The College of the North Atlantic Qatar (CNA-Q) has completed a full technical upgrade of its auditorium in a move designed to create a venue capable of meeting a broad range of requirements.
The CNA-Q, located in Doha, is related to the famous Canadian public school of the same name, and has celebrated the graduation of more than 4,000 alumni since 2002.
Taking place over the course of two years, improvements have been made to every technical system within the auditorium, from projection and lighting to the loudspeakers. The auditorium now hosts spoken-word presentations, concerts by local musical acts and even touring theatrical productions.
But while the technology within the auditorium is impressive, regional systems integrator Audio Visual Technology (AV Tech) knew that the overall system had to be easy-to-use and completely reliable, to accommodate a wide range of users.
"The entire I/O matrix within the venue, the routing of all inputs and outputs, is all through the Symetrix Radius 12x8," explained Mahmoud El Zein, AV tech technical sales manager. "You can trust Symetrix; their systems simply don't fail." Also included within the auditorium are IC-Live FR Dual loudspeakers from Renkus-Heinz, Sennheiser microphones, and an Allen & Heath Qu-32 mixing console, all linked by the Radius 12x8.
It's not the first time El Zein has deployed Symetrix processing for a prestigious Qatari project. "We have been working with Symetrix for more than three years now and I have used Symetrix products in mission critical areas of high-profile locations," he confirmed. "You can count on them."