Philippines Hotel Opts For HARMAN Public-Address System

The Seda Vertis North hotel in the Philippines has recently undergone a major upgrade of its public-address system, with Intellismart Technology opting to install a flexible networked audio system by HARMAN Professional Solutions.

The hotel’s public-address system needed a comprehensive, modern upgrade that could distribute high-fidelity audio seamlessly throughout the complex. In order to meet these goals, Seda hired Intellismart to design an end-to-end networked audio system made up of JBL, AKG, Crown, Soundcraft and BSS solutions.

“We were looking for superior audio for with a seamless control system that would allow our staff to make adjustments easily,” says group general manager Brett Hickey.

“Knowing HARMAN’s reputation for excellence across all its products, we had faith in Intellismart Technology’s choice to install a comprehensive range of HARMAN audio solutions.”

Intellismart installed low-profile JBL speakers throughout the premises, which are powered by Crown amplifiers. Soundcraft digital mixers allow hotel staff to easily adjust the sound across the entire facility, and AKG microphones enable them to make announcements. The system is controlled by a network of BSS DSP units, which route high-resolution audio throughout the building. JBL 24CT recessed ceiling speakers provide plenty of power in the Quezon Ballroom, which can be partitioned into three smaller spaces for different types of events, and the speakers can be divided into zones for independent control. Inputs in the floor allow staff to patch the audio system for additional sound reinforcement.

“One of the biggest challenges we faced was integrating Seda Vertis North hotel’s existing public address (PA) system with the new HARMAN system in the ballrooms and meeting rooms. Connecting the HARMAN speakers with the PA system was essential to provide the live-feed needed to automatically generate announcements during emergency or evacuation,” adds Gerry Sy, president and CEO of Intellismart Technology Inc.

“With the BSS digital signal processors, we were able to incorporate the PA system seamlessly into the larger network. The HARMAN system meets Seda’s unique requirements, providing high-quality audio to their guests with flexible control.”

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