Tech and Entertainment in the Oakley Safehouse
So far we know three things about the Oakley Safehouse in London 1) the custom design has the best of form and function 2) the product bar is a collector’s fantasy land and 3) just a whiff of the food transports you into your grandma’s kitchen.
The final component, which brings the whole experience full circle, is wrapped up in over 11,000 feet audio and video cables…the entertainment.
The Planar Video walls provide an Ultra High Def viewing experience of the Games that, when combined with the audio clarity of the JBL Pendant speakers makes guests feel like they’re witnessing the action live from the venue.
However, for those who have joined us to escape all of the hustle and bustle, the sound design has been optimized by zones, which allows us to create a unique audio ambience in various areas of the Safehouse.
Our in-house DJ plays everything from draft punk in the coffee lounge to national anthems during Oakley watch presentations using a state-of-the-art PreSonus 16.0.2 digital mixer to keep the environment lively all day long. To mix things up a bit, we’ve also joined forces with Supajam to bring in some of the UK’s best up-and-coming artists to perform stripped down, live, acoustic sets daily. Artists have included the effortlessly cool sound of Jacob Banks, Supajam favorite Adam Barnes and solo artist Jim Jones of Small Town Jones among many talented others.
When guests aren’t busy watching the Games, creating custom product or listening to live music they can also be found in the iMac station checking email or Skyping with family back home, kicking back in the quiet lounge checking results on the community iPads and taking personalized photos in a photo booth unlike any other you’ve seen before.
We’ve taken an icon of London’s past, the red telephone booth, installed some iPads and transformed these call stations into fully functioning photo booths in which guests can take, print and share photos in real time.
As if all that wasn’t enough, the Safehouse also boasts a fully stocked custom video studio in which we’ve already shot nearly 16 terabytes of interviews with some of the most elite athletes in the world. If you haven’t already be sure to check out some of these edits on Oakley’s YouTube Channel.