March 13, 2008
The Suzhou Science, Technology, Culture, & Art Center is the newly-established cultural landmark of Suzhou City in China. Designed by master architect Paul Andreu, the center features a 1,200-seat grand theater, an entertainment restaurant, IMAX movie theater, seven film projection halls, a 33,000m² commercial center, and a crescent-shaped open square. The state-of-the-art facility is the largest-scaled and best-equipped multi-functional scientific and cultural complex in the history of Suzhou.
State-of-the-art facilities require state-of-the-art communications. This is why the Center in Suzhou is equipped with a pair of Zeus DSP intercom matrices by RTS. The Zeus DSP matrix intercom system not only provides superior performance and reliability for all communications needs, but can also function as the heart of a complete audio mixing/routing and control systems for many facilities.
The RTS Zeus DSP matrix intercom system features the same programmability and legendary reliability as the top-of-the-line ADAM frame, but in a package that is better suited for smaller installations such as theaters and other performance venues. The Zeus provides 24 channels of high-quality audio in a compact 2RU package. Each channel is capable of supporting any of the RTS Digital Matrix Intercom line of keypanels, or four-wire inputs and outputs.
Combined with an assortment of KP-32 classic series keypanels, BP-325 dual-channel beltpacks, and an array of BTR-800 synthesized dual-channel wireless intercom systems, RTS ensures that communication within the multi-functional complex is seamless and reliable. Even when multiple events are occurring simultaneously, the RTS intercom system connects the right people together.
For wired communication, the Suzhou Science, Technology, Culture, & Art Center chose the widely-popular dual-channel BP-325 beltpack. The BP-325 is a portable user station for use with RTS Two-Wire intercom systems. The BP-325 is a binaural (stereo) programmable two-channel beltpack with program-in capability. The BP-325 is connected to the Zeus Matrix system through an RTS Two-Wire Intercom power supply and a SSA-324 interface. To provide even greater flexibility and connectivity options, the Zeus was also connected to the telephone system via TIF-2000A digital telephone interfaces. The TIF-2000A provides bi-directional communication between the intercom matrix and a standard DTMF capable telephone line. It allows the phone to access all cross points of the matrix, as well as dynamic partylines, IFB circuits, and other forms of communications. TIF-2000A provides a transparent link to the telephone system enabling full dial-out capability from any designated keypanel with keypad. The TIF-2000A has full dial-in capability giving the caller a keypanel on the system via commands from the DTMF pad on their telephone.
The Suzhou Science, Technology, Culture, & Art Center is a grand, multi-function facility that will surely raise the profile of the surrounding community. To ensure smooth operation, communication is key. That is why the Center in Suzhou chose the best name in intercom, RTS.