The Royal College of Physicians (RCP), located in Regent’s Park London, has become the first professional body to deploy Sennheiser’s new SpeechLine Digital Wireless microphone system.
A total of 34 channels have been purchased to replace the existing radio microphones system and to increase the number of channels available.
The RCP Meetings and Events department operates the conference and events arm of the Royal College of Physicians. The venue is an award winning conference and events centre housed within a Grade I listed modernist building, designed by Sir Denys Lasdun. It can be used to host a wide spectrum of events, both medical and non-medical, as well as hosting functions ranging from large international conferences to private dinners and garden parties.
AV system integrator ZAVI Ltd has installed 10 channels (six lapels and four hand held microphones) in the Wolfson Theatre and eight channels (six lapels and two hand held microphones) in the Seligman Theatre. The remaining 16 channels have been put into flight cases for use around the building where required.
Launched at ISE 2015, SpeechLine Digital Wireless has been designed to meet the demand for a wireless microphone purely dedicated to speech. At ISE this year an expanded range of capabilities were showcased, which enable simultaneous, multi-room implementations of multiple SpeechLine systems, alongside Dante support for IP network compatibility and management via the new Sennheiser Control Cockpit software.
The RCP team chose the SpeechLine Digital Wireless microphone system because they were impressed with its audio quality for voice and because it used DECT technology rather than traditional RF, which has become increasingly difficult to manage as competition for frequencies has intensified in Central London.
The pairing function and some of the additional analytics also help how the microphones are managed in a meeting environment where a lot of the systems will be used in different configurations during a single working day. Previously, having to calculate which frequency groups would work best, with the least inter-modulation, was time consuming and difficult to schedule.
“When we were looking to replace our existing radio microphone systems, our criteria were: excellent audio quality and intelligibility of the spoken word; as consistent performance as possible regardless of location within our meeting spaces; as little interference as possible; and a simplicity of setup and use that allowed for intensive use across a complex schedule of events,” said Ben Pain, technical and AV manager, RCP.
“The SpeechLine Digital Wireless microphone system has delivered exceptional results in all four of our criteria. The whole AV team are really enjoying using them and the comments from our clients have been completely positive.”