Commercial Installed Sound

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.

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.

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.