RTS were contacted by event organisers in London with an important keynote speaker stranded in the United States, unable to attend the conference due to the travel disruption caused by “SuperStorm Sandy”.

The storm brought gusts of more than 85mph and a record-breaking 13ft surge of seawater in Manhattan, submerging seven subway tunnels and many roads. All transatlantic flights have been cancelled causing travel chaos to thousands of passengers unable enter or leave the US.

RTS are a certified Polycom Solutions Advisor and hold extensive stock of Polycom video conferencing equipment which is readily available for clients and customers.

RTS engineers were immediately deployed with Polycom HDX 8000 video conferencing codecs to the central London venue. The systems were installed and tested and ready for the start of the conference.

The keynote speaker was able to deliver the planned address from the US – thanks to the quick thinking of event organisers who knew that video conferencing was the only option.

Expertise in video conferencing

RTS have been supplying and installing video conference solutions for corporate and public sector clients for many years and have an extensive range of hire and demo stock available.