Jao Tsung-I Academy installs DIS interpretation system
HONG KONG: A/V solutions provider EduServe has installed Shure wireless audio distribution and interpretation equipment into Hong Kong’s Jao Tsung-I Academy. The establishment required a reliable, high quality A/V system able to support its various exhibitions, workshops, lectures and conferences.
The academy is nestled in a historic compound located at the former Lai Chi Kok Hospital, and is named after the famous Chinese poet of the same name. The site recently underwent a revitalisation project conducted by the Development Bureau of the Hong Kong SAR government, which – with an expected increase in future visitor numbers – provided the impetus for the audio upgrade.
‘The main performance and theatre hall was a key site in the sound system installation project,’ explained the exhibition and public programme manager at JTI Academy. ‘It is frequently visited by overseas guests and used for seminars by foreign lecturers, which is why we needed an easy-to-use interpretation system which can transmit wireless language translations to the audience.’
Shure’s DCS IS 6132 P interpreter units and Digital IR Audio Distribution System was selected by EduServe for the main theatre hall. Two RA 6013 digital radiators were mounted to the first-floor balcony and positioned looking out across the space. Each radiator can reportedly provide 1,000 sq-m of coverage and distribute signals to up to 50 DR 6008 wireless receivers, providing ample capability for the requirements.
‘The DCS 6000 system is a state-of-the-art digital conferencing and interpretation system,’ commented Carl Poon, manager at EduServe. ‘Paired with the legendary SM58 and Beta58A wireless microphones that are being used on stage, the performance hall is now equipped to deliver superb audio quality and engage the audience.’
In addition to the main theatre, the EduServe team also installed a DDS 5900 Digital Discussion System to cater to several conference rooms. A total of 25 DC 5980P discussion units with CU 5905 central units were connected with an HD video conferencing and projection system. The resulting solution transmits conference audio together with a local camera signal, enabling committee discussions with remote participants.
‘The easy setup, central control, user-friendly design, and especially the integration with our VC system are great features and have made it a lot easier for us to organise conferencing sessions with all committee members, even those who are not physically present,’ the Academy’s programme manager concluded.