Jerusalem, Israel—May 2020…Inaugurated in 1971, the Israeli President’s House (Beit Hanassi) is much more than the official residence of the nation’s President. The building, located in Jerusalem’s Talbiya residential neighborhood, is also a museum and a facility for hosting a variety of high-profile events. World leaders and journalists converge at Beit Hanassi, which includes a visitor center and a garden where visiting heads of state traditionally plant olive trees, in addition to the expected meeting spaces, offices, and the President’s living space. Both house and garden display works of fine art representing the history of the Jewish people. The building’s main meeting space hosts outside groups, as well as lectures, presentations, government functions, press conferences, and more.
The President’s House has undergone significant renovation over the past 10 years, including new technical systems designed and installed in 2019 by Charmer Group, Israel’s leading AVL systems installers. As part of this project, Charmer Group provided a Visionary Solutions video network for the building’s main meeting space and an outside area, along with a Dante audio network.
“We’ve been using Visionary Solutions products for a while,” offers Charmer Group co-founder and co-owner BaBu Levy. “I try to spec Visionary Solutions as much as I can because I want technology that is reliable. I’ve never had a problem with Visionary Solutions products, from the first time we used them to this day. Beit Hanassi is, of course, a high-profile installation. In Israel, everything is a hot topic in the news, and news broadcasters are flying in and out of this meeting space, so we cannot have lost connections or other issues. We need a system that just works, and that’s one of the biggest reasons we chose Visionary Solutions encoders and decoders.”