AUTHOR: CAT TOOMEY
The Furman CN-3600 SE smart sequencing power conditioners recently delivered reliable power control to the Olympic Sports Center in Xi’an province, China.
Furman CN-3600 SE smart sequencing power conditioners were chosen to deliver rock-solid reliable power control to a venue that is nearly 15 times larger than Yankee Stadium.
The US$4.7-million (CN¥30 million) complex audio installation was accomplished by distributor and integrator EZ Pro in record time to fully equip Olympic Sports Center in Xi’an, capital of Shaanxi Province in China, in preparation for the 14th annual China National Games which were held in September 2021.
This amazing feat was accomplished in just 14 months. What an incredible achievement this is when you consider that the complex encompasses three large areas: a main stadium with 60,000 seats, a gymnasium with 18,000 seats and an aquatic theater with 4,000 seats. To bring uninterrupted, mission-critical power to every zone for every event is not something any integration firm or power product can do.
High Tech Details Drive High Performance
Enter EZ Pro. This firm is part of a Chinese national high-tech enterprise that’s headquartered in Shenzhen, with branches in Beijing, Shanghai, Chengdu and Xi’an, plus marketing channels and service networks throughout China.
Designed for Commercial A/V Installations in 220V-240V regions, the Furman CN-3600 SE smart sequencing power conditioners deployed by EZ Pro in this massive project combine robust control capabilities via SmartSequencing™ Technology, advanced AC protection, AC noise filtration, and optional compatibility with the BlueBOLT® Remote Power and Energy Management Platform. And these kinds of complex A/V systems can be safely powered on and off with a simple press of a button or turn of a key, even by nontechnical personnel.
SmartSequencing’s bidirectional communications ensures that multizone electronic systems are powered on and off safely and dependably from a single control point across an entire venue. These Furman products can be connected via current loop at runs of more than 1,000 feet with backwards compatibility with Furman’s legacy sequencers. In addition, the CN-3600 SE delivers robust control options to the venue and can be programmed and monitored from a smartphone, tablet, PC, or any web-enabled device via Telnet, direct HTTP connection, or the Panamax/Furman BlueBOLT-hosted remote power and energy management platform.
EZ Pro Meets and Exceeds Every Goal
“Our assignment was to create a world-class audio system that was advanced, stable, cost effective and flexible,” said Jiang Yongjun, Technical Manager of EZ Pro’s Xi’an office. “Our number one concern was reliability, so in this project we used the Furman CN3600 SE smart sequencing power conditioners that allow us to start or shut down the power supply step-by-step according to the set sequence with adjustable delay time. We can manage and control the entire audio system effectively to avoid human error operations and reduce the impact of instantaneous switching on the power supply grid to ensure stable operation of the sound reinforcement system,” he continued.
“Furthermore, the Series Multi-Stage Protection Technology and Linear Filtration Technology of the Furman CN-3600 SE helps provide surge and spike protection and reduce AC noise. With the support of Furman support staff, the audio system operates stably with outstanding performance,” Yongjun concluded.
The design and installation for this awesome venue also happened to snag EZ Pro an Inavation Award in EMEA from Inavate.
Living Large and Performing Perfectly
“At nearly 10-million square feet it’s one of the larger commercial AV technology installations we’ve encountered overseas,” added Horacio Morales, Director of International Sales for Nortek Control. “The immense size and emphatic demand for absolute reliability made Furman CN-3600 SE smart sequencing power conditioners the ideal choice for this venue. We salute EZ Pro’s very skillful technicians and engineers for accomplishing this amazing design and installation at such high-profile venue in such a short time. What a remarkable team they have, and we are thrilled to collaborate with them in the region.”
To ensure dependability and zero disruption to audio in the event of a single point failure, EZ Pro implemented redundancy throughout the system, from source to speaker and everything in-between. In addition to Furman smart sequencing power conditioners, Powersoft amplifiers were selected for DSP processing. Additionally, Powersoft’s ArmoníaPlus software was used along with a combination of equipment from EAW, Allen & Heath and Symetrix.
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