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in Sound, Light & Vision

Chas BESA - British Education Suppliers Association

Mothercare

Watford, Hertfordshire

“Fantastic work at the above, what a transformation! Everyone is praising the work completed, thanks for a great job at short notice!”Robert Haste, Group Construction Manager, Mothercare

Mothercare is a British household name that opened their first store in 1961 in Surrey.  When Clarity were asked if they could assist with equipping a new presentation room and mock shop at their headquarters they were delighted to be able to get involved.

The remit was for sound, lighting and projection for a new presentation area as well as sound in an adjoining mock shop.

For the presentation room a fixed control cabinet was installed with a white Nexo line array loudspeaker system supported through the ceiling and consisting of two sets of three speaker cabinets for each side of the stage.  The sound can be operated wirelessly by a customized tablet screen or wall panel.  Equipment includes three headset microphones, one handheld mic and one Catch Mic that can be thrown around the audience to encourage their participation.  A comfort monitor for the presenter on stage was custom-built for Mothercare to hold a 32” LED display.

Linked to the installed sound system is an induction loop system for use by those with hearing aids.

Clarity also installed a video conferencing system with two remotely controlled cameras one normally focused on the stage, the other on the audience.  This supports conferencing on the move using a tablet with integral camera, single or multi-site collaboration operation for up to 25 locations where users can join from anywhere using a multitude of wireless or fixed devices.

A very high-power Panasonic projector was installed with a 4m wide remote controlled electric projection screen.  Operation of the projector can be carried out from the front or rear of the presentation room.

To light the stage area two lighting bars were installed with a quantity of LED colour changing lanterns.  These can be operated wirelessly by tablet or wall panel.

A portable black drape system was supplied that can be adjusted to multi-configurations to give a backdrop or to create stage entrances to suit the event.

In the adjoining mock shop 24 loudspeakers were installed, split between eight areas of the shop.  Sound can be relayed from the presentation room to selected areas of the shop and be operated wirelessly by tablet or wall panels.  Radio microphones from the main system can be used in the shop as required.