Over the summer months, Delta Sound has been utiising the “off-season” to purchase new equipment, maintain existing gear, re- structure its warehouse, upgrade its quoting/booking database and implement RFID and PST testing.
In addition to all this, there has also been First Aid and Plant training for Delta's team, both of which the company claims are very much part of its BSI OHSAS mandate.
Recent purchases have included two new Clear-Com FreeSpeak II systems. Andy Jackson, managing director, says: “With the number of wireless devices used on events, there is real limited bandwidth available. The fact that the FSII is operating within the 1.8GHZ spectrum has helped enormously. We have also increased our stock levels of L-Acoustic K2 and Optocore systems.”
Robert Turner, senior engineer for communications at Delta Sound adds: "Due to the higher demand for more and more complicated communication and signal distribution systems that we see appearing in events nowadays, we opted to purchase a number of units on the Optocore platform. We purchased two of the DD4MR-FX networked MADI devices, giving us the ability to add our new Ovation playback systems straight into a DiGiCo ring."
Turner continues: "We also purchased four of the X6R-FX INTERCOM units, this is to allow us to greatly extend our matrix system over much greater distances, but still allow us to have full control over devices within the network. As all of the units have LAN ports and additional LAN connections through the SANE network, we can send all control systems through the optical ring, which is a big help in larger setups. All our Optocore units are terminated in HMA expanded beam connectors."