MJC help to bring Olympics infrastructure together
Paul Milligan, September 12, 2012
MJC’s Mark Johnson and his team worked on most small signal (non-power) systems in the Velodrome, including sports timing and recording services, large screen display systems, camera locations, life safety and IT infrastructure provision.
AV systems were based on Panasonic LED and sports timing from Swiss Timing.
Atos Origin provided the scoring and data management systems.
As well as other projects, MJC was also responsible for designing a field-of-play sound system. “This was a significant technical challenge because of the required performance criteria of intelligibility and sound pressure levels,” says Johnson. “We produced a design performance specification and the implementation was based on a JBL system to meet the demands of the 8,000-capacity venue.”
The sound system was also specified to handle voice alarms as a life safety system with BS specs for speech transmission, fault tolerance, fault monitoring, reporting, intelligibility, fire resilience and back-up power.
Infrastructure provision included designing extensive support for voice, data, WiFi, timing and scoring, security, access control and building management. The IT infrastructure was extremely large, with thousands of outlets dedicated to press positions, and support for digital signage.