Shure DIS conferencing solution supports 35th ASEAN Inter-parliamentary assembly

AUTHOR: Inavate

The 35th ASEAN Inter-parliamentary assembly was hosted in Vientiane, Laos PDR and welcomed more than 800 attendees. T-MICE Service, a professional rental company based in Thailand, was tapped to install equipment and chose Shure DIS conferencing solutions.

Papon Wanitchapiwong, vice managing director of T-MICE, said: “The seven-day conference took place at two separate meeting venues and required quality gear that could guarantee impeccable audio, while allowing our technicians to centrally control and manage the entire system."

T-MICE installed 250 DIS Portable Conference Units for sound reinforcement, which were configured as delegate or chairman version as needed. The individual units in each venue were linked via DCS-LAN connection and connected to a central which could be accessed via a web browser interface allowing the audio technicians to setup the system and operational parameters.

Language barriers were overcome with 50 portable IS6132 P interpreter units which were installed for simultaneous interpretation during the conferences. The interpreter booths were mostly situated inside the meeting rooms, however due to limited space especially in the rooms used for breakout sessions, T-MICE placed the booths in hallways outside and installed a CCTV system to provide interpreters with a live feed of the meeting rooms.

Utilizing the DCS 6000 Digital Infrared Wireless System, the interpreted audio was distributed to a total of 550 units of DR 6032 digital receivers which were accessible by the audience members at all meeting venues and allowed them to listen to speeches in their preferred language.