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BROMPTON TECHNOLOGY TAKES ON AHA AWARDS

BROMPTON TECHNOLOGY TAKES ON AHA AWARDS

Regarded as the ultimate production showcase by long-term technical partner, Novatech Creative Event Technology, the Australian Hotels Association (AHA) South Australia’s annual AHA Awards for Excellence raised the bar once again this year. With over 30 awards to present, comperes and performing artists, around 200 time-lined cues, all driven by bespoke video content, the technical
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September 27, 2019 Projects

YAMAHA AFC3 ACTIVE ARCHITECTURE SYSTEM FOR UNIVERSITY OF NEW SOUTH WALES

YAMAHA AFC3 ACTIVE ARCHITECTURE SYSTEM FOR UNIVERSITY OF NEW SOUTH WALES

Designed to allow for creative works of every type, Io Myers Studio is a fully flexible performance space under the stewardship of UNSW’s School of the Arts & Media. It recently underwent a complete rebuild and relocation to a brand new home on UNSW’s Kensington campus, with a number of significant upgrades including a 40-channel
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September 25, 2019 Projects

GOOD AS GOLD

GOOD AS GOLD

Sovereign Hill’s famous light and sound show has been radically reimagined. Text:/ Christopher Holder You can’t accuse Sovereign Hill of not extracting the very best value from its AV investments. The ‘Blood on the Southern Cross’ light and sound show first started transporting visitors back to the gold rush back in 1993. Admittedly, the show,
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September 11, 2019 Projects

ORDER IN THE HOUSE

ORDER IN THE HOUSE

New (beam steered) sound for the old parliament house. Text:/ Derek Powell Luis Miranda is a man who enjoys his work: “I just love solving problems,” he declares. Luis is an audio consultant with Auditoria, a specialist consultancy whose work covers everything from Live Events (think: Olympics opening ceremonies) to major venue sound systems (think:
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September 11, 2019 Projects

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