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CASE STUDY

Spectrum Brands

Building Community & Collaboration

The Client

 

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Spectrum Brands is a global consumer products company that supplies hardware, appliances, locks, pet products, lawn care products, and pest control solutions. The company is a member of the Russell 1000 Index and includes widely-respected brands like Kwikset®, Nature’s Miracle®, Black+Decker®, Remington®, George Foreman®, and more.

The Challenge

As a large and fast-paced company, Spectrum Brands needs meeting rooms that support efficient interpersonal collaboration. However, most of their previous meeting room technology was at least 7 to 8 years old and was subpar for their needs. Spinitar, a Solutionz, Inc. company, was charged with designing and installing tech-enabled rooms with world-class audiovisual integration. 
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Before the project began, Spectrum’s employees were frustrated by the state of their meeting rooms. They were constantly stepping on wires that were strung throughout the space and were tired of using worn connector cables with old, broken pins. They wanted their new rooms to have easy functionality, clean aesthetics, and fast troubleshooting of any issues that might arise.

Plus, the COVID-19 pandemic had heightened their awareness of health and safety issues. They urgently needed touchless or one-touch handheld solutions for displays, sound, lighting, shades, and other in-room environmental features.

The Approach

Based on conversations between representatives from Spinitar and Spectrum Brands, it was clear that the new rooms must be totally wireless and infused with the latest in touchless technology. They also needed a wide range of built-in features like cameras, microphones, speakers, large shared displays, and individual displays.

Spinitar proposed using one-touch Microsoft Teams’ meeting capability for conducting fast, efficient meetings. Another recommendation was the installation of a scheduling panel on an exterior hallway wall to facilitate setting meeting times. Features like these take a company’s meeting rooms to the next level, maximizing the benefits clients get from Spinitar’s designs.

The approach to this project also took into consideration that Spectrum Brands operates as a hybrid in-person/remote environment. Remote workers had to be welcomed into the meeting rooms as seamlessly as everyone else.

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"The support we got from Tim was outstanding … Johnny on the spot. Call any time of day. Always available. Get the right people on the call if they have questions … Crestron technology exceeded expectations."

Nathan Hunter

SR. Manager of IT Collaboration, Spectrum Brands

The Solution

Spinitar designed and installed fully wireless rooms using in-room technology from Crestron, a Spinitar manufacturing partner and provider of innovative audiovisual integration solutions. The new rooms look tidy and professional from an aesthetic perspective because the wireless technology eliminates visible cords and connectors.

Wall-mounted video units, dimmable lighting, and sound masking create a high-quality audiovisual experience. Video and sound controls are easily adjustable using on-screen technology, and meetings can start and stop with a tap.

Today, Spectrum’s employees can run or join efficient meetings inside their building, plus they can participate from anywhere in the world. The tech-infused new rooms fully meet the client’s expectation to, in their own words, “walk into a conference room and just have it work.”

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