Industrial Technology Research Institute updates with Symetrix
TAIWAN: To keep pace with its ever-evolving audiovisual requirements, the Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI) in Taiwan has been installed with a Symetrix DSP solution. Locally-based Seapower Technology Company Limited was enlisted to update the equipment in the facility’s most frequently used room for important conferences and presentations, Room 604. Seapower worked on the project alongside installer Sunway Ltd.
According to Seapower’s Hsiao Chia-Hsing, ease of use and avoiding feedback between speakers and microphones in the small, 40-seat room were the specific priorities.
‘We decided not to select a traditional conference microphone system and opted to use boundary microphones instead,’ explained Mr Chia-Hsing. ‘For the routing and processing, we had to have the ability to mix each mic input independently and adjust the volume going to any independent speaker. Audio for the occasions on which video conferencing is used also needed to be as simple as possible.’
Mr Chia-Hsing determined that a pair of SymNet Radius 12x8 DSPs, along with a single Symetrix ARC-2e wall panel remote for the purposes of volume and preset control, would satisfy the project aims.
‘We needed a lot of inputs and output channels for this installation, and with SymNet Radius 12x8 we have 12 mic/line inputs as well as eight outputs,’ he continued. ‘The ability to configure with SymNet Composer software using more than 600 DSP modules, and the inclusion of support for Audinate’s Dante media networking technology are other primary benefits. With this feature-set, it really is a very powerful piece of equipment.’
The two SymNet Radius devices are now positioned at the core of an audio specification that also includes four Quad Industrial C6-16 in-ceiling speakers and four Peavey PVi 1000 amplifiers.
‘In conjunction with the Symetrix equipment, the Quad Industrial speakers really help us to get a good, clear sound for our guests – for example, boosting the low and mid frequencies when required,’ added Mr Chia-Hsing. ‘The brief was to provide a system suitable for the demands of the new age of conferencing. With this high capability set-up, we believe we have done this – and more.’