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BIAMP BUYS INTO BRISBANE

BIAMP BUYS INTO BRISBANE

Few in the audiovisual industry don’t know Biamp, but many would be surprised to hear that there is a Biamp engineering and design office here in Australia. Text:/ Derek Powell Lots of the world’s leading technology companies grow their businesses by acquiring smaller companies which have developed original technology. Recently we’ve seen the domino effect
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May 26, 2017 Projects

ACU ST. BRIGID HEALTH SCIENCES BUILDING

ACU ST. BRIGID HEALTH SCIENCES BUILDING

PROJECT FOCUS Tech Tour:/ Peter Coman The Australian Catholic University has invested in its regional Ballarat campus, inaugurating the new St. Brigid Health Sciences Building earlier this year. The facility will primarily cater for physiotherapy students and includes specialist physiotherapy laboratories, work spaces for students, tutorial rooms, general learning spaces, simulation rooms, a research lab
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May 26, 2017 Projects

WORSHIPCENTRE’S EAW & POWERSOFT POWER MOVE

WORSHIPCENTRE’S EAW & POWERSOFT POWER MOVE

The WorshipCentre Christian Church in Brisbane recently installed a new PA system consisting of the Powersoft X Series amps and EAW KF740 line array. Production Audio Video Technology (PAVT) won the bid and recommended the system. Project manager David Watson and sound designer Ben Clarke said the requirement included good intelligibility for spoken word, as
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May 26, 2017 Projects

BOSE SHOWMATCH DUBAI DEBUT

BOSE SHOWMATCH DUBAI DEBUT

Hard Rock Cafe Dubai is a thoroughbred live venue, with cover bands entertaining enthusiastic audiences seven days a week. The original point source PA wasn’t cutting it. The room is acoustically hostile, and the previous design was beleaguered by multiple late arrivals, compromising music punch and vocal intelligibility. The Hard Rock Café asked the regional
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May 26, 2017 Projects

Q-SYS SYSTEMS ALERT

Q-SYS SYSTEMS ALERT

Text:/ Preshan John In a venue as extensive as the Arts Centre Melbourne (ACM), the analogue paging system schematic resembles a tangled maze. In such cases it’s not hard to see the audio-over-IP advantage. Large patchbays make way for small touchpanels, and it doesn’t take a tech geek to route audio from anywhere to anywhere
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May 26, 2017 Projects

THE HARMAN EXPERIENCE

THE HARMAN EXPERIENCE

Harman has consolidated its regional offices into one Singapore HQ. Pride of place is the Harman Professional Customer Experience Centre. We take a tour. Text:/ Christopher Holder The aircraft carrier is definitely turning round. As you might imagine for a company with around a US$7b annual turnover and 29,000 employees worldwide, it’s not a quick
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May 26, 2017 Projects

PAWN & CO. BOOMS WITH d&b

PAWN & CO. BOOMS WITH d&b

THE VENUE What do you get when you cross a pawnshop with a bar? Pawn & Co. Located on Chapel Street in Melbourne’s South Yarra, Pawn & Co. is a quirky venue where everything is for sale — be it the chair you’re sitting on, to the glass you’re sipping from. It’s also a fully
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April 28, 2017 Projects

STOKEHOUSE REBUILD INCLUDES WORLD-CLASS AUDIO SYSTEM

STOKEHOUSE REBUILD INCLUDES WORLD-CLASS AUDIO SYSTEM

THE VENUE Stokehouse has a revered reputation as one of Melbourne’s premier restaurants. Sitting in a picturesque location just metres from the St Kilda beach shoreline, the two-storey venue boasts ocean views, a stunning menu, and beautifully designed interior eating spaces. Three spaces make up the venue. The main floor-level eating space, dubbed Pontoon, hosts
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March 30, 2017 Projects

GOING THE DISTANCE

GOING THE DISTANCE

Remote STEM teaching has to keep up with the ‘why is it so?!’ moments – big and small. AV Asia Pacific senior writer and AVDEC consultant Derek Powell explains the design and why it won an AVIA. Text:/ Derek Powell The University of New England has always specialised in distance education; a style of teaching
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March 16, 2017 Projects

THE HALL THAT DOES IT ALL

THE HALL THAT DOES IT ALL

Fancy five 20-tonne slabs of concrete and brick moving over your head? That’s how Fernando Menis controls the acoustics of CKK Jordanki Concert Hall. Text:/ Mark Davie Architects must hate it when client’s change their mind. Say the brief was to  build a retirement home for a sexagenarian couple — a well-considered, modernist abode with
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March 16, 2017 Industry, Innovations, Projects