Apple Sound, in conjunction with Polar Audio, recently completed a state of the art audio-visual installation in the new, purpose-built council chambers at Huntingdon District Council.
Apple Sound, a leading provider of specialist audio, sound masking and speech privacy systems, was commissioned to install a Beyerdynamic MCW-D 200 Digital Wireless Microphone System in the council offices after being awarded the tender and successfully undertaking the first stage of the A/V installation.
The brief was to provide the council with a secure wireless radio microphone system for use in the chambers. The meeting space is used for a range of different applications, including full council and public meetings, committee meetings and internal training. It can be used as one large meeting room or divided into smaller meeting spaces and thus requires an abatable, easy to use and configurable microphone system. Apple Sound was to provide the council with a secure wireless conference microphone system that would enable full utilisation of the flexible room formats with the facility for voting and recording. It was to be be controlled and managed via MCWD Controller and Steno-S recording software and so Apple specified the beyerdynamic MCW-D 200 Digital Wireless System.
Beyerdynamic’s MCW-D 200 system is a fully secure digital wireless conference system with integrated voting and translation capabilities, which has been developed over years of conference experience by the manufacturer. Microphone station functions include the transmission of interpreter channels, paging and voting, so the system is ideal for all types of conference. The system has been successfully implemented for many years in numerous projects around the world.
In total Polar Audio supplied Apple Sound with two MCW-D 200 control units, two MCW-D 2073 voting chairman’s units, sixty-one MCW-D 2071 voting delegate units, all charging cases and antenna units, Steno-S Pro recording software, Biamp Nexia DSP processing and an Australian Monitor XA-1400 power amplifier.
Other equipment installed by Apple Sound included three Ben-Q projectors and Draper – tab tension screens, Bose MA12EX speakers, a full AMX control system and a Listen Technologies assisted listening system.
Matthew Nettlefold, business development manager at Polar Audio commented: “The MCWD 200/Steno-S/Biamp combination was the ideal solution for the Council, as it provides unequalled flexibility and quality that meets their requirements. The mix of ease of use and intuitive user interfaces, combined with the excellent installation by Apple Sound, means that Council staff can carry out their meetings with peace of mind.”