Audience expectations at Yazd Rahnemoon hospital

Iranian integrator PTO has delivered an auditorium as part of a recent expansion at one of the country’s hospitals.

Yazd Rahnemoon hospital in Iran was founded in 1935 and is one of the oldest hospitals in the country’s Yazd province. Recently it extend its site with a nine-storey complex covering 3,000 sq m and housing a number of departments including Ophthalmology, Gynaecology and Otolaryngology. 

Part of the complex included an auditorium for meetings, ceremonies and educational programmes that seats about 350 people. The auditorium was an important part of the project, not least because it was the site of the complex’s grand opening ceremony that welcomed Dr Ghazi Zadeh Hashemi, Iran’s minister of health. 

The hospital brought in Iranian integrator Pezhvak Taban Ofogh (PTO) to ensure the AV systems in the auditorium met its standards. 

PTO met the challenge by designing and installing a system that used brands the company had worked with for a long time and ones that they trusted. 

“This project was part of our long term cooperation with Iran’s healthcare system.”
But the biggest challenge was the timeframe. The auditorium had to be ready for the opening and PTO had about 60 days to complete its work between December 2016 and February 2017. The original agreement had stipulated 80 days but due to various factors the integrator managed to cut its time on site and still deliver the project at no extra cost. 

The audio system in the hall uses a Roland M-300 32 channel mixing console and FBT AX 1200 power amplifier that powers Montarbo loudspeakers. Alto Professional SXM112A monitors and TSSub18 subwoofers were also installed. A Roland CD-2 recorder handles audio recording to CDs. Presenters are provided with AKG wired and wireless microphones.

Visuals are shown by a Panasonic projector firing on to a Reflecta projection screen. The action in the room is captured by BXB HDC-711 PTZ cameras, hooked up to a BXB HCK-700 compact camera controller. Recording is handled by a Blackmagic HyperDeck Studio recorder and PTO also provided an Atem 1 M/E broadcast panel.

HDMI and VGA sockets are provided for presenters so audio and video content can be shown via the projector and played out through the sound system.

The AV is managed from a control room with signal routing and switching managed by Aten splitters and switchers and cables sourced from the local Iranian market. PTO trained the end customer so the system can be operated by one of its employees. The integrator also remains on hand with its aftersales service department offering support. 

Mohammad Javad Aghashiri, CEO of PTO, said: “This project was part of our long term cooperation with Iran’s healthcare system. We are really glad to play a role in developing our country’s health situation.”


AKG wired and wireless microphones
Alto monitors and subwoofers
FBT AX 1200 amplifier
Montarbo loudspeakers
Roland mixer and CD-2 recorder


Aten splitters and switchers
Blackmagic HyperDeck Studio recorder and Atem 1/ME broadcast panel
BXB cameras and camera controller
Panasonic projector
Reflecta projection screen