The Barcelona International Congress Center (also known as CCIB) is the centerpiece of one of the city’s newest high-tech and business districts. Located on the Mediterranean coast, the Center consists of two buildings of great architectural value: the Convention Center building, designed by Josep Lluís Mateo and the Forum Auditorium, designed by Herzog & de Meuron.
With a 3,000-seat auditorium and a surface area of 100,000 m2 that can be divided into 46 halls and rooms, the CCIB hosts conventions, congresses, fairs, shows of international stature and since its opening, it has welcomed more than 6 million of delegates. The CCIB itself is part of the Fira de Barcelona, which is the second largest trade fair and exhibition center in Europe.
SpinetiX digital signage technology is now part of the Centre’s DNA in the CCIB’s desire to offer event organizers and delegates unique experiences in a privileged, modern and cosmopolitan place equipped with the latest technologies. Digital signage is also central to the Convention Centre’s vision of providing clear messages about its contribution to the local community and its socially responsible status as an organization.
With the modern architecture of its venue, its unique setting and its high-tech offer, the CCIB is recognized for offering first-rate services that can meet the requirements of any type of event. Digital signage is no exception, and the complete SpinetiX digital signage solution forms a key part of the Congress Center’s service offering to event planners.
Onsite installed SpinetiX HMP digital signage players ensure reliable distribution of content across CCIB sites and offices and work seamlessly with Elementi software. First deployed in 2014, the HMP200 fleet now has 50 readers, each installed behind a 43 to 45 inch screen. Designed in Switzerland and assembled in Germany, SpinetiX HMP drives are known for their rugged fanless form factor and professional performance. In fact, in the 8 years that some of the HMP readers have been part of the CCIB digital signage installation, none have ever malfunctioned or even required maintenance.
It’s not just because of their rugged nature that the components of the SpinetiX Complete Digital Signage solution are bulletproof. The digital signage system installed at the Convention Center also allows for effortless future expansions. The new SpinetiX hardware, for example, seamlessly integrates with the already existing Elementi content management system. The SpinetiX solution allows the CCIB to consider extending the system and offering more services around digital signage to event organizers in the future. Upgrading to the latest inline HMP400 readers with PoE+ support would also allow the readers to be powered directly over Ethernet, eliminating the need for multiple electrical outlets around displays. This ensures more flexibility, especially between room locations that have more Ethernet outlets than power outlets.
There are also plans to delegate content creation and management to more people in the marketing team for the screens located in the Centre’s offices. To this end, with its intuitive management and multi-user interface and its ability to work interoperably with Elementi, the SpinetiX ARYA cloud is an ideal complement to the existing system.