Orange County Convention Center


The second-largest convention center in the United States boasts 2.2 million square feet of space, with Highway 4 running through the middle of it. The owners wanted to upgrade their systems and unite the great expanse with one integrated media system configurable to any client’s needs.
The team at Pro Sound & Video, a Solotech company, met this challenge by replacing older IED and Peavey systems with a Q-SYS system that ran on a DSP platform. With the touch of a button, the entire center can function as one space, or break down into as many as 96 separate rooms on each side of the highway. The complexity of this challenge required the team to write its own software and interfaces and run a large amount of Ethernet cable.
This was all completed in phases while the center continued to operate.