Intellismart Technology, Inc. recently upgraded Seda’s Vertis North hotel with a flexible networked audio system by HARMAN Professional Solutions.

Operating nine hotels throughout the Philippines, Seda Hotels are designed to offer quality accommodations in a high-energy central location within an Ayala Land master planned mixed-use development. A fusion of function and art, each hotel provides modern comforts and conveniences combined with the best of Filipino hospitality.

Located in the up and coming lifestyle and business hub in Quezon City and a few steps away from two major malls in the city, Seda Vertis North boasts 438 guest rooms, a 450-capacity ballroom, five meeting rooms,  extensive lunch and dinner buffets, a roofdeck bar, pool bar, spa, fully-equipped fitness center, swimming pool and a Presidential Suite.

The hotel’s public address system needed a comprehensive, modern upgrade that could distribute high-fidelity audio seamlessly throughout the complex. In order to meet these goals, Seda hired Intellismart to design an end-to-end networked audio system made up of JBL, AKG, Crown, Soundcraft and BSS solutions.

“We were looking for superior audio for with a seamless control system that would allow our staff to make adjustments easily,” said group general manager Brett Hickey. “Knowing HARMAN’s reputation for excellence across all its products, we had faith in Intellismart Technology’s choice to install a comprehensive range of HARMAN audio solutions.”

Intellismart installed low-profile JBL speakers throughout the premises, which are powered by robust Crown amplifiers. Soundcraft digital mixers allow hotel staff to adjust the sound across the entire facility easily, and AKG microphones AKG microphones enable them to make announcements with crystal clarity. The system is controlled by a network of BSS DSP units, which route high-resolution audio fluidly throughout the building. JBL 24CT recessed ceiling speakers provide plenty of power in the Quezon Ballroom without intruding on the elegant décor. The ballroom can be partitioned into three smaller spaces for different types of events, and the speakers can be divided into zones for independent control. Inputs in the floor allow staff to patch the audio system for additional sound reinforcement.

“One of the biggest challenges we faced was integrating Seda Vertis North hotel’s existing public address (PA) system with the new HARMAN system in the ballrooms and meeting rooms. Connecting the HARMAN speakers with the PA system was essential to provide the live-feed needed to generate announcements during emergency or evacuation automatically,” said Gerry Sy, president and CEO of Intellismart Technology Inc. “With the BSS digital signal processors, we were able to incorporate the PA system seamlessly into the larger network. The HARMAN system meets Seda’s unique requirements, providing high-quality audio to their guests with flexible control.”

“HARMAN Professional Solutions is honoured to deliver a comprehensive audio system designed to meet Seda’s unique needs,” said Ramesh Jayaraman, VP & GM HARMAN Professional Solutions, APAC. “We’re pleased that Intellismart Technology chose HARMAN products to accentuate the refined atmosphere at Vertis North with a cutting-edge audio system.”