ready for the industry’s return later this year. The group has announced upgrades in the businesses virtual conferencing, hybrid and digital technology across its three venues in London, Bristol and Leamington Spa.

    The upgrades are focused predominantly on video conferencing, hybrid events, and the capture and broadcast and have been designed to complement the growing number of businesses looking to return to live events, but also reach growing ‘out of the room’ audiences.

    The investments including the installations of; fixed 4K commercial LFD display systems (up to 98”); PTZ cameras for both ‘display’ and ‘presenter views’; microphone arrays that will pick up sound throughout meeting rooms; digital signal processing, including Automatic Echo Cancellation; and ceiling speakers, all of which can be easily used by moderators and organisers through a simple ‘plug and play’ process. As well as permanent installations in larger rooms, there will be also be mobile units offering similar technology that can be quickly moved between smaller rooms.

    “We’re about to see our market open up for the first time in nearly a year, as a business we were keen to be in a position to to handle every kind of meeting, be it face to face, virtual or hybrid,” commented David Vaughton, Managing Director, Make Venues. “Over the last 12 months the way we do business has changed and we must continue to offer cutting edge facilities that meet the demands of our customers. We’re pleased to be making these investments on their behalf.”

    Make Venues works with a number of businesses who run major training programmes across the group’s venues, reaching delegates both within the UK and internationally. A key part of the investment is to give these companies secure and reliable hardware, with ‘plug and play’ ease, that will ensure minimum delays and glitches in streaming, while offering the very best sound and visual quality to those connecting remotely.

    “Our strategy has always been to give our customers all the facilities they need to have meetings when they can, and when they want to,” continues David. “As the market continues to return, we’re ready to greet them with new technology, upskilled staff, and enhanced health and safety procedures that will give them confidence no matter how they wish to manage their meetings.”

    The new technology will be available across the group’s venues; Broadway House, London; Engineers’ House, Bristol; and Woodland Grange, Leamington Spa.  Make Venues is continuing to invest in its facilities throughout the first half of 2021 with more announcements to come.

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