Crane’s Roost Park, a rejuvenated multi-use green space in the city of Altamonte Springs, Fla., recently installed a sophisticated multi-layer audio/video system to serve its 900-seat amphitheater and a floating stage on the park’s 37-acre lake. The new audio system features BSS Audio’s Soundweb London programmable DSP system.
Crane’s Roost Park is part of Altamonte Town Center, a 25-acre, 1.5-million-square-foot master-planned development and the core of a meticulously planned, 1,375-acre central business and residential district. Throughout this newly refurbished park, an audio system plays to more than 30 discrete music zones that can be reconfigured however best suits the occasion, with the BSS Audio Soundweb London—which incorporates Harman Professional’s HiQnet protocol—as the central controller for the system. The new Soundweb London system, Crown CTS Series amplifiers and JBL Professional Control Series speakers were all installed by Teer Engineering.
Having just completed the first phase of a comprehensive audio and video upgrade, Crane’s Roost Park—which was created in 1992—now features six BSS Soundweb London devices (four 8x8 I/O and two 12x4 I/O) acting as the central processor for the sound system. Music can be piped throughout the park, and audio signals can be rerouted in any configuration to accommodated special events, concerts and civic celebrations. Phase two, which will add six more Soundweb London devices, will be completed by July.
“We have 190 speakers in the park and its venues,” says John Teer, president of Orlando-based Teer Engineering. “We were able to create a programmable and very flexible system that’s plug-and-play. Park rangers can access the system from any zone and reconfigure it according to the day’s needs. This is very much a software-based project, and HiQnet London Architect was very intuitive and easy to use.”