Space 2

The Background

SPACE-2 is a serviced office provider for film and media enterprises looking for temporary space for film sets and production.

The Challenge

• Reliable telephony and IT equipment to connect and incentivise production staff working across the Wycombe Production Village, a temporary studio base that needed to be utilised by Channel 4 in the post production of Charlie Brooker’s Black Mirror series.

• A solution that is scalable across a large, remote site.

• Very fast turn around and one of the quickest instalment requirements to date as the company needed to adhere to the strict deadlines proposed by Channel 4 filming to ensure smooth production and the timely airing of the series.

• SPACE-2 required IT and telephony services that were highly flexible and available on short term contracts, this resulted in a rental contract, with hosted services that were quick to set up, install and easy to use.

The Solution

Short term equipment and hosted services that were installed set up and ready to use in just 21 days. We provided hosted phones for 25 users that were easily scalable for more users and this connected via a QOS ADSL which enabled eight concurrent calls.

A separate business ADSL2 internet connection was used for Black Mirrors data requirement and was broadcast via a wireless router which stretched across the many huts and buildings at the old RAF base. All of SPACE-2’s network services were provided on a short term rental model.

The Solution

Time efficient installation – SPACE-2 were able to ‘wrap’ in time and get Black Mirror on air.

Flexibility and quick turn-around – SPACE-2 were as able to keep up front costs to a minimum and still hit the very strict timelines. As a result the programme was screened on Channel 4 with no hiccups or delays in showing.

Fast installation was due to key relationships we hold with BT and the ISPs, as this was around the time of the Olympics, these long-standing industry relationships helped us connect the site in perfect time.

Remote working – as it is a fairly remote location we conducted a full site survey before implementation to ensure maximum internet speeds and that the comms solution placed on site would work to its full potential offering maximum efficiency.

Connected and flexible crew at all times – As the base consists of many small huts and variables we had to maintain a steady IP connection between all building premises, we built telephone networks from scratch so that they were all connected and maintained good communication across the whole area.

Wireless setup -crew were able to travel round the site and still remain connected.

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