SYMETRIX IN QATAR COLLEGE
The College of the North Atlantic Qatar (CNA-Q) is one of the most prestigious schools in the Qatari capital of Doha. Related to the famous Canadian public school of the same name, the College has celebrated the graduation of more than 4000 alumni since 2002. Among its most impressive facilities is a world-class auditorium, recently refurbished with a full technical upgrade.
Every technical system has undergone improvements within the auditorium, from projection and lighting to the loudspeakers. The aim has been to create a venue capable of meeting a broad range of requirements. The auditorium now hosts spoken-word presentations, concerts by local musical acts and even touring theatrical productions.
But more than just wow-factor, systems integrator Audio Visual Technology (AV Tech) had ease-of-use and reliability high on the brief, to accommodate a wide range of users. “They wanted the system to be simple,” says AV Tech Technical Sales Manager Mahmoud El Zein. Knowing he needed to use the most trustworthy signal processing technology available, he chose a Radius 12×8 DSP from Symetrix.
“The entire I/O matrix within the venue, the routing of all inputs and outputs, is all through the Symetrix Radius 12×8,” explains Mr. El Zein. “You can trust Symetrix; their systems simply don’t fail.” Also included within the auditorium are IC-Live FR Dual loudspeakers from Renkus-Heinz, Sennheiser microphones, and an Allen & Heath Qu-32 mixing console, all tied together by the Radius 12×8.