AXYS Intellivox units from Duran Audio have been specified as part of the PA system at the new T2 building at Dublin Airport.
The equipment was supplied by locally-based Intellivox dealer Sound Productions, and deployed within an electro-acoustic environment shaped by acoustic specialists Arup Acoustics.
Pierpaolo Pilla from Arup Acoustics commented: “The helpful support of the Duran Audio technical team during design has allowed a customised and compliant coverage of crucial areas in the terminal. The most acoustically-challenging spaces in the terminal were in the landside. The very big volumes in this part of the terminal only allowed a certain degree of control of reverberation. However, these big areas were free of obstacles and the use of active phased arrays was indeed the only viable option. Satisfactory architectural integration was achieved by the use of active phased arrays at check in, landside arrivals and landside departures, and by the use of passive arrays at security.”
In total, eight AXYS Intellivox units have been installed in the check-in and security areas, ensuring that messages in these key landside areas are delivered clearly and intelligibly.
“We had worked with Intellivox before on other types of installations,” said Peadar Carley from Sound Productions, “but this was our first experience of using them in an airport environment. The experience that we had gained with the product previously in churches and other acoustically challenging environments gave us great confidence in the solution and we weren’t disappointed. The Intellivox speakers are performing very well, providing highly intelligible paging and emergency announcements over large expansive areas in the check-in building.”
Dublin is only the latest in a long of airports to be equipped with Intellivox, with Dubai, JFK Terminal 4 and Changi among other locations to feature the system.
“The AXYS Intellivox is designed to be the ultimate message delivery service; delivering clear and intelligible announcements to passengers, making it the perfect choice for airports,” said Steffan Lewis from Duran Audio UK.