installationnews UNITED KINGDOM New London office for Incus AV
INCUS AV, a provider of audiovisual consultancy, design, manufacture, installation, commissioning and support, has expanded its UK operations with the opening of a new office in Canary Wharf, London. With a growing number of support and maintenance contracts in the city and the surrounding areas, the new site, located in Skylines Village, will provide a central hub from which the company can respond rapidly to clients.
ITALY Teenyweeny tweeters and woofers. Live. The new office comes during a
busy period for Incus. Recent projects include the design and installation of upgraded Baldwin Boxall voice alarm routing matrices at the National Exhibition Centre, Birmingham; and consultancy to Egis Road and Tunnel Operation Ireland in preparation for an inspection report for the Dublin Port Tunnel, where an audio distribution system based on Peavey MediaMatrix processors is used for safety announcements.
The company is currently
working on the design of audiovisual systems for St Catharine’s College, Cambridge with acoustic consultant Tim Lewers and architects RHP Partnership. Installation will begin on a new college centre, including systems fora 160-seat auditorium with retractable seating, and an all-new basement bar, in the summer.
Incus has also announced the appointment of Mark Butler,
who will be based at the London office. He will be responsible for support and maintenance contracts across the country, and brings with him over 20 years of audiovisual experience, ranging from bench repairs to account management. Butler said: “I feel extremely
proud and excited to be part of Incus AV as they have achieved so much in their first year. With the opening of our London office, I see great things ahead for the business.”
Mark Butler: new face at the new office
The address of the new office is: 41 Skyline Village, London, E14 9TS. www.incusav.com
Larger rooms feature QSC AD-S52 loudspeakers, with all audio and video co-ordinated via Q-Sys
Rock solid Q-Sys kit at historic museum site
PERCHED ONa rocky promontory high above the small northern Italian town of Bard, Forte di Bard (Fort Bard) has been a site of significance since the pre-Roman era. The latest step in its on-going development – completely restored in 2006 – is the new museum dedicated to the history of the site. It features an interactive multimedia exhibition with synchronised audiovisual presentations delivered via conventional video screen, interactive touchscreens and video projection. IBR Sistemi of Genoa handled the design and installation of the new museum, and with the help of AudioLink, QSC’s exclusive distributor in Italy, selected Q- Sys for control. Every element of the Forte di
Bard exhibition is controlled by Q-Sys. At the centre of the network, a Q-Sys Core 3000 unit handles 68 channels of audio and controls 125 peripheral devices, ranging from touchscreens and
their computers to video players, video screens and projectors. Additional Q-Sys I/O frames equipped with DataPort I/O cards allow centralised control of the CX Series amplifiers located all around the exhibition. Meanwhile, the I/O frames’ GPIO ports allow the Q-Sys Core to directly control the lighting system and the motorised screens used for larger video projections. AcousticDesign Series AD- S32T and AD-S52 loudspeakers have also been integrated into the solution; their compact size meant they could be mounted on lightweight frames suspended from the ceiling. Where further sound reinforcement was required, AD-S28Tw subwoofers were also deployed. Claudio Donato of IBR Sistemi said: “We’ve found Q- Sys to be an extremely powerful and flexible platform – easy to integrate into our interactive system and very innovative.” www.qscaudio.com
The E4 loudspeaker is just a tad bigger than a compact disc. A miniature made for mobile applications, such as a stand-alone system or supported by the E12X subwoofer. While it sounds distinctively bigger than it is, it remains neutral, clear, transparent and intelligible even at high sound pressure levels. As with all the little systems in the d&b E-Series.