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Richmond International Airport

Richmond International Airport

Richmond International Airport is a 22-gate airport located just outside downtown Richmond, Virginia….

Richmond International Airport

Richmond International Airport is a 22-gate airport located just outside downtown Richmond, Virginia. Its analog paging system was nearing the end of its life, so AVANT ACOUSTICS designed a new, digital, network-centric paging system that is serving the airport now and for years to come.

 

AVANT ACOUSTICS provided the following services:

  • Paging Announcement Control System design
  • Microphone paging station location design
  • Loudspeaker distribution design for select underserved areas of the terminal
  • System commissioning

 

Project Highlights:

AVANT ACOUSTICS collaborated with network designers to bring Richmond International Airport a new digital, network-centric paging system for the terminal and FIS area. New head-end and ambient noise-sensing equipment for processing paging announcements was provided as well as new, digital microphone paging stations throughout the terminal for initiating clear, intelligible announcements.

While existing loudspeakers and ambient noise sensors remained in use with the new system, new ones were added in a few spaces of the terminal that lacked coverage. Now that the system is commissioned and in use, it is ready to grow, continuing to provide clear announcements for future expansions of the terminal.


Location: Richmond, VA
Facilities: Terminal Paging System Replacement
Client: Big Sky and GS&P
Designer: Edouard G. Charland


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Washington Dulles International Airport

Washington Dulles International Airport

AVANT ACOUSTICS’ experience at Dulles International Airport includes the original Concourse B termi…

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  • Washington Dulles Airport

  • Washington Dulles Airport

  • Washington Dulles Airport

  • Washington Dulles Airport

Washington Dulles International Airport

AVANT ACOUSTICS’ experience at Dulles International Airport includes the original Concourse B terminal and expansion projects (approximately 60 gates), as well as mobile lounge docks, a pedestrian walkback tunnel, and stations for automated trains used to transport passengers between the concourse and the Main Terminal. A series of sterile corridors and dedicated mobile lounge docks are used to transfer international passengers to the expanded International Arrivals Building. Most recently, paging system upgrades were designed and commissioned for the Concourse C/D terminals.

AVANT ACOUSTICS provided the following services:

  • Room acoustics consultation
  • Audio-visual communication (paging) systems design
  • On-site system commissioning including operator training and assistance during the first use

Project Highlights:

The systems designed by AVANT for the airport include computer-controlled paging systems that provide software configured announcement routing (live and prerecorded) to the various loudspeaker zones in the airport.  Large monitors are used to visually display graphics as well as text for prerecorded messages, synchronous with the corresponding audio announcements.  Prerecorded announcements can also be heard and seen in multiple languages.


Location: Washington, DC
Facilities: Airport Expansion Projects
Client: Big Sky, Inc., HOK, PGAL, & Metropolitan Washington Airport Authority
Designer: Edouard G. Charland


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Wichita Mid-Continent Airport

Wichita Mid-Continent Airport

Wichita, Kansas, known as “the Air Capital of the World” because of its long history of aircraft …

  • ICT Wichita Airport exterior pedestrian walkway

Wichita Mid-Continent Airport

Wichita, Kansas, known as “the Air Capital of the World” because of its long history of aircraft design and manufacturing, now has a terminal worthy of its heritage. With 12 gate holdrooms, ticketing and baggage claim halls and security screening areas, the new terminal is spacious, filled with light, and designed to evoke flight and aircraft design.

AVANT ACOUSTICS provided the following services:

  • Room acoustics consultation
  • Architectural and mechanical noise control
  • Audio and video communication (paging) system design
  • On-site system commissioning including operator training

Project Highlights:

Through a 10+ year design process, AVANT ACOUSTICS worked closely with the project architects and engineers to ensure a comfortable acoustical environment with an integrated audio and video paging system. The computer-controlled, network-based paging system meets current needs while allowing for future reconfiguration and expansion. Dedicated microphone paging stations and a system of ceiling-mounted loudspeakers provide intelligible announcements throughout the terminal.

The visual display of prerecorded general messages and flight announcements enable communication with deaf or hard of hearing passengers. Audio levels are adjusted automatically based on ambient noise sensors.


Location: Wichita, KS
Facilities: New Terminal Building
Client: HNTB
Designer: Edouard G. Charland


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Albert J. Ellis Airport

Albert J. Ellis Airport

Albert J. Ellis Airport (OAJ) has a new, 67,000-square-foot terminal, constructed for $44 million. Wi…

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  • Albert J. Ellis Airport OAJ

Albert J. Ellis Airport

Albert J. Ellis Airport (OAJ) has a new, 67,000-square-foot terminal, constructed for $44 million. With high, sweeping ceilings, natural light, and relaxing acoustics, the terminal gives a feeling of openness and luxury for travelers.

The terminal includes ticketing and baggage claim lobbies, a central meet-and-greet lobby, security screening, and three gate holdroom areas.

AVANT ACOUSTICS provided the following services:

  • Room acoustics consultation
  • Architectural and mechanical noise control
  • Audio and video communication (paging) system design
  • On-site system commissioning, including operator training

Project Highlights:

AVANT ACOUSTICS worked with the project team early in the design to ensure that room acoustics and noise control would contribute to the comfortable terminal environment.

Then, AVANT designed a computer-controlled audio paging system that delivers clear, crisp announcements – both prerecorded and local. The announcements are made with dedicated microphone paging stations through an architecturally integrated system of distributed ceiling loudspeakers.

Other features of the system include integrated background music, automatic level adjustment-based on ambient noise-sensing and fire alarm-initiated system overrides. The solution is designed using modular components so that it can grow with the airport.


Location: Jacksonville, NC
Facilities: New Terminal Building
Client: RS&H
Designer: Edouard G. Charland, Emily G. Jaumard


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Las Vegas McCarran International Airport

Las Vegas McCarran International Airport

The new Terminal 3 at Las Vegas McCarran International Airport is a stand-alone 1.8 million square-f…

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  • Las Vegas Airport Terminal

  • Las Vegas Airport Terminal

Las Vegas McCarran International Airport

The new Terminal 3 at Las Vegas McCarran International Airport is a stand-alone 1.8 million square-foot building with ticketing, baggage claim, full CBP facility, and 14 departure gates.  The terminal is connected to the existing D Gates Terminal via an automated people-moving system.

AVANT ACOUSTICS provided the following services:

  • Room acoustics and mechanical noise control consultation
  • Audio paging systems design, including an interface with the existing systems to provide airport-wide paging capability
  • On-site system commissioning, including operator training and assistance during the first use

Project Highlights:

The paging system is computer-controlled with network based audio transport, allowing for maximum flexibility and future expansion. The paging system interfaces with the automated people-moving system to prevent overlapping announcements and with the facility multi-user flight information display system (MUFIDS) for visual paging functions. 

AVANT has also worked on paging system upgrades in existing LAS Terminal 1 buildings for the Department of Aviation.


Location: Las Vegas, NV
Facilities: New Terminal Facility
Client: PGAL
Designer: Edouard G. Charland


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San Luis Obispo County Regional Airport

San Luis Obispo County Regional Airport

San Luis Obispo County Reginal Airport (SBP) has a new, 56,000-square-foot terminal, constructed for …

  • San Luis Airport Paging System

  • San Luis Airport Exterior 2

  • San Luis Airport Exterior 1

  • San Luis Airport Interior

San Luis Obispo County Regional Airport

San Luis Obispo County Reginal Airport (SBP) has a new, 56,000-square-foot terminal, constructed for $39.5 million. With high ceilings, natural materials, and an outdoor courtyard that connects landside and airside buildings, the terminal conveys a strong sense of the regional landscape. The terminal includes ticketing and baggage claim lobbies, a central meet-and-greet lobby, security screening, the outdoor courtyard, and a separate gate holdroom building.

AVANT ACOUSTICS provided the following services:

  • Room acoustics consultation
  • Audio communication (paging) system design
  • Construction administration and on-site system commissioning

Project Highlights:

AVANT ACOUSTICS worked with the project team early in the design to ensure that the paging system would coordinate with the aesthetics and function of the new terminal. AVANT designed a computer-controlled audio paging system that delivers clear sounding live and prerecorded announcements. Other features of the system include integrated background music, and automatic level adjustment based on ambient noise conditions. The system is easy to use and flexible to support possible future growth of the terminal.


Location: San Luis Obispo, CA
Facilities: New Terminal Building
Client: RS&H
Designer: Edouard G. Charland & Emily G. Jaumard


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Sacramento International Airport

Sacramento International Airport

Central Terminal B at Sacramento International Airport includes a terminal building for ticketing, a …

  • Sacramento Airport Terminal Interior Architecture

  • Sacramento Airport terminal interior architecture

  • Sacramento Airport terminal ticketing

  • Sacramento Airport terminal escalators

  • Sacramento Airport terminal gates

Sacramento International Airport

Central Terminal B at Sacramento International Airport includes a terminal building for ticketing, a baggage claim and tenant spaces, and a separate concourse building for security screening with approximately 22 departure gates. The two buildings are connected via an automated people-moving system.

AVANT ACOUSTICS provided the following services:

  • Paging system design, including interface with existing terminal
  • On-site system commissioning, including operator training and assistance

Project Highlights:

AVANT ACOUSTICS’ design for the paging system utilizes a computer-controlled system with network based audio transport, allowing for maximum flexibility and future expansion.

The system interfaces with the fire alarm system to improve intelligibility of emergency announcements. AVANT also designed the system to interface with the automated people-moving system (to prevent overlapping announcements) and with the multi-user flight information display system (MUFIDS) for visual paging functions.

Architectural and aesthetic designs presented unique acoustical challenges for loudspeaker placement. Paging within the large ticketing lobby is addressed by using digitally-steered line array loudspeakers hidden inside the columns.


Location: Sacramento, CA
Facilities: Terminal and Concourse Paging Systems
Client: Catalyst Consulting Group, Security Consultant for Corgan Associates, Architect
Designer: Edouard G. Charland


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