A team of 1,100 scientists at the Gazprom Neft Science and Technology Center in St. Petersburg, Russian Federation, recently turned to Jet Infosystems and Extron for project and collaboration support. GSTC provides standard office areas and flexible, open meeting spaces for project teams ranging from 10 to 100 employees. The facility also includes a configurable training and lecture hall that can serve as a forum.
Jet Infosystems designed and deployed a fully configured matrix switching solution based on Extron NAV Pro AV-over-IP and XTP Systems. An XTP II CrossPoint matrix switcher handles switching and local routing over the twisted pair cable infrastructure, while the NAV system facilitates transmission to and from remote locations. These systems are connected by a transit zone. They work in tandem to deliver signals from an array of computers and AV sources to projection and video wall display systems, as well as separate interactive touch displays located throughout the facility. The Gazprom Neft corporate officers consider the GSTC, with its NAV and XTP systems, to be an essential tool for the mutual discovery, decision making and dissemination of new and improved petroleum production methods to the field.
“Extron NAV and XTP systems were chosen based on their functionality, flexibility and reliability,” said Mikhail Anoshin, specialist for Fuel and Energy Companies at Jet Infosystems. “Also, Extron offers a full range of products, systems and solutions required to meet the specified capabilities.”
The AV system at GTSC that combines NAV and XTP meets Gazprom Neft’s carefully defined requirements for this new facility. It facilitates collaborative efforts that enable management to quickly and easily shape corporate policies, programs and activities. The Extron systems provide signal switching among various sources and delivers content to each selected display. Another benefit of this installation is the interchangeability of the system components from location to location. The NAV and XTP systems have proven to reliably support and enhance collaboration among the GSTC employees as well as increase efficiency across all 24 regional facilities.