September 15, 2020
BANGKOK, Thailand—To elevate experiences of its meeting spaces with world class AV solutions, the Metropolitan Electricity Authority collaborated with Mahajak Development Co., Ltd to install cutting-edge HARMAN Professional Solutuons networked AV and lighting solutions.
Established in 1958, the Metropolitan Electricity Authority is a state-run electricity and power provider that services Bangkok, Nonthaburi, and Samut Prakan. The facilities span across three towers and include a convention center, an auditorium, a food center, a nursing home, an exhibition hall and multiple office spaces. To commemorate the enterprise’s 61st anniversary, Metropolitan Electricity Authority hired Mahajak to install state-of-the-art HARMAN Professional Solutions networked AV and lighting systems throughout the facilities.
“The client wanted sophisticated AV and lighting solutions to support their meeting rooms, offices and convention centers,” said Pongsakorn Kanchanachayphoom, Director of Project, Mahajak Development Co. Ltd. “We selected end-to-end AMX systems, as they support a wide range of distribution formats and applications, regardless of the distance between source and destination. We chose Martin lighting fixtures for their ability to create stunning visual displays without causing glare.”
To enable digital voting during meetings, Mahajak equipped the MOC meeting room with an AMX networked AV system, which can be controlled using AMX NX series and MKP series control panels or an AMX TPC-iPad wireless control system. Sound is routed through a Soundcraft Signature Series mixing console and distributed to JBL Control series ceiling loudspeakers via BSS BLU series processors. For the visual system, an AMX Enova DGX800-ENC digital media switcher is used to manage video feeds.
The committee room with 50 seats has an audio system similar to the MOC Room. This room is for executive meetings and enabled with easy to use arrangements faciliated by 24” embed monitors installed with monitor lifts. There is a continuous screen helping the audiences to see the presentation at eye level. The 164” motorized screem and 5,000 ANSI lumens projector are provided with Digital Matrix 8 * 8 AMX DGX800-ENC with video card. The control system used AMX NX Series together with AMX/TPC-iPad wireless control system for convinence to control all equipments, on and off functions, and the sytem can be connected to the central control. The system can be monitored to check their functions independently.
Mahajak installed a similar audio system in the Governor meeting room, along with an impressive video system featuring multiple embedded 24-inch video monitors, a 164-inch motorized screen and a powerful 5,000 ANSI lumens projector. The system is controlled using the AMX Enova DGX800-ENC; along with AMX NX series integrated controllers and AMX TPC-iPad software. Mahajak also equipped three additional meeting rooms with similar systems.
To enable staff to monitor AV systems throughout the facilities, Mahajak leveraged AMX Resource Management Suite (RMS) Enterprise software, increasing management efficiency. For seamless streaming between devices, Mahajak installed AMX SVSI N2000 series encoders and decoders. This future-proof system comprised of the latest HARMAN products makes it easy to integrate additional products or upgrade in the future.
For added convenience, Mahajak deployed seven-inch touch screens in every meeting room to display the room’s status, such as green for “Available”, yellow for “Already Booked” and red for “In Use”. On the exterioir of the building, outdoor LED screens and control equipment were installed to display animations, slide shows, videos, and graphics in full color up to 30 meters away from the installation point.
The auditorium, being the heart of meeting rooms, is designed like a cinema theater. Class-leading JBL Line Array loudspeakers were installed to provide clear, detailed sound throughout the venue while supporting multi-functional operation. JBL VerTec series loudspeakers and subwoofers are mounted together with JBL AC series and JBL ASB series loudspeakers to provide powerful sound. Mahajak selected JBL PRX series loudspeakers as floor monitors, enabling performers to hear themselves on stage.
For visual media in the auditorium, Mahajak installed an AMX HDBaseT system along with an AMX DGX800-ENC digital media switcher. Three powerful projectors installed at the back of the room provide crisp, clear visuals. The system is controlled via iPad using the AMX TPC-iPad software.
In the Seminar rooms, a Soundcraft Si Performer series mixing console enables the space to be used as a multipurpose venue. JBL CBT series column loudspeakers deliver even, balanced coverage in the Split room, while JBL VRX series line array loudspeakers and STX series subwoofers deliver class-leading sound quality in the Merged room.
For visuals, Mahajak equipped the space with an AMX HDBaseT system and AMX Enova DGX800-ENC digital media switcher. Two high-powered projectors deliver video signals to three motorized screens and four portable LED TVs. To create immersive lighting shows in the auditorium, Mahajak installed a wide range of Martin moving head fixtures, including the MAC Quantum Profile.
"We required an AV and lighting system that would facilitate seamless communication while adding a sophisticated look and feel to our venues,” said a spokesperson at Metropolitan Electricity Authority. “The AMX networked AV system provided by Mahajak satisfied all of our requirements, and its centralized platform made it very easy for us to access, maintain and upgrade the system from anywhere in the buildings."
"Large-scale, multipurpose venues like the Metropolitan Electricity Authority require advanced AV systems to deliver clear sound and visuals," said Ramesh Jayaraman, VP & GM HARMAN Professional Solutions, APAC. "HARMAN would like to thank our partner Mahajak Development Co., Ltd for leveraging our industry-leading experience in delivering enterprise-level solutions at a government facility and for creating a powerful AV solution that helps elevate the experience of the officials and visitors."
September 15, 2020
ULSAN, Republic of Korea—Adding world-class sound and enhancing the fan experience, the Ulsan Sports Complex hired audio integrators TechDataPS Co., Ltd., and Daeseong Media to upgrade the sound system in its Ulsan Complex Stadium with a state-the-art, dynamic HARMAN Professional audio solution.
Built in 1970, the Ulsan Sports Complex includes Ulsan Complex Stadium, which was the original home of Ulsan Hyundai FC and features a capacity of 19,471. Today, the stadium is home to Ulsan Citizen FC, which competes in Korea’s K4 professional soccer league. Located between the Yaksacheon and Dongcheon rivers, Ulsan Sports Complex also includes an auxiliary stadium, the Dongcheon Gymnasium, Dongcheon National Sports Center, a basketball court, foot volleyball court, futsal court as well as a youth concert hall. To bring exceptional sound to sporting events and create an entertaining environment for fans, TechDataPS and Daeseong Media equipped Ulsan Complex Stadium with a cutting-edge HARMAN Professional audio solution that includes JBL Professional loudspeakers, Crown amplification, Soundcraft mixers and BSS signal processors.
“The client required a system that could deliver reliable, highly articulate sound output. It was also essential that the system maximize sound coverage across the venue, keeping in mind the close proximity of residential buildings,” said a spokesperson for TechDataPS. “Considering multiple factors including safety, durability and the varying acoustic demands of the venue, we zeroed in upon JBL VTX A-Series loudspeakers.”
Providing pristine sound throughout the stadium, TechDataPS selected JBL VTX A8 dual 8” compact line array loudspeakers for their excellent audio quality and 110º dispersion. The system also includes an array of JBL all-weather loudspeakers, including AW295, AWC595, AWC129 and AWC82 speakers, which deliver exceptional acoustics and feature weather-resistant enclosures. TechDataPS also installed 305P MkII powered studio monitors, which feature JBLs’ patented Waveguide Technology and allow the stadium’s audio engineers to reference the mix accurately to make sure it will translate well over the loudspeakers.
To ensure optimum audio performance, the system includes BSS BLU-DA and BLU-100 signal processors with BLU Link, while Crown I-Tech 4x3500HD, DCi 4|600N and DCi 4|300N amplifiers power the solution. Further adding to the system’s excellent audio output, Soundcraft Vi2000, Si Performer 1 and Signature 12 mixing consoles offer unparalleled mixing capabilities with professional, studio-quality sound.
“We were looking at a complete renewal of the existing sound setup. Apart from delivering world-class performance, the setup had to meet great standards of reliability, durability and safety. The latter two were especially important factors because of the windy conditions prevalent in Ulsan,” said a spokesperson for Ulsan Complex Stadium. “We are extremely satisfied with the incredible solutions that TechDataPS and Daeseong Media provided.”
"The Ulsan Complex Stadium called for audio solutions that could address a complex set of requirements. Not only was there a requirement for a world-class sound system, but also designs and setups that were executed with great prudence," said Ramesh Jayaraman, VP & GM, HARMAN Professional Solutions, APAC. "We would like to thank our partner TechDataPS Co., Ltd., for delivering a solution that admirably met the multi-faceted challenges.”
September 15, 2020
SEONGNAM-SI, South Korea—NS Home Shopping Co., Ltd. recently collaborated with Hansam System and HARMAN Professional Solutions to uprade the existing lighting systems in their broadcast studios.
NS Home Shopping is a popular home shopping channel on South Korean cable television. Its engaging shopping programs showcase curated collections of products, ranging from apparel and health food to agriculture and furniture. The company produces its original content in four professional studios located in their Seongnam-Si headquarters. In order to ensure visually engaging programs for its customers, NS Home Shopping hired leading provider Hansam System to upgrade its lighting system. Hansam System selected new Martin by HARMAN ELP CL ellipsoidal LED fixtures.
“NS Home Shopping’s broadcast facilities required a phenomenal lighting setup,” said Mr.Yongoh Lee, Sales Manager, Hansam System. “They were using conventional par fixtures previously, but wanted to implement ellipsoidal LED fixtures for their varied lighting effects and ability to suit the mood of a wide range of programs. NS had high standards regarding the durability, dimming accuracy, beam balance, quality of light, color and color-mixing of any potential solutions. Martin ELP fixtures satisfied their needs with dynamic performance and competitive pricing.”
Hansam System chose Martin ELP CL ellipisoidal LED fixtures for their high output, impressive brightness and vivid color-rending. The ELP fixtures produce balanced beam outputs, making blending and mixing between fixtures a simple task. Martin ELP fixtures can be seamlessly integrated with any industry-standard lens tube in 19-, 26-, 36- and 50-degree beam angles. Hansam System also included Martin ELP 36-degree lens tubes, allowing NS Home Shopping to utilize the ELP fixtures across a wide range of requirements, such as gobo projection, architectural lighting, art lighting and billboard lighting.
“Because NS Home Shopping deals with a ride range of consumer products, we wanted the lighting solutions to be customizable for each product,” said Mr. Hoseok Lee, Lighting Director, NS Home Shopping. “We were very impressed by the world-class Martin ELP fixtures and Hansam System’s demonstrations. We’re delighted with the premium brightness and color rendering offered by the ELP CL fixtures.”
“The project at NS Home Shopping’s studios was a momentous occasion for both HARMAN and Hansam System,” said Ramesh Jayaraman, VP & GM, HARMAN Professional Solutions, APAC. “It marked the first time that ellipsoidal lighting solutions were used in Korean broadcasting. We’d like to thank Hansam System for their innovation, foresight and expertise.”
August 26, 2020
Tauranga, NEW ZEALAND—To enhance its new facility with pristine sound for worship services and other events, Tauranga Elim Church selected a state-of-the-art HARMAN Professional audio solution that includes JBL Professional loudspeakers and Crown amplification.
Among Elim Church’s several locations throughout New Zealand and other countries, Tauranga Elim recently moved to a new facility. A move that was nearly two years in the making, the new location is much larger than the previous building and includes an auditorium that is able to accommodate 550 people. Wanting to offer guests and attendees an engaging experience with great acoustics to support the live modern contemporary music, along with crystal-clear speech intelligibility, Tauranga Elim required a premium sound system that delivers consistent tones at all volume levels with smooth, even coverage across the entire facility.
“As a church, we were blessed to have the opportunity to develop the shell of an industrial building into an awesome place of worship that speaks to the flavor and character of our people,” said Sean Verwey, Audio/Visual Coordinator at Tauranga Elim. “For the audio system in our auditorium, our requirements were simple; we wanted a system that sounded great, was punchy yet smooth through the dynamic range of a service, suited our style of music, covered the wide space evenly and overcame the challenging acoustics of the venue.”
After experimenting with various speakers from different manufacturers, Tauranga Elim outfitted the auditorium with two JBL CBT1000 line array column loudspeakers supplied through Sound and Vision Connection. Custom-flown in a left-right configuration, the CBT1000s feature JBL’s Constant Beamwidth Technology™, which provides adjustable vertical coverage and a tapered horizontal waveguide to deliver consistent sound across the auditorium. Further ensuring even sound distribution, a JBL CBT 70J-1 two-way line array column loudspeaker was added to provide audio to the auditorium’s mezzanine level.
Complementing the column loudspeakers with accurate, low-frequency performance, the system also includes a JBL VT4883 subcompact dual 12” subwoofer that is used as a flown low-mid extension and a VTX G28 dual 18” ground subwoofer providing a solid low-end for the contemporary worship. To power and process it all, Crown I-Tech 4x3500HD high-powered tour sound amplifiers and CDi 4|300 amplifiers were deployed, providing proven reliability along with the convenience of four inputs per amplifier. OMNIDRIVEHD delivers enhanced performance on the iTech 4x3500HD.
“As a church, we are very pleased with the result. We heard some great systems, but we felt what HARMAN and JBL Professional offered met our requirements perfectly,” Verwey said. “The JBL CBT1000 loudspeakers provide more than enough grunt for youth services and special events, yet is easy to mix during a regular Sunday service, it simply sounds amazing.”
“The JBL CBT1000 line array column loudspeaker is a perfect solution for customers that are looking for line array loudspeakers but don’t quite have the budget for a fully-fledged line array system,” said HARMAN Church Audio Specialist Eli Murray from JBL Professional distributor JPRO. “Its consistency in tone from soft levels to loud levels and ability to cover audio over wide and long distances and overcome tricky acoustic spaces make it an asset for church and auditorium environments today.”
August 05, 2020
Seoul, REPUBLIC OF KOREA—To offer guests an unforgettable experience during concerts and other live events, the Nodeul Live House upgraded its sound system by hiring integrators, TechDataPS Co., Ltd. and All That Sound, to design an install a state-of-the-art HARMAN Professional audio solution.
The Nodeul Live House is a performing arts center located on Nodeul Island, which is man-made island in the Hangang River. Accessible by the Hangang Bridge, Nodeul Island was established and created by the Seoul Metropolitan Government and serves as a sophisticed, cultural hotspot in the city. In addition to lifestyle centers, various food and beverage outlets as well as scenic spots of natural beauty, the island is home to the Nodeul Live House. Accomadating a maxiumum capacity of nearly 1,000 guests, Nodeul Live House is a popular music venue that offers large-scale performances and concerts. To enhance those live shows with pristine sound, TechDataPS Co., Ltd. and All That Sound equipped the venue with a cutting-edge HARMAN Professional audio solution that features JBL Professional’s renowned VTX line-array loudspeaker systems.
"Nodeul Live House provided detailed requests for their sound set up, which included the solution for reduction of low frequency booming noise when the bass becomes blurred and indistinct.” said a spokesperson for TechDataPS Co., Ltd. “Also, since there were several speakers already installed, we had to redesign the existing layout to bring out the best performance of the system. Keeping in line with the requests, we chose JBL VTX A12 loudspeakers because they provide an undistorted balance of high-end resolution and precise sound."
Built with next-generation JBL transducer technology and a high-frequency waveguide design, VTX A12 dual 12” line-array loudspeakers deliver crystal-clear sound and speech intelligibility with even coverage across the venue. To compliment the sound, TechDataPS Co., Ltd. and All That Sound deployed VTX G28 dual 18” subwoofers, which feature JBL's patented Differential Drive® technology and Crown VRack DSP and Amplification to provide accurate, extended low-frequency response. Also included in the system, VTX F12 bi-amplified 2-way loudspeakers offer premium audio performance and added flexibility, while VTX M20 dual 10” professional monitors deliver accurate sound reproduction for the performers onstage. To power the complex solution, TechDataPS Co., Ltd. and All That Sound used Crown I-Tech 4x3500HD and VRACK 4x3500HD amplifiers because of their uncomprosing power and durability.
"The Nodeul Live House was earmarked as the cultural hub for music in Seoul. Therefore, we felt that it deserved the best-in-class sound solutions available in the market," said a spokesperson for the Nodeul Live House. “We were quite dissatisfied with the existing rental equipment, which did not do justice to either the performances or the grandeur of the performance center. There were consistent issues in the quality of the sound output as well as the distribution of sound pressure. Having said that, we are delighted with the solutions and designs provided by TechDataPS Co., Ltd. The current setup has met all our criteria and is sure to enthrall our audience in the future.”
"The project at the Nodeul Live House not only called for cutting-edge systems, but also highly astute design layouts that extracted the best possible performances from them," said Ramesh Jayaraman, VP & GM, HARMAN Professional Solutions, APAC. "We'd like to thank our partner TechDataPS Co., Ltd., for delivering an ingenious and calculated solution that truly meets every criterion of our client."
August 03, 2020
INCHEON, REPUBLIC OF KOREA — To provide patrons an enhanced worship experience, TechDataPS recently equipped Incheon Seongsan Methodist Church with a state-of-the-art HARMAN Professional networked AV and control solution.
Founded in 1945, Incheon Seongsan Methodist Church boasts over 70 years of history. Previously named Hwajeong Church, the house of worship took its current name in 1968 and consist of three separate buildings: the chapel, training center and parking structure. Previously using an audio system that was equipped for small events and speeches, the church contracted TechDataPS to install a world-class audio solution that can accommodate bigger productions.
“Seongsan Methodist Church asked us to deliver a modern audio system that enhances the main chapel with high-quality sound and is suitable for hosting large-scale events,” said a spokesperson at TechDataPS. “The previous system consisted of an ageing JBL SR 4733 main speaker as well as ceiling speakers that matched the color of the walls and complimented the church’s aesthetics.”
Without taking away from the church’s beauty, TechDataPS installed Intellivox HP-DS170 active beam-shaping, self-powered column loudspeakers to provide crystal-clear sound and even distribution. Complimenting those speakers, JBL AC16 and AC15 ultra-compact 2-way loudspeakers reproduce high-fidelity, full-range sound, while JBL CBT 50LA-1 Constant Beamwidth Technology™ line array column loudspeakers deliver excellent acoustical performance and consistent vertical coverage.
Because of their unique, contemporary curved design as well as flexible mounting and configuration options, JBL Control CRV architectural speakers were installed to reinforce speech and music intelligibility, while JBL 104 monitors were used to offer enhanced sonic detail and accurate presentation. To fill out the arsenal of speakers and provide pristine sound across the church, TechDataPS also deployed JBL SRX835P 15” three-way bass-reflex systems, which are supported by Crown CDi 4|300 amplifiers.
Delivering exceptional speech and vocal clarity, TechDataPS equipped Seongsan Methodist Church with the AKG CHM99 hanging cardioid condenser microphone, AKG GN50 E and CK31 acoustic modular microphones as well as the AKG WMS470 Vocal Set D5 professional wireless microphone system. The HARMAN audio solution also features a Soundcraft Si Performer 2 mixing console and BSS BLU-100 processors, which help ensure guests are treated to optimum sound quality.
To control the entire audio system, TechDataPS installed the AMX PR01-RX 8x8 HDMI matrix switcher and the NetLinx NX-4200 Integrated Controller. Together, the switcher and controller combine excellent performance with backward compatibility and extensive network security features to provide a scalable platform for the future. Plus, the solution includes the AMX MT-1002 10.1” Modero G5 tabletop touch panel, which offers Seongsan Methodist Church even greater versatility. With its quad-core processor, MT-1002 can run the most demanding applications and includes a built-in web browser and document viewer for quick and easy access in real-time.
“We needed a system that would give us flexibility for future upgrades and world-class sound quality, but that maintained the church’s aesthetic elements,” said a spokesperson at Incheon Seongsan Methodist Church. “Since JBL speakers were already in place, we had no hesitation in selecting the new products that TechDataPS suggested. Apart from that, the AMX integrated control solution makes it very convenient to remotely adjust and fully control all AV devices by iPads from anywhere.”
“To provide an inclusive and inspiring worship experience, Incheon Seongsan Methodist Church demanded customized, adaptable audio solutions,” said Ramesh Jayaraman, VP & GM HARMAN Professional Solutions, APAC. "We appreciate TechDataPS for their dexterous use of JBL speakers and for creating an engaging space that encourages greater participation.”
July 23, 2020
NORTHRIDGE, Calif.—Continuing to offer impactful online training materials and provide industry professionals a platform to share their expertise, HARMAN Professional Solutions today announced the addition of 15 free Live Workshops available for registration.
The new workshops, scheduled through August, feature lighting or audio experts who have extensive industry knowledge and experience working with various artists such as 3 Doors Down, Bob Seger, Guns N’ Roses, Gwen Stefani, Iron Maiden, Jay-Z, Josh Groban, Journey, Justin Bieber, Linkin Park, Matchbox Twenty, Mötley Crüe, Ricky Martin, Shania Twain, Stormzy, Styx, Travis Scott, Van Halen, will.i.am and many more.
The workshops open for registration include:
Over 90 Live Workshops have been conducted since the program’s introduction and are now available at HARMAN Professional’s new online training platform. Workshops include ‘Intro to Line Array Calculator III,’ ‘Color Theory for Concert Lighting Design’ and ‘How to Mix THAT Band on a Soundcraft Ui16.’ Many more sessions are in production for release in the coming months, so be sure to visit https://pro.harman.com/lp/learning-sessions to learn more and register early.
July 17, 2020
YANGON, Myanmar—To ensure a premium audio experience for karaoke parties of all sizes, Total Electronic Solutions recently equipped mCube Family Karaoke’s two locations with JBL KP Series loudspeakers and Crown XLi amplifiers.
mCube is a popular karaoke chain with two locations in Myanmar’s largest city. Their Waizayandar location features 18 karaoke rooms of varying sizes, while the City Mall St. John location features 10. To provide loud and dynamic music, clear and intelligible vocals and consistent, focused coverage for large and small groups, mCube required cutting-edge sound systems tailored specifically for karaoke establishments. Total Electronic Solutions outfitted both locations with complete HARMAN audio solutions featuring specialized JBL KP 4000 and 6000 Series karaoke loudspeakers powered by Crown XLi Series amplifiers.
"As the seating capacity for karaoke rooms ranges from 4 to 30 people, there was a need for a sound system that could not only ensure even distribution of sound, but also stellar audio clarity and balanced output for a wide variety of musical genres,” said Mr Tin Tun Naing, Total Electronic Solutions. “The JBL KP Series karaoke speakers were the perfect fit for both mCube locations."
JBL KP Series two-way loudspeakers are custom-designed and specially tuned to meet the needs of karaoke establishments. the KP4000 Series is ideal for smaller rooms, providing full-range, high-output sound in a lightweight and easily mountable cabinet with a broad, 70 x 100-degree coverage pattern. The KP6000 Series is well-suited to larger rooms, featuring JBL’s patented Differential Drive woofers for enhanced output and a tighter 70 x 60-degree dispersion pattern for more controlled coverage in multi-speaker setups. Both ranges include 10, 12 and 15-inch dual-speaker models, with the addition of the KP6018S passive subwoofer in the KP6000 Series for extra low-end extension.
Total Electronic Solutions selected Crown XLi Series amplifiers to power the sound systems at both mCube locations. Ranging from 300- to 1350-Watt models, the two-channel XLi Series delivers plenty of power and headroom for karaoke rooms of all sizes. The simple, two-knob interface and streamlined back-panel I/O make the XLi series a cost-effective option that’s easy for anyone to operate.
"Standout karaoke establishments require audio solutions that cater specifically to their unique sonic requirements,” said Mr Tin Tun Naing, mCube Family Karaoke. “Clarity for listening and singing, even distribution of sound pressure and adaptability for different genres of music were key requirements for our sound system, and we are delighted to say that the cutting-edge HARMAN solutions have met all the requirements. We are very satisfied with the result."
"The mCube Family Karaoke installations called for an audio solution that addressed the specific requirements of karaoke," said Ramesh Jayaraman, VP & GM HARMAN Professional Solutions, APAC. "It was a pleasure to partner with Total Electronic Solutions, and we would like to thank them for providing a customized solution that will go a long way towards mCube's legacy as the leading karaoke establishment in Myanmar."
July 15, 2020
COLOMBO, Sri Lanka—To deliver excellent sound and provide fans with an unforgettable experience, Universal Sound Productions equipped the BNS Drive-in Concerts with a world-class HARMAN Professional audio solution that includes an array of JBL Professional VerTec Series loudspeakers.
Treating fans to their first live music experiences since the COVID-19 outbreak, the BNS Drive-in Concerts were the first ever drive-in concerts in Sri Lanka and the first in South Asia since the lockdown. The large-scale events, which were put together by the Sri Lankan entertainment television station, TV Derana, in addition to Bathiya and Santhush, were recently held at the Colombo International Airport. Affiliated with the “Restart Sri Lanka” intiative, the concerts were designed to motivate the community and serve as symbols that the Sri Lankan entertainment industry is recovering from the effects of COVID-19. The concerts enforced strict health and security guidelines, while the proceeds from ticket sales were donated to the Itukama Healthcare and Social Security Fund.
“Since these were held at an airport, the venue had many challenges to overcome,” said Malinda Lowe of Universal Sound Productions. “The stage was directly facing massive aircraft hangers and many of them were made of metal structures, so we had to work with JBL Line Array Calculator (LAC) to get rid of all the slap back with accurate measurement. We were also not in a position to deploy towers, as they would obstruct the view, so we managed to deliver the required vertical coverage despite the heavy surrounding wind. One thing I love about the JBL loudspeakers is their HF/MF waveguides and power handling.”
With a talent lineup that featured popular artists such as Umaria, Wasthi, Yohani De Silva as well as Infinity, the concerts drew more than 6,000 fans in more than 1,200 vehicles each night. To ensure safety for everybody in attendance, guests were not allowed to leave their cars, so the audio was broadcased on a special FM high-definition radio station in addition to the venue’s loudspeakers. Instead of clapping or cheering, fans honked and flashed their headlights to show their appreciation during the performances.
“The other challenge was to match the PA feed with the broadcast feed, as BNS wanted the audio to be synchronized perfectly,” Lowe said. “The JBL Performance Manger software and Soundcraft ViSi Remote app played major roles in accomplishing this task. By measuring a few vehicles running pinknosie through the radio feed at different locations, we managed to match the radio broadcast with the PA and outer fills.”
Delivering excellent, consistent audio across the venue, Universal Sound Productions deployed 40 JBL VT4888 3-way high-directivity loudspeakers. Both the left and right arrays comprised of 12 speakers, while the remaining 16 were equally divded and positioned in four ground stacks. For powerful, accurate low-frequency repsonse, Universal Sound Productions positioned 24 VTX G28 dual 18” subwoofers across the front stage and eight VT4882 midsize subwoofers on the sides. The system also featured eight SRX712M 12” two-way stage monitors and one PRX618S 18” self-powered subwoofer.
To power the complex solution, Universal Sound Productions relied on 9 Crown VRack 4X3500 HD amplifer racks as well as 20 Macro-Tech i Series and six XTi 6002 power amplifiers. JBL LAC was essential in designing and configuring the system to achieve ideal coverage and SPL, while Performance Manger helped Universal Sound Productions tune the system. The show was mixed through a Soundcraft Vi3000 digital console, while a Soundcraft Realtime Rack and two dbx DriveRack 4800 loudspeaker managerment systems ensured peak sound quality throughout the concerts.
“As usual, the sound system delivered pristine audio with the clarity and punch we desired,” said Bathiya Jayakody of BNS. “We have been using HARMAN products via our audio and venue sound partner Universal Sounds Productions for over 10 years now. We’ve had 100% satisfaction from our clients, who rave about the sound quality at our events.”
“I have a long history of working with HARMAN Products, using them for almost every event we have done,” Lowe said. “We have used JBL for all the international acts that have happend in Sri Lanka during the last 10 years, including many top artists such as Jason Derulo, Enrique Iglesious, Shaggy and many more. When you deploy a JBL system with proper configuration for the application, you get a great sound with consistent coverage.”
July 15, 2020
NORTHRIDGE, Calif.—MARTIN Professional, expanded the ELP Series of LED ellipsoidal fixtures with IP65-rated variants.
The Martin ELP WW IP (Warm White) fixture provides industry-leading color rendering and brightness, while ELP CL IP (Color) delivers rich, saturated colors and class-leading output. Now, both fixtures are available in IP65-rated variants, which offer water resistance and complete dust protection while still providing the same quality of light, performance and ease of use.
Martin ELP IP fixtures feature industry-first advances in lighting functionality, including the highly efficient gear-based Fine Focus adjustment knob and the Fast Focus feature, which allows fixtures to be focused without data, flow. ELP IP also offers 16-bit dimming with four selectable curves and 26 color presets that match industry-standard color filters. ELP IP fixtures can be configured with Martin lens tubes in 19, 26, 36 and 50-degree beam angles and the recently released15-30 degree and 25-50 degree zoom lenses. ELP IP fixtures can also be configured with a wide range of accessories, including gel frames and gobos, offering exceptional flexibility in lighting design and inventory management.
Featuring optic assemblies designed in Denmark by the team behind MAC Encore, ELP IP are designed to maximize efficiency and deliver a flat field of illumination for smoother blending and mixing between fixtures. The ELP WW IP delivers 7,000 lumens of output and an industry-leading 97 CRI at 3000K-color temperature, for the truest color representation on any surface. The ELP CL IP fixture offers an impressive 6,900 lumens and a CRI of 85 in High Output mode, and 5,900 lumens and 90 CRI in High Quality mode, with a color temperature of 6,000K (open white). Both models offer flicker-free operation for consistent light output—on and off camera.
“The Martin ELP IP is the leading LED ellipsoidal fixture in its class, thanks to groundbreaking features like Fine Focus and Fast Focus, along with superior output, optics and color rendering,” said Mark Buss, Product Manager, Entertainment Lighting Solutions at HARMAN Professional Solutions. “We’re thrilled to raise the bar even higher with IP65-rated variants, which offer water resistance and protection from dust and other particulates.”
Martin ELP WW IP and ELP CL IP LED ellipsoidal fixtures will be available through authorized resellers starting in Q4, 2020 For more information, please visit https://www.martin.com/en-US/product_families/ELP.
July 01, 2020
BURIRAM, Thailand—To create an immersive AV solution for a wide range of events, Mahajak Development Co., Ltd. equipped Modena By Fraser Buriram Hotel with a cutting-edge HARMAN Professional Solutions networked audio system.
Constructed in 2018, Modena By Fraser Buriram is a world-class hotel known for its sleek blend of functionality and style. Located within walking distance of the renowned Chang International Circuit racetrack and Chang Arena football stadium, the Modena By Fraser Buriram hotel is ideally located for sports fans. Behind the property’s distinctive façade are 152 luxurious guest rooms, a spacious foyer and a large ballroom used for elegant weddings, high-profile product launches, car shows, business conferences and more. To deliver clear, detailed sound in the ballroom and throughout the hotel, Modena By Fraser Buriram hired AV integrators Mahajak Development to design and install a premium networked audio solution. Mahajak Development designed a HARMAN Professional Solutions networked audio system featuring class-leading solutions from JBL, Crown, Soundcraft and BSS.
“To ensure consistent sound throughout the facilities, we installed a networked audio system using HARMAN’s industry-leading AV solutions,” said Pongsakorn Kanchanachayphoom, Director of Project, Mahajak Development Co. Ltd. “With the grand ballroom serving as a multi-purpose venue, we developed a highly customizable audio system with superb clarity for any event. We selected JBL Professional sound equipment along with Crown and Soundcraft because HARMAN’s sound equipment met all of the hotel’s environmental demands.”
Mahajak Development equipped the ballroom with JBL CBT 200LA-1 line array column speakers. With Constant Beamwidth Technology™, CBT 200LA-1 speakers deliver crystal-clear sound with superior, consistent coverage. To provide additional low-end support, Mahajak Development selected JBL AC118S high-power subwoofers, which feature an extended frequency response down to 32 Hz. Additionally, Mahajak Development installed JBL Control 226C/T ceiling speakers thoughout the facility to provide balanced, even coverage. The system is powered by Crown CDi 2|1200 and CDi 2|300 amplifiers, which feature pre-loaded JBL speaker tunings to help make installations quicker and easier.
Signals on stage are routed through a Soundcraft Mini Stagebox 32R into a Soundcraft Si Impact digital mixing console. With versatile routing options, advanced DSP processing and color-coded FaderGlow technology, the Si Impact makes it easy for staff to quickly dial in pristine sound. To distribute signals throuhout the facility, Mahajak Development installed a BSS BLU-100 signal processor, which provides low-latency streaming for up to 48 channels of audio over traditional Category 5e cabling.
“We wanted to create immersive audio and visual experiences for our guests and HARMAN Professional Solutions has helped us achieve that objective,” said a spokesperson from Modena By Fraser Buriram Hotel. “With the latest equipment installed by Mahajak, we can now deliver exceptional sound quality throughout our multi-purpose ballroom, with exceptional control.”
“HARMAN is extremely privileged to be associated with Modena by Fraser Buriram, providing effective AV and controls solutions powered by our iconic brands,” said Ramesh Jayaraman, VP & GM HARMAN Professional Solutions, APAC. "HARMAN would like to thank Mahajak Development for understanding the requirements of the client and deploying a successful design and for an outstanding AV experience for their guests.”
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