Symetrix DSPs Deliver Background Music, EVAC Monitoring and More at Austrian Hospital

Landesklinikum Amstetten now sports a Symetrix DSP configuration to cover multiple hospital wings and seminar rooms.

Located 100km from the Austrian capital of Vienna, Landesklinikum Amstetten is a highly respected modern hospital complex encompassing multiple wings. The facility undertakes regular upgrade projects to ensure that its technological inventory is up-to-date, and in this spirit the hospital recently initiated an audio processing overhaul.

A long-term AV collaborator of the hospital, St. Leonhard am Forst-based Schneider Audio Concept Vertriebs GmbH ('SAC') was engaged to devise a powerful but easily-operable audio processing and distribution infrastructure to cover two wings (one new, one legacy) and several seminar rooms, as well as provide monitoring and control of the EVAC and paging systems. As part of the project - installation for which was carried out by a locally-based electrical firm - SAC also specified new loudspeakers, amplifiers and wireless microphone systems.

Having specified Audinate's Dante media networking technology on a host of recent projects to his satisfaction, SAC principal Christian Muhm opted to use Dante for flexible connectivity. A Dante-supporting processing hub was a necessity, then, which led Muhm towards a trio of Symetrix SymNet open architecture Dante-scalable DSPs.

"We have been working as a distributor for Symetrix for about seven years now, and the company's Dante-capable DSPs have found their way into all manner of projects," says Muhm. "In this case, I selected two SymNet Radius AEC units and one SymNet Edge, along with a single SymNet xIn 12 expander, all connected via fibre. Collectively, the Symetrix products enable the delivery of background music for the wards, monitor the EVAC/paging system, manage the seminar room audio, and undertake room combining functions as required."

The compact but powerful set-up allows audio and data signals to be delivered anywhere in any configuration. Loudspeakers and amplifiers from Dynacord, and wireless microphones from Beyerdynamic were also provided by SAC for the project, which was completed in a compact timeframe late last year.

SAC has done some fantastic work on behalf of Symetrix over the last half-decade, highlighting the benefits of its DSP solutions to an increasingly wide customer-base. The deployment of three SymNet DSPs at Landesklinikum Amstetten is a case in point, and will bring reliably enduring processing power and flexibility to this care facility.


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With a current and broadly-based product portfolio that encompasses both open architecture (Edge, Radius 12x8, Radius AEC) and fixed architecture (Jupiter, Zone Mix 761) solutions, Seattle, USA-based Symetrix is the global leader in digital audio signal processing. From a founding base in the studio and MI communities, Symetrix has emerged to take a defining role in commercial audio, its products now a default choice for large-scale installations in performance venues, sports arenas, educational establishments and many more. Benefiting from a worldwide distribution network that has seen its products specified in over 100 countries, Symetrix nonetheless continues to spearhead the entire design and build process from its Seattle HQ. The manufacturer is now enhancing its readiness for a new era of AV networking through its licensing partnership with Audinate, whose world-leading Dante media networking solution is fully integrated into the SymNet DSP platform.

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