23.06.11

Mipro cuts wires at Singapore Zoo

AUTHOR: Inavate

Singapore Zoological Gardens uses Mipro wireless portable systems for its numerous presentations. The “open concept” zoo recently bolstered its Mipro equipment with new additions.

The zoo is located in the Northern part of Singapore and is set in a rainforest environment. The animals live in spacious and landscaped environments simulating that of their natural habitat. The 28-hectare attraction offers visitors the opportunity to enjoy educational and interactive exhibits and shows which aim to convey facts about the animals and messages about wildlife conservation. There are presentations and feeding sessions taking place throughout the day to keep visitors occupied and happy.

The presenters at the Singapore Zoo have used Mipro products for their shows and presentations at the various attractions and the zoo recently added more Mipro equipment to their tools.

The newly added items include 45 sets of Mipro MA-101ACT Wireless IR Remote-Control PA System, complete with 45 pieces of Mipro MT-101ACT, three sets of Mipro MA-202 portable wireless PA systems, complete with three pieces of Mipro MT-202T and three sets of Mipro MA-707 Wireless Portable PA system with matching ACT wireless transmitters. The Mipro equipment was supplied and installed by AV-Science Marketing.

Mipro’s MA-101ACT wireless speakers are mounted on the rafters of the outdoor shelters in each attraction. Each MA-101ACT speaker delivers 30 watts RMS output. With up to 97 built-in UHF frequencies, different channels can be set up for presentations at the various attractions within the Singapore Zoo.

Mike Hassan, from the Sound Unit of Singapore Zoo, is happy that the different presenters at 23 different locations in the zoo need not change microphones to match the frequency of the ceiling mounted MA-101ACT speakers, when they go to a different location. “It is good that the same MT-101ACT transmitter microphone can be used in up to 97 different locations within the zoo. Each presenter can carry his/her own personal wireless microphone from one attraction to another attraction. This minimizes the risk of bringing the microphone with the wrong RF frequency to the show or presentation.”

The Automatic Channel Targeting Feature allows the presenter to select the RF frequency without worrying about the problem of interference. The presenter can also remotely turn the system on and off as well as adjust the volume, all from the wireless MT-101ACT microphone. This versatile microphone can accept external lavalier or headset microphones as well as other audio sources via a mini-phone jack input. An external audio source such as a CD or MP3 player can also be connected to the remote microphone and be heard through the monitor speaker system.

The systems also allow the presenters to slot in SD cards with pre-recorded sounds of the animals featured in the shows.

Hassan commented, “With Mipro’s all-in-one portable and fixed installation PA systems, we need not worry about problems such as, if the mixer or amplifier or speaker mal-functions, the whole audio system cannot be used for the presentation.”