Ormiston Meridian Academy is a co-educational secondary school located in the Meir area of the City of Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire. This large education site had an existing audio system in place, but was problematic, overheating and was lacking in capability required by the client.
We were contacted initially to assess the existing audio system problems and to survey for improvements and extension of audio coverage to additional rooms/areas of the academy.
Our survey results and summary report was provided to the client – discussing fault rectification to speaker line circuits, swap-out and upgrade of the main system equipment (relocate from under desk location to near by IT comms room). Capability and functional improvements by specification and installation of an IP based Audio Matrix.
- Public Address (PA) / Tannoy
- Message Playout and Mass Notification
- Back Ground Music (BGM)
Audio Specification & Technologies
- 100v line, high impedance
- IP Audio Zone Matrix
- IP Audio Player (BGM)
- IP Audio Message Player (messages playout)
The existing audio system was found to be overloaded (from genuine speaker loading and also faults). Faults were identified and rectified.
The existing audio system location was installed below the main reception desk – with limited access, air flow / cooling. Our recommendation was to move all of the existing outgoing zone speaker line cables to a new location within a nearby IT / comms room.
New System equipment (combined IP audio mixer/matrix with supporting power amps for the separate audio zones was specified). This equipment was to be installed within the existing IT rack space.
An IP audio message player was specified. Secure browser access to enable user control and trigger (manual and scheduled) of priority audio message playout.
Background music (BGM) was specified for playout through the school corridors audio zone. Users to access the IP audio player to store music, create playlists and any required URL links to web based audio streaming services (such as internet radio).