Major QSC installation in Chinese airport
CHINA: A large QSC installation incorporating loudspeakers, paging and Q-Sys networking has been implemented in a newly opened terminal at Ordos Ejin Horo International Airport, located in Inner Mongolia. The system was supplied and installed by PCI-China.
Officially opened on January 30th 2013, the new terminal building is situated at the north eastern side of the old terminal and has been designed to resemble an eagle soaring into the sky, with a wing span of approximately 500m. The main building is a dome of around 108m in diameter, giving the three-floor terminal a total area of 100,000 sq-m including 11 air bridges. Following its expansion, the airport can now service a total of 12 million passengers each year.
Alongside a Q-Sys network infrastructure, the installation also includes QSC’S PS Series paging stations, AcousticDesign loudspeakers for BGM and voice announcements and CX Series power amplifiers.
‘The Q-Sys system possesses a mature and complete back-up mechanism,’ explained PCI-China marketing director, May Song. ‘The airport’s voice announcement system is therefore highly reliable. Additionally, the use of standard gigabit Ethernet for transmission provided a good foundation for the expansion of the old terminal building and the previously installed systems. Ordos airport is only the start for Q-Sys in the Chinese market – there will be more opportunities for other airport projects in future.’