AEA - The Agricultural Engineering Association
The Agricultural Engineers Association (AEA) is a non-profit trade association, representing manufacturers and importers of agricultural machinery and outdoor equipment. The AEA promotes the technical, trade and commercial interests of British manufacturers and suppliers of agricultural machinery. Their members cover a broad spectrum of manufacturers of land-based agricultural equipment.
Prior to COVID-19, the AEA were having 25+ association meetings per year, both in person in their large 20+ seat boardroom on-site, and off-site.
“From initial contact through to delivery and installation, Remark have worked tirelessly to deliver a solution that is right for us – including both our budget and our requirements. Delivering a solution that far surpassed our initial expectations, allowing us to host professional video conferencing calls and hybrid conferences.”
The association required a solution that allowed them to host meetings virtually, to accommodate how COVID-19 has changed their business functions, and how they interact with their members.
The AEA were aware of Remark Group as a local company, based in Peterborough, and got in touch via LinkedIn.
Remark Group were able to meet the AEA’s requirements by providing a BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) video conferencing solution. Remark Group provided the whole turnkey solution, which included the supply, installation, and commissioning of the video conferencing solution.
The commercial grade solution included a digital signal processor, to provide extremely high-quality audio. The audio DSP includes acoustic echo cancellation technology to improve voice quality and reduce unwanted background noise. The design also included ceiling microphones to enhance the conferencing applications, by providing high-quality audio.
Easy to use, intuitive, and a hassle-free solution
The solution aimed to allow the AEA to host and receive video conferencing calls from a variety of conferencing software. The association now has the ability to connect to various video conferencing software including Zoom, Microsoft Teams and GoToMeetings. The AEA is able to virtually meet or host events with their different members, depending on their individual preferences.
The conferencing camera provided offers wide-angle capability to capture all participants in the large meeting room, with advanced noise reduction and versatile connectivity for multiple applications such as Zoom, Microsoft Teams, Cisco Jabber, WebEx, GoToMeeting, and Google Hangouts. The camera also provides pan, tilt, zoom, with high quality 12x optical zoom and 1080p video, to ensure a professional-grade conferencing experience.
The video conferencing solution has ultimately allowed AEA to host flexible professional video conferencing calls and hybrid conferences with clients and remote employees.
“Remark Group provided excellent advice throughout on the best solution to meet our needs and budget.”
“Every member of the Remark team we’ve worked with throughout this process have been very friendly, professional and helpful. Remark’s Project Manager especially has been a true asset and has proven that nothing is ever too much. The installation team did a fantastic job, leaving the site cleaner when they left.”