coodart transforms conferencing space of global minerals producer in Derby, UK, complete with the Shure Stem Ecosystem

coodart transforms conferencing space of global minerals producer in Derby, UK, complete with the Shure Stem Ecosystem


One of the EU’s largest iron ore producers, with more than 4,500 employees spread across 12 countries recently underwent a huge transformation of its head office in Derby, UK. The purpose of the refurbishment was largely to create additional flexible office space and meeting rooms, with new communications technologies playing a key part in the renovation.

Customer Profile

coodart, experts in modern workspaces, worked closely with the client to transform their existing boardroom into the perfect space for their colleagues to work, meet and collaborate, whether virtually or in-person.


Their brief was to create a collaborative and comfortable working environment for employees equipped with reliable and robust conferencing technologies. coodart selected the Shure Stem Ecosystem to deliver on the room’s audio requirements. 


Video conferencing is now an even bigger part of our lives and the most important part of that is achieving crystal-clear audio. After coodart consulted with the client on what was initially a Microsoft Teams discussion, the project’s scope shifted into a complete redesign of the conference room’s aesthetics and acoustics. 

With the room measuring just over 14 metres, audio pickup was an important factor to take into consideration when planning the fit out. coodart chose to integrate the Shure Stem Ecosystem, as it offers the freedom to create, manage and scale the conference room audio for an effortless meeting experience, both now and in the future. 

Being a fully customisable solution, a mix of Shure Stem devices were chosen to outfit the space. This included Stem Table and Ceiling Speakers and Microphones, combined with the Stem Hub to connect all the devices together and complete the solution. Future flexibility allows additional devices to be simply added at a later date, should the audio requirement change.

Offering three different pickup patterns, there was immediately a huge difference in audio quality, not only for everyone in the room but also for those calling in remotely. Stem’s audio fencing also provides a ‘protective bubble’ around those speaking, blocking out any irrelevant noise and focusing the audio pickup solely on the conference room table. 


coodart designed a space that now offers a crystal-clear video conferencing experience, with an infrastructure that is fully flexible and expandable, protecting the client’s investment long-term. The ecosystem’s ongoing roadmap promises further upgrades and developments to continue supporting users in collaborating better with colleagues, both now and in the future.

  • Shure Stem Ecosystem Boardroom
  • Stem Ceiling
  • Stem Speaker
  • Shure Stem Ecosystem Boardroom
  • Shure Stem Ecosystem Boardroom

Gear List

Model Number Quantity Description
Stem Stem Ceiling 3 Stem Ceiling focuses on who’s speaking and allows you to focus on your meeting all while keeping the technology out of sight.
Stem Stem Speaker 6 Stem Speaker gives you the freedom to expand sound anywhere in the room while giving you three different mounting options to choose from so you can flex your tech or keep it incognito in any environment
Stem Stem Hub Express 1 Hub Express connects multiple Stem devices through your network and acts as the central communication device for the audio in a room. It comes with multiple connectivity options including USB Type B, SIP, and external analog speakers.