Extron AV Technologies Help to Modernize Singapore’s Historic Angullia Mosque
Extron’s AV switching, streaming, distribution, and control products exactly fit the system requirements for Angullia Mosque, with video processing that provides superior scaling capability to accommodate all the projectors and flat panel displays, and flexible control that users can operate with confidence.
Mohammad Salleh Eusoff Angullia, an expatriate Sunni Muslim merchant from India, established the Angullia Mosque in 1890 in Singapore’s Little India. It has been a religious and social gathering place for locals and foreign workers for decades. Rebuilt once in the 1970’s, the building underwent another two-year renovation culminating with a joyful reopening in February 2020. The renovation doubled the prayer space to accommodate up to 2,500 congregants. Air conditioning upgrades and a new elevator enhance comfort and convenience. New spaces were added, including a dedicated area for female worshipers, classrooms, a multi-purpose auditorium hall, and a rooftop outdoor communal pavilion.
A key goal of the renovation was to make worship more accessible for those at the mosque, as well as those attending over the internet. To support this goal, Singapore’s Islamic Religious Council engaged pro AV consultant Hazelbayu Studios Pte Ltd to design an AV system that equips the building to distribute audio and video to public and staff spaces throughout the mosque and surrounding grounds, as well as streaming to the internet for remote worshipers. Avitcom System Pte Ltd performed the AV system installation.
Extron DTP scaling matrix switchers, distribution amplifiers, transmitters, and receivers perform AV signal switching and distribution over shielded twisted pair cable up to 330 feet (100 meters) throughout the mosque’s four levels and surrounding outdoor grounds.
4K AV Distribution Over Short and Long Distances
Picture-in-Picture Plus Streaming Fulfill Religious Imperatives
The picture-in-picture capability of the
AV Sub-distribution in Auditorium and Pavilion
An auditorium and an open-air communal pavilion occupy the fourth floor of the mosque. This area has its own AV sub-distribution system built around a
Intuitive and Versatile AV System Control
The control system is designed for operation by the mosque’s non-technical clerics and their assistants. The intuitive touchscreen graphical user interface is accessible on several TouchLink Pro touchpanels positioned in key locations around the mosque. A
According to AV system design consultant Hazelbayu Studios Pte Ltd, “Extron’s AV switching, streaming, distribution, and control products were the best choice for Angullia Mosque. Extron offers a mix of products that exactly fits the system requirements, with video processing that provides superior scaling capability to accommodate all the projectors and flat panel displays throughout the mosque. Python is the ideal programming platform to create a simple, flexible control environment that everyone can operate with confidence. We knew from previous projects that Extron quality and reliability are second to none, backed by a responsive technical team from a local warehouse and repair facility that also made it possible to provide on-site demonstrations during design consultations.” With the mosque reopened for daily services, clerics and other users of the AV system could not be happier with how easy it is to use the system for education, prayer, and special events.