Saltec brings E-V wireless system to Revesby Workers Club
AUSTRALIA: Systems integrator Saltec recently installed an Electro-Voice wireless system into Sydney's Revesby Workers' Club, a premiere leisure, dining and entertainment venue.
‘We required a radio mic system that needed to be many things to many people,’ explained Saltec’s Scott Masters. ‘To add to the technical challenge of it all, everything had to run from a central point and we had a lot of real estate to cover.’
After considering various options, Saltec went with Electro-Voice’s RE-2 wireless system. By incorporating an E-V APD4+ antenna multicoupler, the team was able to distribute any combination of the four microphones from any of the eight zones spread out over the spacious venue.
‘Of course, being such a large site, we were concerned that even with the E-V UAA500 antenna amplifier to push the signal back to the central point, we might struggle with the loss of voltage for the remote power of the boosters with some of the runs being between 100 and 150m,’ said Mr Masters.
‘This brings us to the second main reason we went with the RE2: the first class product support,’ he added. ‘A call to Bryan Davidson at Bosch Communications saw a solution and peace of mind arrive in short order. By adding a local power supply to the UAA500, any concerns of voltage drop due to distance were put to rest.
‘The proof is in the pudding, and this is where the quality and reliability of the E-V system has come into its own. If you’ve ever had anything to do with the registered club industry, then you know the golden rule; “Don’t mess with the bingo ladies”! They might be elderly on the most part, but beware anyone that so much as makes a peep during the call, and you don’t want to be the person responsible for the PA if the mic drops out!’ he laughed. ‘I’m sure the model number has a reason behind it, but to us, RE stands for reliable everyday.’