ULX-D usage at the NYU Abu Dhabi Arts Center
The Arts Center at NYU Abu Dhabi presents distinguished professional artists from around the world, student, faculty, and community productions. As a vibrant laboratory for performance that both presents and develops work, the Arts Center fosters a dynamic relationship between the arts, scholarship, and community. Firmly rooted in the region but with a global reach, embedded in the university while welcoming Emiratis and the local community, the Arts Center is an extraordinary new addition to the local and international arts landscapes. Excellence, collaboration, creativity, accessibility, innovation, respect and understanding are the core values that govern the Arts Center at NYU Abu Dhabi.
The Arts Center at NYU Abu Dhabi has three indoor venues (700-seat Main Hall, 99-400-flexible seat Black Box Theater, 150-seat Recital Hall) and more than 1000 seats for the outdoor stage.
Every location is connected via a Dante network, part of the IT infrastructure of the campus. They needed a high count of wireless channels in a compact framework to be able to move them thru the different locations. The RF spectrum in the campus is congested by the many different devices in use, for this reason the spectrum efficiency was another very important request from their side.
The Arts Center at NYU Abu Dhabi took delivery of 64 channels of ULX-D, They organized their systems in different independent mobile racks and equipped each rack with an AXT 600 spectrum manager and an AXT 900 networked charging dock.
According to Mr. Roger Scheepers - Head of Audio – the performance of the system exceeded the expectations and most importantly everything is extremely quick and easy to setup. When the racks are moved in a location they only have to connect an Ethernet cable and the power to be ready for the soundcheck.
Thanks to the accurate frequency coordination and monitoring performed by the AXT 600 spectrum manager, controlled via Wireless Workbench 6, they didn’t experience any problem with interference or dropout during the shows.
Mr. Scheepers mentioned the extreme reliability and durability of the rechargeable solution as an important added value to this solution. They can operate with an absolute peace of mind because every battery guarantees over 10 hours of strain without any negative impact on the environment.
|AXT600||Axient Spectrum Manager delivers wide-band UHF spectrum scanning, spectrum analysis, and compatible frequency coordination in a single rack unit.|
|AXT900||Axient rackmount charging station provides a battery-charging and storage solution with networked visibility of all battery status parameters.|
|ULX-D||Digital wireless system offers a mix of 24-bit digital audio quality and scalability to meet the demands of installed applications.|