The University Cultural Centre (UCC) at National University of Singapore (NUS), which includes a 1,700-seat hall and a 425-seat theatre that host political and cultural events, has upgraded its communication system and is now supported by Clear-Com’s FreeSpeak II digital wireless intercom and HelixNet digital network partyline.
“The importance of a reliable and stable communications infrastructure for a performance venue cannot be emphasized enough,” explains Telly Hartanti, senior associate director, NUS Centre for the Arts. “Our communications system needed a refresh so that we could ensure seamless operations for our increasingly complex technical needs.”
The new system is connecting production teams to each other as well as connecting various venue managers to the production team members. The added ability of FreeSpeak II’s multiple channels allows for the creation of separate communication groups, and HelixNet integration ensures faster setups, scalability, and intuitive workflows.
“The system will be used by new hirers and visiting production teams, so it was imperative to keep it user-friendly with a low learning curve.” Hartanti said. “And the flyaway FreeSpeak kit is crucial when we need to quickly deploy comms for events which are held outside UCC.”
Although the new system has yet to be used due to the widespread postponement of live events, it will be used for all events hosted at the UCC, including university commencement ceremonies, the NUS Arts Festival and many more. “The UCC is essential in granting students access to the arts,” Hartanti concludes. “We hope that we can open our doors soon and introduce our completed venue.”
The system was facilitated by Singapore-based partner, Electronics & Engineering PTE LTD, a local technical service provider and distributor of professional AV equipment.