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TOA chosen for Brussels Expo

Ian McMurray 20 July 2010

Voice alarm products from TOA are at the heart of a new paging, evacuation and BGM system installed at one of Europe’s most prestigious conference and exhibition venues, the Brussels Expo.

Built for the World Expo of 1958 and still retaining all the glamour, elegance and modernity of that era, the 12 halls of the Brussels Expo play host to a string of major exhibitions and events every year, among them the industry show Batibouw, the farming event Agribex, and the ICT technology forum.

In 2008, the management of Brussels Expo approached Prévost System Integration (PSI) to design, supply and install a state-of-the-art PA/VA and BGM system to replace the antiquated equipment that had previously been in use. 

The first phase of the project comprised renewing all the central equipment racks, for which PSI offered a system based around TOA’s SX-2100. In total there are six SX-2100 input modules and six SX-2100 output modules, together with a series of VX amplifiers. Some 26 TOA RM-200 paging microphones are placed around the Expo’s various halls and patio areas and connected to the central racks. All centralised and local inputs (56 in total) can be directed independently to a different exhibition hall. Subsequently, a graphical user interface was added. Tasks such as adjusting individual zone sound levels, changing the scheduling according to a weekly calendar, and selecting microphone priorities are now greatly simplified.

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