Based in Bratislava, the Slovak Philharmonic is the leading symphony orchestra in Slovakia. Since the early 1950s, the orchestra has resided in the Reduta Bratislava, which was constructed in 1773. In 2011 and 2012, the centrally located Baroque building, which is capable of accommodating audiences of up to 700, underwent a thorough renovation that included modernisation of all the buildings electrical systems.
As well as new audio and video equipment, the Reduta now possesses a professional communications system designed to cover a wide variety of needs a modular system offering outstanding sound quality, easy setup and user-friendly operation. To ensure the solution chosen met these requirements, the Redutas operators called in Bratislava-based specialists Centron Slovakia to plan and install the new system.
After giving the matter careful consideration, Centrons managing director Radoslav Bako and his team opted for an RTS solution. The centrepiece of the installation is a Zeus III matrix with two redundant power supplies. The compact 32-port matrix supports integrated party-line interfaces as well as remote configuration via Ethernet. The automatic keypanel recognition and addressing of the Zeus III are especially user-friendly, says Bako. They save you any amount of time when configuring the system and you can extend it at any time with no problems via Ethernet.
The matrix is linked to 11 operating consoles in various parts of the building as well as 14 keypanels from RTSs DKP-612, DKP-412, BKP-4, MKP-12 and KP-832-20 series. 15 RTS MCP-90-12 microphones and 19 headsets from Telex (from the HR-1R, PH-1R and PH-44 series) further facilitate communication between personnel. An RTS BTR-240 and a BTR-800 base station as well as two RTS TR-240, four RTS TR-800 and six BP-351 belt packs round off the installation. This solution makes it possible for multiple users to speak and listen to one another simultaneously via radio, says Bako. That is of critical importance not simply because it allows the staff to function more efficiently as a team during rehearsals and performances but also because in the event of an emergency it could even save lives.
The new system was tailored precisely to the needs of the customer. The result is a reliable and user-friendly installation with two additional advantages: exceptional sound quality and the possibility of communicating at 2.4 GHz without the further requirement of a license.
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