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AVIA2019 RESULTS: BEST USE OF AV IN EDUCATION

AVIA2019 RESULTS: BEST USE OF AV IN EDUCATION

Education continues to push at the boundaries of what’s possible with AV technologies. The AVIA for the Best Application of AV in Education is for the best conceived, best executed, and most innovative AV projects and installations in the education sector. As in previous years, 2019 saw a strong field of entries for this award.
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September 12, 2019 Industry

AVIA2019 RESULTS: BEST COMMERCIAL OR GOVERNMENT PROJECT

AVIA2019 RESULTS: BEST COMMERCIAL OR GOVERNMENT PROJECT

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
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September 12, 2019 Industry

AVIA2019 RESULTS: BEST PRODUCTION OR EVENT

AVIA2019 RESULTS: BEST PRODUCTION OR EVENT

The award for the Best Application of AV for a Production or Event is for the best that AV production has to offer, whether that be for product launches, corporate events, son et lumières, theatrical and concert productions, made-for-TV spectaculars, circus, or one-off events. The judges weren’t necessarily looking for the most lavish show –
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September 12, 2019 Industry

AVIA2019 RESULTS: BEST DIGITAL SIGNAGE

AVIA2019 RESULTS: BEST DIGITAL SIGNAGE

To recognise the development of digital signage as a technology – and maybe even an art form – in its own right, a new category of AVIA for the Best Application of AV in Digital Signage has been introduced this year. Although no projects were directly entered for this award, the digital signage projects entered
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September 12, 2019 Industry

AVIA2019 RESULTS: BEST EXHIBITION OR DISPLAY

AVIA2019 RESULTS: BEST EXHIBITION OR DISPLAY

The award for the Best Application of AV in an Exhibition or Display places the exhibition, trade show, museum, gallery and display specialists in the spotlight. Outstanding projects in this category will not only engage and amuse or inform their audiences, they will address the client’s needs for conservation, maintainability, sustainability and longevity. Museum of
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September 12, 2019 Industry

AVIA2019 WRAP: PROJECT DETAIL OF THE WINNERS & FINALISTS

AVIA2019 WRAP: PROJECT DETAIL OF THE WINNERS & FINALISTS

AVIAS REBOOT KICKS OFF Thanks to everyone who was a part of the AVIAs 2019 reboot. For those who drank the free beer and ate the free food at the ceremony at the conclusion of Day 1 of Integrate… Thanks. There were more than 200 industry pros who attended to cheer on their colleagues and
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September 12, 2019 Industry

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

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

AVIA2019: EXCEPTIONAL INNOVATION AWARD

AVIA2019: EXCEPTIONAL INNOVATION AWARD

Novatech Creative Event Technology – Tour Down Under Right from their inception, the AVIAs have been about recognising innovation and excellence in the AV industry. While every project submitted for an award exhibits innovation in its design and execution, the judges look carefully each year among the projects entered for one that exemplifies that truly
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September 11, 2019 Industry