Die Hecke is the culmination of a four year, €12 million project which has seen an old farmhouse building transformed into a hospitality complex comprising of two speciality restaurants, a wine bar and Inn, a suite of apartments, conferencing and banqueting facilities, a beer garden, a dedicated wine cellar and even its own brewery.

In order to create the right atmosphere, the owners knew that mood lighting and AV elements would be key.

Munich-based installer, WML, lighting designer Werner Memmel and project manager Torsten Gresens developed an integrated lighting and multimedia concept which is helping the venue achieve its goals.

As the is a complex venue with several different experiences, a reliable, solution was needed. WML turned to AMX and the switching capabilities of the AMX Enova DGX, the maker’s modular digital media switcher with built-in central controller.

AMX says the DGX manages and distributes analogue plus digital audio and video, including HDMI with HDCP, control and Ethernet around the facility without any of the problems associated with HDCP authenticated content distribution and switching.

AMX InstaGate Pro technology resolves HDCP limitations, while SmartScale scales video for each one of Die Hecke’s displays.

The Enova DGX also offers integration with the Lutron lighting system, Apple TV, iMerge audio server and Dreambox TV tuner.

The install team’s aim was to provide simplified, centralised control of otherwise complicated processes, giving staff the ability to make a simple switch from the standard sound system to the sound output from the video stream during live, televised broadcasts.

Four 10in Modero S Series touch panels provide staff with management of the lighting and AV elements including control of the scene-setting pre-sets in each room, audio server administration and signal source control throughout, as well as flexible output of video content and temporary projections.

With all rooms united by the central Enova DGX, independent zones can be linked together or separated as required.

Intuitive interfaces are designed to provide a technological dashboard for the system, bringing together all system components for over-arching control and 24/7 management and operation.

The install team also included a NI-2100 integrated NetLinx controller and AMX Autopatch Precis LT to deliver routing for HDTV/Component video and stereo audio signals, allowing for the simplified connection of multiple HDTV sources such as DVD players and satellite receivers to Die Hecke’s multiple displays.

Klaus Tebrake, MD, Die Hecke, says: “We want to make our guests happy in any way we can. AMX helps us to deliver our high standards of customer service and hospitality.”

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