Completed after a six-month construction phase, a new visitor centre at the North Rhine-Westphalian state parliament has opened its doors to the public. Since 24th February 2016, people with an interest in politics have been able to find out about the activities and functions of the state parliament using a new multimedia concept, located in the main visitor hall, which invites them to interact with the presented topics.
An important element in this new visitor area is a 240-degree panoramic screen, on which impressive projections are displayed. Eight interactive podia also enable visitors to access information on the region of North Rhine-Westphalia and the political duties of its state parliament.
The company inSynergie from Rheinbreitbach was responsible for implementing the centralised media control system, specially coordinated to meet the different requirements of this visitor space. When choosing the sound system, they opted for an Airea system.
Airea combines an intelligent, remotely controllable, stand-alone digital audio network system with a state-of-the-art loudspeaker concept. The system includes loudspeakers, which are equipped with their own DSPs and amplifiers allowing them to be individually controlled and adjusted. In the visitor centre, 23 LX-60 ASX (compact 2-way speakers) and 21 ultra-compact LX-10 loudspeakers have been installed. Four AS-22 ASX active subwoofers have also been added for extended low frequency reproduction.
The central interface of each Airea system is the Airea Master. With more than 40 loudspeakers in the visitor centre, three AM-50 Master modules have been required.
Installation and cabling costs are remarkably low: All the loudspeakers belonging to the Airea system are connected to one another and to the corresponding Master module in series, using CAT cables.
We congratulate inSynergie GmbH on this impressive project and hope that visitors to the parliament building will have a lot of fun exploring this new experience!