London: When Prime Minister Tony Blair addressed the nation from the recent G8 summit, it was VDC microphone cable that ensured the world heard him speak.
Over 200 microphone cables were used during the G8 summit and they were all supplied by UK-based cable specialists VDC Trading.
VDC Cat 5 cable was also used to link the various buildings that comprised the Media Village, which was set up in the grounds of Gleneagles to house over 1,000 journalists who were covering the event for the international media.
Audio specialists Delta Sound Inc was given the task of linking all of the buildings so that when a call for a press conference was made, every journalist would hear the announcement regardless of where in the Village they were.
“We installed a BSS Soundweb network system, which was linked to 140 small distribution speakers throughout the Media Village,” says Delta Sound’s Technical Manager Daren Hirst. “VDC Cat 5 cable is the backbone of the Soundweb system and we also used the company’s two-core cable for the speakers. The system performed really well and fired up first time. By using a solid drawn cable such as Cat 5 we were able to eliminate any interference from all the electrical equipment and cables in the various buildings.”
Delta Sound Inc also supplied all the sound equipment needed for the five press briefing rooms within Gleneagles. The company’s staff were on site for over two weeks ensuring that all aspects of the audio performed flawlessly.