Target Field hosts Minnesota Twins baseball and many other events for 39,000+ people. Learn how Dante and Dante Domain Manager provide amazing audio throughout the massive stadium while keeping it more secure, scalable and manageable than ever before.
Spanning 580 acres, the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium in Powell, Ohio also boasts a water park, golf course, various dining options and hosts countless special events for nearly 2.5 million visitors annually who expect a quality, memorable and immersive experience. As the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium expanded over the years, different audio systems by different designers and contractors were deployed in each area to support its variety of background music and the public-address system. This resulted in an inefficient and ineffective system with over 900 unintegrated audio points, very low security, minimal control capabilities, and no centralized network management. With so many devices, cross-points and administrators involved in controlling the audio, the zoo needed a system to manage its hardware in an efficient and secure manner. Enter the Dante audio network platform, which pulled together the more than 300 speakers, 50 amplifiers, 50 wireless microphones and 20 digital processors that are Dante-enabled and already installed on the zoo’s campus.
Formerly a silent movie venue when it was constructed in 1926, Shea's Buffalo Theatre just completed an extensive, 18-year, $20 million restoration project that included a comprehensive audio systems refurbishment. The main sound system -- and an additional lobby system where none existed before -- is now Dante-enabled with the use of unobtrusive Attero Tech audio wall plates and a BSS DSP. By using a single Cat5 cable, the theatre was able to eliminate a lot of wiring, termination, conduit, and labor, saving money in the process.
In service since 1914, the Crystal Ballroom is a historic buliding located in downtown Portland, Oregon. Now a live music venue for approximately 1,500 standing customers, the ballroom itself attracts many famous live acts yearly. With the help of a brand new Bose Professional ShowMatch system and Dante audio networking, the buliding's audio system has never sounded better.
The complete overhaul and expansion of the Mundo E shopping mall in 2004 called for sound redesign in the hallways and entrances. The people responsible for the project needed a robust ambient sound, which played high-quality music and fitted within the mall’s renovated look. Dante was fully employed inside Mundo E, especially on two zones that required customized options for the music, with complete control over the audio levels.
Historically known for putting on operas since opening in 1911, the Erkel Theatre in Budapest, Hungary recently decided to upgrade its audio systems to a more modern audio solution to better accommodate stage musicals and other live performances. With its brand new Yamaha and Nexo system--and Dante at the helm--the theatre can now host a range of productions which will appeal to a much wider audience.
Finest Hotel Playa Mujeres is part of a resort chain that provides luxury accommodation, fine dining and other services that create perfect vacation experiences in the Mexican Caribbean. In order to create an extraordinary customer experience, Finest Hotel wanted to install a top-notch entertinment and premier sound system. Working alongside Bose Professional, integrators Estel Engineering designed a digital audio network protocol based on Dante that could easily span the 300 meter distance between hotel buildings.
For half a dozen years, Sound Devices's 788T was Los Angeles sound mixer Steven Morrow's go-to recorder for many productions. But bigger productions led to demands for higher track counts, and these demands hit an all-time high with his latest full-featured musical comedy, La La Land. Morrow upgraded to two Sound Devices 970 recorders and was able to achieve the track count required with Dante.
Faced with the task of upgrading five ten-person conference rooms in CenturyLink's Lousiana-based headquarters, AV installer/designer Singularity Technologies initially sought out Dante and the Attero Tech unD4I-L to reduce wiring requirements to one CAT5 cable. However, integrating Dante went above and beyond by saving them time and simplifying the installation process.
Two of Sun Valley Community Church's five campuses in Gilbert, Arizona recently underwent extensive audio system upgrades to better serve their 8,000 regular attendees and the performers on stage. These upgrades hinged on the KLANG:fabrik audio-mixing system, which integrated seamlessly with the DiGiCo SD8 and SD21 at either campuses and Dante as the common denomenator.
Home of the NBA Thunder basketball team, Oklahoma City’s 581,000-square-foot Chesapeake Energy Arena recently installed a new sound reinforcement system. Seeking sound clarity and coverage as well as system flexibility for an arena that seats more than 19,000 is no easy task, but with Dante providing control and signal routing between the new mixing system, existing DSP, and the Anya loudspeaker arrays via standard Ethernet, the new system couldn't be simpler.
As a four-year public university offering 64 degree programs to more than 5,500 students, Governors State University (GSU), in University Park, IL, has an intensive video mission that encompasses producing thousands of hours of video for media programs and video libraries on behalf of such high-profile publishers as the American Psychological Association.
To support his new album Children of God, contemporary Christian musician and singer/songwriter Phil Wickham hit the road on tour across North America. The tour's monitor engineer/production manager and front of house engineer/tour manager used Dante-enabled Yamaha CL5 digital audio consoles for a majority of the successful tour.
The City of Pittsburgh recently completed a major renovation of the government access broadcast infrastructure in its 100-year-old Pittsburgh City-County Building, including the installation of a Dante™-networked Engineered Sound® conference microphone system from Audio-Technica, for use in the City Council chambers.
The Marybelle and Sebastian P. Musco Center for the Arts recently opened on 88,000 square feet of Chapman University campus in California. With only 18 months to complete the install and construction of the building nearly six months behind schedule, use of the Dante networking was vital in meeting the deadline for the first scheduled performance, Plácido Domingo.
Leading visitor experiences company Merlin Entertainments has revealed that it is making extensive use of Audinate’s Dante audio networking technology at a variety of its London attractions. These include a number of popular sites on the city’s South Bank, including the Coca-Cola London Eye, SEA LIFE London Aquarium and Shrek’s Adventure! London.
As one of the largest exhibition centers in the Northeastern United States, the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center (BCEC) boasts over a half million square feet of exhibit space utilizing a wide range of best-in-class technologies. BCEC exhibitors enjoy access to BCEC’s many technological amenities, including fast Internet speeds, Wi-Fi, scalable telephony, and digital signage and displays.
Home to NBA's Miami Heat and more than 80 various live events annually, the versatile AmericanAirlines Arena in Miami, Florida has been at the forefront of state-of-the-art audio-visual technology for over 15 years. With the completion of the brand new Xfinity Plaza, a 23,000 square foot, outdoor entertainment venue on the east side of the AmericanAirlines Arena, the challenge of installing an AV system that provided the best possible directional sound coverage and quality under a very tight deadline was answered with Dante audio networking.
Located on the campus of Auburn University in Alabama—a prominent public research university—Jordan-Hare is the tenth largest on-campus football stadium in the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). In a recent independent survey of Southeast Conference college fans, Jordan-Hare Stadium was rated the number one game day experience among SEC colleges.
On June 18 and 19, Premiere Production had the privilege of providing audio production at the Dieu Ngu Temple in Westminster (CA) to welcome the 14th Dalai Lama for two days of compassionate teachings with attendance reaching 10,000. For the special event, Premiere Production brought in a NEXO GEO S12 line array, PS speakers, a Yamaha CL5 Digital Audio Console, and two Rio 3224-D input/output boxes (one used as a stage box, the other for press feeds).
The new AEQ Forum IP is an evolution of the AEQ Forum. Added features and options make the Forum IP a cutting-edge console with almost infinite possibilities. Its redesigned control surface includes new softer switches, additional programmable keys and improved access of controls for the monitoring section. AEQ Forum IP can be equipped with AoIP input/output cards of up to 64 input and output channels, compatible with the new AES67 standard through Audinate’s Dante technology. Using this optional connectivity, it can receive and provide signals from/to other consoles, routers and other input/output terminal equipment.
Home to Full Sail University’s Show Production Bachelor of Science degree program, Full Sail's Live 1 building is made up of a large production space and a number of additional show production-related rooms for student education. Faculty of the Full Sail expressed a need to connect all of the rooms of the Live 1 building over IP. What they settled on was Dante audio-over-IP protocol through Focusrite RedNet.
Consistency, reliability, international compatibility, portability, sound quality, and workflow: it's safe to say that for Lenny Kravitz and his guitar tech Alex Alvarez, Mackie mixers are more than ideal both on tour and in the recording studio. Kravitz and Alvarez have been using Mackie mixers for years, and with the new Dante-enabled DL32R, the possibilities seem endless.
New Covenant Christian Community Church (NC4) is a nondenominational house of worship with a contemporary worship style, with music playing a prominent role as a means of keeping its congregation fully engaged. To ensure the best possible sound quality for both dialog and the musical performances, the church recently upgraded their sound reinforcement system—drawing upon premium products selected from the TrueLine catalog of WorxAudio Technologies, a division of PreSonus Audio Electronics.
Located near Portland, Oregon, the World of Speed museum features interactive exhibits, automative classes, and event spaces in addition to a substantial collection of classic race cars, boats, and motorcycles. The museum is constantly expanding, and Portland-area systems integrator Delta AV took on the task of designing an AV system that was stable, easily serviceable, reliable, and expandable. With Dante audio-over-IP protocol and Symetrix DSPs, Delta AV was able to meet all of the museums needs.
The flexible SSL Network I/O: SDI was recently selected as the core component for broadcasting the 66th FIFA World Congress in Mexico City. Consulting company Evident Productions chose the SSL Network I/O: SDI for its versatility in embedding, de-embedding, and distribution--and it utilizes a Dante Audio-Over-IP network as the source. The project required significant system improvements for the FIFA Congress itself, and involved the challenge of providing the feeds to over 20 international broadcast networks covering the event.
Governor’s State University (GSU), a four-year public university in Illinois, has simplified campus audio distribution and management with a Dante Audio over IP network from Audinate, featuring Dante-enabled hardware from Focusrite, Shure, Studio Technologies, Symetrix and Yamaha. The network supports low-latency distribution of more than 500 channels between its TV studios, performing arts center, and numerous campus halls and educational buildings.
Focusrite RedNet 2, RedNet 4 and RedNet 5 units offer this global Christian media ministry a digital audio ecosystem that seamlessly connects recording studios and isolation/VO booths and interfaceswith a campus-wide Dante™ network infrastructure.
AV systems integrator Second Wind Productions installs five RedNet 1’s, one RedNet 2, seven RedNet MP8R’s and one RedNet D64R, creating a comprehensive networked ecosystem for live and broadcast sound at Spokane Veterans Memorial Arena that brings a new level of routing flexibility and sonic clarity.
Playing SXSW is a big deal for any band, but if you’ve traveled thousands of miles from another continent, the pressure is only heightened. To give the artists playing the British Music Embassy Showcase at SXSW one less thing to worry about, Cato Music, the production company for the BME, deployed an in-depth audio system that centered around Allen & Heath dLive digital mixers inside the Latitude 30 club.
Crossroads offers live music Thursday through Sunday with dancing on a traditional wooden dance floor and regular appearances by local and national touring acts. To support its live music, Crossroads recently upgraded its audio system with an Allen & Heath GLD-80 Chrome Edition digital mixer with an AR2412 AudioRack and AR84 Expander.
Digital Resources creates an elaborate digital fiber network for audio and video at Dallas City Hall connecting three control rooms and three M-5000 consoles. In addition to audio features such as 128 configurable audio paths, 24-bit/96kHz resolution and an intuitive user interface with 28 faders, a 12-inch touchscreen display, the M-5000 also offers Dante connectivity and much more.
WGBY continues with the installation of a complete Focusrite RedNet system, which vastly increases the capabilities and streamlines the workflow of its two production studios. The system, which consists of six RedNet 4 Mic Preamps with MIDI control, one RedNet 2 16-channel remote-controlled I/O, and one RedNet HD32R 32-Channel Bridge between Dante™ network infrastructure and Pro Tools HD.
Coldplay headlined a jam-packed musical event (with special guests Beyoncé and Bruno Mars), and a dozen RedNet D16R AES3 I/Os for Dante™ audio-over-IP networks were deployed, assuring reliable, great-sounding audio.
The Ministry of Sound London has streamlined its Harman tools and distribution network, including an upgrade to the Soundcraft Vi3000 and Realtime Rack plug-in engine, supplied by Sound Technology.
When NEP Group, Inc.’s newest mobile unit, a facility dedicated to supporting sports production, went on the road to cover Thursday night football and professional golf events, it turned to Studio Technologies, manufacturer of high-quality audio, video and fiber-optic solutions, for their Dante-enabled intercom and on-air audio products.
The Wisconsin Center in downtown Milwaukee covers nearly 190,000 square feet of exhibit space, plus an adjoining 37,500 square foot ballroom. Host to all types of events, from high-profile auto and trade shows to corporate meetings and weddings, the Wisconsin Center has taken pride in providing the latest in teleconferencing, digital signage, data transmission, and audio/visual technology. To stay up to date, the Wisconsin Center decided to upgrade the professional audio capabilities that it had relied on since it opened. The biggest challenge was time: with virtually constant corporate events, trade shows, conventions and special occasions, closing its doors for any period of time isn’t something the Wisconsin Center can do without hurting the bottom line.
Pope Francis's final Mexican appearances included the Jose Morelos Pavon Stadium and the Estadio Venustiano Carranza, a soccer stadium, in Morelia along with a park, Parque Publico Federal El Chamizal, and a small adjoining soccer park in Juarez just north of the U.S. border. Audio company 3G Productions was contracted to supply high quality audio over exceptionally long distances, while under massive time contstraints to deliver. A vast and sophisticated Dante fiber network was the natural solution.
The Synchron Stage in Vienna, Austria required an audio systems upgrade that could accommodate traditional large-scale recording and mixing, film scoring, modern production and workflow approaches, and Vienna Symphonic Library (VSL) itself. Ultimate flexibility was key - a way to connect every room to every other room, including the VSL offices, without compromising audio quality and allowing straight forward ad hoc configuration depending on client need. Every audio channel needed be available anywhere in the building.
Train station announcements have long been the subject of somewhat unfair criticism, seemingly regardless of efforts to improve them. But for the world’s rail operators, the problem is genuine and serious, as are their efforts to solve it. Indeed, so serious are those efforts that they have now led to the creation of one of the world’s largest and most impressive examples of audio-over-IP. The rail networks in question are Sydney Trains and NSW Trains, and the company charged with solving one of rail travel’s most enduring issues is Stagetec Australia.
Due to limited space, multi-functionality for areas within cruise liners has become a must. As the ships grow in size and required bandwidth, the implementation of fibre-based technologies is also becoming increasingly important. Now that newer protocols have been developed for faster networks, such as Audinate’s Dante, bidirectional audio distribution to and from and between venues is becoming more viable. For TUI Cruises Entertainment Berlin, Dante has been a worthy investment that has allowed for the kind of networking flexibility that is required.
Since winning Eurovision, one of Europe's most-watched events, Mans Zelmerlöw has set his sights on touring Europe and beyond in support of his current album,Perfectly Damaged. Handling FOH and Monitors on Mackie DL32R iPad® controlled digital mixers is Sebastian Meyer of Meyer Production Sweden. Networking the two mixers via Dante has been a powerful and effective way to mix the five-piece band.
The 2,200-seat Hamilton Place Theatre, an internationally acclaimed Canadian venue renowned for its outstanding acoustics, recently underwent a much-needed audio systems upgrade to replace the 15-year-old system previously installed. With Lab.gruppen's D Series amps integrated with Dante audio networking, a brand new, cutting-edge audio system was successfully implemented, and made the venue more flexible and competitive for modern performances.
Fiera Milano SpA is the most important trade show organizer in Italy, and its Milano Congressi (MiCo) is the largest convention center in Europe, with 70 conference rooms that can hold up to 18,000 people. The facility needed a complete audio and video solution to buttress the existing BSS Audio network located in the South Block section of the convention center. The solution needed to handle a significant amount of signal processing and enable a dual-redundant Dante network to run through the north block of MiCo. The severe time and budgetary constraints MiCo was under added another challenge.
United Methodist congregation Ginghamsburg Church in Tipp City, Ohio decided to carry out a complete AV systems upgrade. A major concern among church leadership was finding a solution that provided even coverage for the relatively asymmetrical space, with enhanced and consistent intelligibility. Following the growing trend in AV integration, Ginghamsburg Church chose Audinate's Dante audio networking protocol.
The remote-production community is moving toward the digital networking paradigm due to its cost-effectiveness and ease of use. NEP, provider of mobile teleproduction services critical to the delivery of live sports and entertainment events throughout the United States. is now taking Dante and Forusrite Rednet on board its new SSCBS truck.
Jefferson College, located in Hillsboro, Missouri, recently upgraded its sound reinforcement systems with Dante-enabled amplifiers in two locations on campus: its 2,500-seat field house and its 300-seat theatre. The field house is used to host sports events and large assemblies. The theatre, on the other hand, is used for drama, dance and music performances.
The College of Music at the University of North Texas recently completed a large installation of RedNet components from Focusrite. A total of 44 RedNet units, which act as interfaces for the Dante™ Ethernet-based audio-over-IP network infrastructure, now connect the school’s two main performance halls, each of which has its own recording control room, and a portable jazz workshop with a total of 64 I/O.
The Kani Public Arts Center located in Kani City, Gifu Prefecture, Japan, was opened in 2002 to meet demands for arts and culture facilities in the area. As the number and variety of independently hosted events such as large scale jazz concerts and theatrical performances as well as musicals and dance performances put on by the local community grew, the need for a sound system that was capable of supporting the center’s increasingly diverse needs grew correspondingly. It was clear that a networked system would be the best approach, and research into the possibility of installing a Dante networked sound system was begun.
All Mobile Video is adding new remote truck in the fall of 2015 that will house a Studer Vista X and offer easy connectivitity with other vendors using a stagebox equipped with Dante.
“I’ll be able to work alongside other vendors in adopting Dante. I can talk to PA vendors and intercom vendors and let them know that now that I have a Dante stream inside the venue, they can take my Dante setup and use it as a further tool to integrate the vehicle into the overall system.”
“With the incorporation of Dante, this truck with the Studer Vista X is state-of-the-art and will be ahead the game for years to come.”
Ian Vysick, Audio Development Specialist at AMV
West Jordan High School, a public institution located southwest of Salt Lake City, has vastly increased audio quality and optimized flexibility in its main auditorium with a new multi-vendor Dante audio networked solution from Audinate. Since installing the Dante network, West Jordan High School has enhanced the way it can produce musical concerts, public assemblies and special events for its guests and more than 2,000-strong student body, which includes the largest choir program of any Utah public school.
Since opening its doors for the first time in 2011, the Chill Skybar has become one of the most popular leisure destinations in Vietnam’s largest city. But a persistent issue with noise spillage meant that its audio specification was ultimately deemed to be inadequate – hence the decision to enlist locally-based AV firm DesignLive Technologies to undertake an upgrade.
The greater Chicago area is home to Willow Creek Community Church, an inter-denominational community of seven worship facilities. The main church in South Barrington, Illinois serves as the core location for distribution of video and audio content to the church’s six satellite locations. At the center of Willow Creek's recent technical transformation is a Dante network to simplify the process of routing, distributing and managing multiple audio channels across four distinct venues on campus.
As the spring training home of Major League Baseball's Oakland Athletics, Hohokam Stadium and its player development facility the Lew Wolff Training Complex in Mesa, Arizona needed an up-to-date audio processing configuration to cope with current and future requirements. Implementing a Dante network throughout the stadium with Symetrix DSPs was determined to be the most cost-efficient way to achieve the quality audio upgrade required.
Apart from regular Sunday services, High Kirk Presbyterian Church in Ballymena, Northern Ireland, is used as a venue for worship events, many of which are aimed at a young audience, and which are technically more challenging. In the past this often meant abandoning the “house” PA system and bringing in an alternative one. Much to the delight of the in-house tech team, that has become a thing of the past.
Harvey Mudd College, a Claremont, California-based private college, is leveraging a Dante network from Audinate to power a multipoint AV conferencing network in the new R. Michael Shanahan Center for Teaching and Learning. Among the many technologically advanced features in the new educational center, the conferencing network gives facility guest lecturers the opportunity to reach larger audiences across multiple networked rooms.
Rat Sound, a leading sound reinforcement specialist for the concert touring industry, integrated a Dante audio network from Audinate at this spring’s Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival and consequent Stagecoach festival. Faced with the challenge of covering enormous areas of roughly 750 x 1200 feet, Rat Sound simplified the installation by installing a Dante network to ensure robust and reliable carriage of high-quality audio across 21 delay positions.
The bar for the recent audio processing installation at Marriott’s prestigious Edition Hotel, located in the heart of New York City’s Flatiron district, was undoubtedly set relatively high. Not only did it need to cater to regular DJ sets, it had to accommodate a variety of background music and announcement applications – all with flawless reliability and consistent sound quality.
The Center for the Arts at Virginia Tech presents programs that transform lives through exploration and engagement with the arts and the creative process. A significant part of this experience is The Cube, a unique, four-story, state-of-the-art Theater and high tech laboratory that serves multiple platforms of creative practice by faculty, students, and guest artists and researchers from around the world.
Beltway Park Baptist Church in Abilene, Texas, has enjoyed tremendous growth since 1996, doubling its original building (South Campus) to 80,000 square feet in 2009 and expanding again with the opening of a newly constructed 48,000-sq.-ft. satellite North Campus in March 2015. Both locations use Dante audio networking through Focusrite RedNet interfaces, which enable the distribution, routing and recording of services, praise bands and religious and secular events anywhere within the respective locations.
The importance of the Philippines to the global financial industries requires little introduction at this point – nor the corresponding need for superlative hotel and conferencing facilities. Located in the heart of Manila’s economic district, the New World Makati Hotel is acutely aware of the need to maintain a high-level technical spec, in which context it recently instigated an upgrade project to guarantee fast and flexible audio distribution to multiple areas of the hotel.
The Teenage Cancer Trust (TCT) celebrated 15 years of their show stopping live performance week at London’s Royal Albert Hall with a high profile line up. West London based rental specialist Entec Sound & Light has been involved as the audio supplier for the event right from the start, and over the years has fine-tuned the sound system to perfection for this prestigious venue. This year, for the first time, Entec distributed signal via its new Dante network.
The Manchester Grand Hyatt is Southern California’s largest hotel. The quality and quantity of the Manchester Grand Hyatt’s fabulous accommodations paired with Southern California’s famously clement weather guarantees that its 125,000 square feet of flexible ballrooms and breakout rooms (40+) remain booked without pause. However, that tight schedule, while a blessing in every other respect, became the principle challenge in an extensive renovation of the hotel’s AV system.
Benaroya Hall is a purpose-built home for the Seattle Symphony Orchestra, but it also hosts lectures, jazz concerts, rock gigs and guest orchestras. The Hall's recently re-drawn DSP infrastructure now facilitates an advanced networking solution: a hybrid Dante-CobraNet installation, sharing the common platform of Symetrix’s SymNet scalable audio routing and processing system.
Rush Street Productions, now in its second season of producing the TV show "Poker Night in America" on the CBS Sports Network, increases efficiencies while reducing costs across the production and post cycles from set-up to tear-down with the use of Dante. The transition to a high-capacity, low-latency Dante digital media networking system has simplified setup for multi-camera shoots, taking as little as 30 minutes.
AV Concepts, a corporate and entertainment event production specialist, remains on the cutting edge of technological and creative advances to deliver outstanding experiences for their customers. As a company that is always pushing the envelope and leveraging new technologies, the convergence of audio, video and lighting technologies on the network plays a significant role in how AV Concepts creates immersive experiences.
Microsoft Production Studios is the largest full-service HD and 4K production facility in the Pacific Northwest. With three sound stages, three audio rooms and numerous editing suites among its 65,000 square feet located on the Microsoft headquarters campus, the impressive facility is well-equipped to accommodate multiple in-house projects while providing rental space to outside productions. Thousands of productions and events are created in the studios each year.
The Singapore Sports Hub was completed in 2014, replacing Singapore's National Stadium in Kallang. Alongside the flagship 55,000-capacity National Stadium, the 35-hectare Sports Hub complex also includes a 6,000-capacity Aquatics Centre and 3,000-capacity Sports Arena, among other facilities. As such a large and diverse facility, the question of how to design its AV systems was answered with Dante networking.
The University of Sydney breaks new ground with targeted, low-latency audio distribution in the Charles Perkins Centre's "X-lab," a 40x20 meter space that seats up to 240 students across eight distinct classes. Designated as a “wet lab”, the facility provides students of scientific and medical courses a state-of-the-art research laboratory for teaching pharmacology, physiology, immunology, pharmacy, microbiology, veterinary science, and pathology.
The privately-funded Fred W. Smith National Library is a 45,000-square foot, three-story building that houses thousands of books, newspapers, maps, photographs, microfilms, periodicals and electronic resources that pertain to the life of George Washington. In addition to a small production studio and video displays in the main Reception Hall, the large Leadership Hall room acts as a lively space for lectures from visiting authors and scholars.
Chickie’s and Pete’s Crab House and Sports Bar, the “Number One Sports Bar in North America” according to ESPN, recently opened its 26th location in Atlantic City’s Tropicana Resort & Casino. As with all of the other Chickie’s and Pete’s locations designed and installed by Pro Systems out of Cherry Hill, New Jersey, Dante is spoken here.
The Rio Rancho United Methodist Church near Albuquerque, New Mexico is realizing its vision of meeting human needs through open hearts, open minds and open arms by enhancing worship services and special events through a modern, networked AV system that delivers live music and sermons to several locations on campus. Installing Dante has provided a reliable solution to Rio Rancho.
Multi-award winning sound engineer Dennis Sands has scored more than 240 films since 1979, with four Academy Award nominations in the Best Sound category on his resume. His thirst for cutting-edge technology recently motivated a wide-ranging cinema sound system upgrade at his Soundwaves SB facility, located in the Central Coast region of sunny Santa Barbara, California.
The expansive Richardson Independent School District in the metropolitan Dallas, Texas is comprised of 55 campuses, covers 38.5 square miles and portions of three cities, and serves more than 38,000 students. Two of the district's campuses, Richardson High School and Lake Highlands High School, recently modernized the school audio systems in their respective auditoriums to bring them further into the digital realm.
The world famous 12th and Porter music club located in Nashville, TN has a long-standing reputation as one of America’s legendary venues for live music. Thousands of musicians and bands have played the venue, and new ownership plans for thousands more in the future with major upgrades to return the famous venue to its premiere status after years of losing shows to other venues with recent sound system upgrades.
The Australian Turf Club’s Royal Randwick Racecourse in Sydney is considered one of the finest horse racing tracks in the world. Randwick spans more than 200 acres, including a six-level grandstand and 15 unique indoor and outdoor spaces used for horse racing and non-race day events, from conferences and exhibitions to premier music and entertainment shows.
LP Field in Nashville is the home stadium for NFL’s Tennessee Titans. The 69,798 seat stadium is also host to Tennessee State University Tigers, the annual Music City Bowl college football game, and is a multi-purpose venue booked for large concerts and entertainment events. A new comprehensive AV systems integration project for the stadium included a networked audio system, HD scoreboards and video control room upgrades.
The Gravesend Inn is a popular “Haunted Hotel” attraction at the Voorhees Theatre in Brooklyn, New York. New York City College of Technology professors’ John Huntington and Bruce Ellman have supervised the sound design and operation since 2008, and they have most recently found a way to move uncompressed, multi-channel, low-latency digital audio across the standard Ethernet network built within the Voorhees Theatre.
The Theatre Des Sablons in the Paris community of Neuilly-sur-Seine brings a new performing arts venue to an area of the city already rich with culture. The multipurpose venue includes a large theater and an intimate auditorium, among other common areas. With reliability, architectural simplicity and sound quality as requirements for the theatre's audio system, Dante networking was selected, and has surpassed the needs of all three requirements.
The Katy Independent School District is an award-winning public school system based in Katy, Texas that enrolls over 60,000 students. It makes heavy use of audio and video display capabilities to augment its live and pre-recorded school presentations. The district, which serves 181 square miles in parts of Harris County, Fort Bend County and Waller County, undertook a $700,000 audio and video systems conversion project beginning in May 2013.
The New York Department of Transportation's Summer Streets 2013 arts festival featured many unique installations but none more unusual than Mexican-Canadian artist Rafael Lozano-Hemmer's "Voice Tunnel," which opened the 1,400-foot vehicle tunnel on Manhattan's Park Avenue to pedestrians for the first time ever. The tunnel featured a sound and light installation that came alive when pedestrians spoke into a microphone at the center of the tunnel triggering 300 pulsating spotlights and 150 loudspeakers.
Vicarage Road, a stadium in Watford, Hertfordshire, England, was originally built in 1922 and is the home of the Watford football club. The stadium has a capacity of 17,477, which includes four different stands. Watford undertook the task of updating an aging and unreliable PA system that has the ability to make announcements during game play and comply with all relevant standards and legislation relating to mass-notification and voice alarm in sports venues.
Trinity Episcopal School began as the dream of Austin educator Jane Hill and a small group of parents, who were looking for an Episcopal academic program in a diverse and nurturing environment. The school's exponential growth since 1999 has spurred a succession of construction projects. One of the most recent projects was a new 750-seat multipurpose chapel, and designing a state-of-the-art audio/visual system for it became a challenging project in itself.
Construction of the Parliament House of Melbourne was begun in 1856, but this seat of power for the Australian state of Victoria remains unfinished and ever changing. Law and tradition require that every word spoken during a session of Parliament or related Committees be transcribed into writing. This task has shifted to a system of recording and transcribing audio, and new AV technologies have opened the door to replace and improve upon the older cabling system of the past.
London's Wembley Stadium is designed for soccer matches, and thus contains a much smaller audio and video system than is required for an American NFL Football experience. In order to bring the full multi-media experience of American NFL Football to the UK, a custum-designed system was required to accomodate the greater use of music and a larger number of television cameras, lighting, pyrotechnics and radio communications channels.
Founded in 1968, The Alliance Theatre at Woodruff Arts Center remains closely tied to the cultural identity of Atlanta, growing as the city has grown. The theatre strives to set the highest artistic standards and create the powerful experience of shared theatre for a diverse audience. Looking to the raise the theatre's audio systems standards, Resident Sound Designer Clay Benning sought out Dante.
River Hills Baptist Church is a growing, vibrant 1500 member congregation in Corpus Christie, Texas. The church expanded into new facilities in February 2011, and the decision was made to invest in state-of-the-art audio and video presentation and recording tools for this new home. They requested the ability to record services and events, and to utilize the power of the popular Pro Presenter software to display worship media at stations around the facility.
Millikin University is a four-year undergraduate university in Decatur, Illinois with a student body of 2,400. Millikin's mission is to offer an education that integrates the traditional liberal arts and the practical arts of the professions. The School of Music supports students by providing recording facilities, and as a second control room was being added to expand the Commercial Music program, digital solutions became the clear path.
Faith Center Church is a non-denominational church located in Vancouver, Washington with an ongoing vision to build strong families, equip people for successful living & reach out to the world. With the ambition of recording original music for their own members and for the world at large, a cost-effective upgrade to their analog audio system became necessary to allow real time recording of services and performances while maintaining use of their existing infrastructure.
The newly designed Campi Westend and Riedberg Goethe-University in Frankfurt is regarded as one of the leading German colleges for research and teaching. The university wished to design and implement a scalable, comprehensive AV solution that covered two campuses each with a large number of buildings and rooms, and allow faculty and students access to a full range of media, including recording.
For the tour of Oasis, world-famous rock band from Manchester, UK, Brittania Row Productions needed a high quality digital networking solution that could offer sample-accurate synchronization and sub-millisecond latency to distribute professional quality audio across the whole venue. They found that solution in Dante.
The Sands Casino resort is a $743 million casino with 3,000 slot machines to choose from, a fully integrated resort consisting of over 300 luxury hotel rooms, 9 restaurants, 200,000 square feet of premium retail outlet shopping, and 46,000 square feet of flexible multi-purpose space. With over 250 speakers throughout the casino properties covering 34 independent zones, the casino wanted to take advantage of the powerful and integrated control and monitoring capability of Dante.
Hylton Memorial Chapel is a nondenominational Christian Event Center that opened in 1995. The facility does not accommodate a local church or congregation on a regular basis. It seats nearly 3500. The facility was designed to host large Christian events and facilitate renewal throughout the region. The chapel sought a full scale renovation that involved a $1.5 million sound system upgrade.