LynTec RPC Power Control Panels Selected for Palacio de la Musica in Mérida

LynTec RPC Panels at Palacio de Musica

LynTec, a leading manufacturer of innovative electrical power control solutions for professional audio, video, and lighting systems, announced its RPC panels were successfully installed at the Palacio de la Musica in Mérida, Yucatán. Principal consultant and lighting designer Aleksandar Lalicki relied on the award-winning RPC panels to properly power the extensive AVL systems throughout the facility. Packed with the world’s most innovative audio, video, and lighting systems that allow visitors to experience live music as well as learn about Mexico’s music history and its role in theater, radio, TV, and movies.

“Before the pandemic, in any given week, the Palacio would hold up to four concerts, and the museum is open six days a week, eight hours a day,” said Aleksandar. “That robust schedule is testament to the incredibly high quality of LynTec power control. It’s the best way to protect the equipment — the investment — and provide the operator with the reassurance and flexibility to monitor and control an entire AVL installation.”

Palacio offers three distinct entertainment areas packed with state-of-the-art audio, video, and lighting systems. In the museum, a Yamaha sound system, NEC video projectors, an Encore Green LED lighting fixture, and a Medialon control system were installed. The concert hall’s lighting package features Lightronics house controls; main lighting console from ETC with two 21-inch monitors; lighting fixtures by Chauvet Professional; and Altman Chalice house lights with Encore Green wall washers, both mains dimmable.

For sound, a PA, point-source full-range loudspeakers, subwoofers, and amplifiers by d&b Audiotechnik were installed along with a Roland M5000 house console. There is an assortment of Shure wired and wireless, AKG, Audix, and Audio-Technica microphones.

On the video side, there is an 8700 ANSI lumens Christie projector with Da-lite 300-inch diagonal motorized screen. There are also two Absen LED video walls along with a Datavideo PTZ camera and various recording and streaming equipment that allows the venue to stream events both online and to the plaza on the ground floor.

All the AVL is fed through four LynTec RPC panels. Based on the G3 Powerlink hardware platform by Square D and engineered to simplify build-outs by accelerating the installation process, LynTec’s RPC power control panels decrease operating costs with simple wiring that allows electricians to quickly and easily complete install, and removes additional steps, costs, and space needed to install a separate relay panel.

Available with 30 to 84 controllable breakers per panel, the comprehensive power control system also provides Palacio with additional circuit switching control capabilities in the same enclosure. Further, it grants flexible lighting and AV control across multiple control zones and multiple control protocols, including HTTP, Telnet, sACN, DMX, RS-232, or contact closure control systems.

Featuring brownout protection, the RPC will automatically shut down selected circuits during over- and under-voltage situations and power up as programmed when voltage regains stability. Within the city, there can be voltage spikes of up to 140 volts, which can cause catastrophic equipment damage. For further protection, a LynTec SGX SurgeX side car was installed. Thanks to the RPC’s remote capabilities, users can receive alert notifications via text or email to warn of voltage anomalies.

“The Palacio de la Musica is an entertainment and educational space where the people, art, music, and culture come together,” said Mark Bishop, president of LynTec. “This installation demonstrates how today’s AVL and power control technology must go hand in hand in order to preserve the city’s rich history, culture, and traditions, and ensure that power issues don’t interfere with the distinct guest experiences that make the Palacio a treasure.”