Technip Umbilcals is based in Newcastle upon Tyne and is the leading manufacturer of umbilicals - both steel and thermoplastic, providing connections between subsea equipment and platforms or floating production systems.

The Brief

The existing Technip Umbilical Conference room was in desperate need of updating. The idea was to provide a room equipped with the latest audio visual technology to showcase the company to their visiting client base.

IT Project Manager Oliver Atkins wanted to modernise the existing equipment, bringing the company up to speed in terms of their presentation solutions by employing high quality audiovisual technology.

Planning and Installation

After discussing requirements with the client Universal devised a solution that would incorporate the existing VC system to work with a 10" AMX touch screen solution via two ceiling mounted Panasonic LED 65 Inch screens. Universal AV provided a bespoke boardroom table containing two AMX Hydroports to provide PC and VC inputs. A room booking system was supplied using an AMX 7" external wall mounted touch screen programmed to integrate with Microsoft Outlook software allowing staff to view and book meetings more effectively.

The project was completed on time and within budget in April 2016, and cost around £27,000.

Universal loves the challenges that each new project brings, and this was no different. The main challenge of the project was duplicating the conference room Touch screen and room booking interface from that employed by the client's HQ in Norway. Employing the AMX RMS system, it was essential the look and functions were given a perfectly smooth integration which worked to full effect across the companies many international locations.


Technip umbilical now has a modern effective conference room, which is guaranteed to enhance their staff and clients experience of the company's meeting spaces.

Equipment List

A list of products used in the installation (this may not always be applicable)

  • 2 x Panasonic TH-65LFE8E 65" LED 1920 x 1080 Professional Display Screen
  • 1 x AMX MST-1001, 10.1" MODERO Table Top Touch Panel
  • 1 x AMX DVX-2255HD-SP 6X3 Presentation Switcher inc. Amplifier
  • 1 x AMX SDX-510M-DX, 5X1 Multi format Transmitter
  • 1 x AMX HPX-900BL, HYDRAPORT® Interface
  • 1 x MSD-701-L, 7.0 MODERO Wall Mounted Touch Panel
  • 1 x JBL CONTROL 5-WH Compact Size Two-Way, 6.5” Low Frequency Speaker
  • 1 x Bespoke AV Cabinet including 12U 600 x 600 equipment rack
  • 1 x Bespoke Boardroom table, with AMX in-built cable management