Located in northwest China, the Xinjiang International Expo Centre has placed QSC’s Q-Sys integrated System Platform at the heart of its audio system.
Comprised of two Core 1000 Q-Sys processors, along with multiple QSC PowerLight 3 amplifiers and speakers from the QSC WideLine, ILA, AcousticDesign and K Series, the QSC audio systems were designed by PCI, the exclusive QSC distributor in China, and installed in more than 20 conference rooms at the venue. The system was completed and ready for use in time for the first China-Eurasia Economic Development & Cooperation Forum, held in the Xinjiang capital Ürümqi last Autumn.
With 22 conference rooms spread across three floors, the Xinjiang International Expo Centre hosts a single Q-Sys Core 1000 unit (with a second unit for redundancy) that manages all of the audio signals from the complex's central control room, monitoring the operational state of all the system's I/O Frame units, loudspeakers and PowerLight 3 amplifiers, as well as controlling the system-wide signal processing and routing.
The largest room in the centre is a 1,500-seater auditorium, which incorporates its own dedicated Q-Sys I/O Frame, PowerLight 3 amps, AD-S282H AcousticDesign speakers, together with AD-C2100 ceiling speakers arranged in six zones, as the chamber can be divided up to six ways if required.
Another conference hall, which uses QSC products extensively and has a capacity of 800, was dedicated to press conferences during the Forum, featuing a Q-Sys I/O Frame, PowerLight 3 amplification, and 12 WideLine-8 units, as well as AD-S282H speakers.
The smaller chambers, such as one of the 400-seater lecture halls used by the United Nations for press conferences during the China-Eurasia Forum, also utilised QSC technology. This chamber also features a dedicated Q-Sys I/O Frame, with eight ceiling-suspended QSC ILA speakers driven by PowerLight 3s, and supplemented with AcousticDesign speakers around the chamber.
For many of the most prestigious meetings between officials, such as those held during the forum by Keqiang Li, vice-premier of the State Council of China, a 150-seater conference room was used, employing QSC AD-C821R ceiling-mounted and AD-S282H ceiling-suspended speakers, along with K Series Active loudspeakers.
Following the Expo, the Exhibition Centre's management commented: "The Q-Sys platform was so powerful and easy to use, it allowed us to simply focus on the running of the conference itself. It proved itself absolutely ideal for this kind of project."
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