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New Bratislava hotel installs BSS Audio

Andy Stout 27 October 2010
New Bratislava hotel installs BSS Audio

The new Kempinski Hotel River Park in Bratislava boasts the largest installation of a BSS Audio digital network yet in the Slovak Republic

With a range of different multi-use and featured areas, an advanced digital backbone connecting them all was required. Peak Audio s.r.o. handled the installation utilising two Soundweb London BLU-160 configurable processors, with two BLU-120 I/O expanders and a BLU-BOB2 break-out box, offering a further eight channels of analogue audio output expansion.

The BSS Audio Soundweb London devices are all interconnected through a digital audio bus. Based on Gigabit Ethernet technology this bus carries 256 channels of fault-tolerant, low-latency audio at 48kHz/24bit, or 128 channels at 96kHz/24bit across a standard CAT5e connection — providing what the company says is a highly cost-effective solution.

The Soundweb London matrix at the Kempinski is configured with 44 inputs and 20 outputs, providing signal routing to 13 zones (including the nine conference rooms, foyer and other areas). Inputs are provided from a variety of sources including CDs, DVDs, wireless and wired microphones — and also notebooks in the conference rooms. For local mixing with additional microphone inputs, a Soundcraft FX16ii has been provided.

Said Peak Audio’s Ján Krkoš, who project managed the installation: “The Soundweb London platform provided us with the perfect solution. It was easy to program and create a custom control panel, which is straightforward to use. It provides high-quality audio processing and routing and can be relied on for 24/7 operation.”

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