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The RHS (right hand side) Auditorium. Observe the creation of dedicated stage and podium, as also the ceiling-mounted projector.
Having built the edifice, the next immediate task was to weave in a technology architecture that would stand the demands of future even as it meets the current requirements on a ‘UN-grade’ conferencing (a high-quality technology ambience that is seen at conferences of United Nations).
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Post due diligence with the RITES – following the tendering and bidding processes – Bengaluru-based AV design consultancy firm 3C Design Networks was appointed Consultant for designing AV and multimedia systems for the entire project, while New Delhi-based systems integrator AV Science & Technologies (AVST) landed the project for ‘supply, installation, integration, testing and commissioning of audio visual and conferencing system’ for the multipurpose facility.
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“This project is not only prestigious, but also unique for its very nature,” observes Mradul Sharma, Managing Director of 3C Design Networks. “This is perhaps the only Convention Centre in this region with such variety and diversity of spaces- a 1200-seat auditorium, divisible into three independent smaller auditoria; meeting rooms; training rooms; banquet space and conferencing space spread over different levels,” he said, “and all of them with a centralized AV distribution and control system.” Says Gopi Ram Malik, Managing Director of AVST: “The project is one of its kind. Having multiple facilities under one single roof is one big feature, and wanting to have centralized distribution of AV is the other.” According to the SI, the beauty of this centralized facility is that it is tasked not just to control but also to distribute AV feeds by means of three Control Rooms on three floors. Any audio or video feed can be initiated from any of the three, and can be distributed as per the requirement. The RITES team, led by its General Manager S K Mishra, deliberated with the Design Consultant and the Systems Integrator on mapping © Systems Integration Asia | VOL. 18 ISSUE - 6 ~ Aug-Sep 2019
A 1200-Seat Auditorium, divisible into three separate auditoria of 400 seats each Four lecture-cum-training halls of 400 seats each Three conference halls Twenty-language interpretation provision Two indoor LED Video Walls Centralized Control and Streaming provision Complete wired & wireless distribution, AND Thirty five km of cables running all through the edifice
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Behringer: Active Monitor Loudspeakers beyerdynamic: Wired/Wireless Microphone System Bosch: Audio Conferencing System Bose: Line Array Sound System, Amplifier, Digital Signal Processors etc. B-Tech AV: Mounts for large video wall in Main Auditorium Christie Digital: 4mm LED Video Wall System, 20K WUXGA, WXGA Projectors Dell: Computer Systems Draper: Motorized Projection Screens Extron: Streaming appliances Kramer: Switching System, Twisted Pair Transmitters/ Receivers, Touch panels, Wireless Presentation System, Centralized Control System & Cables etc. Lumens: PTZ Camera System Netgear : PoE Network Access Polycom: Video Conferencing System Ruckus : Wifi Networking System Samsung : 220-inch video wall, LED Professional Display System SoundCraft: Audio Mixing Console Valrack: Equipment Racks
the design theme based on the requirement as given by its client ICAR. The four-story Convention Centre in general comprised a 1200-seat multi-purpose auditorium, four lecture-cum-training halls of 400 seats each and three conference halls ( two 75-seater and one 25-seater). The audio-video technology deployment – as mapped by the client, and its PMC – had to comprise:
Three separable 400-seat auditoriums within the large, 1200seat convention facility
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