Genelec Showcases Smart IP Networked Loudspeakers at Expo 2020

GSL Professional has supplied 84 Genelec 4430 Smart IP loudspeakers for Finland’s Snow Cape Pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai. The supply includes a 10-channel immersive loudspeaker array that reproduces specially commissioned sound art by Finnish composer Emilia Takayama, entitled The Land of Snow.

Within the Snow Cape Pavilion, over 100 Finnish companies will be presenting world-class solutions in areas such as natural resources and energy, ICT and digitalisation, smart cities, technology, education, health, design and tourism. The Pavilion will focus on ‘Sharing Future Happiness’ by highlighting the symbiosis of people, pure nature and technology. Visitors will be taken on a journey through Finland’s key strengths: education and know-how, functionality and wellbeing, and nature and sustainability.

A total of 74 4430 Smart IP loudspeakers are located in the exhibition area, configured as a custom immersive array, while the other 10 4430s will be handling The Land of Snow sound art content in ‘The Gorge’ area of the building.

The entire system is fed via Dante and powered using standard PoE+ network switches, and was designed by Genelec and commissioned by GSL Professional in Dubai, Genelec’s local distribution partner. The system installation and programming were handled by Audico Systems from Finland.