Customer: Medical Research Council – the Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit (MRC-CBSU)


Sector: Medical Research

Profile: A unit of the Medical Research Council; approximately 90 researchers and postgraduate students studying human cognition and the brain.

Business Need

MRC CBSU studies human cognition and the brain. The Unit has about 90 researchers and postgraduate students investigating topics such as attention, emotion, language and memory.

1plex was appointed to work with CBSU to complete the design and implementation of Microsoft Lync 2013. Included in the objectives was a requirement to integrate their existing Polycom HDX video conferencing units into the solution to extend their reach to PC’s, Macs and tablet devices.


1plex designed and implemented a solution comprising a Standard Edition Lync 2013 server, Lync 2013 Edge and Office Web App server. 1plex also worked closely with the network team advising on firewall configuration to enable internal and external access and public federation including Skype. RTV licenses were purchased for the Polycom HDX’s making them available to participate in point to point and conference calls. Following the successful installation of the core components, future projects include introduction of enterprise voice for dial in conferencing.