Aberdeen University Installs iDR System

Jun 16, 2003 12:00 PM, Editors

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Aberdeen University (Aberdeen, Scotland) has installed Allen & Heath's new DSP audio system, iDR, to manage sound reinforcement in its chapel building. The system uses TCP/IP over Ethernet to connect to the network, enabling the audio system to be managed from a central point, as well as remotely from any PC on the network.

University head of A/V, David Walton, chose Creative Light & Sound to install the new system. Company managing director, Charlie Fleet, said, "Our brief was simple: The University needed a system that offered flexibility of control. The education sector infrequently adopts new technology, so investment needed to be in a system that was at the cutting edge and would remain up to date. Similarly, the education sector contains a majority of nontechnical staff, so we also needed a user-friendly system that could easily be operated by University members."

Fleet continued: "The benefit of the iDR is that it can be approached 'hands-off' from a nontechnical user's point of view. It also provides remote access at various points in the building and offers a profound level of flexibility, whereby audio settings in different areas can be automated by programmable patches using iDR System Manager software. For example, during one of the University's assemblies, when the chapel is full, it may be necessary for David to increase the amplifiers to full, but distortion is avoided because the microphone volumes are limited as part of a patch. Furthermore, compression and EQ can all be monitored from a central point."

For additional information about the iDR system, visit www.allen-heath.com.






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