F1RST Tax & Duty Free has opened their new Departures store at Melbourne International Airport. The new store has been beautifully designed to allow travelers to walk through one of the best duty free offerings in the country, if not the world. Of course, they did not have to look any further than world class audio products from Bosch and Electro-Voice!
A key feature of the store is its five ‘Hotspots’ – key advertising and promotional areas for products being targeted for extra marketing. As well as screens running off a media player, each Hotspot has its own set of speakers providing specific audio just for that area.
A total of 26 Electro-Voice EVID 4.2T surface-mount speakers and 135 Bosch LBC3099 ceiling speakers are utilized in the store. Hotspot 1 has four EVID 4.2T; Hotspots 2, 3, and 4 have two EVID 4.2T and three LBC3099 each, whilst Hotspot 5 has two EVID 4.2T and four LBC3099. The liquor bulkhead has ten EVID 4.2T and the MAC retail area has five LBC3099 speakers.
The remaining Bosch LBC3099 ceiling speakers are used as zone speakers throughout the store, split over three background music zones.
Each Hotspot has an Electro-Voice remote PWS-4 Programmable Wall Switch and volume control managed by two Electro-Voice NetMax N8000 networkable digital signal processors with multiple input and output cards.
Completing the family of Bosch products are four Dynacord PCL1225T two-channel power amplifiers and Electro-Voice CPS4.5 four-channel amplifiers with RCM810 Remote Control Modules.