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Performance Center Communications - Arcadia


A Performance Center can be a somewhat sprawling facility. They typically have multiple theatres, multiple dressing rooms, a carpentry area and additional the box office and administrative space. A communication system for a facility like this would seem to require starting with a significant piece communications equipment, but that’s actually not the case. Arcadia Central Station is a 1RU device that supports up to 64 beltpacks from all three FreeSpeak frequency bands, 128 HelixNet devices using 24 channels, and 16 ports of IVC Direct connections. On top of that, the station has an additional 64 ports of Dante and AES67 which can be added through a flexible port licensing system. The device also houses 2-wire and 4-wire ports to add analog intercom equipment and third-party devices. This scalability makes covering the entire Performance Center with a single device a reality.

How it Works
The Arcadia Central Station is deployed in the control room of the main theatre. FreeSpeak Edge transceivers are positioned with the main theatre to leverage reflection to propagate the audio signal of the theatre’s walls and ceiling. The smaller second theatre and blackbox are supported with FreeSpeak II transceivers and beltpacks. The dressing room speaker boxes tie back to the Central Station with 2-wire connections. An I.V. Direct port is used to connect to an LQ IP interface device to allow the addition of both Station-IC and Agent-IC. Dante speakers, mics and a console provide additional communication points into the system for a comprehensive intercom system.



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