4ward-design wins Absa and second Konkola Copper Mines projects
ZAMBIA| July 25, 2012, 12:10 p.m.
Following the success of its Konkola Copper Mines project, Video Conferencing and Home Automation specialist 4ward-design has been reappointed by KCM to design a second, identical system. In addition, 4ward-design was also awarded a deal to build a video wall at Absa Towers in Johannesburg.
The additional KCM system will be installed in the second office in Chililabombwe on the Zambian copper belt and will mirror the executive boardroom solution which was installed in the KCM Lusaka Head Office in June.
Comments 4ward co-founder Darryl Katz: “It’s a great feeling knowing that our work has been recognised and because of clients’ gratification, we are able to continue our working relationship being re-appointed by Zambia’s largest private sector employer. We are thrilled to see our portfolio of projects throughout Africa flourishing organically. ”
Konkola Copper Mines, an integrated copper producer, is a subsidiary of Vedanta Resources Plc, a London-listed diversified FTSE 100 metals and mining group with operations in India, Australia, Namibia, South Africa, Ireland and Zambia. The brief from KCM was for 4ward-design to once again deliver a boardroom solution with a design which integrates and controls its various aspects via a Crestron control system.
“KCM has acknowledged the harmony and simplicity in their technology experience with the boardroom solution. The elements that are controlled in these systems are the Polycom HD Video Conference System, control of all the VC lights, projector, motorised projector screen, blinds and the DSTV system,” adds Derek Olivier, co-founder of 4ward-design.
One of South Africa’s largest financial services groups, Absa Bank, has appointed 4ward-design to deliver a masterpiece turnkey control room solution in the Absa Towers in central Johannesburg.
“This prodigious room will be used to monitor building management systems of the Absa campus and will include eight 46" LCD monitors, a video wall controller, sound proofing of the room, furniture and carpet fit-out. Our aim is to exceed expectations and deliver a show-stopping room,” said Olivier.
The video wall as well as the information feeds will be controlled by operators via Crestron Control System.
“In keeping with our philosophy, our aim is to deliver a seamless and simplified system which takes into consideration the technological element and the end-user,” says Katz.
MORE ZAMBIA NEWS
Kukula Capital, eVa Fund invest $500,000 in Dot Com ZambiaKukula Capital, a leading Zambian venture capital investor, and eVentures Africa Fund, a Dutch venture capital fund, have signed a transaction with Dot Com Zambia, a growing e-commerce company headquartered in Lusaka, Zambia. Read More
CEC Liquid Telecom acquires RealtimeCEC Liquid Telecom today announced the expansion of its business in Zambia following the full acquisition of Realtime, the second largest Internet Service Provider in Zambia. Read More
Zambia to host Southern African Banking and ICT Summit 2015Efforts to curb increased incidences of cyber crime within Africa’s financial institutions, Government Agencies and private sector have received a boost with the planned Southern Africa Banking and ICT Summit set for April, 30th , 2015 at Intercontinental Hotel Lusaka Zambia. Read More
Ngombe PTA school goes paperless with computer libraryNgombe PTA School has gone paperless by converting its library into a modern computer laboratory which will improve access to modern technology. Read More
Zambian president witnesses MoU signing with HuaweiThe President of the Republic of Zambia, H.E. Edgar Lungu, met with Huawei Senior Vice President Mr. Dafeng Li during his visit to Shenzhen in China. Read More
CEC Liquid Telecom launches FTTH in ZambiaCEC Liquid Telecommunications Limited has launched its Fibre To The Home (FTTH) service, over which homes and businesses of all sizes can access superfast broadband with unlimited data packages. Read More
Zimbabwe, Uganda students shine in MultiChoice Africa, Eutelsat competitionThe winners of the DStv Eutelsat Star Awards, the unique pan-African competition that sparks interest in science and space technology in young African students have been announced in Zambia. Read More
Kalulushi school gets US$50, 000 worth of computersSchool students in Zambia will be the first to benefit from Orica’s Global Community Partnerships Program, with the installation of a state-of-the-art computer lab at Twalubuka Secondary School. Read More
“All Systems GO!” for the DStv Eutelsat Star Awards in ZambiaIt’s “All Systems GO!” for the winners of the fourth edition of the DStv Eutelsat Star Awards to be announced at the awards ceremony in Lusaka, Zambia on February 10. Read More
CEC Liquid Telecom expands fibre network in ZambiaCEC Liquid Telecom Zambia today announced that it is building a new fibre link between Lusaka and Victoria Falls in Livingstone. Read More
FEATURED STORYViber Spreads Good Vibes in Africa with the introduction of public chats
Viber, one of the leading messaging and calling apps with more than 664 million unique users worldwide, has opened its latest social channel ‘Public Chats’ to partners in Africa and the Middle East.
BEST READ NEWS
IN DEPTHPoised for greater heights – Roshi Motman, AfricaCom CEO of the Year Winner
Roshi Motman is not your average CEO. Since taking up the reins as the first female CEO of Tigo Ghana in 2014, she has led the Tigo brand through a remarkable transformation.