Based in Houston, Texas, Bluewater Industries provides innovative solutions to project management and offshore construction. Face-to-face meetings with overseas clients were costing the company more than $10,000 a trip, and with opportunities to grow business, travel costs could skyrocket and more employee time would be spent in transit.
Data Projections’ solution included outfitting Bluewater Industries’ two videoconference rooms with two separate systems. One room was equipped with a flat screen as the display and the other with an overhead projector and an interactive whiteboard. Both rooms have multi-conferencing capabilities, the ability to display material from their data server in the WindowsÆ desktop, and the means to interface videoconferencing in several formats. Hunter Martin, Vice President of Administration & Finance at Bluewater Industries, explains their requirements. “We wanted to be able to have videoconferencing with anyone, either here in the U.S. or in Europe...in any format. And we needed it to be as user friendly as possible. The idea was to be able to come in, press one button and have everything up and running. That’s exactly what Data Projections delivered.”
With employees able to meet at a moment’s notice in Bluewater Industries videoconferencing rooms, significant employee time has been saved as well as travel costs. In addition, the company now also has the ability to project large and intricate spreadsheets on the conference room screen, making internal meetings more productive and efficient. “I’m very happy with the system. The results have been outstanding in terms of quality, service and ease of use,” said Martin.