San Diego Event Professionals is a provider of audio, video, lighting and other event planning and production services for events held in San Diego and the surrounding areas. Since 2017, the company has been working with Point Loma Nazarene University to help create stunning events on their beautiful campus, ranging from the university’s commencement convocations to concerts in the famous Greek Amphitheater. Recently, San Diego Event Pros decided to upgrade its outdated communication solutions to a variety of Pliant Technologies products, based on the CrewCom 900MHz wireless intercom system. Since the upgrade, the company has been relying on its new intercom system for various events at the University.

“We were using another intercom system and we kept having glitches,” says Don Brennan, President of San Diego Event Professionals. “I happened to see a write-up in a publication on Pliant, so I reached out to them and requested more information. Once we received the system, we brought it to Point Loma Nazarene and it was absolutely fantastic.”

San Diego Event Pros officially deployed the system for the first time for a University concert located in the Greek Amphitheater that featured folk duo, Johnnyswim. The intercom configuration consisted of the CCU-44 Control Unit, a CrewCom 8-Port Copper Hub, and two CrewCom Radio Transceivers, one located on stage right and one stage left with about 150 feet in between. The team used seven CrewCom Radio Packs and three of the brand’s SmartBoom headsets: two dual-ear and a single-ear.

For the San Diego Event Pros crew, the upgrade to Pliant for this production was a game-changer, especially considering the difficult construction of the amphitheater. “We didn’t experience a single point where there was any sort of dropout,” says Brennan. “The top of the amphitheater is street level and then it drops down because it’s on a cliff- side. I went for a walk and was able to travel about 300 yards away, on top of the bowl with no clear line of sight at all, and it was still working. I could talk to the guys, no issues at all. The intercom performance in loud environments has also been stellar. I’ve been able to have a stage manager walk around a very loud stage and can hear him clearly and easily. Prior to our change to Pliant, it was very difficult to communicate with anyone on or near a loud stage.”

In addition to Point Loma Nazarene University, San Diego Event Pros also used the Pliant system for a two-night concert event in Allied Gardens. “We were using all seven of our Radio Packs,” adds Brennan. “The set up was a bit more advanced, as this was a filmed event and we were specifically talking only to video producers in front of house, and it again worked flawlessly.”

San Diego Event Pros provides services to numerous clients for a broad range of events, whether that be from corporate meetings of 800 people, to concerts, and even backyard weddings. According to Brennan, “Our goal is to make the production happen to the best ability, as smooth as possible with the least amount of stress, and communication is the biggest part of that for us. The flexibility of the CrewWare software along with the ability to set up profiles allows us to create a more streamlined line of communication. I can talk to my camera operators, and they aren’t distracted by anyone else’s voice. It allows them to stay focused and helps improve the productions we work on. Pliant’s CrewCom system has been strong and reliable, and we can’t wait to put the system to use for our other upcoming events.”

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