China's National Centre for the Performing Arts in Beijing.Beijing, China (March 18, 2008)--Since opening in December, China’s National Centre for the Performing Arts in Beijing has been wowing crowds with its performances--and its architecture.
The structure is a 200,000m dome, with a shell made of glass and titanium that is surrounded by a man-made lake. Inside, it contains three performance venues, including an opera hall, music hall and theater hall, that seat 6,500 people in total.
The facility uses a combination of wired digital matrix and synthesized dual-channel wireless components from RTS for its intercom system. At the heart of the system is an array of Zeus II matrices.
User stations that were applied include KP-32 Classic series keypanels, BP-325 wired beltpacks, and BTR-800/TR-800 wireless base stations and beltpacks. The National Centre for the Performing Arts chose the high-end BTR-800 system because the massive titanium structure presented unique challenges for wireless transmission, and users could not risk dropped communication during a performance.