Parity Technology Consulting – Parliament of Victoria Office Accommodation
The Parliament of Victoria’s Office Accommodation project included rolling out the parliament’s sacred and historic communications system of chamber bells and flashing lights to a new building that accommodates members of the parliament. Each of the building’s 102 parliamentary members’ offices is fitted with its own PoE Dante loudspeaker which is in a separate audio zone. The 140 video monitors were selected to deal with potential reflection issues in each of the offices. All of this had to be installed and commissioned without disrupting the business of the State parliament.
The judges have awarded this AVIA to Parity Technology Consulting for its excellent and innovative work. Like most parliaments in Australia, members are called to vote in their respective chamber by a system of bells and flashing indicators advising them that a division is in progress and that they must attend to register their vote. This project required a seamless, low-friction migration to a networked-based digital system that interfaces to the existing legacy system and maintains these traditions. The new system provides redundancy for the audio DSPs and uses enterprise-grade Cisco network switches to provide confidence in the reliability of the division bells as a critical component of the democratic process.
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Critical Room Solutions – Sydney Trains’ Rail Operations Centre
Critical Room Solutions supplied a complete design and construct package to integrate large screen visual displays, video wall processors and software, touchscreen control and KVM solutions together into a system capable of providing flexible and intuitive overview and control of Sydney Trains vast network of infrastructure.
The system supplied includes the primary display system: a 32.5-metre wide by 3.65-metre high, 41 megapixel, LED wall, three LCD-based video walls for information to the operators who manage the electrical and technology infrastructure, and a dedicated incident management room featuring a further two LCD video walls, SMART boards and videoconferencing facilities.
The judges recognised the scale and quality of Critical Room Solutions work on the Sydney Trains Rail Operations Centre – Operational Visual Display System, by awarding them a High Commendation in this category.
InDesign Technology – Mercedes Lifestyle Precinct
Every Mercedes-Benz dealership and showroom world-wide is required to comply to a mountain of detailed design and performance criteria set down by head office. InDesign Technology was engaged to design and consult on the audiovisual solution for the new five-storey lifestyle precinct in Brisbane and eventually also to manage the project. As building costs began to rise beyond the allocated budget, the AV design team succeeded in reducing their budget by some 70 percent whilst still meeting all performance specifications.
The 2019 AVIAs, proudly sponsored by Bose Pro