ABOUT UNITED NATIONS IN DRC
The United Nations mission in the DRC (named MONUSCO, formerly MONUC) was formed in 1999 and carries out a mandate to protect civilians, humanitarian personnel and human rights defenders under imminent threat of physical violence and to support the Government of the DRC in its stabilisation and consolidation efforts. MONUSCO comprises of 19,815 military personnel, 760 military observers, 391 police personnel and 1,050 formed police units.
Clayton Communications was commissioned to deliver, setup, programme and train UN personnel on three large wireless conference systems with language interpretation. These systems needed to be wireless and portable so MONUSCO could travel with these systems throughout the DRC and conduct meetings in war-torn areas near the eastern borders.
The conferencing systems were delivered on time, within budget and according to the detailed design and specification provided by Bosch Europe. The three systems consist of:
- 150x wireless delegate systems with voting and language distribution
- 12x interpreter desks
- 1x parliamentary voting software
- 1x simultaneous interpretation software
- 1x microphone management software
Our project managers and installation team worked with the technical personnel at the customer to ensure they were fully trained in the equipment and software programming. Detailed operation and maintenance manuals were provided as part of the training and we have received very favourable feedback from the technical department with whom we remain in touch.
The conference and language distribution systems have provided the client with exceptional functionality and freedom for conferences of varying sizes across the country. The Integrus infrared system provides the client with a versatile and secure means of language and audio distribution.