Hong Kong Space Museum puts significant investment in audio upgrade

Hong Kong Space Museum entrance The new d&b audiotechnik 7.1-channel surround sound system comprises a total of three E12D screen channels with two S18 subwoofers, with left and left-rear surround – mirrored on the right – distributed via a total of four E8s. All driven by d&b D12 and D6 amplification, with two d&b M6s for mobile stage foldback support. This upgrade is a departure from the previous simpler left/right channels of speakers and subs, and goes a bit further than just a conventional and cinema due to the multipurpose nature of the room and also a desire to offer a bit more of a special movie audience experience. Films […]

Signage keeps on growing – we need your help

Peter Lloyd, July 11, 2013   Be the first to comment on this article   There’s a shortage of advertising networks, and specialist signage shows are an endangered species, but all the vendors and integrators keep saying their digital signage business is still growing. Is that true? And in which direction is the market heading?   AV’s next market analysis – to be published in September – looks at the digital signage market and we’ve put together a research package to try and find out what’s really going on. So if you are a supplier or a user of digital signage please take part in the survey so that we […]

Northern Light installs complete sound and lighting package for Y Ffwrnes Theatre in Llanelli

Y Ffwrnes auditorium Partly funded by the Welsh Government and including the refurbishment of a listed chapel alongside a 504-seat auditorium and 100-seat Stiwdio Stepni , Y Ffwrnes will be run by Carmarthenshire County Council to provide a cultural and creative centre, offering space for community and professional events. The theatre is set to achieve a BREEAM ‘excellent’ rating for environmental sustainability and is a key part in the regeneration of Llanelli. Y Ffwrnes is expected to attract some 70,000 visitors and provide new full and part time employment for 35 people. The consultants specified that the contractors installed the GDS Stage Manager’s Console and CueSystem cue lights. The need […]

OSHA Focuses on Isocyanates Via National Emphasis Program

On Dec. 3, 1984, over 40 tons of methyl isocyanate and other lethal gases including hydrogen cyanide, leaked into the northern end of Bhopal, killing over 3,000 people in its immediate aftermath and causing ongoing health issues for thousands more. More recently, a large explosion and fire that took the lives of two workers and injured several more at the Bayer CropScience plant in Institute, W. Va., in August 2008 was caused by a thermal runaway reaction during the production of an insecticide containing methyl isocyanate. OSHA’s new National Emphasis Program for isocyanates will target the serious health effects from occupational exposure to isocyanates. OSHA develops national emphasis programs to […]

Suncoke Agrees to Pay $2 Million to Settle Clean Air Violations

SunCoke Energy Inc. and two of its subsidiaries have agreed to pay $1.995 million to resolve alleged Clean Air Act violations of emission limits at the Gateway Energy and Coke plant in Granite City, Ill., and the Haverhill Coke plant in Franklin Furnace, Ohio. The companies also will spend $255,000 on a lead abatement project in southern Illinois to reduce lead hazards in owner-occupied low income residences with priority given to families with young children or pregnant women. The companies will pay a penalty of $1.27 million to the United States, $575,000 to the state of Illinois, and $150,000 to the state of Ohio. Illinois and Ohio are co-plaintiffs in […]

Not Quiet Before the Storm: Calming Employees’ Pre-Hurricane Fears

Recent uneventful hurricane seasons have done little to calm Florida workers’ fear of hurricanes, according to a new study by Wayne Hochwarter, the Jim Moran professor of business administration at the Florida State University College of Business. For his study, Hochwarter surveyed approximately 600 full-time Florida workers prior to the onset of the 2013 hurricane season and found these workers had levels of anxiety comparable to those reported in years when hurricane season was more active. For example, one-half of the individuals surveyed admitted they were worried about the impact a hurricane would have on both their home and work. More than one-third (34 percent) indicated that even the thought […]

Digital Projection adds to EMEA team

Dirk Siedle, Digital Projection Dirk Siedle joins the company as European sales and marketing manager, tasked with developing the company’s business in Europe. Siedle joins from GMK Germany, an AV integrator he set up and has been the MD with for over 17 years. He will be based in Stuttgart, Germany. Tim Wood, Digital Projection Tim Wood joins Digital Projection as regional sales manager for the Middle East and Turkey. He joins from projectiondesign, and has experience in providing projection systems for corporate AV, simulation, scientific visualisation and staging and rental. Wood will be based in Dubai, UAE, where he has been a resident for more than 20 years. Your […]

REA Sound specifies Martin Audio Omniline for NI church upgrade

Donaghcloney Church, Northern Ireland The church’s previous system, installed in the early 1980’s, had reached end of life and the sound quality had deteriorated dramatically. Seeking a solution that would take them far into the future, they also simultaneously commissioned a complete visual display system, with PTZ cameras, projectors and screens. Rea Sound’s Projects manager, Roger McMullan said: “They had requested that the system be sensitive to the Church environment, with low visibility, and they took my word that it would do what I promised it would.” That included delivering consistent audio coverage with accuracy, requiring only one amplifier channel per array. The OmniLine optimisation was implemented by Rea Sound’s […]

Not Quiet Before the Storm: Calming Employees’ Pre-Hurricane Fears

Recent uneventful hurricane seasons have done little to calm Florida workers’ fear of hurricanes, according to a new study by Wayne Hochwarter, the Jim Moran professor of business administration at the Florida State University College of Business. For his study, Hochwarter surveyed approximately 600 full-time Florida workers prior to the onset of the 2013 hurricane season and found these workers had levels of anxiety comparable to those reported in years when hurricane season was more active. For example, one-half of the individuals surveyed admitted they were worried about the impact a hurricane would have on both their home and work. More than one-third (34 percent) indicated that even the thought […]

The 50 People Who Most Influenced EHS in 2012-13 (.pdf format)

The Rockwell Automation Manufacturing Safety Excellence Awards are given to companies with exemplary performance in culture, compliance policies and procedures, and use of automation technologies to improve worker safety and productivity. Special emphasis is placed on the collaboration between EH&S and engineering to ensure compliance, worker safety, and productivity. For more information visit www.ascconference.com/awardsprogram The 50 People Who Most Influenced EHS in 2012-13 (.pdf format) http://ehstoday.com/datasheet/50-people-who-most-influenced-ehs-2012-13-pdf-format http://ehstoday.com/rss.xml EHS Today