The prestigious Vienna International Center (VIC) has chosen to rely on one supplier for its conferencing, evacuation and public address solutions in its new annex: – Bosch Security Systems.
The VIC or "UNO City" is an extra-territorial district of Vienna that constitutes the third most important office of the United Nations after New York and Geneva. With accommodation for around 5000 people, it is used by organizations such as UNIDO (United Nations Industrial Development Organization) and the IAEA (International Atomic Energy Agency).
The conferencing facilities of the Center have recently been extended with a new annex called VIC M. This extension comprises five self-contained conference rooms (including a press conference room) on the ground floor, plus large multi-room halls on floors one to three that are equipped with movable partitions, enabling them to be used as either individual, self-contained rooms or as multi-purpose rooms for large conferences.
With the VIC-M being such an important venue, the Center’s management wanted to make no compromises on its conferencing and security systems and that’s why they chose Bosch.
PKE Electronics AG (Bosch representative in Vienna) was therefore commissioned to install Bosch’s DCN Next Generation Conference and Simultaneous Interpretation System and Integrus Digital Infrared Language Distribution System. In total 744 DCN Next Generation Concentus units, 102 Interpreter desks and 1935 Integrus infrared receivers were installed in the various meeting rooms. All of the meeting rooms were also equipped with Bosch AutoDome cameras that automatically bring up the delegate who is speaking on the projector screen as well as to the monitors of the interpreters.
The Praesideo system was selected as the voice evacuation and public address system, operating with a sound system incorporating XLA Line Array Loudspeakers, both from Bosch. The system features one network controller, 25 Praesideo 500 W Power Amplifiers, 4 multi-channel interfaces and 24 basic amplifiers.
Since the installation, all rooms have been used almost daily by various organizations and the equipment has operated without any problems.