Following more than 10 years of development, the new Terminal 2 complex at Norway’s Oslo Airport is set to fully open to the public in April, kitted out with 160 Renkus-Heinz loudspeakers.
The new terminal will increase passenger handling capacity to 28 million travellers per year for the airport, placing increasing importance on audio intelligibility within the terminal.
In line with airport operator expectations and general safety regulations, the system needed to handle PA/VA duties, general announcements and background music. Oslo-based company, Caverion was awarded the contract to provide design and consultancy services for the install in 2013.
Project manager Thomas Opheim explained: “Given the critical nature of its requirements, the system needed to be highly reliable and able to support consistent coverage throughout the terminal's different areas. It also needed to blend in with the architectural design of the airport."
After careful consideration, Renkus-Heinz TRX62H two-way complex loudspeaker systems were selected for the task. Performance between 70Hz to 20kHz and superior pattern control with low distortion are among the features of, which derives its capabilities from dual 6.5in heavy-duty LF drivers with carbon fibre cones and a 1in extended range titanium HF driver.
In total, 100 of the units have been installed throughout Terminal 2 as well as eight IC16 and two IC24 ICONYX digitally steerable line arrays. Rounding out the installation are four CDT520 complex conic horns with CoEntrant drivers and 24 CFX12S 12in high performance subwoofers. The equipment was supplied via the long-term distributor of Renkus-Heinz in the region, Benum Nordic AS, and successfully integrated during the closing months of 2016.
"The response from the airport operator has been extremely positive," concluded Opheim. "They are impressed by the quality, and have made particular mention of the ability to cover very large areas with what is a relatively small number of speakers given the size of the terminal. It's a testament to the quality and consistency of the Renkus-Heinz range, and its ability to cope with all kinds of install environments."