PA/VA at Scotstoun Stadium - a venue for the Commonwealth Games 2014
PEL Services Ltd., one of the UK’s foremost providers of commercial sound and communication systems, completed the contract to supply and commission a substantial voice alarm and public address system (PA/VA) at the refurbished Scotstoun Stadium in Glasgow.
Scotstoun Stadium benefited from a £18 million refit ahead of the Commonwealth Games coming to Glasgow in 2014. The revitalised stadium features new 5000 seat grandstands, indoor athletics training facilities, track and fitness suite, along with a renovated 400m track. With these world class new facilities, Scotstoun Stadium required state of the art safety systems and turned to PEL Services, which has extensive experience in this field.
THE STADIUM ENVIRONMENT
After careful consideration, PEL Services chose a Bosch Praesideo digital public address and emergency sound system which is fully monitored and provides excellent audibility as a result of its ability to process and communicate both audio signals and control data entirely digitally. The system uses fibre optic cabling which ensures signal integrity and allows considerable distances to be covered – ideal for the stadium environment.
Bosch Praesideo was used with Bosch and Bosch Electro Voice loudspeakers throughout the stadium for total clarity. The system has a variety of audio feeds installed by PEL, including an audio rack with CD players for broadcast of music to any selected zones or ‘all call’, digital messaging of security announcements, chimes, time signals etc, a radio microphone for trackside interviews and standard microphones at reception, events control and the commentary booth. In fact as many as 28 different uncompressed audio signals can be broadcast simultaneously using this state of the art system.
The PA/VA Praesideo racks have been installed by PEL in the main equipment room for easy access by authorised personnel.
A fully programmable system, PEL has interfaced the Bosch Praesideo with the stadium’s fire alarm system and has incorporated a fire officer’s microphone for added safety.
HEARING INDUCTION LOOPS
To further enhance the system, hearing induction loops have been installed by PEL Services in the meeting / press suite, on the club deck, at reception and all ticket office counters. These systems are designed to reduce background noise and improve clarity of sound for hearing aid wearers.
For more information please contact PEL Services Ltd on 0333 123 2100