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Transforming the One New Zealand Warriors with Sharp’s Innovative Solutions

"Sharp has gone above and beyond in delivering cutting-edge technology solutions that have truly transformed our offices, bringing an immense amount of value to our business." 

- Glenn Critchley, GM Commercial & Consumer Business at One New Zealand Warriors

The One New Zealand Warriors, now under the ownership of Autex Industries, have firmly established themselves as one of New Zealand's most influential sporting brands in the NRL (National Rugby League). Situated at Go Media Stadium, Mt Smart, this club was born on Friday, March 10, 1995, and proudly stands as New Zealand's largest and longest-standing professional sporting franchise.

The Challenge

The forward-thinking team at the One New Zealand Warriors recognised the need to enhance the existing visual displays in their offices, as the current static solution in the primary meeting room lacked functionality. They sought a solution that would seamlessly facilitate collaboration, allowing for video conferencing, screen sharing, presentations, and productive client and supplier meetings.

Another challenge they faced was their outdated reception welcome system, which relied on an old iPad for visitor sign-ins. In addition to their regular visitors, they frequently welcomed groups, but their sign-in process was a cumbersome task that heavily depended on the assistance of front desk staff. They desired a system that offered more assistance tailored to each visitor's style and specific information requirements.

The Solution

Sharp’s recommendation for the outdated visual display in their primary meeting room: the Windows Collaboration Display Panels for their exceptional ease of use. Connectivity is a breeze, whether through a single USB-c cable or wirelessly, and the interactive display solutions provide an authentic Pen-on-Paper® experience that allows for seamless and instinctive use. The 70” display, equipped with a 4k camera and quad array microphone, is effortlessly installed and ideal for video conferencing, thanks to the latest capacitive touch technology.

Sharp's recommendation for the visitor sign-in process: the Visitor Management Welcome Kiosk, a remarkable fusion of innovative technology, an intuitive user interface, and advanced features. By integrating NEC's leading facial recognition technology with fully customisable, COVID-19 compliant hardware, Sharp's welcome kiosk ensures a safer and more secure visitor registration process. All visits are securely recorded using biometrics, providing a theft-proof and forgery-resistant system.

The Benefits

The Collaboration Display has revolutionised how the One New Zealand Warriors teams come together. Whether in the office, at home, or on their mobile devices, they can engage in video conferencing, share screens and presentations, fostering increased collaboration and involvement with utmost ease. Now, they have unlocked the ability to achieve their goals with unparalleled efficiency, resulting in a significant boost to overall staff productivity.

By also automating their visitor registration process, the One New Zealand Warriors team have gained greater flexibility, liberating front desk staff from repetitive tasks. The welcome kiosk personalises and customises the visitor registration experience based on the purpose of each visit. Additionally, the kiosk allows for efficient handling of groups of visitors, enabling pre-loading of their information and ensuring a seamless entry into the building upon arrival. The benefits are manifold for the One New Zealand Warriors team: streamlined interactions with repeat customers, optimised staff utilisation, and comprehensive reporting and analytics for contact management.


At Sharp, we take pride in providing comprehensive, hands-on support for our range of products, to drive technological progress and excellence in the workplace. With the guidance of our dedicated team of local experts, our onboarding process ensures a smooth integration and fosters a trustworthy, personal connection.

"When we approached Sharp, the team not only showed us how to effectively use the products, but also took the time to explain the features and discuss the ideal setup for the Visual Display and Welcome Kiosk. The Sharp team’s excellent attention to detail gave us the confidence we needed, especially considering the significant investment we were making. Since then, we have continued to receive exceptional support and have truly appreciated the ongoing assistance." – Glenn Critchley, GM Commercial & Consumer Business at One New Zealand Warriors.

The Result

We were delighted to collaborate with the One New Zealand Warriors in revolutionising their offices, propelling them into the modern age by providing innovative solutions.  

"Through a strategic shift away from outdated manual processes and by embracing the remarkable capabilities of technology in our daily operations, we have transformed communication like never before." – Glenn Critchley, GM Commercial & Consumer Business at One New Zealand Warriors.

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