WSDG provides fully independent engineering and design services for audio and video installations in a wide variety of venues, including media production, entertainment, governmental, corporate, conferencing, collaboration, religious and cultural contexts. WSDG engineering services include requirement analysis, solution development, creation of tender/bid packages, complex systems prototyping and testing, strategic planning, technology and lifecycle management, future innovation infrastructure analysis, and implementation supervision. Networked media systems reach high complexity levels not only during the design phase (hardware and software evaluation and engineering, architectural and technical integration), the procurement phase (vendor evaluation, RFP development, proposal/bid evaluation) and the installation phase (integration, programming, control surface / user interface design) but also in the operation and maintenance phases (operational processes, maintenance procedures, technology upgrades and replacement).
Telecollaboration, teleconferencing and telecommuting significantly influence corporate culture and workflow. Substantial engineering and integration efforts are required to make these technological advances in fact be supportive to the workforce. WSDG designs individual office, boardroom, conference center, and site wide media networks, while providing AV infrastructure with solid privacy protection and high usability to satisfy even highest quality requirements in both sonic and visual aspects.
The most visible part of the electroacoustical system is the loudspeaker. Loudspeakers are complex electromechanical devices so varied and rapidly shifting that the market is hard to oversee even for professionals. WSDG specifications are based on 3D acoustical software simulations and virtual prototyping of the venue or room where the architectural conditions are overlaid with the technical, aesthetical and budgetary criteria of the project at hand. WSDG often creates simulated audio playback demonstrations, called auralizations, to facilitate decisions based on auditory impact. Selecting the electroacoustic system most suitable for the space, after determining room acoustics and structural boundary conditions in what-if scenarios, enables WSDG to achieve and exceed target parameters such as loudness level, frequency range, coverage, directivity control and speech intelligibility STI. Electro acoustical systems may be used in voice alarm / emergency scenarios, where properties such as redundancy, certification and reliability are highly critical. WSDG has extensive experience for such systems and is fully familiar with all current national and international regulation including e.g. FIFA, IOC and UEFA.
Audio System Calibration or Audio System Tuning is the science and art of bringing the entire sound system to operate at its peak performance. The commissioning process involves WSDG’s highly experienced experts in audio measurement and sonic accuracy and is based on a sequence of tasks to obtain the maximum audio precision of the component ensemble installed in a space. Frequency and time-domain measurements as well as extensive listening tests are employed to carefully determine the correct placement, phase-alignments, crossover points, equalization and gain control of a loudspeaker-room system. Full documentation concerning component settings is issued by WSDG for client’s reference. For professional audio systems, WSDG recommends recalibration every 12 to 24 months to increase system accuracy and to maximize ROI.
Theatrical Systems Engineering refers to conceptualizing, designing and implementing technical equipment and devices for the performance community, while integrating these designs into the architectural and acoustic fabric of projects. WSDG provides these services including networking infrastructure, theatrical audio-video systems, immersive 3D audio replay, theatrical lighting, wired and wireless communication devices and stage machinery with the goal to give venue owners, producers, and artists the means to express their talents to the full extent of their creative imagination.