02.09.13

Audio and control upgrade at European Court of Human Rights

What started with a replacement of microphone units at the European Court of Human Rights turned into an overhaul of audio and control systems. Anna Mitchell reports from Strasbourg.

Last year the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg, France overhauled sound and control systems to bolster intelligibility for court judges and improve management for the technical team at the Council of Europe.

Alain Mielle, head of the multimedia unit at the Council of Europe, worked with French integrator, Axians and Technidream, a local company that handled surveying and programming requirements for the project.

The courtroom had never had an acoustic survey and court judges had complaints about sound quality and intelligibility.

Mielle says the overhaul initially started with a project to replace outdated microphone stations and a decision had already been made to turn to the Beyerdynamic Revoluto system.

Read details of the full installation that encompassed seventy Revoluto units, 51 loudspeakers and a Crestron automation system, in InAVate Active.

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