Itison, Scotland’s ‘favourite’ daily deals and events website, has unveiled its updated headquarters in the heart of Glasgow, which has just undergone a £1.5million refurbishment project that delivers a cutting-edge collaborative workspace and a state-of-the-art AV system to match.
What has been called Scotland’s coolest office by some, the HQ boasts over 70 24MP59G-P LG monitors in its desk spaces, an integrated sound system featuring 14 zones of audio, 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 an impressive 86in 86BH5C UltraStretch LG display, with 4K resolution, 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.
In true collaborative working style, 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.
Throughout the office, 47in LV35A LG commercial displays are connected to a bespoke CRM system that uses 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.
Let’s get together!
Multiple collaboration spaces are configured throughout, including a 10ft stained glass cube as a huddle space and boardrooms fitted with 47in 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 Oli’s desk. With LG’s signature inbuilt IPS technology, the monitor allows a clear viewing angle of up to 178° delivering an immersive experience to the user with no colour shift or distortion and total accuracy of colour expression.
Oli 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”.