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Capital University selects SoundCom to design and install a high performance sound system for Bernlohr Stadium

July 22, 2015

COLUMBUS, Ohio –– Capital University, a private four-year undergraduate institution and graduate school, today selected SoundCom Systems of Berea, OH to design and install a high-performance sound system for Bernlohr Stadium as part of a large capital improvement project to the facility.

Bernlohr Stadium is a 3,000 seat multi-use stadium facility supporting football, soccer, lacrosse, and track and field programs. The new sound system will feature major upgrades to the speaker system, digital signal processing systems, control room, and hearing assistance.

“A critical element of this system design is to limit the audio spillover outside of the stadium into the Bexley community,” says Jeff Rollins, Director of Operations for SoundCom Systems, “we worked very closely with Capital staff and our manufacturing partners to develop a system that achieves this goal, while still performing within the venue.”

SoundCom will deploy a series of high-performance Meyer Sound CAL series digitally steerable column array loudspeakers throughout the venue to carefully control where sound travels. Each speaker is outfitted with custom built drivers and tweeters specifically engineered for beam steering while preserving a low profile.

“We’re going to be able to deliver highly intelligible sound throughout the stadium, and limit the impact of the system on the community,” continues Mr. Rollins, “while at the same time keeping the technology visually discreet, blending in to the existing architecture."

The audio system will have a network controlled interface that can monitor and control sound for superior performance within the venue. The project includes improved microphones for venue announcements and on-field official address, along with an improved hearing assist system for those with audible impairments.

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A comprehensive, independent university founded in 1830 and rooted in the Lutheran tradition, Capital is the oldest institution in Central Ohio. Its student body of about 3,600 students engages in active learning and hands-on experiences in and out of the classroom, high-impact experiences that optimize learning and prepare them with the skills and confidence to become purposeful leaders in their communities and in their fields. In the vibrant metropolitan area of Columbus students plug into a diverse economy that’s home to many Fortune 500 companies in the third largest city in the Midwest. For our students, Columbus becomes a training ground that offers ample opportunity for internships, research projects and community service, as well as a chance to take those first steps toward changing the world. For more information, visit

For nearly 40 years, SoundCom Systems has been providing cutting-edge sound, video, and communications solutions for businesses and institutions of nearly every size. Headquartered in Northeast Ohio, SoundCom is ranked among the top 25 systems integration firms in the U.S. by Systems Contractor News, and has ranked among the top 50 since 2004. With offices in Cleveland, Columbus, Pittsburgh, and Cincinnati, SoundCom has the knowledge, experience, and scalability to meet virtually any project scope and deadline with an attention to detail and focus on quality that is unrivaled in the industry. From initial project conception through turn-key installation, SoundCom provides a comprehensive suite of services with on-going, post installation support and training helping our customers reach higher...everything else is just noise. For more information, visit

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