The College of the North Atlantic Qatar (CNA-Q) is one of the most prestigious schools in the Qatari capital of Doha. Related to the famous Canadian public school of the same name, the college has celebrated the graduation of more than 4000 since 2002. Among its most impressive facilities is a world-class auditorium, recently refurbished with a full technical upgrade.
Taking place over the course of two years, improvements have been made to every technical system within the auditorium, from projection and lighting to the loudspeakers. The aim has been to create a venue capable of meeting a broad range of requirements. The auditorium now hosts spoken-word presentations, concerts by local musical acts and even touring theatrical productions.
But, although the technology within the auditorium is impressive, regional systems integrator Audio Visual Technology (AV Tech) knew that the overall system had to be easy to use and completely reliable, to accommodate a wide range of users. “They wanted the system to be simple,” confirmed AV Tech Technical Sales Manager Mahmoud El Zein, whose dedication and hard work during the project earned him a personal letter of recommendation from the college.
“The entire I/O matrix within the venue, the routing of all inputs and outputs, is all through the Symetrix Radius 12×8,” explained El Zein. Also included within the auditorium are IC-Live FR Dual loudspeakers from Renkus-Heinz, Sennheiser microphones and an Allen & Heath Qu-32 mixing console, all tied together by the Radius 12×8.