Newly opened in downtown Bangkok, Thailand, Italian fine dining restaurant Isola by Signor Sassi has an Allen & Heath AHM-16 audio matrix processor at the heart of its zoned audio system serving a main dining area, VIP rooms and two terraces.
Simone del Ferro, general manager of the restaurant, wanted smooth operation of the system with zoning functionality, with the ability to control source and volume in all zones and presets based on time. Delivering the functionality needed when considering the various zones and regular live music and DJ performances, Thailand-based integrators Aura Visual System specified and installed the AHM-16 as the central component of its design.
The 16 x 16 audio processor with 8 x 8 local analog I/O can be expanded via an ecosystem of remote audio expanders via an optional SLink card. The AHM also offers Scheduled Events, enabling time-triggered preset recalls for automated operation throughout the working day with no input required from staff at the venue.
AHM is also compatible with Allen & Heath’s Custom Control, a customizable, cross-platform control app that allows integrators to design multiple user interfaces tailored to different user levels and/or device types. A pair of touchscreens, CC-7 and CC-10, are available.
“We have customised the GUI of the touchscreen controllers to make them blend in with the floral and lemon wallpaper décor,” says Phankom, sales manager for Aura Visual System. “Easy operation was an important factor. The restaurant manager doesn’t need to be concerned with Automatic Noise Compensation, processing with crossover filter, limiter and delays on every input and zone. They simply want to change the volume or source in between greeting guests and overseeing dining operations.”