March 31, 2015

Coca-Cola Opens VC Happiness in Rosebank

By Nicole Barnes – March 27, 2018 Coca-Cola’s Johannesburg office has recently relocated to Rosebank and has benefited from an extensive upgrade under the guidance of the company’s in-house Workplace 20/20 team. The move has brought Coca-Cola South Africa in line with the company’s global standards – opening up opportunities for smarter working processes, higher levels of collaboration and greater productivity – realised through Crestron Electronics office automation solutions, among other technology. In a recent interview, Pro-Systems Africa News spoke with Vernon Pond, Coca-Cola’s technology services manager for Southern, Central and East Africa, about Coca-Cola’s new home. Originally housed in a single unit within a multi-tenant office park, Pond explains that as Coca-Cola Southern and East Africa’s operations expanded, so did the company’s office space and by the late 1990s, they had taken over three four-story buildings in Parktown. However, as the property was not […]
March 20, 2015

Saxon Hotel, Villas And Spa Provides Better-Than-Home Experience With Exterity

Many hotels go out of their way to offer guests a stay that’s better than home. In today’s world, though, most people invest in the latest technology, especially when it comes to their audio and visual entertainment systems. Not one to be left behind, The Saxon Hotel, Villas and Spa in Johannesburg recently upgraded their IPTV (Internet Protocol Television) solutions using Exterity, providing their guests with a better-than-home experience that should satisfy even the most tech-savvy visitor. As one of the World’s Leading Boutique Hotels, The Saxon is known for its beautiful grounds, superior quality rooms and impeccable service, and they wanted to offer audio and visual entertainment to a similarly high standard. Panavision Evolve has been The Saxon’s technology partner since 2010, and they selected The Exterity system for the project. “We looked at several potential IPTV technology suppliers for the project at The […]
February 28, 2015

The Saxon delivers an exceptional guest experience

Since its inception, the Saxon Hotel, Villas and Spa has invested in the very best in-room automation and entertainment systems on the market to deliver an exceptional experience for guests. Over the years, hotel management has continued to upgrade the hotel’s technology infrastructure in line with developments in digital, automation and audiovisual trends. The AV Integration editorial team were recently invited to a tour of the Saxon, hosted by Johan Vos, of the Saxon together with Panavision Evolve’s sales director, Jaco Potgieter and sales manager from Exterity, Gary Davies. Situated on a ten-acre estate in the heart of Sandton’s opulent, tree-lined suburb of Sandhurst, lies the enchanting Saxon Hotel, Villas and Spa. Voted the World’s Leading Boutique Hotel since 2001, the Saxon takes pride in offering impeccable quality and service, leaving guests with a lasting impression of outstanding excellence and a longing to return. The […]
February 1, 2015

Coca-Cola’s integrated workspace transformation

A fully integrated solution has been installed at the South African HQ of Coca-Cola to provide a seamless data sharing and monitoring scheduling service to manage the various meeting rooms. Zoe Mutter examines the technology selected for the diverse collaboration spaces and open plan auditorium. Creating a productive environment for employees that meets the standards of Coca-Cola’s locations around the globe was top of the agenda when the company relocated its South African office to a modern, upgraded building. The team endeavoured to produce a seamlessly integrated workplace installation enhanced by collaborative meeting and huddle spaces and an open plan, multi-purpose auditorium. When the project was referred to consulting firm CKR, local integrator Panavision Evolve was brought on board to design and deploy an extensive and upgraded automation and integration system at the new space, located in Rosebank, just north of Johannesburg. “CKR assisted the […]