Large Conferencing | EU Presidency Portugal

EU Presidency Portugal

Smart Choice is proud member of the Congress Rental Network (CRN). A network of top-quality companies that Avonic proudly sponsors annually. Smart Choice was chosen by the Portuguese Government as main provider for the EU Presidency. Centro Cultural de Belém (CCB) is one of the most important congress centers the beautiful country Portugal has to offer. The venue selected this congress center as Presidency’s headquarters for this important venue. During this installation Smart Choice combined the video expertise from Avonic products with the audio expertise of Bosch Conference Systems.

Part of the conference equipment needed to be updated. For that reason Smart Choice chose Avonic to combine with their Bosch Dicentis setup. The Avonic cameras are automatically detected in the camera settings page. This enables a technician to quickly and easily configure the camera settings. This was one of the reasons for Smart Choice to choose the Avonic cameras. In this camera settings page, they can configure the camera presets/prepositions. Presets that were used to set a different camera image to each conference participant. As all the microphones are PTT (Push To Talk) the camera will follow and show the participant’s image when a participant opens his microphone. All of the Avonic cameras are working at 1080p 50hz and are used for all the video output feeds when having video conferences in the meeting platforms as well as for the internal video distribution.

As we had to update part of our conference equipment, we’ve chosen the Avonic cameras to be our Dicentis loyal companion, due to its reliability, user-friendly and fast and easy setup procedures that these cameras can offer.

The setup being used

Due to Covid-19 restrictions, Smart Choice had to set up five different conferences rooms. Each room needed to be equipped with the new Bosch Dicentis Conference Microphones, both wired and wireless. All fully integrated with Avonic CM40 and CM70-IP PTZ cameras due to the ONVIF protocol. For the complete setup the team from Smart Choice used 10 x CM70-IP and 2 x CM40 PTZ cameras and 4 x CON300-IP controllers.

Last words by Smart Choice

Taking in consideration all our clients’ requirements, as well as the room conditions, our needs, the mobility and the ease of integration of Avonic cameras, we can definitely say that the decision to use these cameras was a “Smart Choice”.

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The EU Presidency in Portugal is one of the many Government case studies Avonic has realized with its professional partners like Smart Choice. We are always happy to share more information and/or inform you about the possibilities for your particular challenge. If you would like to receive more information about our Government market or our collaboration with CRN/Bosch Conference Systems, you can contact our sales department through

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