12th Pan Pacific International Swimming Championships

Held on the Gold Coast in September, Norwest was asked to provide a complete audio and communications solution for the 2014 Pan Pacific Swimming Championships (Pan Pacs). Staged in Olympic "off years", the Pan Pacs are an international competition bringing together the best swimmers from Australia, USA, Canada & Japan. The design called for seamless coverage of the grandstand seating areas, with minimal visual intrusion. Norwest’s Head of Audio, Ian Shapcott relied upon L-Acoustics Kudos for his design, employing the variable wavefront capabilities of the Kudos to ensure maximum dispersion over the extremely wide listening field. Norwest’s in-house communications team, led by Andrew Carson, provided a Clearcom Eclipse Digital Matrix system alongside an integrated multi-channel radio comms system. Further audio systems were supplied for press conferences, VIP function rooms, public entries and catering rooms. Shure R-Series radios, Sennheiser IEM and Norwest’s custom RF antenna arrays completed the system.

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