Last month, AV News reported on the change of identity of the former Brähler ICS UK to BUK Solutions Ltd. BUK Solutions MD Simon Sainsbury reports that he name change is more than a flight of fancy: Rather, the change of brand reflects a move to include a widespread portfolio of conferencing solutions and services.
From its inception as a technology distribution business 30 or more years ago, BUK Solutions can now supply both equipment and staff anywhere in the world from its UK office. When you consider the growth in international trade and the increasingly complex political scene underpinning it in the lifetime of BUK Solutions, the need for a trusted partner that ca facilitate discussion is obvious.
BUK provides technology-based solutions for permanent installations, conferences, events, meetings and related applications. Where a solution sale is appropriate, Sainsbury explains: “We work across a wide range of public and private sectors to deliver off-the-shelf and bespoke solutions, offering a range of products for rental or purchase together with system design and integration, consultancy and complementary services.”
The scope of these of services is extensive, from the provision of rented systems and interpretation services for international conferences and product launches to the supply of installations of bespoke discussion and recording solutions for boardrooms and council chambers, tribunal hearings and interview rooms and educational use. Clients include multinational businesses, central and local government, crown courts and academia, through to intermediaries including event management companies and conference organisers.
BUK Solutions include competencies include: simultaneous interpretation equipment; push-to-talk microphone discussion systems; interpreter teams; digital recording and logging systems; translation and transcription services; audio, video and web-based solutions; wireless voting technology; audio visual solutions; consultancy; and specialist design and technical support
The components drawn from BUK Solutions international portfolio of suppliers are tested under live conditions by the company’s global equipment hire network so customers are confident that any equipment purchased is of the highest quality and reliability. In any event, a complete after-sales service including comprehensive warranties, support and maintenance packages.
BUK Solutions is the UK’s exclusive sales partner for VIQ software, the world leader in digital audio recording (DAR) and evidential logging systems. VIQ’s software complements and seamlessly integrates with BUK’s range of hearing room, interview room and courtroom products, focusing not just on audio recording, but on the secure collection of all digital media: audio, video, emails, photographs, logs, attachments, and more.
BUK Solutions also partners with Sanako is the global leader in language teaching software. The two companies have joined forces to offer fully integrated interpreter training suites for universities and other institutions. BUK Solutions’ team of experienced industry professionals are able to help customers define requirements and advise on the best options and solutions, whether it is for a small meeting or an event that is taking place on a global stage – including the full range of AV equipment needed, from sound systems, dome camera systems to video, projection, lighting recording and live streaming facilities.
Sainsbury is also monitoring the plethora of emerging technologies that could play a part in satisfying his customer’s requirements. AI is an obvious one here transcription and translation is concerned. While not ruling it out completely, he believes that it would have limited take-up for mission-critical applications at its current state of development, but in the longer term who knows?