The Winter Olympics media centre
Russia - Moscow-based AV company, Proton Centre, specified six Allen & Heath rackmount Qu-16 digital mixers to be installed in the Main Media Centre at Sochi's Olympic Park during the recent Olympic Games in Russia.

The Main Media Centre catered for more than 2000 members of the international media accredited to cover the Competition, and more than 6000 television and radio broadcasters from around the world.

Proton Centre designed the AV system and supervised installation works, whilst its partner company, Sochi-based Tomlux+, completed the sound and video installation on site. The Qu-16s were supplied by Allen & Heath's Russian distributor, MixArt.

The Media Centre's AV systems were based around the Qu-16 mixers, which were selected for their ability to provide the wide functionality and flexibility needed to complete various tasks, and meet the diverse requirements of the vast number of broadcasting companies.

"Visiting from over 70 countries, press were arriving with many different types of AV equipment, and Qu-16 worked seamlessly with all of it," comments Alexander Soloviev from Proton Centre.

Other sound equipment used in this project included 30 Audio-Technica 3000 Series Wireless Systems and Denon Professional CD/media players.

In March, the Main Media Centre will again welcome numerous media and broadcasters from around the world to cover the Paralympic Games, also being hosted in Sochi.

(Jim Evans)

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