Shure moves into Turkey’s Presidential Complex
TURKEY: A variety of Shure solutions have been supplied to the Presidential Complex in Beştepe to cover two multi-purpose congress halls and nine basement meeting rooms. The equipment was supplied by the manufacturer’s regional distributor, Atempo, which was acting as integrator for the project.
Located in the Turkish capital of Ankara, the Presidential Complex incorporates the official residence of the republic's President Erdoğan, assorted offices of state, a mosque, a public library and a cultural centre. Atempo submitted the Shure equipment as part of its tender to install the A/V systems in two sizeable congress halls at the complex, containing 2,050 and 300 seats respectively, and used for concerts, conferences, opera, and theatre. The tender also covered nine associated basement meeting rooms and foyer and public exhibition areas.
‘For this project, we really had to ensure we could deliver clear audio with no disruptions,’ explained Tayfun Konuralp, Atempo project sales manager. ‘There were three main criteria for the client: sound quality, the ease of implementation of the network underpinning the system, and, finally the physical look of the product. Shure outperformed the competition in all three areas.’
The 2,050-seat hall was fitted with a DCS 6000 digital conferencing, assistive hearing and translation system, providing sound reinforcement for speeches in the hall and also allowing up to 12 different languages to be simultaneously translated and relayed to any of the individual seats. Axient wireless microphone systems with Spectrum Manager, ShowLink remote control capabilities and Wireless Workbench software were also supplied, along with handheld and lavalier mic units, headphones and supplementary ULX-D digital wireless microphone hardware.
Wired microphone products including the SM58 and SM57, Beta-series mics, and KSM32s provide further miking flexibility. A further eight-channel Axient wireless microphone system, together with a networked Microflex Wireless system offering gooseneck and handheld microphone options and Dante-enabled SCM820E automatic mixers were installed in the basement meeting rooms.
‘One of the main requirements for this project was that the networked components should be easy to manage and control remotely, and the client has been telling us how Wireless Workbench has made that so simple for them,’ added Mr Konuralp.
Atempo project coordinator Murat Koysuren explained that ‘it was the first time Atempo had handled a translation system for a hall of this size, involving 2,050 seats. The Shure technical team supported our installers with detailed cabling structures as well as on-site support during the installation.’