By PSW Staff • February 12, 2009 An inset view of a pair of the nearly 200 Community R.5-66T ceiling loudspeakers serving the Oregon Convention Center The Oregon Convention Center in Portland now features one of the most technically advanced audio and video infrastructures of any facility of its type. Fiber optics connect the center’s one million square feet of space, with sophisticated digital signal processing enabling the area’s audio system to be divided in nearly endless combinations and configurations to accommodate nearly every conceivable event. Beaverton-based CompView has overseen the latest phase in a renovation and redesign of the OCC that began more than 15 years ago, including nearly 200 Community Professional R.5-66T ceiling speakers throughout the venue. Audio can be zoned and configured via Biamp AudiaFLEX DSP, accessible from anywhere in the building via the AV staff’s wireless laptops. As CompView’s Erin Shannon explains, the Community R-Series was ideally suited to the OCC’s wide open spaces. “The hall’s high ceilings required a medium-throw solution that could deliver the pattern control needed to allow multiple zones throughout the different exhibit halls,” Shannon says. “The Biamp DSP allows us to configure volume and delay settings all the way down to groups of four speakers, and the R-Series provided us with the pattern control to accommodate that degree of configurability.” Shannon adds that the R-Series can be mounted vertically, another essential aspect of this installation. “The old speakers were not meant to be mounted vertically; they actually had a driver fall out of one speaker. And the R.5 speakers virtually disappeared once they were mounted in the ceiling, which was great from an aesthetic perspective.” Community Professional Website Comments Have something to say about this PSW content? Leave a comment! Cancel reply Scroll past the ”Post Comment” button below to view any existing comments. Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed. Tagged with: Audio AV Biamp Systems Community Control Delay Digital Loudspeakers Pattern Phase Processors Professional Signal System Video Volume Websites Wireless Systems · all topics Subscribe to Live Sound International Subscribe to Live Sound International magazine. Stay up-to-date, get the latest pro audio news, products and resources each month with Live Sound. Subscribe Today!