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Open space public audio

A new fully digital, web-based public audio solution for large public spaces has been revealed. The system – named Internet of Sound – is one of the first of its kind in the world, said Finnish digital radio station system provider Jutel.

At IBC2015, Jutel is discussing the first implementation of the system at Restaurant Nallikari in Finland. This project was carried out in collaboration with speaker manufacturer Genelec, using the AES67/RAVENNA web standard.

The new sound system is designed for large public spaces like conference venues, shopping malls and other locales that need sound customised separately for each space. Jutel said that with this system there’s no need for wiring, and the system can be controlled using a tablet.

The Nallikari system features more than 30 of Genelec’s prototype active loudspeakers, concealed by structures within the restaurant. In this installation, different audio can be broadcast simultaneously to the restaurant, bistro, patio, conference rooms and spa facilities.

The individual zone configuration including the control of TVs, microphones and Jutel’s RadioMan playout system is done using a tablet with Jutel’s HIPman software.