Seven weather-resistant Deva units provide Parc Optimiste in Montreal with multi-functional public address and entertainment system in support of a range of events and activities.
Beside the St. Lawrence River in Montreal, the park supports the local community in Sainte-Catherine by providing expansive grounds for recreational activities and outdoor sports and a range of events that are now supported by a distributed audio approach utilizing Powersoft components.
The city’s head of events, Nicolas G. Bouchard chose Deva, a multimedia public address and entertainment unit, from Powersoft. Deva works wirelessly, fitted with a class D amplifier and 8-inch loudspeaker. With IP65-rated weatherproofing and also flame-resistant and salt-water resilient (compliant with the UL 94 standard), it’s specifically designed to protect the internal circuitry from exposure to the elements, with a stated working temperature of -20 to +70 degrees Celsius.
XYZ Technologies used seven Deva units spaced throughout the park, mounted on lamp posts, to maximize coverage. While Deva can be solar powered, XYZ instead uses the power from the streetlamps to drive them. “Digging up the ground around the park to run wires in conduit was just not possible,” Bouchard notes. “It would have been too disruptive. DEVA Audio offered an answer that allowed for minimally invasive installation.”