DB Systems (DB), the global audio-visual company, is flying high following a hugely successful week at the 2008 Farnborough International Air Show.
DB has been a regular face at the event since first working here to supply just two touch screens to a client’s exhibition stand in 1992. This year was the company’s biggest presence to date as it provided integrated office systems for 31 out of the 75 large business chalets at the show, plus bespoke AV & IT solutions for 25 exhibition stands, including over 200 plasma screens.
DB’s work at Farnborough ranges enormously from the supply of single screens to exhibitors, to supplying the kind of cutting-edge technology that is only seen on a select number of exhibitions stands annually in the UK.
On one exhibition stand, DB designed and installed an amazing 3D holographic projection theatre, which was used to play a virtual presentation of the client’s latest aircraft engine complete with a holographic male presenter ‘standing’ at the side of the stage.
On another exhibition stand, DB installed twin seamless plasma walls facing each other. The walls, approximately 2m x 3m and 3 metres apart, allowed DB’s client to have images and content passing from one screen to the other. This AV feature was the showcase for the exhibit and the content interaction was a big draw for delegates onto the exhibit.
At the peak of their onsite presence, DB had a crew in excess of 40 at Farnborough to ensure systems were set up and operating to peak efficiency in time for the show. DB engineers were also available onsite during the show to offer support to their clients. The onsite service included daily equipment checks, testing and routine maintenance.
David Bulley, Managing Director of DB, said: “We work closely with all our clients to ensure a bespoke service. In fact, our technicians were on site in early June to help clients set up, which makes it an exceptionally long load-in for us.
“Since I first came to Farnborough in 1992 to supply two touch screens for a client, our reputation and relationship with other companies working and exhibiting here has grown enormously, building to the 2008 Show, which is our biggest yet.
I and everyone at DB look forward to working with many of the same clients at the Paris Air Show next year, then coming back to Farnborough, our home air show, in 2010.