Not to be confused with the EU, the Conseil d’Europe is primarily concerned with ensuring legal and cultural cooperation between the 47 countries of Europe, with responsibility for human rights and democratic development. Under the famous blue flag with its 12 stars, the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe uses the large debating chamber in the centre of the Palace of Europe, called the Hemicycle, famous for its unusual architecture.
This auditorium has been equipped with a substantial NEXO GEO S8 speech reinforcement system by installation company Lagoona. According to Denis Fenninger from Lagoona, the most important criteria in the tender process were for perfect speech intelligibility and uniform sound coverage throughout the chamber. Lagoona’s system design was verified by NS-1 software models predicting the GEO S8’s performance.
Luxembourg-based Lagoona has been working with the institutions of Europe for many years, and has already equipped EC facilities with NEXO PS8s. Having won the tender for the main council chamber, the Lagoona team had to complete the installation, which included PS10 and PS8 cabinets, in a very short time-frame. With its very low visual profile, the central cluster of GEO S8 has been praised by council staff, who say that Lagoona and NEXO have given “a new voice to Europe”!
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