I've been handed an interesting project and want to be sure about what I put in place.
We have several 'islands' of tables (different teams) and several users in heavy phone usage areas of the office. They want a solution whereby each island of desks can control the volume on their desks only and individual users can listen to a the same music on their desktop/laptop etc.. (when it's not appropriate to have it loud).
The music is originating from Spotify, We7 etc..
I'm slightly proposing using some Apple Express units and some long cables (using Shairport to push the audio out) to several powered speakers (so I don't have to mess around with amplifiers) on the desk 'islands' and a local shoutcast server to serve the local desktop/laptop users (I understand the latency issue of 1-5 seconds).
Am I going the right way about this? or has anybody got a better solution?