Straubing-Bogen Council Installs DIS DCS 6000 & Shure ULX-D Mic System In Main Debating Chamber
Straubing-Bogen District Council (known in German as the Landratsamt) needed a new conferencing system for its main debating chamber, one that matched the latest technical requirements and standards. Together with a new video system, a DIS DCS 6000 digital conferencing system, with 76 individual conference stations (one per seat in the chamber) was installed, alongside a Shure ULX-D digital wireless microphone system.
The council required every speaker to have access to a system that would reproduce their contributions to debates in a clear, intelligible manner, and which could be integrated into the existing furniture in the chamber without too much disruption, and minimal, low-maintenance cabling in discreet conduits. The council also wanted the conferencing system to offer encryption for data security when the council was in closed session.
The solution chosen for the council chamber by system design consultant Josef Wittenzellner of Straßkirchen comprised a DIS DCS 6000 digital conference system with 76 conferencing units (one per seat in the chamber) and Shure’s ULX-D digital wireless microphone system, installed by systems integrator digitech GmbH & Co. KG, based in Patersdorf. Thanks to the Shure and DIS systems, every seat in the chamber now has a microphone, integrated loudspeakers, a simple control panel and access to translation functions. The ULX-D wireless system offers high-quality 24-bit/48kHz digital audio, efficient use of the RF spectrum in the locality and advanced Lithium-ion rechargeable battery technology, plus the required encryption technology to the AES-256 standard.
Thanks to the built-in loudspeakers now available in every seat, every aspect of the council’s discussions can be heard clearly by each council member, no matter where they are seated, and without having to set the output levels too high for each speaker, which greatly improves intelligibility. Each conference station is compact, easy to use, and neatly integrated into the desks in front of each council member.
"Once the licences were installed on each conferencing station, the system started working immediately, and we had no technical troubles at all. The system has been working with total reliability, which has met our expectations — and its reputation — for high quality," comments Peter Haberl, Project Manager at digitech GmbH & Co. KG.
"The main points for us with the DCS 6000 were the high quality and intelligibility it offered, plus the fact that it was so easy to use and to integrate into the existing seating and desks in the council chamber. It enabled us to offer a high-quality, high-performance solution for relatively little outlay," says Christian Koebke, Project Manager at Shure Distribution GmbH.
The designers and the integrators alike were impressed by the information and technical support they received from Shure Distribution during the design phase of the project, commenting, “This was the kind of collaboration that every AV System Integrator and client hopes for.”
|DCS 6000||Digital conference system enables meetings of up to 3,800 users to be managed with complete control and reliability.|
|DIS-CCU||Central control unit for use with MXC-series, 5900-series, or 6000-series conference and discussion units.|
|GM 6523/6524/6525||Gooseneck microphones offer excellent frequency range and RF resistance in multiple lengths for optimal positioning and sound reproduction.|
|SB900A||Rechargeable lithium-ion battery makes powering Shure wireless systems easy.|
|SBC200||Dual docking recharging station charges batteries in or out of their transmitters.|
|ULX-D||Digital wireless system offers a mix of 24-bit digital audio quality and scalability to meet the demands of installed applications.|
|ULXD1||Digital bodypack transmitter offers compatibility with ULX-D Digital Wireless Systems and delivers uncompromising audio quality and RF performance.|
|ULXD2/SM86||Includes the SM86 Microphone and ULXD2 Handheld Wireless Transmitter to deliver uncompromising audio quality and RF performance.|
|ULXD4||Digital wireless receiver offers a spectrum-efficient, RF-intelligent option for use in any size of professional sound reinforcement application.|