Dubai International Convention Centre (DICC), the 8000 square meter Multipurpose Hall, biggest of its kind in the Middle East, located at the Dubai World Trade Centre premises is equipped with the latest state of the art technology solutions, designed, installed and commissioned by Bond Communications.
Each of the 119 service pits on the floor of the Multipurpose Hall is provided with Data, Voice and Video outlets along with water and power. Out of the 119 service pits, seven pits are fitted with Audio Visual Panels to connect the Audio Visual Systems required for a variety of events like conferences, music shows, product launch, etc. Apart from the floor facilities, there are 24 Lighting Panels and 5 Audio Visual Panels installed in the ceiling, where the lighting luminaries, microphones, speakers etc can be plugged in. The DICC has a Rack and Dimmer Room behind the stage; Audio Visual Control Room and Simultaneous Interpretation Booths are at the far end of the stage.
Bond Communications has equipped the DICC with a Simultaneous Interpretation system with the capacity to translate the floor language to 10 other languages and transmit them along with the floor language. A spare channel is also available for future provision. There are 50 Infrared Radiators installed on the ceiling, which radiate the modulated signal carrying interpreted languages in different Infrared frequencies. Provision for 10 interpretation booths is made available adjacent to the Audio Visual Control Room in the vicinity of the stage. The System is scalable to be upgraded for Electronic Voting System.
The DICC is installed with massive Production Lighting infrastructure with 368 dimmable circuits. This is capable of meeting the requirements of any event in an easy-to-use manner with lots of flexibility providing 2.5 and 5 KW circuits. The luminaries like profile spots, follow spots, par cans etc along with lighting bars are also available at the DICC delivered as a part of the Audio Visual System. These lights can be controlled from the Lighting Desk in the control room.
Bond Communications have also installed and commissioned the sound reinforcement system for the DICC with 28 ceiling speakers, 8 Sub Bass speakers and 16 fold-back/infill speakers. The Audio Patch Panels, amplifiers and 48 channels Sound Desk are located in the Rack Room behind the stage and the Sound Desk is installed in the AV Control Room at the far end of the hall. The AV Panels in the ceiling and the floor provide connectivity for the microphones. There are 24 wireless microphones apart from various types of wired microphones, which can be used any where inside the hall.
Each service pit on the floor is provided with 8 Data/Voice outlets and 3 Television outlets. The Data and Voice outlets form a part of the massive structured cabling infrastructure installed in the Dubai World Trade Centre premises, which holds a manufacturers warranty of 20 years. Over 10 million feet of copper/fiber cables are installed around the property to provide data and voice connectivity. The Television feeds provide signals from 3 satellites in 8 polarizations. Some of the service pits are provided with a Broadcast infrastructure using Triax, Video, Audio Single and Audio Multi sockets. This enables the broadcast companies to connect their cameras in any of the 58 outlets and get connected to the Outside Broadcast Vans using the Feeder Pillar installed in the Car park, which is another service installed and commissioned by Bond Communications.
Bond Communications has also installed and commissioned the Local Area Network using advanced core switches and edge switches installed in the IDFs to provide 10/100 Ethernet outlets in the areas required.
The PABX designed, installed and commissioned by Bond Communications has 8000 extensions and is upgradeable to provide up to 29000 digital/analogue extensions, which cater to the telephony requirements of the Dubai International Convention Centre. This PABX with its advanced technology, upgradeability and magnitude, is the only one of its kind in the UAE. The main system is duplicated to provide redundancy with separate modules for various areas of the property linked using fiber cables. Thirty-Three ISDN PRI lines manage the voluminous incoming and outgoing telephony traffic.
Bond Communications have also installed and commissioned over 250 Closed Circuit Television cameras in and around the property with monitoring stations at various locations to meet the security requirements. The signals from these cameras are converted and transmitted over fiber cables to avoid any loss in signal levels. 24 hours monitoring and recording of the signals from these cameras are accomplished using Digital Versatile Recorders, switching matrix etc.
Apart from the facilities available inside the multipurpose hall, there are audio and video tie lines connecting the DICC to various meeting room around the Dubai World Trade Centre premises. This facilitates the user to transmit audio and video signals from the DICC to the meeting rooms or among the meeting rooms through the patch panels and equipments installed in the Rack room.
The gigantic concourse, which starting off from the Podium, is provided with self-programmable column speakers. These speakers form a part of the Public Address system of the property. These special speakers have the programming capability to control the sound pressure level and intelligibility providing a crystal clear digital voice.
Various other facilities like Ring Intercom System and task lighting is also provided in and around the DICC for communication and light requirements during any event.
Bond Communications in partnership with Etisalat and Cisco have sponsored free High Speed internet access to the press area, which is accommodated in Hall 5 of the Dubai World Trade Centre. This network provides an easy to access high speed hack free network architecture.
The Tradviz Plasma Signage System installed at the Dubai World Trade Centre is also modified, configured and operated by Bond Communications to meet the requirements of Dubai 2003 and the future use of the Dubai World Trade Centre.
Upon the successful completion of the Permanent Audio Visual Systems for the Dubai International Convention Centre, Bond Communications is awarded with the Audio Visual Hire Systems Contract for the IMF – WB Annual meeting to be held at the Dubai International Conference Centre in September 2003.
This includes the following systems:
- Audio Trolleys with mixers, amplifiers, recorders, speakers, conference discussion system.
- Video Trolleys with Projectors, screens, Plasma Monitors and VCR.
- Simultaneous Interpretation System.
- 12000 Lumens Projector for Multi Purpose Hall.
- Wireless Microphone System<
- Lip Sync Camera System
- Character Generators
- Remote Operated Betacam Cameras
- Dual Transport Cassette Recorders
- Teleprompter System
These equipments are provided as part of the IMF Audio Visual System / Information Technology System requirements of the IMF – WB Annual Meeting 2003 in a direct tender issued by Dubai Municipality to work under Dubai World Trade Centre.
Bond Communications, the installer of the permanent Audio Visual Systems in the Dubai World Trade Centre premises and the supplier of the Audio Visual Hired Systems is awarded with the Audio Visual Event Management of the IMF - WB Annual Meeting 2003.
This requires sheer caliber to operate high-end professional Audio Visual System on a real time scenario like the International Monetary Fund – World Bank Annual Meeting wherein dignitaries from around the world are attendees.
This level of confidence in the capability of Bond Communications was convincing enough for Dubai 2003, the organizers of the IMF-WB (upon witnessing the performance and workmanship they displayed in the various DWTC projects in preparation for the IMF-WB meeting) to engage Bond Communications as the Event Managers.
Bond Communications with this recognition managed the Telecom, Data, Security, Television, broadcast and audio visual systems for the prestigious IMF – WB Annual Meeting 2003.