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Mackay Entertainment and Convention Centre

The Mackay Entertainment and Convention Centre (MECC) is the largest convention and banqueting facility between Cairns and Brisbane. This state-of-the-art $29 million facility comprises multiple versatile spaces including a 1090 seat auditorium, four meeting rooms, a 100 seat studio space, two foyers, a selection of break-out rooms, a dedicated event planner's office and a registration desk.

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The Brief

NQAV was awarded the project of upgrading the meeting/conference rooms AV systems as well as a complete overhaul of the venue's Digital Sound Processor system to distribute mutliple streams of audio over an IP network throughout the entire venue.

The Solution

6000 Ansi Projectors

180 Inch Motorised Projection Screens

AMX SVSi Video over IP encoder wall plates

Bose WP22BU-D Dante Wall Plates

Bose Panaray Speakers and AMX Touch Panels

2 EX1280’s and 3 EX880 with Dante cards

4 Cisco Managed Network Switches

Within the meeting rooms, new 6000 ANSI Projectors, 180 Inch Motorised Projection Screens, AMX SVSi Video over IP encoder wall plates, Bose WP22BU-D Dante Wall Plates, Bose Panaray Speakers and AMX Touch Panels were installed and commissioned by NQAV. The back end was complimented with an AMX NX-2200 Control Processor, and a Bose ControlSpace EX1280 DSP connected through a Cisco Managed network switch.

As part of this project, a complete upgrade of the aging Media Matrix DSP system was required. This change was part of a larger design proposed by NQAV to better facilitate audio outcomes using Dante throughout the entire venue. To achieve this outcome, a Bose Dante Audio Network was designed and implemented by NQAV using 2 EX1280’s and 3 EX880 with Dante cards.

The audio network was made up using both Analogue and Dante Audio Sources utilising a total of 4 Cisco Managed Network Switches and comprising of over 20 different Sources and almost 30 independent Audio Zones.