In the first field use of JBL Professional’s new VerTec DP Series compact powered line arrays, A/V rental company Meeting Services provided technical production and A/V requirements for the 26th Annual ESRI International User Conference at the San Diego Convention Center.
Systems used for the general assembly conference, and opening and closing sessions included VT4887ADP-AN loudspeakers and VT4881ADP-AN subwoofers. "When the client is a technology-based organization and the audience comprises savvy, working professionals, the bar for audio quality is raised significantly," says Ken Freeman, technical sales manager for meeting services. "JBL's new compact VerTec DP Series systems gave us a significant edge here."
A center array of four compact VT4887ADP speakers with optional DPAN networked input modules was suspended inline with the center axis of the room's seating area to handle primary vocal reinforcement duties. A wireless link to an Ethernet network switch positioned at the overhead speaker truss effected remote-control and monitoring capabilities using Harman Professional's System Architect software via the HiQnet system. Additional supporting VT4888 mid-size arrays supported music playback.
"Being able to position this much high-fidelity horsepower in a very compact array package has significant benefits," Freeman adds. "Show planners want the sound system to just disappear, while the tech guys are seeking consistent high-resolution audio for every seat in the house. The JBL VT4887ADP compact powered array elements let us reach both goals in this application."
The ESRI Conference also featured the first deployment at a corporate presentation event of JBL's new VP (Venue Performance) Series. VP7212/95DP two-way systems were used as utility fill speakers to cover forward seating areas.