Milan, Italy (July 27, 2012)–Barix AG provided an Audio over IP streaming solution for two papal services held at the VII World Meeting of Families at the Bresso Airport near Milan, Italy in June. The system wirelessly delivered audio in real-time to more than 300 loudspeakers on site.
The Catholic Church organizes the World Meeting of Families every three years. This year’s five-day event included two main services led by Pope Benedict XVI. An estimated one million people were on hand at Bresso Airport to witness the services, which were also broadcast on television worldwide.
M.M.S. Srl provided the audio distribution installation. Four Barix Exstreamer 500 devices encoded the audio for streaming over an Ubiquiti Nanostation 5 AirMax 5.4 Ghz network, feeding four transmission towers. M.M.S. Srl also connected 22 Barix Exstreamer 100 to Ubiquiti Nanostation receivers for audio decoding at the loudspeaker points. The loudspeakers were distributed amongst 24 towers to cover numerous audio paths, with the most distant end points located approximately three-quarters of a mile from the stage.