Billund Airport was originally established in 1961 as a private airstrip by Godtfred Kirk Christiansen, head of The Lego Group, whose company is based in the nearby town of Billund.

Owned by a group of the area’s municipalities, today Billund Airport is the main airport for passengers in western Denmark and handles significant tourist traffic to the nearby Legoland theme park, as well as being a major cargo hub.

Recently the airport’s management wanted to upgrade the terminal’s voice evacuation system to be able to play high quality background music in the departure lounge, duty free and other shopping areas.

They were concerned that it might not be possible, but Pro-Partner AV Solutions A/S – a Danish specialist in large scale voice evacuation systems – was confident that Yamaha’s EN54-24 certified VXC-4VA loudspeaker provided the answer.

Pro-Partner quickly arranged a demo of the VX-C4VA at the airport, which impressed the client. Used for all announcements and alerts, as well as background music, 60 of the Yamaha loudspeakers have been installed.

“The system can be programmed to provide background music as well as announcements, a facility that the airport wanted to take advantage of and because they are an integral part of the voice evacuation system, the loudspeakers needed to be EN54-24 certified,” explains Pro-Partner’s Kasper Christensen.

“As well as delivering improved sound quality and smooth, even coverage from an EN54 certified speaker, the VX-C4VA has dramatically improved the appearance of the airport’s ceiling. Fewer loudspeakers could be installed because it no longer needs several different types for evacuation, announcements and music.”

Kasper is pleased to report that the airport’s management is “very happy with the Yamaha solution. Updates of other areas of the airport are planned and the VX-C4VA will be the loudspeaker of choice. Indeed as a company we are very happy to use VX-C and VX-S range whenever we need EN54-24 certified speakers.”

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