AV Asia Pacific Magazine

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TRACKING NICELY

TRACKING NICELY

It may not be the largest LED wall in the country, but it has more pixels than any other LED display in Australia… possibly the world. Text:/ Derek Powell Literally standing tall inside Sydney Trains new Rail Operations Centre (the ‘ROC’ for short) is a massive LED wall that, in terms of resolution, dwarfs any
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September 11, 2019 Projects

BEST MEDICINE

BEST MEDICINE

The Monash University BioLab building is all about connection. Text:/ Christopher Holder Superlabs are here to stay. Monash University’s Faculty of Medicine had its labs strewn across the campus and the consolidation plan started years ago. The brand new BioLab building on the Clayton campus opened for business at the start of this academic year
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September 11, 2019 Projects

STAR STUFF

STAR STUFF

Uni of Wollongong rebuilds its planetarium. The University of Wollongong (UoW) Planetarium had a long life since initially opening in 1989 and being rebuilt in 2000. Once more than serviceable, by 2018 the associated AV installation was showing both its age and proximity to salt air. The university initiated a major refit and rebrand as
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September 11, 2019 Projects

EXTREME HOSPITALITY

EXTREME HOSPITALITY

The Calile Hotel’s next-level AV extends out to the porte-cochere and swimming pool’s palm trees. Text:/ Derek Powell The Calile was always going to be a special hotel. Amongst the many hotel openings in Brisbane for 2018, it was a big challenge to stand out but the challenge was met. Spanning half a city block
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September 11, 2019 Projects

RENKUS-HEINZ’S SAINTLY SOUND

RENKUS-HEINZ’S SAINTLY SOUND

Designing and installing a PA system for a cathedral has to be one of the toughest challenges in audio. Typically, the acoustics of the space are extremely hostile; the heritage and aesthetic considerations severely limit speaker placement and cabling options; and the budget is often well below the optimum. Queensland-based integrator 5thCorner met this challenge
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September 11, 2019 Projects

FITTING THE BILLE

FITTING THE BILLE

Brisbane’s Bille Brown Theatre scores point source upgrade. Bille Brown Theatre is a beautiful performing arts venue in South Brisbane a short stroll from the Brisbane River. Reopened in October 2018 after a 12-month long renovation, the 351-seat space has been completely redesigned with a corner stage and raked seating. Along with the renovation came
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September 11, 2019 Projects

CLUB HIT

CLUB HIT

Bankstown Sports Club takes its foyer signage to another level. Bankstown Sports Club (BSC) is NSW’s largest and arguably most progressive licensed club. This showstopping digital signage feature is a great example of a club choosing its partners carefully and getting a great result.  Jason Klippel, the club’s Digital Entertainment & AV Manager, his team
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September 11, 2019 Projects

DREAM PROJECT

DREAM PROJECT

Daydream Island Resort’s epic $140m comeback from Cyclone Debbie. Daydream Island Resort on Queensland’s Great Barrier Reef is back! Battered by 260kph winds and a tidal surge that saw two feet of water flood through its main buildings, the resort was almost destroyed by Cyclone Debbie in March 2017. Now, thanks to a $140m makeover,
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September 11, 2019 Projects

YOU’VE FINALLY ARRIVED

YOU’VE FINALLY ARRIVED

Star Sydney’s Grand Foyer makes big statement. The Star Sydney has recently dropped $65m on a transformation of the property’s Pyrmont entrance, with a brand-new bar, luxury retail and, now, an arrival experience with maximum ‘wow’ factor.  You’re looking at the amazing $22m ‘Grand Foyer’ — part light, part water, part projection and part digital
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September 11, 2019 Projects

Harman Professional Solutions Delivers An Elegant Corporate AV Experience at New Zealand Ministry of Education

Harman Professional Solutions Delivers An Elegant Corporate AV Experience at New Zealand Ministry of Education

avt and Futureworks selects AMX Enova DGX 100 Series media switchers and components to provide intuitive control and distribution of building-wide networked AV system With nearly 2,000 employees, the Ministry of Education is one of New Zealand’s largest government agencies, overseeing the nation’s education system. To accommodate their large staff with a professional and modern
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September 11, 2019 Projects