T-Mice and Shure provide ‘flawless audio’ for AIPA 2014
LAOS: Thailand-based T-Mice Service Co Ltd was enlisted to install equipment capable of providing ‘flawless audio’ at the recent ASEAN Inter-Parliamentary Assembly (AIPA) in Vientiane, Laos. With the conference hosting delegates from all AIPA member countries – Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Myanmar, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam – T-Mice selected a Shure DCS 600 Digital Conference System capable of supporting large-scale meetings spanning multiple sites and providing translations into multiple languages.
‘The 35th AIPA general meeting presented a number of audio challenges and we knew the Shure DIS systems were the solution needed for the job,’ said Papon Wanitchapiwong, vice managing director of T-Mice. ‘The seven-day conference took place at two separate meeting venues and required quality gear that could guarantee impeccable audio, while allowing our technicians to centrally control and manage the entire system. Additionally, we needed a sophisticated solution that supported language interpretation for attendees from many different countries. The DCS 6000 Digital Conference System from Shure allowed us to address all these project demands.’
No stranger to providing operational services for large and high-profile conferences, having previously overseen the ASEAN Summit, ASEAN Foreign Ministers, ASEAN Economic Ministers and more, T-Mice deployed 250 DIS portable conference units at the main meeting venue and breakout session rooms for individually-tailored sound reinforcement. Configurable as either chairman or delegate units as required, the individual units in each venue were linked via DCS-LAN connection to a central unit that could be accessed via a web browser interface to setup the system and its operational parameters.
A total of 50 IS6132 P portable interpreter units were also installed for live translation. The interpreter booths were mostly situated inside the meeting rooms, however due to limited space especially in the rooms used for breakout sessions, some were positioned in the hallway outside. Translators were supplied with a live CCTV video feed of the meeting rooms. The interpreted audio was then delivered to 550 DR 6032 Digital Receivers, which were accessible to any member of the conference.
‘The DIS DCS 6000 conference systems as well as simultaneous interpretation systems worked extremely well throughout the whole meeting and we encountered zero mistakes – neither technological nor human,’ commented Mr Papon. ‘The equipment, coupled with our experience and skilled team, resulted in a well-executed, world-class event. This project has again earned us a lot of confidence and credibility and we are pleased that our clients feel confident in turning to Shure DIS systems and T-Mice to deliver important regional and international events.’