AV Asia Pacific Magazine

Technology

WELL OILED MACHINE

WELL OILED MACHINE

No expense spared, one-off event in the UAE.  Text:/ Christopher Holder The UAE celebrates its National Day (when a bunch of Gulf States unified to create the UAE) with a variety of cultural events, military parades, and unimaginable quantities of fireworks. A formal VIP presentation at the most recent 46th National Day last December switched
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September 25, 2018 Projects, Technology

MORE IS MORE: IMMERSIVE AUDIO

MORE IS MORE: IMMERSIVE AUDIO

Text:/ Christopher Holder Thanks to L-Acoustics’ L-ISA and d&b’s Soundscape making headlines, it really feels like immersive audio’s time has come. Immersive (or ‘spatial’) audio has been around a while. Ambisonics bubble of 3D sound was first in development in the ’70s for example. But now the conditions are right for immersive audio to take
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September 25, 2018 Technology

Trading Places

Trading Places

UWA Trading Room Learning Space. The University of Western Australia’s Trading Room is a purpose-built teaching environment that takes students from out-of-date text books into real-time data. The room can seat 45 students. Students can work with live real-time Bloomberg terminals and view live Foxtel feeds. All seated positions have sight lines to directive content
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August 23, 2018 Products

WEST IS BEST?

WEST IS BEST?

Perth’s Optus Stadium is off-the-hook amazing. Text:/ Derek Powell Perth Stadium, or now, Optus Stadium, thanks to a rumoured $50m naming rights deal, is Australia’s newest major sporting venue and the third-largest sporting stadium in the country by capacity, with 60,000 seats. The facility, owned by the Western Australian State Government, was officially opened on
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August 21, 2018 Products

IN THE PIPELINE: MEDIA IN A 4K WORLD

IN THE PIPELINE: MEDIA IN A 4K WORLD

Media in a 4K* World Text:/ Derek Powell The era of 4K* hardware is upon us. In the commercial audiovisual sphere, it is getting hard to buy a display screen, switcher or distribution system that is not 4K* rated. Every TV manufacturer is pushing Ultra High Definition (UHD) 4K* screens as the replacement for what
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April 13, 2018 Industry, Technology

VIVITEK DK8500Z

VIVITEK DK8500Z

4K Single-Chip DLP Laser Projector Review:/ Christopher Holder This is a 4K Special Issue, so it’s only fitting we bring a 4K installation projector in for questioning. Easy? Not so much. There are very few commercial 4K projectors on the market. Vanishingly few.  Since some 12 months ago there have been a smattering of 4K
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April 13, 2018 Products, Reviews

NEP. OB. RTS. COMMS

NEP. OB. RTS. COMMS

NEP has recently installed a huge RTS comms system, forming part of the broadcaster’s new Andrews Hubs, located in Sydney and Melbourne, and connects the hubs with sporting venues and OB trucks across the country via a new high-bandwidth IP network. The RTS IP-based talkback system includes multiple ADAM-M matrix frames all with redundant power
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April 13, 2018 Products, Projects

AUDIO COMES ALIVE

AUDIO COMES ALIVE

Text:/ Preshan John Resurrection House is a Catholic primary school located in Essendon, Melbourne. The property has a rich history, originally built as an orphanage for Polish children impacted by World War II. It turned into a primary school as time passed but still retains its Polish charm with idiosyncratic architecture and beautifully manicured garden
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January 24, 2018 Products

TAXING TIMES: IMAGSYSTEMS LIGHTNING TAKES CONTROL

TAXING TIMES: IMAGSYSTEMS LIGHTNING TAKES CONTROL

Australian video-over-IP innovator, iMAGsystems, is making an impact in the region. The Thai government Excise Department in Bangkok has moved into an upgraded command and control space based on iMAGsystems’ Lighting video-over-IP encoders and decoders. Initially the installation was to be based on a software video wall solution. At the insistence of the AV service
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January 24, 2018 Products

RIEDEL BOLERO

RIEDEL BOLERO

Riedel has a new wireless intercom solution called Bolero. Bolero operates in the license-free 1.9GHz DECT frequency range. It can be fully integrated into Riedel’s Artist digital matrix intercom platform, and can be used three ways: as a wireless beltpack, as a wireless keypanel, and as a walkie-talkie radio. Bolero runs over a standards-based AES67 IP network. Decentralised antennas connect to AES67 switches and then to Artist frames equipped
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August 11, 2017 Products, Reviews