Paving the way to digital AV
November 12, 2018 | Thomas Mittelmann, ProAVL Asia
SINGAPORE: PAVE System recently invited over 120 personnel from local venues, corporate and educational establishments and government agencies to a day of product demonstrations and seminars at The Summit, a multi-purpose auditorium and meeting facility in Paya Lebar.
The event was opened by guest speaker Ian Tan of EAA Consultants, who highlighted room acoustics and the importance of treating rooms before implementing sound reinforcement, before turning to its main purpose – showcasing the benefits of audio-visual over IP (AVoIP) networked systems. ‘Our intention is to show our guests, many of whom are management level rather than having technical background, how easy it is to set up AVoIP and run it over LAN,’ explained Stephen Teo, PAVE’s senior sales manager.
PAVE had set up an extensive display of products including a fully functional AVoIP network, connecting the main auditorium with four meeting rooms where manufacturers held workshops.
Jordan Christoff, CEO/CTO of Visionary Solutions, introduced the technology used at the event to distribute video and Dante audio over Ethernet, while Mathias von Heydekampf, managing director of myMix, demonstrated typical applications of the personal mixer system. ‘Here we are using eight channels of Dante to transmit the workshops throughout the house and multitrack recordings to educate people on important topics such as 3D sound and in-ear monitoring,’ Mr von Heydekampf said.
Alex Puorro, Atlas IED’s VP of IP endpoint development, focused on the IPX series of endpoints and related software, which combine duplex IP phone technology with loudspeakers, microphones and visual information via LCD display or LED flasher.
Outline’s Newton processor was the topic of a workshop provided by Fernando Rey Mendez, the Italian manufacturer’s business developer, in which he gave an overview of system management and DSP capabilities.
All meeting rooms equipped with myMix, Sennheiser SpeechLine and Sony full-HD PTZ cameras, Visionary Solutions’ PacketAV AVoIP encoders and decoders enabled streaming A/V from the workshops to the auditorium, where guests could watch and listen live into the sessions on a 2x2 set of Samsung 4K displays and myMix personal mixer units.
More networked AV solutions were showcased in the auditorium, where PAVE had deployed a main system of Outline Mantas 28s with Sub 218s, fed via Dante from a Yamaha CL5 console through Powersoft X4 amplifiers. Speeches were delivered through Sennheiser’s Digital 6000 series.
A 4.8m Samsung P2.5 LED wall and a selection of Epson projectors allowed guests to compare. ‘We are showing some of our flagship products here, including our brightest-ever 25k lumens laser projector, the EB-L25000U,’ said Epson’s Amy Kwa.
The day ended with Robert Soo, principal consultant and trainer at Cogent Acoustics, delivering a speech on the history of AVoIP. ‘We also demonstrated it in use as in typical conferencing applications with remote controlling and switching sources with much of infrastructure being in the traditional way,’ he said. ‘It’s about educating the guests about upgrades and better solutions for the future.’