A number of improvements have been made to the auditorium at The College of the North Atlantic Qatar (CNA-Q), including a Radius signal processing system from Symetrix.
The college is one of the most prestigious schools in the Qatari capital of Doha.
Taking place over the course of two years, upgrades have been made to every technical system within the auditorium, which now hosts spoken-word presentations, concerts by local musical acts and even touring theatrical productions.
Regional systems integrator Audio Visual Technology (AV Tech) knew that the overall system had to be easy-to-use and completely reliable, to accommodate a wide range of users.
"They wanted the system to be simple," confirmed AV Tech technical sales manager Mahmoud El Zein, whose work during the project earned him a personal letter of recommendation from the College. Knowing he needed to use a reliable signal processing system, he chose a Radius 12x8 DSP from Symetrix.
"The entire I/O matrix within the venue, the routing of all inputs and outputs, is all through the Symetrix Radius 12x8," explained 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 12x8.
It is not the first time El Zein has deployed Symetrix processing for a prestigious Qatari project. "We have been working with Symetrix for more than three years now and I have used Symetrix products in mission critical areas of high-profile locations," he confirmed. "You can count on them."