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High-tech new install for Huntingdon Council

Paddy Baker 24 May 2010
High-tech new install for Huntingdon Council

In the latest council/authority-related project for POLARaudio, the company supplied a beyerdynamic Wireless Conference System for HC’s new council chambers. The conference system install was part of a multi-stage AV fit-out by Apple Sound, which also deployed technology from Biamp and Australian Monitor, among others.

In response to a brief calling for a secure wireless radio microphone system able to cope with a wide variety of applications – ranging from full council and public meetings to internal training – Apple Sound provided a set-up featuring beyerdynamic’s MCW-D 200 Digital Wireless System, which offers integrated voting and translation capabilities. In total, POLARaudio supplied Apple Sound with two MCW-D 200 control units, two MCW-D 2073 voting chairman’s units, 61 MCW-D 2071 voting delegate units, all charging cases and antenna units, Steno-S Pro recording software, Biamp Nexia DSP processing and an Australian Monitor XA-1400 power amplifier.

Other equipment installed by Apple Sound includes three Ben-Q projectors, Draper tab tension screens, Bose MA12EX speakers, a full AMX control system and a Listen Technologies-assisted listening system.

Matthew Nettlefold, business development manager at POLARaudio, commented: "The MCWD 200/ Steno-S/Biamp combination was the ideal solution for the council, as it provides unequalled flexibility and quality that meets their requirements. The mix of ease of use and intuitive user interfaces, combined with the excellent installation by Apple Sound, means that council staff can carry out their meetings with peace of mind."

Local councils/authorities constitute a key market area for POLARaudio, and Nettlefold told IE about a variety of recent projects involving beyerdynamic systems. These included the supply of a 70-way beyerdynamic MCW-D 200 audio/voting wireless conference system and three 20-way MCW-D 50 audio-only wireless conference systems to Sound Advice for an installation at Hendon Town Hall, as well as a 35-way MCW-D 50 audio-only system to Blaydon Communications for a fit-out at Newark & Sherwood District Council Chamber. More recently still, the company supplied an 83-way MCW-D 200 audio/voting wireless conference system to Pro AV, which installed the system at the Council Chamber of Sandwell District Council.

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