Fiera Milano SpA is the most important trade show organizer in Italy, and its Milano Congressi (MiCo) is the largest convention center in Europe, with 70 conference rooms that can hold up to 18,000 people. The facility needed a complete audio and video solution to buttress the existing BSS Audio network located in the South Block section of the convention center. The solution needed to handle a significant amount of signal processing and enable a dual-redundant Dante network to run through the north block of MiCo. The severe time and budgetary constraints MiCo was under added another challenge.
The solution was designed and built by Volume Srl, Euphon S.p.A. Group with support from Leading Technologies, a HARMAN Professional distributor in Italy. It features JBL loudspeakers powered by Crown amplifiers. The system is anchored around BSS Audio Soundweb London BLU, which offers configurable I/O, signal processing, Audinate’s Dante™audio transport and HARMAN’s BLU link digital audio bus. It also uses HARMAN HiQnet Audio Architect™ software, which provides comprehensive configuration, control and monitoring of the system.
“The project has lived up to its expectations, which were extremely high. Until now, there was no facility in Italy capable of hosting large international meetings, which meant that we lost business to other countries. With the advent of the new BSS Audio system, MiCo is truly in the forefront of the world’s convention centers, and we’ve brought a new level of professionalism and new job opportunities into our domestic market.” – Roberto Frigerio, Leading Technologies