Authentic special audio effects and music at Kidzania London are delivered through a DANTE enabled networked Bose Professional audio system, which was configured and installed by PEL Services Ltd, as an official Bose Pro-partner.
Kidzania opened its first UK location on 25th June 2015 at Westfield Shopping Centre in London’s White City. A huge play-zone for kids, the unique appeal of Kidzania is how the activities and zones give a real-life introduction to the grown-up world, so children can play by exploring a range of actual work-roles.
Built over the course of one year, the 75,000 sq.ft child-size city is equivalent in area to Leicester Square, with the ceiling height of Heathrow’s Terminal 5. Kidzania London is able to welcome up to 1,700 youngsters at any one time, and is forecast to host three quarters of a million visitors in its first year.
DANTE-enabled, Networked Bose Professional Audio System Design
Authentic special audio effects and music at Kidzania London are delivered through a DANTE-enabled networked Bose Professional audio system, which was configured and installed by PEL Services Ltd, as an official Bose Pro-partner. PEL proposed a solution to the potential cable installation problems and showed how the latest networking technology would to transmit sound over an IP network, using the flexibility of Digital Electrical Sound Processing. This allowed Kidzania to configure the space with built-in flexibility for the future evolution of the spaces.
Integrated Sound System Installation
PEL Services installed an integrated sound system using a total of 93 Bose loudspeakers for ten different defined areas and 60 individual establishments in the Kidzania “City”, including: the Concourse, Entrance, “Hospital”, “Police Station”, “Fire Station”, “Airport Check-in”, “Stadium”, “Theatre”, “Clock Tower”, “Burning Building”, “Aircraft”, “Radio Station”, Dentist, Hotel, Department Store and “Stadium”.
All of the main system was connected by PEL using a DANTE-enabled network, centrally controlled by Bose ControlSpace ESP-00 DSP engineered sound processors, and powered by Bose PowerMatch PM8500N amplifiers.
Delivery Under Pressure
PEL’s Chris Wilcox said, "This was a highly pressurised project, working all hours up to the dynamic high profile launch, as each area became available from the main contractor. Nevertheless, we really enjoyed the challenge and are proud to have contributed to the new Kidzania educational experience in London.
It is great to build an installation that will mean so much for the enjoyment of the kids that use the huge choice of activities here. The DANTE enabled layout is a perfect solution as it will future-proof the space for periodic changes.”
PEL Music & Media is a division of PEL Services Ltd., one of the UK’s most reliable and respected providers of equipment, installation, maintenance and servicing of quality commercial, music systems, sound solutions, fire protection, security and communication systems, with over 35 years experience.