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Bosch assists Serralves Museum to manage rising numbers of visitors

Bosch assists Serralves Museum to manage rising numbers of visitors

Bosch assists Serralves Museum to manage rising numbers of visitorsPorto is home to one of Portugal’s most important art and architecture foundations, the Serralves Foundation, which governs the Serralves Museum of Contemporary Art and Serralves Park. Both are National Monuments, Portugal’s most important heritage classification.

Over the past years, the Serralves Museum has become Portugal’s most popular museum: visitors now exceed 300 000 per year. They are drawn by world-class cultural events – such as a recent exhibition of Spanish artist Joan Miro. Many of the more than 80 works had never before been shown publicly. With such high visitor numbers, the Serralves Foundation searched for support in managing their visitor flow. Administrators wanted to identify high- and low-traffic days, so they could adjust staffing levels and thereby prevent long queues at entrances and dangerous overcrowding of exhibition rooms.

Bosch supported the Foundation by installing FLEXIDOME IP panoramic 7000 video cameras inside and outside the museum. Then the cameras were connected to the Bosch Remote Portal.

The cameras provide a complete 360-degree view of a certain scene without blind spots. Thanks to their build-in video analytics function, the panoramic cameras are enabled to interpret what they see. In this way, they not only capture and transmit video images, but they can also transmit associated data, like object type, size, speed and much more. Remote Portal is a software that as a service allows installers to access via the cloud any Bosch IP camera to configure applications, monitor the health status of the camera or set up camera counter reports.

Thus, this solution enables the Museum’s administration to count visitors – and report the count in real time. The Remote Portal allows for the creation of visitor traffic reports over a day, a week or several months. All data can be easily exported to other applications.

With the help of this information, the Serralves Foundation plans and relocates staffing as well as other resources well in advance. Also, if needed, security guards can avoid the entrance of more people inside the Miró Museum. It manages visitor traffic over the course of the year, so all visitors can indulge fully in experiencing fine art – rather than the art of being stuck in a crowd.

This article is originally from www.pro-systems.co.za

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ETC introduces ColorSource CYC

ETC’s newest addition to the ColorSource® fixture family is the ColorSource CYC. A dedicated cyclorama fixture with a sole purpose of creating beautiful, smooth washes of light on a cyclorama or wall, ColorSource CYC produces a wide range of bold colours using a unique, all-LED, five colour mix of red, green, blue, indigo, and lime.

ColorSource CYC eliminates the need to replace expensive lamps and highly saturated, coloured gel that burns through after a couple of shows. Furthermore, these fanless, LED fixtures consume a fraction of the power of other standard CYC fixtures. However, lower power consumption doesn’t equal reduced light output. In fact, it’s possible to light a full cyclorama with a fraction of the fixtures typically required.

With a compact and lightweight design, this affordable fixture practically blends in with the background. ColorSource CYC can be quickly set up on a stage floor, or hung from a pipe with ease, meaning it’s no longer necessary to lug around large, clunky, boxy fixtures or setup ground row after ground row or border after border.

Each fixture includes an optional hanging yoke, power in and thru connections for easy installation, and standalone presets and sequences, making installation and set up a breeze.

With the new ColorSource CYC fixture, comes an update to ETC’s CYC Tool. This powerful fixture app will do the work for you – calculating the number of fixtures required and how far apart to space them to get full cyclorama coverage. The latest version of the CYC Tool is available to download now via iTunes and Google Play.

Learn more about both the ColorSource CYC and the CYC Tool on the ETC website at etcconnect.com/ColorSource.

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Bosch ensures efficient energy use in Morbegno, Lombardy in Italy

Bosch ensures efficient energy use in Morbegno, Lombardy in Italy

Bosch ensures efficient energy use in Morbegno, Lombardy in ItalyThe town of Morbegno in the Italian Alps near the Swiss border will be relying on the competence of Bosch Energy and Building Solutions Italy to boost energy efficiency in its public buildings and other facilities within the scope of a long-term project financing contract.

Among other things, it includes installing LED technology in all public lighting and in the interior lighting systems of municipal buildings, upgrading the municipal heating systems while continuing to maintain the existing district heating network, bringing the fire protection systems and warning signs in all municipal buildings into line with current standards, installing new public lighting systems within the scope of the “Progetto Parchi Sicuri 2017” (2017 Safe Parks Project) and carrying out both routine and any required special maintenance of the upgraded systems.

The contract also calls for modernising panelboards and replacing over 15,000 meters of power lines, installing a solar power system and an air-water heat pump, and implementing a number of “smart city” functions such as a 24/7 call center, remote control and management of systems, and new photovoltaic systems on municipal facilities with total capacity of 45 kW.

Under the terms of the contract, Bosch Energy and Building Solutions Italy will plan and implement all of the measures and ensure that everything works properly over the next 20 years. “The contract with Bosch will give our town technologically advanced, high-quality equipment and systems,” says engineer Giorgio Ciapponi, who is responsible for the project on the Morbegno town council. “We’re also confident that we will save money in the long term by having Bosch maintain and operate our systems.” Carlo Papi, commercial director of the public administration division of Bosch Energy and Building Solutions Italy, explains: “Working with a certified energy service company (ESCo) like us is a way for small communities like Morbegno to significantly improve their energy efficiency. The available public funding often isn’t enough. We’re going to invest 2.63 million euros in this project.”

This article is originally from www.pro-systems.co.za

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Salt Lake City Jazz Festival revels in Electro-Voice X2 line array musicality

  • Annual two-day festival in midtown SLC’s Gallivan Center features a wide range of acoustic and electric jazz ensembles
  • Pratt Sound provided the Electro-Voice X2 line array system
  • Attendees, musicians, and techs praised the sound quality of the X2 system for large and small ensembles alike

Every summer since 2001, the Salt Lake City Jazz Festival has brought a wide range of local and national talent to the downtown area. Pratt Sound has been the audio provider for every one of them. This year, they covered the outdoor Gallivan Center, which can host up to 4,000 people, with an Electro-Voice X2 line array system.

“We’ve done this festival for 17 years. This was our first time using the X2 for it, and it was really a game-changer. The system really sounded fantastic.”

“It’s a nice little outdoor festival, deserving of a sound system that does justice to the incredible music being played,” says company founder and president, Ed Pratt. “That’s why we brought our EV X2 line array. It has the power, fidelity, and coverage to deliver great sound under any conditions.”

This year’s performances ranged from acoustic quartets to powerful big bands, with vocalists such as Las Vegas Entertainer of the Year Bob Anderson, doing his uncanny Frank Sinatra tribute. Other headlining vocalists included Andrea Miller and Emilee Floor, with big bands including Night Star Jazz Orchestra and Salt Lake City Jazz Orchestra. Notable instrumentalists included pianist Lee Musiker, tenor saxophonist Greg Floor, and clarinetist Eddie Daniels.

Ed Pratt notes that the Electro-Voice X2 system allowed him to mix at full concert levels with only six line array boxes and two subwoofers per side, providing all the headroom required to deliver exceptional musical clarity and balance for quartets and orchestras alike. The twin main arrays consisted of X2-212 loudspeakers with 90-degree dispersion, with ground-stacked pairs of X12-128 subwoofers on the deck below. The entire rig was powered by six TG-7 amplifiers with RCM28 network and digital signal processing modules, allowing the entire system to be networked together for centralized monitoring and control via the EV IRIS-Net system.

“We’ve done this festival for 17 years. This was our first time using the X2 for it, and it was really a game-changer,” says Pratt. “The system really sounded fantastic, and that’s not just my opinion. All weekend, I was getting comments from the musicians who came out front to listen when they weren’t playing. Bob Anderson, who is an incredible Sinatra tribute singer, came up to me and said, ‘I can believe how good that house mix sounded,’ and he gets nothing but the best in sound for his Las Vegas gigs. Best part was, it was so easy. Give me a good set of microphones, a great artist, and an X2 system, and I guarantee you’ll be impressed.”

Pratt is quick to note the X2 excels across a wide range of genres, making it his go-to system for any major event, large or small.

“A few weeks ago, we had Chris Brown doing some really bass-intensive hip-hop, so we brought out our full system – 24 boxes of X2, twelve X12-128 subs, and 16 TG-7 amps, and it was great,” he says. “We get the same kind of reaction when we do country, rock, or reggae shows, big or small. The X2 may not be the biggest line array box out there, but it’s got tons of power and amazing fidelity. The sound equals anything I’ve heard, and in my 40 years in the business, I’ve pretty much heard it all. It’s definitely my go-to system these days. In fact, if I’m going out on a show, you can bet the X2 is coming with me.”

This article is originally from www.electrovoice.com

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New Mosaic v2.4 software and Mosaic Touchscreen Station

Mosaic version 2.4 softwareMosaic version 2.4 software
The premiere product for lighting control and media effects on a grand scale just got better. The newest version of Mosaic software – 2.4 – is here, and includes features big and small, including a new type of timeline, RGB over DALI control, and more.

Timeline has undergone the biggest change in Mosaic v2.4 – adding a real-time 24-hour timeline option. The new timeline starts at midnight and ends at midnight one day later. This real-time timeline makes it very easy to program effects based on any given hour of the day, and includes all events within one timeline, removing the need for multiple timelines and triggers.

The new real-time timeline also includes waypoints that automatically adjust to astronomical events. For example, events can be set to run from sunrise to sunset, and the software will automatically adjust the timing of events to fill the time, whether it’s a long summer day or in the middle of winter.

Other new features include the addition of I/O module support to distribute custom triggers to external programs, a newly re-designed patch to make setup easier, simple RGB control over DALI, bug fixes and optimisations.

Mosaic v2.4 is available for download now. Current generation Mosaic products already in the field can be upgraded.

For more info about Mosaic, visit etcconnect.com/mosaic

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Software updates for Eos and ColorSource consoles

Eos v2.6.2 is a patch that addresses several bugs in the previous Eos family software release. It is recommended that you update your console as soon as production schedules allow.

If you’re updating from an older software version (pre-v2.6), please note that the output of your Eos family controller may be increased/adjusted in accordance with the new output scheme introduced in that release.  You can read about the changes in v2.6 here.

For a rundown of Eos v2. 6 features,  check out the intro video:

ColorSource v1.1.3 is a patch release that fixes a number of playback-related issues in the previous release for your ColorSource or ColorSource AV console.

It is recommended that all ColorSource users update as soon as their production schedules allow.

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ETC adds new features to Unison Echo systems

ETC adds new features to Unison Echo systems

ETC’s Unison Echo family just got more powerful. New common v3.1 operating software adds customer-requested features to the architectural control system, including tuneable white and sequence control for the Echo DMX Scene Controller, and more.

DMX Scene Controller can now control tuneable white DMX luminaires, giving users the ability to choose a colour temperature that best suits their space. Control for colour-changing fixtures has also been expanded, allowing users to mix a chosen temperature of white as well as colours.

A new sequence feature has been added to provide dynamic lighting control. Trigger functions in the DMX Scene Controller have been expanded to control how the system should behave if a DMX source is plugged in, or what to do if a primary DMX source is lost.

Echo stations and sensors now support preset control across multiple spaces. A single button push can control multiple rooms, including the ability to turn off lights in multiple spaces. Plus, Echo photo sensors support a new inhibit function that prevents the sensor from raising levels when they have been purposefully set to a lower level. This is useful in classrooms with projectors and many other installations.

All products in stock currently are being reworked to ship with this new code. Remember that only products with the microSD card slot are field upgradable.  Please contact ETC Technical Service for details.

For more info on the Unison Echo line of products, visit etcconnect.com/echo

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ETC knocks out the competition

ETC knocks out the competition

ETC knocks out the competitionThe Mayweather vs McGregor fight on 26 August was the latest spectacle at Las Vegas’ T-Mobile Arena. Dubbed “The Money Fight,” it featured UFC star Conor McGregor making his pro boxing debut against undefeated boxing legend Floyd Mayweather. But while the packed house was focused on the fight in the arena, ETC was focused on the lights in the arena. ETC’s line of architectural products – Unison Paradigm, Echo and Mosaic – covers every inch of the T-Mobile Arena, everywhere from the luxury suites to the back of house hallways, from the Hyde Lounge nightclub to the concession stands, and even the external lighting is showing the arena off to the world.

With electrical design provided by ME Engineers and system integration by 4Wall Las Vegas, the capabilities of ETC’s architectural line are on display throughout the T- Mobile. VIPs have full control of lights in their suites via Touchscreen interfaces, while integration into the arena-wide Paradigm system means they automatically dim when a show starts. Echo infrastructure made it easy to light the back of house spaces and help the building achieve Platinum LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) status. ETC’s rigging is also represented at the T-Mobile arena, with Vortek by ETC supplying the custom hoists that raise and lower the scoreboard. And ETC’s Mosaic system controls all the external lights, ensuring that all the fans approaching the venue – and all the millions of viewers watching coverage of the fight on a multitude of networks covering the event – saw the arena in the best possible light.

“The T-Mobile Arena is a world-class venue, and we’re proud to be a part of it,” says Karl Haas, ETC’s architectural national sales manager. “And despite the slogan, what happens in Vegas doesn’t stay in Vegas. ETC is a partner at a multitude of highly visible, highly trafficked sports venues and arenas across the country.”

This article is originally from www.pro-systems.co.za

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Celtic FC upgrades stadium sound with fully networked solution from Bosch and Electro-Voice

  • PEL Services Limited upgrades evacuation and public address systems for legendary Celtic FC with phased stadium installation
  • Electro-Voice pro audio EVF and EVH series loudspeakers provide improved coverage and clarity as part of integrated digital audio network
  • Bosch Praesideo meets all voice alarm and communication needs, networking interfaces with legacy loudspeakers and new sound system

Celtic Football Club in Glasgow boasts Scotland’s largest football stadium and some of its most ardent fans. When the club took on the task of upgrading the stadium experience, it engaged PEL Services Limited, an electronics engineering firm based in Northolt, northwest London, to design and install upgrades to the public address and emergency sound systems in 60,000-seat Celtic Park.

“Fully networked sound reinforcement for one of the loudest stadiums ever”

With a strong stadium-wide IT network and existing public address infrastructure already in place, PEL advised the selection of Bosch Praesideo digital Public Address and Emergency Sound System with Electro-Voice pro audio loudspeakers to improve coverage, clarity and fidelity within the main bowl area of the stadium. Because both systems can be interfaced to the Dante™ networking standard, both the Bosch Praesideo system and all Electro-Voice loudspeakers are monitored and controlled remotely via Electro-Voice N8000 NetMax digital matrix controllers.

“Celtic Park is an awesome stadium, and one of the loudest places I’ve ever been for a match,” notes Vic Swain, Engineering Director for PEL. “The club wanted a state-of-the-art emergency notification system, and wanted to integrate that with an audio system that would provide clear sound for every seat in the house. It’s a challenging project, but the combined solution of Bosch and Electro-Voice works perfectly.”

The first phase of the operation was the installation of the Bosch Praesideo public address and emergency sound system, serving what Swain refers to as the “back of house” area: the internal portions of the stadium, including concourses, turnstiles, restrooms, and offices. Its open architecture and high level of redundancy makes Praesideo a scalable, reliable solution that exceeds safety standards while offering complete communications flexibility.

The stadium system is based on dual Praesideo network controllers with an audio expander interface and six strategically placed call stations. The 100V audio system utilizes legacy installed loudspeakers, all of which were tested and upgraded with Bosch line supervision sets. This enables Praesideo to check all speakers for proper line operation. The system is powered by 22 Bosch power amplifiers with onboard DSP modules.

PEL engaged Acoustics Plus, an independent acoustic consultant based in Croydon, to advise on proper deployment of the Electro-Voice loudspeakers. Research included recording SPL levels throughout a game, documenting the sonic requirements and using computer modeling to map optimal locations and dispersion patterns for full coverage. Aimed down from beneath the roof, the system uses a mix of frontloaded EVF-1152D and horn-loaded EVH-1152D, both full-range, weatherized loudspeakers from the EV-Innovation family.

“Celtic always wants to do the very best for their fans – in addition to meeting the evacuation system legal standard for Speech Transmission Index,” notes Swain, “they also wanted it to sound just as good when the place is really rocking during a big match. These EV speakers accomplish that with ease, even in problem areas. We had structural engineers and riggers working closely with the acoustic consultant to make final adjustments. A lot of preparation, but on the day the speakers were hung and aimed, it was extremely quick and accurate.”

As part of the process, Electro-Voice CPS series power amplifiers, two N8000 NetMax DSP matrix units, and a redundant fiber ring were installed as infrastructure support for the full stadium system. To date, the new loudspeakers are in place above the north stands and adjacent corner areas. Future phases will complete the installation above the south stands, adjacent corner areas, and west and east stands behind the goals.

“The integration of Bosch Praesideo in the back of house with Electro-Voice loudspeakers aiming at the area above the seats, all working together in a centrally controlled network, represents a real commitment to the safety and comfort of the fans,” he says. “It’s great to help a legendary organization like Celtic F.C. to achieve their goals.”

This article is originally from www.electrovoice.com

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Bosch introduces LB 20 commercial loudspeakers

Bosch LB 20

Bosch LB 20The LB 20 series is the latest member of the Bosch family of compact loud-speakers for installed applications. Every aspect of the LB 20 series has been designed from the ground up to ensure efficient installation for the contractor and excellent results for the end-user. The series includes 4-inch, 5.25-inch, and 8-inch 2-way models with a matching dual-10-inch subwoofer, making it easy to select a suitable model a specific space – a new go-to solution for distributed sound systems.

All LB 20 models offer Bosch-engineered components for superior sound quality, low- profile looks and robust reliability for a wide range of indoor and outdoor applications. These include retail environments, hospitality settings, such as bars, lounges, patios, pool areas and restaurants. Conference and meeting rooms, fitness clubs, performing arts and sports venues and houses of worship. The series offers true weatherproof construction for outdoor spac-es, confirmed by extensive and rigorous testing above and beyond industry norms. All models are paintable, and IP54 certified for weather resistance; an IP65 weatherproof version is available for the 5.25-inch loudspeaker cabinet and the subwoofer models.

The innovative, new wall-mount system makes installation literally “as easy as 1-2-3” – quicker and easier than ever before: Attach the wall-mount (a built-in bubble level saves time) and terminate the cables inside, apply the paint cover to protect the wall- mount until construction is completed (when the cover can be removed), and then simply slide the pre-wired speaker with adjustable arm onto the wall-mount and lock into place.

Kindly visit: https://www.boschsecurity.com/corporate/press-releases/press- release/invented-news-lb20.html for more information about the LB 20 Series.

This article is originally from www.pro-systems.co.za

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