London Hotel sound system installation. The Mondrian is a prestigious river front central London hotel. The hotel opened with only limited audio system capability, with no Public Address (PA) / Tannoy for mass notification or with no means to communicate any important security or informational audio messages.
With very limited cable routing options and to minimise hotel disruption – IP audio for distribution and IP speakers, IP microphones were specified. Working with the customer IT & networking team we were able to identify enough existing IP network cabling infrastructure & PoE switch ports to support the majority of IP speakers and associated network audio devices / equipment required to support this project.
Working directly with the Hotel management and engineering support team, we planned a phased installation and rolled out some 80+ IP speakers, IP microphones and various IP Decoder / Encoder Interfaces to existing hotel audio and control systems.
- Public Address (PA) / Tannoy
- Background Music (BGM)
- Mass Notification, integrated security and ‘lockdown’ audio interface
Audio Specification & Technologies
- IP Speakers x 80
- IP Microphones x 4
- IP Audio message player
- IP / SIP telephony interface
IP audio is used extensively throughout this project. IP speakers were installed to the majority of front of house (FOH) guest areas – numerous IP audio interface, transmission and control devices were also installed. IP microphones were installed at key location points (inc. guest contact areas such as the hotel reception) – mostly used for general Public Address (PA) / Tannoy announcements. Secure browser based IP audio message players are used for user access to selected audio message playback (eg. security announcements). IP interface coders are also used to interconnect legacy traditional audio equipment and to provide priority signalling for mute conditions when required (eg. mute of BGM during message playback or PA announcements).