GHOST™ settles at the Tahiti culture's house - EN
Te FareTauhiti Nui - House of Tahiti Culture located in Papeete (capital) animates the Polynesian days and evenings throughout the year. Unique Médiathèque du Pays, it offers its visitors and
subscribers more than 34,000 works titles (books, films, music, ...).
The Little Theater, Grand Theater and Gardens provide the public with a dense and varied program throughout a cultural season that begins in January and ends in December. Modern and traditional shows, theater, concerts, musicals, children's stories, shows, festivals, everyone will find his happiness.
And also, exhibitions, courses, workshops year-round and holidays ...
This multi-faceted complex also has a very large exhibition area, available for rent in various configurations that can accommodate from 3,200 to 6,000 people, which is the main venue for cultural events in French Polynesia. It also houses the Heiva, a spectacular two-month dance and sports festival that dates back to 1881. Teams and troops arrive from all over the islands, over 8,000 participants, the best singing and dancing groups confronting on the famous "Tahua To'ata. "
The GHOST ™ system, was selected by the team of Te Fare Tahiti Nui and installed to answer the diversity of the configurations set up. Three GHOST-2 units were installed in the To'ata showroom to transport and converge Dante (Yamaha & Nexo) streams, STM control streams, and Art net and Manet streams for the light part. The video should soon join the fiber. A fourth unit remains "flying" to deliver or remove the flows in third spaces (additional scenes, reception of the radio or TV, etc ...)
Te Fare Tahiti Nui (TFTN), the public service organization that manages the site, was looking for a user-friendly and fast tool to build network architectures adapted to each event. Working closely with GHOST ™ distributor: COMIMPEX in Tahiti, TFTN opted for the GHOST-2 model with multimode fiber and redundant power supply. The goal is to develop topologies in redundant fiber rings and to be able to join other directions in a star.
Bruno Gondrecourt (Commercial Director, Agora): "We are very happy to have been able to meet their expectations with Ghost ™. The site is very suitable because the configurations are varied and the need for quick and secure implementation of the devices is a key element to the proper functioning of all rooms and team coordination. We congratulate Jean-François for having exactly targeted the advantages of our system on this type of application. "
David Rocher (product director, Agora): "This installation is another step that shows that our systems are not dedicated to the mobile market when traditional IT switches are devolved to fixed installations. Once a configuration has to adapt to multiple use cases without recourse to an IT engineer, as soon as the operating technicians have to be able to manipulate the network like the rest of the scenographic equipment, Ghost ™ is important. ".
For AriimoanaTefaatau and HeiariiHellemont, general technicians within Te faretauhiti nui:
"We are a geographically isolated technical entity, surrounded by English-speaking countries, and finding a network protocol management solution that suits us has not been an easy task.
Discovering Ghost ™, we found a solution "Made in France", with a team of developers listening to our complaints. Our exchanges, thanks in particular to videoconferencing, allowed us to understand the terminology of the system.
In the choice of hardware to acquire for our network management, four parameters were decisive:
1 -The explosion of the site
Having two FOH boards located in two different locations (depending on the type of show), and a scene over 90 meters, the ability to pass our signals via an optical fiber has imposed itself.
2- The convergence of the protocols
With different protocols (Dantes, ArtNet, MaNet2, Video over IP) to broadcast over an IP network, it was necessary to find a system capable of gathering these protocols within a single interface, and to be able to manage it remotely.
3- Securing the system
The Dante protocol in its design provides redundancy through ring wiring (primary and secondary). We wanted to find a network protocol management interface capable of doing it for Sound, but also for Light and Video.
We are not computer scientists training. It was therefore a simple solution, without having to do computer programming (Qos, Vlans or Trunks)
Ghost ™ met these four parameters at once, so that's the choice we made for our installations. "
JJean-François Leou, director of COMIMPEX, adds that his company discovered GHOST ™ technology and Bruno Gondrecourt thanks to the NEXO company that it represents. Nexo itself is part of
YAMAHA group whose products are represented in French Polynesia by COMIMPEX since the early 1960s.
He insists: "It is a real pleasure to work with the Agora team, which has a flawless responsiveness and availability, very valuable pledges for an effective and serene application of this technology. Indeed, like the flow of information carried by this technology, the problems or difficulties must be resolved as quickly. Finally, the geographical isolation of Polynesia required the use of a reliable and stable system and a high quality assistance, which the Agora team offers us with Bruno Gondrecourt & David Rocher ".