4ward-design wins Absa and second Konkola Copper Mines projects

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4ward-design wins Absa and second Konkola Copper Mines projects

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.  



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