PAI Group – Radisson Hotel, Cardiff

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    Offering metropolitan views, modern designs and a first-class service, Cardiff’s Radisson Blu is the tallest hotel within the city. Part of the internationally-recognised Rezidor Hotel Group, the 21-storey building boasts 215 guest rooms, along with six spacious meeting areas and function rooms, suitable for both corporate events and special occasions.Project Brief
    Working closely with M&E Consultants Hoare Lea, Vaughan Sound Installations (part of the PAI Group of companies) designed a multi-zone background music system, as well as easy-to-use multimedia display and conference facilities for the hotel’s meeting and function rooms.

    Technical Solutions
    To ensure that audio-visual facilities were simple to operate and multi-functional, AMX control systems, accompanied by wall-mounted LCD controllers, were selected and installed.

    The carefully considered distribution and positioning of the signal facility panels assured that the multi-faceted spaces were adaptable and could effectively cater for both small and large audiences.

    Signal input and output matrixing with a digital sound processor was also introduced, enabling clients to connect peripheral equipment to any chosen input point. Laptops, video cameras and iPods are amongst the devices that can be used to project media onto one or a combination of screens.

    Additionally, HD projectors and projection screens were fitted on retractable hoists within the desired rooms. Concealing the equipment when not required not only prevents damage, but ensures guests can customise and use the whole space

    The multi-zone background music system was installed to deliver eight music channels to eight independent zones, each with its own digital controller, providing clients with the option to change music selection and volume levels.

    Vaughan Sound contracted with Honeybun Construction to successfully deliver the project on time and well within budget.

    Music and background sound is now easily accessible and can be operated at the hotel’s various bars, restaurants and leisure facilities. The technically comprehensive systems are simple to use, flexible and can adapt to numerous room set up scenarios.

    “We are absolutely delighted with the conferencing systems and the ease in which they can be set up for individual events.” – Sally Hughes, General Manager

    Key Products
    • AMX Netlinx system controller
    • AMX NXD435 LCD touchscreens
    • Optoma HD DLP projectors
    • Kramer signal matrices
    • Allen & Heath IDR-8 digital sound processor
    • Screen International projection screens & hoists
    • TOA full range ceiling loudspeakers
    • Cloud digital zone mixer

    Daniel Fountain / 18.09.2011

    Editor, Hotel Designs


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