Case Study: Metro Toronto Convention Centre (MTCC)
The Metro Toronto Convention Centre (MTCC) located in the heart of Toronto’s downtown is the largest convention centre in Canada. With a total of 600,000 square feet of exhibit, meeting and ballroom space, the MTCC can create memorable events for groups of 40 to 40,000. From trade shows and conferences to banquets and galas, they can do it all.
The management team at the MTCC wanted to provide timely information to their patrons on facility, events, services and local attractions. The delivery system needed to be automated, tying into the existing event scheduling system with minimal interaction by MTCC staff. Unique information needed to be delivered to different floors and buildings from a central location without involving staff to monitor each individual display. Bill McDonald, MTCC’s Director of Technology wanted a state-of-the-art system that would grow with their needs. “We have an objective to continually reinvest in our facility to defend and grow our position in the marketplace, with Omnivex software, we have taken our ability to communicate with our customers to a new level”. The initial installation called for 19 NEC 4610 46” LCD panels throughout the facility with plans to expand over time. “We can see opportunities to expand this network over the next few years and taking advantage of some of the interactive capabilities provided by the Omnivex software” added McDonald.