Reaching the Last Mile Forum was hosted by His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi, in partnership with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation at the remarkable Louvre Museum, Abu Dhabi.

Attendees included more than 250 global leaders to tackle issues central to infectious disease.

Keynote speakers including Bill Gates and Dr. Tedros Ghebreyesus, Director General of the World Health Organization who spoke about the eradication of Polio and highlighted the importance of the many frontline health workers within the health care community.

Evolution was proudly chosen by the Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Court to supply full production and logistics for this very unique and technically challenging event.

At the core of every project is a solid infrastructure and with the recent purchase of Luminex Networking products, our full range of Giga Core switches were put to the test.

The Louvre’s long corridors, high walls and unique dome-topped ceiling presented a challenge to link audio, video and lighting zones.

This was easily solved with the Gigacore 10, Gigacore 14R, Gigacore16RFO and GigaCore 26i units using a redundant ring topology design at a length of over 600 meters throughout the venue.

Processing speeds of up to 32GBps switching throughput, remotely controlled by the Luminex’s native Araneo software, took care of all Audio Visual and Lighting requirements including

  • A large Helixnet and Free Speak 2 Communications system
  • Translation booth communications and distribution
  • Video LED WALL, TV stand and Monitor relay output
  • Broadcast and AV communications
  • Lighting throughout the venue including hard to reach roof mounted fixtures.
  • A demanding fully scalable Dante audio network utilising our Yamaha CL series and AVIO/Neutrik units feeding stage, PA, Broadcast, Press rooms and breakout areas.“We were extremely impressed by the Luminex networking capabilities at the Louvre”

says Randy Lakmal- Senior Audio Engineer at Evolution Technical Department.

“There was a vast amount of area to be covered but with the fibre being so light weight, install was much easier than first anticipated. The health and safety factors at a venue like the Louvre are enormous, cable management is of huge importance here but it was easy to accommodate venue procedures with such little AV footprint.

It was a huge success. “

Evolution is working hard to expand its Audio Visual department with the latest in innovative technology and current market demands with a view to seamlessly integrate each AV element, ensuring a rock solid performance to every project we deliver to our clients.