21 July 2021

Intuitive AV Control at Convention Centre

Québec City, Canada, is home to striking architecture and a deep cultural history. It is also home to the Québec City Convention Centre, named the Best Convention Centre in the World in 2006 by the International Association of Congress Centres.

The convention center’s management team recently updated their own boardroom in the facility, purchasing the necessary AV equipment from Quebec-based integrator Siscom. As part of the update, Aveo Systems’ Mira Connect 10 was selected for management of the AV system for its ease of use and dynamic control capability.

“This meeting room is located in the administration area of the convention center, and is used strictly by the management and their partners in the city,” said Jean-François Dancause of Siscom. “We offered to provide the installation as well as the equipment, but they felt confident that they could do this one themselves with their on-site technicians, and they were indeed able to do so. Mira Connect is easy to set up and very easy to manage, so it’s much easier to complete a setup with it than with other control devices.”

In addition to the Mira Connect 10 control platform, the Convention Centre purchased a Biamp TesiraForte AVB VT4 with microphones and amplifier, a Digitalinx audio matrix, and an HD PTZ camera. Global Caché IP2IR-P units were also purchased to control the consumer-grade Sony TVs in the room.

Stephane Villeneuve led the technical team’s installation work at the Convention Centre. “This installation went well and we were pleased with the comprehensive documentation,” he said. “Aveo Systems was very helpful; they are fast and very efficient and quickly added equipment that had not previously been supported by Mira Connect. We also wanted some minor changes in the control of some of the equipment in the room.”

“Mira Connect was designed to make it easy for partners and end-users to set up a professional control system,” said Craig Richardson, CEO of Aveo Systems. “It was a pleasure working with Stephane as he knew how he wanted the system to operate, provided good feedback, and was able to get it up and running very quickly.”

Villeneuve said the room is normally used frequently and he expects a return to full operation as Canada recovers from the COVID pandemic. “Those who have used the room so far have found Mira Connect to be easy to use and very intuitive,” he said. “I particularly like the function that allows you to program the shut-down of the equipment in the room at a specific time; I also use the remote control capability to troubleshoot the room remotely as needed.”