Showtech supports International Yoga Day
UAE: Showtech recently provided sound, lighting, visuals and staging solutions for an International Yoga Day event held in Dubai. Drawing 20,000 guests, the event was run at two separate venues at the Dubai World Trade Centre.
‘It is very exciting, having this large community represent Dubai with so many different nationalities,’ explained Issam Kazim, CEO of Dubai Corporation for Tourism and Commerce Marketing. ‘It is an important part of the year for us, and to come here and practice a healthy lifestyle within a period of time shows that between the communities there is a commonality of the languages of healthy living that transcends all cultures.’
Showtech provided a variety of products for the event. In venue one, these included the speaker placement, with 20 JBL VTX V25s as the main PA. Four stacks of delay consisting of 24 Vertec 4889 were used, as well as six VRX 932LAs as front-fills. Additionally, four VRX 915s were implemented as stage monitors while 10 SRX 725s were integrated as distributed-fills.
For venue two, 12 JBL VTX V25s were used as the main PA with two stacks of delays consisting of 16 VTX V20s and six VRX 932LA as front-fills. Four VRX 915s were used as stage monitors and four SRX 725s as distributed-fills were integrated. Control was via a Yamaha CL3 for venue 1 and a Soundcraft Vi1 for venue 2.
The system was amplified with Crown HD12000 and HD9000, which were networked and connected remotely by Performance Manager version 2 software. BSS BIB BOB digital bidirectional audio devices were run through fibre optic cable via media converter.
An XTA DP448 was also used to split signals into different speaker clusters, with AKG CK33 capsule podium mics, Audio Technica U857GL and Shure UR4D cordless mics provided to allow greater range.
The A/V setup for both venues included a cumulative straight/curved LED, spanning 392 sq-m. This consisted of P3, P5 and P6 LEDs, as well as 2K and 4K fibre optic transmitters and receivers. Additionally, eight DVI splitters were used, as well as Dataton Watchout servers, two Analog Way Ascender 32s, two Analog Way Pulse switchers and 18 MCTRL 660 videoprocessors.
The company also generated the content needed for the event within 24 hours, including motion graphics and stock footage. Showtech received a memento from the Consulate General of India for its contribution to the event.