How do you compare an opera house stage management system with a national retail video narrowcast network, or a virtual chamber orchestra with a city-wide event control network? That was the task set for the AV Industry Awards (AVIAs) judging panel to arrive at the list of finalists for the 2014 awards. The substantial increase in entries submitted in this fifth year of the awards presented the independent judging panel with the complex task of selecting from a truly diverse range of nominated projects.
The 2014 winners of the AV Asia Pacific-sponsored AVIAs will be announced at 6pm during an AV industry social gathering at the Integrate Show at Olympic Park, Sydney, on Wednesday 27th August. Refreshments will be provided from 5:30pm through the generosity of InfoComm International.
The AV Industry Awards are hosted and presented by AV Asia Pacific in conjunction with a panel of independent judges nominated by industry associations, InfoComm International, ALIA (the Australasian Lighting Industry Association) and AETM (the Association of Educational Technology Managers).
The finalists for the 2014 AVIAs are:
Category: Best application of AV in a commercial or government installation with a budget exceeding $500,000.
Royal Randwick Racecourse – Grandstand PA and IPTV systems. Submitted by The P.A. People.
Sydney Opera House – Stage management system upgrade. Submitted by Rutledge AV.
University of WA – M Block, collaborative teaching and learning facility. Submitted by 3D Audio Visual.
Category: Best application of AV in a commercial or government installation with a budget between $100,000 and $500,000.
Blacktown Council – Customer interaction centre. Submitted by Fredon Technology
Melton City Council – Library and learning hub. Submitted by Soundcorp.
St Andrews Cathedral, Sydney – PA System. Submitted by Acoustic Directions.
Category: Best application of AV in an education project with a budget exceeding $500,000.
University of the Sunshine Coast – Nursing Simulation – Sippy Downs building E and Gympie building. Submitted by InDesign Technologies.
University of Sydney – Charles Perkins Centre X-lab. Submitted by Fredon Technology, WSP and The University of Sydney.
University of WA – M Block collaborative teaching and learning facility. Submitted by 3D Audio Visual.
Category: Best application of AV in an education project with a budget under $500,000.
University of the Sunshine Coast – Immerse and Engage Spaces. Submitted by InDesign Technologies.
University of the Sunshine Coast – Workstations on Wheels. Submitted by InDesign Technologies.
Category: Best application of AV in a production.
Australian Chamber Orchestra – ACO Virtual. Submitted by Mod Productions.
International Fleet Review – Mediornet and Intercom system. Submitted by Riedel Communications Australia.
White Night Festival Melbourne – Crepuscular Beam. Submitted by eleven Design
Note: The judging panel may not necessarily bestow awards in every category.