RTS ODIN is at the center of the new cultural center in Spain
A new cultural center in the historic Galician town of Lugo has been equipped with an audiovisual solution by systems integrator Chemtrol. At the heart of this installation and ensuring seamless communication between the two performing arts halls of the Auditorio de Lugo is an ODIN OMNEO 32-port digital intercom matrix from RTS.
Auditorio de Lugo is a large cultural complex, covering more than 15,000 square meters. It was built to host a variety of events, from concerts, ballets and theater productions to conferences and presentations. Thus, the place is divided into several spaces including two performing arts halls (a 900-seat auditorium and a 300-seat theater), an exhibition and conference space, a music school, a media library, a projection, eight training rooms, a commercial space, a restaurant, an office space and underground parking.
Providing crystal clear communication between the 20 intercom stations in the different spaces is an ODIN intercom matrix. Chemtrol opted for the 32-port option which also offered the ability to expand the system up to 128 ports within a single 1RU device. With the entire room’s audio system running on a Dante network, it made sense for Chemtrol to use ODIN’s ability to seamlessly communicate with Dante audio via the integrated OMNEO IP architecture to connect the system. intercom to the wider network. This allows easy communication between the front gallery position in either room with their DKP-3016 RTS desktop keyboards and the wings which have a rack mounted KP-3016 keyboard for both performance spaces.
The solution is completed with a classic partyline intercom installation which has been deployed in both halls. RTS prides itself on the backwards compatibility of its products, meaning the partyline system was able to seamlessly connect to the main ODIN intercom. A PS-20 two-wire intercom feed drives the partyline solution, while BP-4000 single-channel universal beltpack headset stations are called by users.
In addition to these fixed points, the site has also invested in a ROAMEO DECT-based wireless intercom system for mobile users, including AP-1800 access points and TR-1800 beltpacks. The site has six wireless stations that reconnect to the digital audio network and enable clear communications between many users throughout the site.
In addition to its flexible connectivity options, the ability of ODIN’s OMNEO network to communicate seamlessly with Dante audio devices was another key element in its selection. In addition to this, ODIN’s four-wire connectivity will allow integration with more traditional broadcast intercom systems while its RVON IP connectivity will be a powerful solution for connectivity over greater distances if required.
The integration project itself presented several challenges. With construction of the building completed long before a decision was made on what AV equipment to install, Chemtrol worked to modernize its design without damaging the finished look of the venue. The integrator also wanted to create a high-performance infrastructure using the latest technologies and able to adapt to future innovations. This led to the creation of a dense network of Cat-6 data cabling and OM3 fiber optics. ODIN is a perfect fit for this concept with its versatile connectivity options and scalable design for scalable systems.
The result is a powerful solution that exactly meets the needs of the Auditorio de Lugo. Thanks to its flexible and scalable intercom system, the room will be able to meet the needs of productions of all sizes, while always offering impeccable sound.