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Allianz Riviera Arena in Nice gets Bosch sound check

As the first stadium in Europe, the brand new Allianz Riviera Arena in Nice has been equipped with a completely EN 54 compliant solution for sound reinforcement. The sound system of the multifunctional arena, which includes Bosch, ElectroVoice and DYNACORD systems and components, can be used for announcements and entertainment, but also serves as a highly intelligible solution for evacuation purposes.

 

The Allianz Riviera Arena, which is conveniently located between the city of Nice and Nice International Airport, will be the new home of OGC Nice, a first league football club, and will also host some of the matches during the European Football Championship in 2016. It has a capacity of some 35,000 seats including 3.012 Business seats and 44 suites.

 

Securing the stadium

 

Next to sports events, the new stadium will also be used for a wide range of concerts and other entertainment events, requiring a powerful and sophisticated sound installation. As security came first, however, the invitation to tender was based on the precondition that the entire system be compliant to the DIN EN 54 standard which is also required by French law. In order to guarantee full availability and intelligibility, this norm regulates three areas of particular relevance to sound reinforcement: voice alarm control and indicating equipment, loudspeakers and power supply equipment.

 

Together with Bosch engineers, Bosch’s French partner Manganelli Technology designed and installed the complete sound solution based on the Dynacord Iris-Net platform. Powered by 36 amplifiers, more than 1,000 loudspeakers and sound projectors guarantee optimal voice and sound quality throughout the arena. The installation also includes the Bosch message manager to ensure smooth evacuation in case of need.

 

The installation of the sound system began in March 2013 and could be completed in August, well in time for the September opening of the Allianz Riviera Arena and its first event, the “Jeux de la Francophonie“ with 3,000 participating athletes and artists from 40 French-speaking countries.

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