Tera System delivers for Minhal Crowne Plaza
SAUDI ARABIA: Tera System has installed a Biamp Vocia system to power the BGM at the 16-storey Minhal Crowne Plaza hotel in Riyadh. The BGM is delivered to the various areas of the hotel thanks to a CobraNet audio network.
The solution was designed by Ahmed Soliman low current and A/V senior consultant presales engineer at Tera System. It features a Vocia VI-6 which supports up to six channels of analogue audio inputs and acts as the interface to the hotel’s BGM sources. In addition, seven Vocia VO-4 output devices support up to 28 zones while four Vocia DS-10 paging stations have also been installed.
At the other end of the signal chain, Apart Audio speakers and amplifiers have been called into action. Tera System supplied 950 speakers from the manufacturer’s catalogue, including the CM4T full range ceiling speaker and the EN-SM6T10-W ceiling surface mount speaker, as well as 14 4-channel amplifiers.
The main challenge for the project was the distance between the central racks and the upper floors. This was overcome by using CobraNet technology as a decentralised solution. This provided Tera System with the facility to use the public address sub racks distributed in the upper floors which contain networked audio outputs and digital amplifiers to eliminate the distance from the central racks to the sub racks.
A further challenge came from the need for seven locations to have their own plug and play audio sources. This was overcome by using a Biamp AudiaEXPI-4 inputs to connect local sources to the system in the various zones.