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Ft. Lauderdale, FL (May 6, 2011)--QSC’s Q-Sys integrated platform is being used as part of extensive renovations at Fort Lauderdale Hollywood International Airport.
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Ft. Lauderdale, FL (May 6, 2011)--QSC’s Q-Sys integrated platform is being used as part of extensive renovations at Fort Lauderdale Hollywood International Airport.

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The first step for the airport—known as FLL for short--was the reintegration of networking systems in Terminal Four. Realizing that their existing networking system had a limited ability to meet the facility’s advancing needs, the airport facility managers consulted with Rod Sintow, CEO of Pro Sound & Video.

“I recommended Q-Sys to the airport managers because the technology is cutting edge,” says Sintow. “The choice was clear when they realized that installing Q-Sys would only cost 20 percent more than repairing the old system. And Q-Sys is a highly expandable network that will grow with them into the future.”

The Q-Sys system is currently running 23 Page Stations in Terminal 4. FLL Airport will continue to expand this terminal, adding more runways and gates, which will continually be connected to the Q-Sys network as new concourses are constructed. Over the next several years, this platform will also be the foundation for the future technical advancements of all the other terminals.

Fort Lauderdale Hollywood Airport’s electronics are housed in the security center within the massive parking structure; the Q-Sys Core 3000 is now located there, as well as a steady supply of new QSC CX204 amplifiers which are added every month as the expansion continues.

“As we are able to fit many more QSC CX204 amps in the same space that was being used before, we reduced racks and the footprint of the space by almost 70 percent,” Sintow continues. “The system doesn’t run as hot as the former system and requires less air-conditioning, so it’s more energy efficient,” explains Sintow. “And most of all, it clearly sounds better.”

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