Previously ( 2004 ) Burnley indoor markets upgraded their system first installed in 1969. This was followed by additional work in March 2009.
A low level background music and messaging system was required, not to offend the stall holders during normal operation but needing to get the message across to all listeners within the stall corridors during an announcement.
Liaising closely with one of our suppliers a scheme was agreed to use Bi-directional speakers in the dead spots. This reduced the cost of the installation making the client happy and the stall holders could sell without interference from another voice.
‘IC Audio’ bi-directional speakers were fitted to complement the existing ‘Penton’ globe speakers, these were coupled to a ‘QSC’ amplifier and a ‘TOA 9000’ management system mixer. The ‘TOA 9000’ mixer links floor microphones, adverts, emergency announcements, management information tones and background music to give a prioritized message structure over 2 zones.
The saving on the speaker system allowed the client to then spend on an emergency signage system. This would be triggered either from the fire alarm or operated via the management to alert the public of a hazard situation within the building.
A tailor made sign was designed by OPUS that remained inert until triggered, when in operation it would broadcast via a built in speaker and a pre recorded message would play whilst an illuminated warning text would show. The signs were placed at the entrances to the complex.
This is another example of our expertise in unusual requests which can be catered for by the ‘special projects department’.
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