SigNET’s induction loop amplifiers have been installed at the breathtaking new Giant’s Causeway Visitors Centre in Northern Ireland.
Located on the North Antrim coast, Giant’s Causeway is a weird and wonderful area of about 40,000 interlocking hexagonal basalt stones, the result of an ancient volcanic eruption. The National Trust’s new £18.5M state-of-the-art Visitors Centre has been designed to highlight the history of the Causeway and the legendary stories of the Giants, Finn McCool and Benandonner, associated with the World Heritage Site.
Visitors use multi-lingual audio guides to listen to conflicting accounts by scientists and creationists of how the strange landscape came to be and SigNET’s ML1 induction loops ensure that the interactive exhibits, tours, exhibition areas are also accessible to the hard of hearing.
Said Kevin Byrne of Niavac, the specialist audio-visual company that completed the project with the assistance of SigNET: “We specified SigNET’s ML1 induction loops as they are designed for applications requiring restricted coverage and, as such, were ideal for placing behind the touch screens in the many other audio-visual and digital interactive exhibits such as Dynamic Earth, Cliffs and Bird Song and Boat Journeys. SigNET’s advice regarding loop design, positioning and coverage was invaluable and saved us a lot of time”.
Giant’s Causeway is Northern Ireland’s most popular tourist attraction and walks and trails around the site have also been recently upgraded, with the addition of a new accessible cliff-top walk for families and people with disabilities.