Protec Choose Barco, Unilumin & L- Acoustics for Jaguar Land Rover Long Service Awards

Marketing | November 25, 2019 | Press Release

Protec Production Technology Barco Unilumin L-Acoustics Ricoh Arena

Protec supported Optimum for the Jaguar Land Rover Long Service Awards at the Ricoh Arena in Coventry on October 25th and 26th. The event was held over two nights, hosted over 2400 guests in total celebrating employees who have given 25, 40, and even 50 years' service to the company. Protec put together an audio and video package working alongside Christie Lites for the production servicing a corporate presentation, an awards ceremony, the showcasing of two new vehicles, live entertainment including singers, dancers, and theatrical performers, and a gala dinner.  

 Tony Butler, Production Manager, Optimum, said, “Protec has been fantastic on the most recent production for Optimum at the Ricoh Arena. From early planning and budgeting, all the way through the pre-production process and on-site delivery the whole team has supported me superbly. I can’t thank them enough for making my job so much easier & the client’s reaction to the project says it all. A true bunch of dedicated professionals.” 

Sean Godefroy Head Of Video, Protec European Events, said, “Barco E2 was the ideal choice to handle the pixel space of all the content as there were 4k inputs and outputs and it is incredibly flexible in a show environment. We chose a 2.6mm Unilumin LED wall measuring 12 x 5m with a resolution of 4608 x 1920 flanked by two circular side screens using double-stacked Barco 30k projectors to display camera feeds ensuring a vivid, sharp display. We also used two Panasonic 12k projectors for the relay screens projecting 16 x 9 content and one DSM monitor for the main presenter’s speech.”

Ben Waters, Head of Audio, Protec said, "The client was looking for a punchy, clear system that both spoken word and a west end styled performance was equally suited to. For this event we chose to put in L-Acoustics, using Kara for the main PA hangs, with flown SB18 and ground-stacked KS28 sub-elements. As for outfills, we used ARCS Wide for the sides of the hall and we used more Kara to improve the dancefloor coverage as well. Along with the thrust, we used X8s as lip fills, and also put in some X8’s as nearfield monitors for the visiting engineer too, all powered off LA12X amps. To control the PA we used three Lake LM44 system processors to make sure the whole PA was all aligned and sounding sweet throughout.” 

Charlie Speakman, director of Optimum,  said, "My sincere thanks to everyone at Protec for delivering exceptional support. It is rare to find such a dedicated, professional and friendly team. At every step, I had 100% confidence that you would deliver a fantastic service, and I wasn't disappointed!"

Jaguar Land Rover Long Service Awards was held over two nights, hosted over 2400 guests in total celebrating employees who have given 25, 40, and even 50 years' service to the company.

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