Symetrix connects up V City clubhouse
HONG KONG: A ‘substantial quantity’ of Symetrix processors have been deployed to deliver flexible and reliable audio for the clubhouse area of Hong Kong’s V City retail complex. Project collaborators, A/V consultancy Dino and systems integrator Betrue, called on the services of Soundclassy, which supplies the manufacturer’s products throughout Hong Kong and Macau on behalf of distributor Sanecore.
‘Dino has used Symetrix on a number of previous projects, so knew the brand very well,’ explained Soundclassy’s technical adviser, Bill Chu. ‘For the V City project, there was a need for quality and reliability, and that’s been answered with a system that features nine Dante-enabled Radius 12x8 DSPs, along with two xIn 12 and four xOut 12 audio I/O expanders and no fewer than 20 ARC-2e wall panel remotes for easy control.’
The client requested the ‘latest and greatest’ solution available for the clubhouse, which features entertainment performances as well as general BGM to accompany food and drinks. The need for effective network control of processors located in multiple control rooms meant that a solution based around the manufacturer’s SymNet Radius 12x8 open architecture DSPs was an eminently logical outcome.
The Symetrix package provides audio networking capabilities over Dante, whilst its Arc RS-485 based protocol manages control between the Radius 12x8 units and Arc-2e wall panel remotes. ‘The system has been performing brilliantly, and the operators are very happy with the installation,’ reported Mr Chu.