3db, a AV-rental company in Dubai, has upgraded its microphone inventory with the latest Speechline Digital Wireless microphone systems from Sennheiser. Selected for its rich feature set, unmatched speech intelligibility, and aesthetic appeal, the new system is being positioned by the rental firm as the solution of choice for blue chip corporate events and conferences and has already been utilized at the Emirates Airline Festival of Literature (EAFOL) in Dubai with excellent results.
Commenting on the sale, which makes his organization the first in the region to offer the Speechline Digital Wireless for rental, James Ghamlouch, Head of Audio at 3db said, “We’ve found that the system’s clear focus and USP of speech intelligibility is the perfect fit for our customers’ needs. Not just this, the Speechline Digital system boasts automatic frequency management and interference avoidance, which coupled with the fact that it uses the less congested1.9 GHz frequency range and has a multi-room mode, makes it the complete package.”
He also praised the system’s ergonomic design saying, “Aesthetics also played a significant part in our decision. We felt the SL Handheld DW was visually appealing, with a striking colour scheme, and was extremely well balanced in the hand. The SL Bodypack DW is compact and sleek whilst the SL Headmic 1 is not only extremely lightweight and unobtrusive but feels far more robust than other options on the market.”
These features are backed up by Sennheiser’s easy-to-use ‘Control Cockpit’ maintenance and monitoring software which gives technicians full control of the system and visibility into a range of parameters including battery health, available devices, and devices in use. Other noteworthy features of the system include advanced 256-bit AES encryption, up to 15-hour battery life and convenient USB recharging, and automatic volume adjustment.
Success at the Emirates Airline Festival of Literature (EAFOL)
Following delivery of the new system and after receiving a comprehensive training, 3db leveraged its new Speechline Digital Wireless audio system for the Emirates Airline Festival of Literature (EAFOL), for which speech intelligibility was paramount. The setup would have required over 60 channels of traditional analogue systems which would have been problematic given the close proximity of the conference halls. However, using the new system, 3db managed to reduce the RF count by 40% which reduced the risk of RF interference.
Pre-production planning and live analysis were also key to the success of the event. As the EAFOL was the first major Speechline Digital Wireless project in the region, Sennheiser’s local team supported 3db throughout pre-production and the event itself. “The project was a resounding success for 3db as a number of commenters praised the ease of use, ergonomics and style of the SL range,” said XYZ.
Over the duration of a 14-year long partnership, 3db and Sennheiser have enjoyed a number of successes. “The collaboration and assistance we have had from 3db will ensure that the Speechline Digital Wireless product range gets rolled out and progresses to become not just the only wireless microphone system dedicated to speech but the most successful one as well. We are very grateful to the whole 3db team for their commitment to this new product range and we look forward to continuing our close relationship with them,” said Ryan Burr, Technical Sales Manager at Sennheiser Middle East.