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Cloud at Raynes Park High School, London
UK – Raynes Park High School recruited the services of specialist AV installer Clarity in Sound Light & Vision Ltd to install a Cloud multi-zone paging system across five separate buildings, providing zonal background music, multi-zone paging systems and wireless roaming microphone facilities to work alongside Bosch Plena fire-alarm system.
Raynes Park High School is a mixed comprehensive school for 12-16 year old pupils able to accommodates up to 1,400 pupils. Currently employing 120 members of staff Raynes Park High School is proud to offer pupils access to an on-site Autism centre, SEND department, sixth form and sports centre.
The paging systems implemented by Clarity in Sound, Light & Vision allows staff at the school to page zones individually or call-all zones. Pre-recorded or live announcements can be made in all of the separate buildings which includes a newly built the sixth form block, a sports hall and the D&T building, in addition to sports fields and playground areas.
Clarity in Sound Light & Vision Ltd installed a Cloud DCM-1 digital zone mixer alongside a number of Cloud 100V multi-channel amplifiers across eight zones. In addition to two Cloud PM-8SA paging microphones, a Sennheiser wireless radio microphone system for event announcements on the move was also installed. The wireless microphone is located strategically in a fire safety box and allows nominated members of staff access it to make announcements over the paging system.
Staff and pupils are already feeling the benefit of the improvements, on a general day-to-day basis, since the systems were installed with school assembly announcements, lunch break timings, lesson changes all being made through the paging system. It has also proved helpful with parents collecting children to ensure they meet at the same gate (the school has three separate entrances).
Stuart Graham, managing director for Clarity comments: “Some of the loudspeaker cable runs are up to 300 metres in length, running in underground conduit beneath the playground and sports pitch areas, so we installed a number of Cloud high-impedance amplifiers providing us with 16 channels of 100V output across eight zones”.
“With nearly 150 loudspeakers located in corridors and strategic points around separate buildings, and with some of the buildings quite a distance from the other, we have to be confident the output from each channel of each amplifier is able to provide the required output in each zone,” continues Graham.
“We consulted the technical department at Cloud Electronics, due to the number of long-line speaker cable runs for this project and we were satisfied the Cloud amplifiers are suitable. The access contacts built into Cloud products also simplify the process of integrating a Cloud DCM-1 and Cloud PM-8SA paging microphones with a Bosch Plena system, a solution we have implemented in schools, colleges and universities on a number of occasions,” adds Graham.
20th December 2016
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