The lecture hall at the University of Central Lancashire, Cyprus also features a Soundcraft Vi1 front of house mixing console.
Amsterdam, The Netherlands (February 6, 2013)—An audio system with components from BSS Audio, JBL and Soundcraft, was recently installed at the University of Lancashire, Cyprus as part of the school’s new €53 million campus.
Situated on a 40-acre site in Pyla near Larnaka, the integrated AV infrastructure contains an advanced Learning Information Systems (LIS) network designed by local AV specialist (and Harman Professional distributor) ALA Equipment Co. Ltd.
ALA carried out full turnkey planning and delivery of the €700,000 AV contract on the 8,000-square-meter campus in the final three weeks of a fast-track build time that was itself accomplished in only 180 days.
The scope of work included equipping 15 single- and double-facing classrooms (in the first phase) with AV, as a precursor to a further 30 that will follow. The other challenge was to fit out a 310-seat lecture theater that had to double as a 5.1 cinema; it was here that ALA proposed a theater-spec technical solution, including JBL SRX712M and SRX718S, which provides the 5.1 surround sound, powered by Crown CTs amplifiers. At front of house, a Soundcraft Vi1 digital mixing console has been specified to provide mixing for the technical staff. Management of the theater I/Os is via four BSS Audio Soundweb London BLU-160 processors using BLU link, BSS Audio’s proprietary network transport.
Elsewhere in the foyer, where a media display provides looped promotional footage while doubling as a relay screen from the lecture theater, sound reinforcement is provided by four JBL CBT 50LA column speakers, powered by Crown CTs amplifiers and controlled by dbx DriveRack 260 processors. These receive feeds directly from the Soundweb London processors, as does a large induction loop system.
In each of the first 15 classrooms to be equipped, the motorized front projection screen is accompanied by four JBL Control 24 ceiling speakers, powered by Crown XLS amps—allowing eight stereo inputs.