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Saville links the world’s largest online marketplace

21 March 2012

Saville Audio Visual has installed videoconferencing at eBay offices throughout Europe.

eBay is the world’s largest online marketplace with around 97 million active users globally and over 17 million unique visitors to every month.

Far from an online auction house, currently has over 40 million live listings on the UK site, with fixed price goods accounting for the majority of items sold globally. Sellers include 180,000 registered businesses and over 100 high-street retailers and brands who use eBay as an additional sales channel for fashion, home & garden and consumer electronics products.

Saville was commissioned to upgrade and extend the company’s communications by installing Lifesize HD conferencing systems in six different offices at the UK headquarters in Richmond, Surrey and throughout the network of eBay offices in Europe. The systems comprise Lifesize Room 220 packages with dual 55” NEC Full HD screens, Polycom microphones and Crestron controllers.

The aim of the upgrade is to increase the company’s VC capabilities with dual screen operability at all sites, via a compact, efficient and aesthetically pleasing solution. The selected system is designed to be future proof and flexible, providing an easy-to-use experience, including bespoke training sessions. In addition the systems provide remote access and operation of all main equipment items and control systems and the initial feedback has been extremely good, reporting that the Saville solution is “really making a difference to the VC experience in Europe”.

The bespoke programming layout and configuration Saville has carried out for the APC controllers has been very well received, resulting in a request to re-configure all the company’s existing units. To date, systems have been rolled out at eBay offices in Berlin, Paris, Zurich, Bern and Amsterdam. Further installations are scheduled at these sites, followed by Sweden, Denmark, Italy, Czechoslovakia, Ukraine, Israel and Turkey.

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