Luxury Kempinski Hotel Builds First-Class Audio System Around BSS Audio Soundweb London Digital Network
October 26, 2010
The largest installation of a BSS Audio digital network in the Slovak Republic has been deployed with the opening of the new Kempinski Hotel River Park in Bratislava. Located on the Danube River, the Kempinski will provide a new standard of lifestyle luxury in this historic city, steeped in imperial heritage. With its selection of restaurants and bars, a spa and wellness center, in addition to a meeting room and four conference rooms (each divisible into two separate rooms), an advanced digital backbone connecting all the featured areas was required.
Peak Audio s.r.o. handled the installation utilizing two Soundweb™ London BLU-160 configurable processors, with two BLU-120 I/O expanders and a BLU-BOB2 break-out box, offering a further eight channels of analog audio output expansion.
The BSS Audio Soundweb London devices all interconnected through their digital audio bus. Based on Gigabit Ethernet technology this bus carries 256 channels of fault-tolerant, low-latency audio at 48kHz/24bit, or 128 channels at 96kHz/24bit across a standard CAT5e connection — providing a highly cost-effective solution.
The Soundweb London matrix at the Kempinski is configured with 44 inputs and 20 outputs, providing signal routing to 13 zones (including the nine conference rooms, foyer and other areas).
Inputs are provided from a variety of sources including CDs, DVDs, wireless and wired microphones — and also notebooks in the conference rooms. For local mixing with additional microphone inputs, a Soundcraft FX16ii has been provided.
Said Peak Audio's Ján Krkoš, who project managed the installation, "The Soundweb London platform provided us with the perfect solution. It was easy to program and create a custom control panel, which is straightforward to use. It provides high-quality audio processing and routing and can be relied on for 24/7 operation."