CA Transportation Uses Barco Videowall
The State of California’s Department of Transportation District 4 in Oakland purchased 35 projection modules from Barco. The 35 screens form a 12’x24’ wall with a map of the Bay area, freeways, road sensor data, roadway message signs, local and national television stations, closed circuit television and more. The display design allows the Transportation Management Center to link to incident responses from computer workstations around the area. More at www.barco.com.
Midas 2000 at the Foxwoods Resort Casino
Now celebrating its ninth anniversary, Foxwoods Resort Casino, Mashantucket, Connecticut, has purchased a Midas Heritage 2000 console. The 4.7 million-square-foot casino complex is home to six performance venues, one of which is the Fox Theatre. The Fox opened on November 17, 1993, and has hosted entertainers such as Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett, Celine Dion, the Dixie Chicks, and Brooks and Dunn. Looking to upgrade the theater’s 7-year-old PM4000, audio supervisor Dave Albro chose the Heritage 2000 because he "wanted a console that visiting engineers would be familiar with and happy to use..."We are all delighted." Albro continued. " Although we only changed the console, it sounds as though we upgraded the entire PA. The difference is quite remarkable."Visit www.midasconsoles.com
A Symphony of Soundcraft
The 56-channel Soundcraft Series FIVE desk has a new home with the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra. The orchestra performs for over 500,000 people each year in indoor and outdoor venues. The Series FIVE debuted during the ISO’s "Symphony on a Prairie" summer concert series, performed in an amphitheater outside of Indianapolis. The desk was then taken to the 1,800-seat Hilbert Circle Theater, where it is used indoors for classical and pop performances. See www.soundcraft.com