Press release RAF Cranwell
iKON AVS PRESS RELEASE March 2009
RAF Training College Fit Podule Control
RAF Training College Cranwell are currently in the process of refitting many of their classrooms and lecture theatres with new systems that include UK manufacturers iKON AVS Podule controllers.
UK Distributor for iKON AVS, SSP Distribution, helped to set up the deal and their owner, Paul Spalding comments: “They took a number of products for evaluation and we (SSP and iKON) developed a programme specifically for them. Then after consideration they opted to go for a number of the iKON 16 button Wall Podule units to use in place of an existing system that had given up the ghost. They use the Wall Podule with infra red control and Relay Podules to operate projectors, DVD’s and amplifiers and screen and blind control. More recently they have installed one of iKON’s 6.4” touch screen controllers in one of their larger theatres. In addition some of the units are linked to switch Kramer VP211DS auto switchers using an iKON serial to contact closure interface that was developed for this system.”
“The comment from the RAF was that whilst they spoke to a number of companies regarding control systems iKON were the only one who came up with a straight forward and cost effective system and were prepared to take the time to discuss requirements in detail.”
Over the past six months SSP have had discussions with the RAF regarding a number of other projects and RAF personnel have been through installation and programming training at the iKON premises in Worcestershire.
The RAF are one of the many major users of the iKON AVS Podule system and join the likes of The Metropolitan Police, Egg, University of Ulcester and Harper Adams University who all have numbers of Podule units installed.