on January 25, 2016
During Qatar National Day in December 2015 Creative Communication Group (CCG) was the company responsible for the sound through the whole Corniche area that included five different locations including the fireworks show. In order to cover the whole area with audio, CCG incorporated Xirium system, purchased from local distributor Nicolas Kyvernitis Electronics Enterprises (NMK), to ease the set up on areas where cable crossings were difficult and extended more than 100m. The purchase of Xirium system for the event included four transmitters and twenty receivers. One of the challenges of whole project was to get signal across roads and extended it more than 300m. Xirium was used in the repeater mode and thanks to the system’s software technicians were able to see the signal strength in different areas and plan accordingly. CCG was established in 1998 in GCC as a full service event management and production company. Through the years CCG has expanded tremendously to serve all aspects of the entertainment business in the Gulf Region and the Middle East, which now is one of the leaders in the events and entertainment industry in the gulf region and middle-east with its top of the line inventory, talented team, wide range of products & services and experience. “As the area was heavily crowded a normal signal cable could easily be damaged even with cable protectors it could still be tampered with. Xirium was placed in the main structures and was secure from any public interfere. The system saved us on a lot of long cable runs that saved a lot of time,” commented Rikus de Kock, Technical Director at CCG. “In spite of challenging audio system requirements for this event, Xirium system with a unique features of huge distance range of 500 m (LOS); signal strength software; broadcast and repeater modes successfully matched our request. I have to mention that the usage of 4 transmitters and 20 receivers simultaneously was one of the biggest Xirium system set ups in the region so far. Working on 5.2 GHz frequency band and using DIWA protocol Xirium system cannot be interrupted by any other system and it has successfully proven its reliability at Qatar National Day where military wireless signal jammers are used. We were extremely glad to hear a positive feedback from the client,” commented Pavel Aheunin, Neutrik Product Manager at NMK. “As the event involved the military in full force and security at a maximum with “signal jammers” the Xirium has performed with no dropout. I would recommend the system as a very easy solution to overcome signal on long distances and crossing difficult areas with ease,” Rikus added.