buk helps world leader talk at NATO's 70th anniversary meeting


buk Solutions was a key supplier in staging NATO's 70th anniversary meeting in Watford, UK, involving 29 member nations. We were brough in by Indentity, which specialises in events management, and which was chosen to organise the event by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office. 

Our ten-strong team spent four days setting up equipment in the meeting space at Watford's luxury Grove Hotel and in five additional press rooms. While it was a high-profile event, this was business as usual for buk Solutions since we have delivered for various NATO and government conferences over many years. 



Major inter-governmental conferences such as ones organised for NATO, rely on an effective and highly reliable real-time interpretation and communication system. buk Solutions provided this in the shape of booths for interpreters, push-to-talk microphones, Pan-Tilt-Zoom (PTZ) camera systems and receivers so delegates could hear all the proceedings in a language of their choice. 

Through decades of experience, buk Solutions was able to anticapate the needs of the client from the outset to ensure that all their needs were met - this included the operation of the delegate mics to positioning of cameras. 


"The positive attitude, hard work and outstanding attention to detail from the buk Solutions team helped to make the event a huge success. We have received incredibly complimentary feedback from the UK's Foreign and Commonwealth Office and NATO" 

- Paul Fitzpatrick Operations Director from Identity



There were 12 languages spoken at the NATO meeting and while buk Solutions did not provide the interpreters, we have a ready armoury of qualified professionals we can call upon if needed. 

In addition, buk Solutions provided the hardware for 900 delegates to be able to hear the simultaneous interpretation of their foreign counterparts' speech via the interpreters occupying our booths. buk Solutions has worked at the highest level, not just with NATO but with many governmental organisations for multi-language events. 


"Everyone working on the project should be extremely proud of what we have achieved collectively in challenging timescales and conditions"

- Paul Fitzpatrick Operations Director, Identity


buk Solutions provided full high-quality audio channels for delegates, national and international so that, through our receivers, they could hear a simultaneous translation of the proceedings of world leaders' speeches in their own language. 

This included:

  • A full digital Televic interpretation system using state-of-the-art control software
  • 900 digital delegate receivers
  • 32 dual ISO standard interpretation booths
  • 48 push-to-talk microphones
  • Remote PTZ Cameras. These 4k high-definition camera worked directly with the microphones. Using our advanced technology camera automation software, the camera automatically tracks a delegate at the push of their microphone button


For more information contact Steve Hunt at buk Solutions on 01223 411601 or email steve.hunt@buk.solutions

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