An Allen & Heath iLive digital system was selected by Biel PA company, Walther AG, in Switzerland to manage the International Lauberhorn Ski Races 2012.

Now in its 82nd year, the annual event takes place in January, and includes a mix of slalom and downhill races staged over 3 days.

The iLive system, comprising an iDR-48 MixRack and iLive-T112 Control Surface, managed crowd announcements and ambient microphones at the start line, audio distribution to spectator seats along the slope, audio for the grandstand at the finish line, as well as audio at the Wengen World Cup Stage where winners were announced. Two locations had multiscreens, catering for approximately 500 visitors at the start location and 5000 capacity at the finish line.



All of iLive’s inputs and outputs were transported over fibre optic, which linked all areas across the site. iLive also provided a broadcast feed to the local TV station.

Down in the village there was also a big stage for evening entertainment and race information with a PA system and a large screen managed by a GL2400.

iLive's performance totally lived up to WALTHER AG's expectations, who selected the system because of its easy programming, reliability and stability even in the cold climate.