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Daily deals site Itison unveils “world class”tech headquarters after £1.5m state of the art AV refit

Michael Garwood 4 January 2018

Scotland’s “coolest office” now features over 90 new commercial displays and monitors and an integrated sound system to boost collaboration with staff and wow visitors 

Itison has unveiled its world class headquarters in the heart of the Merchant City of Glasgow, following a £1.5million refurbishment project that it claims delivers a “cutting-edge collaborative” workspace and a state-of-the-art AV system to match.

What has now been called Scotland’s coolest office, the HQ boasts over 70 24MP59G-P LG monitors in its desk spaces, an integrated sound system featuring 14 zones of industry leading audio clarity and over 20 LG commercial displays configured together to create an internal communications platform.

Itison enlisted systems integrator SSUK to specify the AV system, stating that it should reflect the communicative and collaborative ethos of the brand, utilising the latest innovations in gamification to engage its award-winning team.

In its reception space, visitors are met by a “stunning” 86-in 86BH5C UltraStretch LG display, with 4K resolution for full HD picture quality: the first of its kind to be installed in Scotland. The display is split-screen capable and can run up to four simultaneous images in wide 58:9 format.

Video conferencing facilities are available throughout the office, with founder and CEO Oli Norman extending communications beyond the HQ with webcasting of his weekly town hall meetings to all of Itison’s UK offices.

While we all go to loads of effort to make our homes lovely, the office is usually an afterthought

Norman comments: “We all spend so much more time in our workplace than anywhere else these days and, while we all go to loads of effort to make our homes lovely, the office is usually an afterthought. But actually, if more people put as much effort into their office environment as their lounge, making it a relaxed and calm place to be, they are more likely to be working at their optimum.”

Throughout the office, 47-in LV35A LG commercial displays are connected to a bespoke CRM system that utilises aggregated data directly from the company’s sales platform, social media channels, telephone system and email and web live chat. Data is then presented in a visually compelling way on the large format displays.

Multiple collaboration spaces are configured throughout, including a 10ft stained glass cube as a huddle space and boardrooms fitted with 47-inch LV35A LG displays connected through HDMI over CAT6. Next to the cube, a faux woodland tree coded with Raspberry Pi twinkles every time a new member joins the deals site.

The piece de resistance is the 38UC99-W 21:9 LG UltraWide curved LED monitor taking centre stage on Norman’s desk. With LG’s signature inbuilt IPS technology, the monitor allows a clear viewing angle of up to 178 degrees delivering an immersive experience to the user with absolutely no colour shift or distortion and total accuracy of colour expression.


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