Bringing the Culham site into the 21st century

    UKAEA’s mission is to deliver sustainable fusion energy and maximise scientific and economic impact. Fusion, the process that powers the sun, can play a big part in our carbon-free energy future.

    The U.K Atomic Energy Authority leads the world in fusion research with a wide range of programmes covering robotics, materials testing and development, and tritium science. Our scientists and engineers are working with partners around the globe to develop fusion as a new source of clean energy for tomorrow’s power stations.


    AMX control platform for centralised management
     
    Intelligent and powerful lectern functionality
    220 inch projector screen
    Smart lighting system
    State of the art voice lift technology with ceiling speaker and microphone technology throughout the room.

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    From the Client

    “The Chris Lewis team were professional, adaptable and proactive throughout the project. You have helped greatly to transform the rooms into collaborative hybrid lecture theatres”

     

     

    The Result

    The lecture theatre at UKAEA is one of the most advanced in the country. Intelligent technology has been meshed with style to create a facility in which any presenter can turn up, plug their laptop in, and present with ease throughout the room. We achieved everything that was required from the brief. The AMX platform, with our custom built programming, provides a range of pre-sets for the room to suit all events.

    The system will set the lighting to the desired levels, enable speakers, microphones, amplification, projector and displays on the press of a single button. The most impressive elements being the voice lift system seen in the video and the ability to effortlessly communicate with those joining remotely.

    Notes from the Project Manager (Peter Szabadi)

    I knew that on a large commercial project like this, with hard deadlines, teamwork and team effort from our knowledgeable and committed engineers would be essential. My engineering colleagues have given up weekends, evenings and family time to get this project completed with such high standards.

    There were certainly some challenges along the way, the main one being a structural issue that meant the entire ceiling had to be replaced. This meant that we had to quickly adapt and change our microphone and speaker layout which we overcame very efficiently.

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