In May 2015, the Village of South Holland chose OSA Integrated Solutions, powered by OSA International, Inc., to design and install a comprehensive sound system throughout its Veterans Memorial Park. The Veterans Memorial Park is where the community gathers for several events held throughout each year — sporting, festivals, marathons and many more. Over the years, South Holland spent thousands of dollars to bring in rental audio systems and services for each event. The permanent installation significantly reduces costs as well as meets multiple needs.
Veterans Memorial Park is a multifunctional site with a stage, playground, baseball fields, Veterans Memorial Circle, and green open spaces. South Holland needed a system to accommodate the many facets of the park, such as providing audio for simultaneous baseball games, musical events and entertainment, parades, festivals and other activities.
OSA Integrated Solutions designed a custom system to support any given event and provide stellar sound quality throughout the park. The OSA team installed Soundweb BSS DSP sound processors and its engineers programmed the system with multiple zones of audio to accommodate the various areas. The system was chosen because of sound quality, versatility, and the simple to use interface. OSA engineers designed an easy and intuitive interface using Soundweb touch screen and iPad application to allow the village to control sound levels for individual zones, as well as reach the entire park, from a remote location.
OSA installed 14 JBL AWC129 all-weather coaxial audio speakers throughout the park. The JBL speakers have a 90 x 90 degree dispersion pattern with exceptional frequency response. OSA’s lead sound engineer tuned the speaker to ensure the sound would have tonal balance and vocal clarity.
The project was completed in June and has been used for many events over the summer, including the numerous 4th of July festivities. The Village of South Holland is happy and positive about the system, sound, and overall usability.
“We found the OSA team to be very knowledgeable, responsive to our needs, and patient,” said the Village of South Holland’s Director of Public Relations & Marketing Mary Ann Thorton. “We look forward to working with OSA again in the near future.”
Technology Installed at Veterans Memorial Park in the Village of South Holland:
- Soundweb BSS Blu-100 Audio Processor
- (4) QSC ISA800Ti Amplifiers
- Denon DN-300Z CD/AM/FM System
- Housed in Middle Atlantic Rack
- (2) Shure SLX24/SM58 Wireless Mic Systems
- Shure Lavalier Mics
- (4) Shure UA8-518-578 Antennas
- (14) JBL AWC129 All Weather CoAxial Speakers
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