Paging/Mass Notification Systems

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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Johnson County Arts and Heritage Center

Johnson County Arts and Heritage Center

SFS Architecture, AVANT ACOUSTICS, and other teammates took this long-vacated bowling alley and ice r…

  • Johnson County Arts and Heritage Center Digital Signage

  • Johnson County Arts and Heritage Center Lobby

  • Johnson County Arts and Heritage Center theatre digital signage

  • Johnson County Arts and Heritage Center black box theatre

  • Johnson County Arts and Heritage Center dance studio

  • Johnson County Arts and Heritage Center dance studio AV system

  • Johnson County Arts & Heritage Center lobby steps

Johnson County Arts and Heritage Center

SFS Architecture, AVANT ACOUSTICS, and other teammates took this long-vacated bowling alley and ice rink, and spun it into gold. The Johnson County Arts and Heritage Center is already a community cornerstone.

AVANT ACOUSTICS provided the following services:

  • Acoustical consulting
  • Mechanical noise control consultation
  • Audio-visual system design
  • Sound reinforcement system design
  • Paging system design
  • On-site commissioning, including operator training and assistance during the first use

Project Highlights:

The black box theatre at the Johnson County Arts and Heritage Center boasts a 360º rotating digital projection system and dynamic audio system, which can be adapted to any orientation of the theatre. The digital AV network and remote-controlled camera allow live video monitoring from backstage, as well as remote orchestra capabilities. The wireless user control interface has customized theatrical effects designed especially for the space.

In addition, AVANT designed a building-wide paging system and digital signage throughout the facility. AVANT designed unique AV systems for combinable event spaces, arts classrooms, and rehearsal studios, as well as hearing assistance systems and an audio system for the dance studio.


Location: Overland Park, KS
Facilities: Theatre, Museum, Rehearsal Studios, Combinable Event Spaces, Classrooms, Dance Studio, Conference Room
Client: SFS Architecture
Designer: John M. Hodgson


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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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