The EPIC SANA Marquês, a newly built five-star hotel in Lisbon, Portugal that offers 18 modular meeting rooms with numerous layout possibilities across two floors, is equipped with an audio system utilizing an Allen & Heath dLive CDM MixRack to facilitate a variety of signal processing and complex routing options.
The plethora of configuration options for the meeting rooms required careful planning from installers Apogeu and Allen & Heath distributor Flashbox, both members of the Lisbon-based Avitel Group, particularly when it came to ensuring ease of use for the hotel’s staff. The CDM64 MixRack is deployed with additional I/O added via three DX012 remote output expanders plus a single DX168 remote expander, delivering a total of 80 inputs and 76 outputs throughout the facility.
“The dLive system is controlling the audio in meeting rooms across two floors of the hotel, and the movable walls mean each floor can be configured according to space and capacity requirements of each event,” explains Pedro Luis, product manager at the Avitel Group. “It’s also controlling the top floor of the hotel with a bar, disco, and a spa, but the magic in using the dLive system is definitely on the two floors for corporate events.”
A Kramer Control system was deployed for end-user control of all audio-visual elements via Android tablets, utilizing dLive’s third-party control protocols. “The system is designed for the customer to change the inputs and outputs based on the space is currently using for each specific event,” Luis notes. “This took quite a few hours of programming, since the dLive system is also connected to the Kramer video system that we installed with TVs, LED walls and video projectors. The dLive system has ensured we met the requirement for complex configurations to be easily recalled and controlled by the hotel staff.”