KOREA: A huge deployment of nearly 200 HH Electronics speakers – the largest ever for the UK-based manufacturer – provided audio coverage at 69 venues for the recent 2014 Asian Games, held in Incheon, South Korea. SK Telecom was chosen to supply sound and audio for the Games and contracted Sovico for installation, operation and maintenance of the equipment. Sovico was also responsible for supplying and operating the system for the Main Stadium, including the opening and closing ceremonies.
TAIWAN: Conference systems from Taiwanese manufacturer BXB have been installed at the National Kaohsiung University of Hospitality and Tourism (NKUHT). Conducted by Fong Fu Technology, the installation replaced an older conference system in use that relied on proprietary network connections. The new system from BXB uses standardised Cat-5 cabling that can be more easily and reliably maintained.
CHINA: A Void Acoustics sound system has been installed at the 500-capacity VCAT nightclub in Guangzhou by A/V specialist Most Technical China (MTC). Owned by the Catwalk Group, the venue now boasts a sizeable array of Void equipment with the setup in the main room formed from Incubus Air Arrays and supplemented with Nexus series speakers. The project was described by Most Technical founder Dave Perry as ‘the pinnacle of achievement in what were often trying times’, as the installers worked to equip the modestly-sized venue with a huge amount of equipment. In total, this impressive setup required 36 Powersoft amps to provide the necessary drive.
INDIA: JBL’s VTX system was used by rental company Sound.com to provide reinforcement for the recent Axwel-Ingrosso concert in Mumbai. Managed and promoted by Percept Live, the event saw Sound.com owner Warren D’souza along with team member Clifford D’costa take charge of DiGiCo and Soundcraft consoles for FOH and monitoring. The rental house also provided additional services including proper power voltage settings, time-aligned PA systems, stagehands and stage tech crews.
THAILAND: d&b audiotechnik’s Thai distributor, One Systems Global Co, has conducted its first official d&b training seminars. The sessions ranged from seminars exploring electroacoustics through to one-day workshops on line arrays and the d&b Remote network, giving attendees the opportunity to learn more about the manufacturer's intended workflow and how it optimises performance in any of its systems.
ASIA: Hosted by European product manager Alexander Lepges, Audio-Technica South East Asia (S.E.A) has completed a series of three seminars discussing surround sound technology and the future of wireless. Taking place in Singapore, Bangkok and Jakarta, the sessions were organised in conjunction with regional partners, Vichai Trading (1983) Co in Thailand and PT Kairos Multi Jaya in Indonesia. Over 250 system integrators, consultants, dealers and end users attended overall.
SINGAPORE: Martin Audio’s MLA system provided sound reinforcement for the first ever Freq’ender Dance festival in Singapore. The system was selected by Expo AV-Insync (EAI), which provided full technical production services for the two-day event, with the use of MLX subs reportedly becoming the talking point for industry professionals in attendance.
AUSTRALIA: Following the construction of the University of Sunshine Coast’s (USC) new $33 million Learning and Teaching Hub at its campus in Queensland, Shure Microflex Wireless (MWX) hardware has been installed to provide communication for users throughout. The MXW system designed by InDesign Technologies uses Dante to carry digital audio signals over standard Ethernet, making use of building’s existing cabling infrastructure to reduce costs.
WORLD: China-based consumer electronics company, GoerTek, has become the majority shareholder in high-end speaker manufacturer, Dynaudio. According to GoerTek, the move will strengthen Dynaudio’s market position through expanded product development and innovation. The speaker manufacturer’s co-founder Wilfried Ehrenholz remains a minority shareholder and will reportedly continue to contribute to product and marketing strategies.
INDONESIA: The prestigious fashion.tv brand has opened its first hotel in the world on the island of Bali. Rated as a four-star facility, the Love Fashion Hotel offers 202 rooms and suites as accommodation in Legian, whose interior design conducted by Marques and Jordy is characterised by luxury, glamour and comfortable chic living. The hotel includes a spacious hall with an eye-catching catwalk, restaurants, pool area, private cabanas, spa and the F Love Store selling exclusive merchandise. Music and fashion are intertwined throughout, for which Jakarta-based Ken’s Audio supplied a large inventory of Master Audio loudspeaker systems.
INDONESIA: A famous restaurant within Jakarta’s Parklane Hotel has been reimagined as a lounge and bar following a comprehensive refurbishment of its technical facilities by Swee Lee Projects of Singapore. Named Riva and opened in 1998, the venue was originally based on a French fine dining concept and swiftly became recognised as a landmark destination within the city. In its new guise it now offers a combination of cocktails, coffee and a relaxed daytime ambience that is transformed after-dark with swelling SPLs, live performances and a younger clientele.
AUSTRALIA: The 900-seat auditorium within Queensland’s Brolga Theatre and Convention Centre has been upgraded with a new Meyer Sound system intended to deliver heightened sound pressure levels and flexibility to touring artists. Based on a combination of enclosures from the US manufacturer’s Ultra series, the installation follows a long-term relationship between the brand and venue.
AUSTRALIA: UK-based manufacturer JoeCo has named Gigpiglet Productions Pty Ltd as its Australian distributor for the BlackBox range of multi-channel audio recorders and players. The deal follows a long-term relationship between the two companies, with Gigpiglet having used BlackBox products since they were first launched in 2009.
UAE: Procom Middle East is set to host two days of K-array training at its Dubai Airport Road showroom. The event will be split into three sessions over the 24th and 25th January and led by K-array project consultant, Daniele Mochi.
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