Commercial Installed Sound

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

伦敦 Ministry of Sound 精简了其 Harman 工具和销售网络,包括升级为 Sound Technology 提供的 Soundcraft Vi3000 和 Realtime Rack 插件引擎。

MoS 制片人 Chris Thoms 表示: “我们对 Si2 控制台的一流表现非常满意,不过我们最近一直在寻找屏幕更大的升级版本,以及让巡演工程师操作起来更舒服的平台”。“Vi3000 在大小和功能方面达到了良好的平衡,凭借Studer 技术,其音质也是令人惊叹的。”

Realtime Rack 插件引擎直接连接到 Vi3000 内置的 MADI 接口,MoS 在控制台上安装了一个专有的 BSS BLU-Link 卡,可以让控制台和 BSS Soundweb London伦敦音频网络之间实现 32×32 数字接口,后者也是 Harman Professional 的产品,最近也升级成了 Dante 兼容的 BLU-806 处理器。

Thoms 说: “有了 BLU-806 的 Dante 拖线和 Vi3000 的 BLU-Link 卡,我们腾出了很多输出接口,而且绕过了很多传统的数字到模拟的转换过程”。

这种整合还可以让用户安装杜比全景声音响系统,满足顶尖电子艺术家特定的俱乐部活动演出需要。

Sound Technology 项目组领导人 Ben Todd 补充说:“有了新的控制台和 DSP,我们就能够以简单而优雅的方式扩展现有的系统。这样 MoS 可以在调音台或者已安装的 DSP 装置前控制杜比全景声多点环绕。这样我们就拥有了非常强大和灵活的接口,给 Chris 和团队提供了梦寐以求的更加创新的方法,帮助他们突破界限。”

密尔沃基市中心的威斯康辛中心坐拥近 190,000 平方英尺的展览馆和 毗邻的 37,500 平方英尺舞厅。威斯康星州中心 可举办备受瞩目的汽车和贸易展览到企业会议和婚宴等各类活动, 在提供电话会议、数字告示、数据传输和音频/视频技术的最新产品等方面享誉市场。为顺应技术发展,中心决定升级威斯康星州中心自开业以来使用至今的专业音频设备。 最大的挑战是时间:由于中心有着连续的企业活动、贸易展览、会议和特殊安排,关门停业是威斯康星州中心最不愿意做的事情。

奥地利维也纳 Synchron 舞台需要将音响系统升级 为可容纳传统大型录音和混音、电影配乐、现代化制作和工作流程还有维也纳管弦乐团音色库 (VSL) 自身的设施。  关键是实现最高灵活性——所有房间均彼此相连(包括 VSL 办公室在内),同时不影响音质,并且可以按照客户需要进行临时特殊配置 。每个音频频道均按需要可传递到建筑物中的任何位置。

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.

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.

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.

大芝加哥地区是拥有七所礼拜设施的跨教派社区柳溪社区教会的总部。主教堂位于伊利诺伊州南巴灵顿,负责将视频和音频内容发布到教堂的六个卫星位置。柳溪社区这次转型的核心是 Dante 网络,工作人员将用其来简化园区四个不同场馆的布线以及多个音频通道的分配和管理过程。

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.

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 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.

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.

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.

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.

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. 

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.

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.

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.

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.