Originally built in 1883 and now part of the Exclusive Hotels and Venues group, South Lodge is billed as one of the finest country hotels in West Sussex, with a five-star rating, set amongst acres of woodland and parkland on the border of the South Downs National Park.

Its many attraction include an outdoor cinema experience with a 16ft x 9ft screen.

When the hotel was looking for a meeting room automation solution for its corporate guests, it turned to systems integrator AT&C and an AMX driven solution.

Less than an hour’s drive away from central London, South Lodge is a popular conference venue and the hotel’s offering has been enhanced with the addition of the fully loaded Arundel Suite, designed to accommodate up to 22 participants.

“At South Lodge we strive to deliver innovative experiences throughout the entire organisation.” Explains general manager, David Connell. “When looking at our corporate offering, we knew that we had the opportunity to deliver an unrivalled meeting room experience; one that would ensure that we were well-positioned to not only meet, but exceed the expectations of those at the very upper echelons of the business world and we knew that in order to do so we needed AMX at the heart of the solution.”

AMX’s Enova DVX all in-one presentation switcher is the centrepiece of the system which offers an all-in-one controller, AV switcher, scaler, analogue to digital signal converter, twisted pair transmitter and amplifier with built-in professional grade audio processing.

AMX says the DVX replaces the need for numerous individual components and eliminates the integration challenges that accompany them.

Housed discreetly in a cupboard within the room itself, this compact 3U unit ensures switching between all sources, including Freeview and connected laptops and the two 90in Sharp HD screens.

A 19in Modero X Series control-panel delivers the control.

With its projected capacitive touch display and panoramic proportions, the Modero X Series allows guests to perform multiple tasks simultaneously; dedicate one space on the control surface for previewing video and a second space for device control, all while having full access to room settings and more.

David concludes: “Conference room automation is now ubiquitous; we needed a technological solution that not just rivalled, but surpassed that of our customers and which, when combined with our unique hospitality offering here at South Lodge, would deliver the ultimate corporate experience. This is what AT&C has achieved with AMX, and we couldn’t be more pleased.”

A number of pre-programmed macros added by the install team make the system intuitive for all, through the sequencing of triggered events which automatically adapt the room to the chosen function.

For example, one press of the video conferencing icon and the curtains automatically close, the Lutron lights dim and the Polycom video conferencing system comes into action.

An additional 7in Modero X Series wall-mounted control panel at the room’s entrance affords fingertip control of in-room settings including the lights and curtains.

Both panels also feature a help request function that allows users to easily request technical support or refreshment.

The alert is immediately sent to the iPod Touch of key personnel.

The conference room offering is further enhanced by the integration of Enzo, AMX’s meeting presentation system that allows users to access presentations, photos, videos and other documents stored in the Cloud, on USB or online, and to share these on either, or both, screens.

David concludes: “Conference room automation is now ubiquitous; we needed a technological solution that not just rivalled, but surpassed that of our customers and which, when combined with our unique hospitality offering here at South Lodge, would deliver the ultimate corporate experience. This is what AT&C has achieved with AMX, and we couldn’t be more pleased.”

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