AV Asia Pacific Magazine

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COOKING WITH GAS

COOKING WITH GAS

AGL’s ABW-based HQ made for some WTF VC. Allow us to explain. Text:/ Derek Powell AGL’s new Melbourne office is unconventional in nearly every regard. Instead of rising from the ground, the A-grade, 6 Green Star building perches on a platform above the distinctive roofline of Melbourne’s Southern Cross station, literally leapfrogging into a prime
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January 17, 2017 Projects

RFDS DARWIN TOURIST FACILITY

RFDS DARWIN TOURIST FACILITY

THE VENUE The RFDS Darwin Tourist Facility exists to tell two stories. The first is of the Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS) — the life-saving airborne medical service that began its aero-medical operations in the Northern Territory in 1939. The second story is the Bombing of Darwin Harbour, an event that brought destruction to the
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December 14, 2016 Projects

TOP OF THE CLASS

TOP OF THE CLASS

Deakin University’s biggest lecture theatre has been transformed from an acoustical war zone to a flagship VC-capable teaching space. Text:/ Jen Temm The Rusden Theatre at Deakin University’s Burwood campus in Melbourne offers the latest in AV for its staff and students after an extensive $250k overhaul earlier this year, with videoconferencing functionality, high quality
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December 14, 2016 Projects

COLD CALLING

COLD CALLING

The Antarctic Journey takes visitors places they’re never likely to go thanks to some immersive AV. Text:/ Christopher Holder Museums have changed considerably in recent years. Kids (especially) expect every exhibit to have some manner of interactive component. If you can’t press, shake, kick, turn, focus, smell or listen to the display then the caravan
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December 14, 2016 Projects

EXTREME HOSPITALITY

EXTREME HOSPITALITY

Merivale’s Technical Manager, Glenn Rayner, explains how he keeps 20+ Sydney venues singing. Text:/ Christopher Holder Merivale is a large, fast-growing hospitality business with a clutch of high-profile pubs, bars and restaurants, mostly in and around Sydney’s CBD. The business is run by Justin Hemmes, scion of a storied family business that has its roots
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December 14, 2016 Projects

CLASS ACTION

CLASS ACTION

Activity Based Working places significant demands on the AV and IT departments. Gilbert+Tobin’s Head of IT Operations, Mitch Owens, talks us through how the right AV can set AWB up for success. Text:/ Christopher Holder & Mitch Owens Activity Based Working: for most office workers the words breathe terror; code for: ‘where the hell did
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December 12, 2016 Projects

MT ANNAN HIGH SCHOOL INSTALLS DUAL-PURPOSE PA

MT ANNAN HIGH SCHOOL INSTALLS DUAL-PURPOSE PA

THE VENUE Established in 2003, Mount Annan High School is a co-educational public school in Sydney’s Macarthur region. The school’s motto of ‘Strive, Respect, Cooperate’ supports its culture of developing student leadership and creating a positive impact on the wider community. Mt Annan High School produces a variety of talent from its student body, be
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November 10, 2016 Projects

LURNEA HIGH SCHOOL GETS MIDAS & DBTECH

LURNEA HIGH SCHOOL GETS MIDAS & DBTECH

THE VENUE Lurnea High School is a vibrant and busy public school located in Sydney’s south west, just 10km south of Liverpool. With a culturally diverse student population of over 400, the school decided to further invest in its already strong performing arts program by installing a new PA system in its school hall, which
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September 29, 2016 Projects

SCREEN TEST

SCREEN TEST

Orpheum Cinema’s show lighting upgrade. Install Report: Robert Easton The Hayden Orpheum Picture Palace is a very old, heritage cinema complex in Cremorne, NSW. It has a number of cinemas, one of which seats over 800 people. The venue is also famous for its 87-year-old Wurlitzer pipe organ which rises up through the floor, played
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September 5, 2016 Projects

GEFEN HELPS MODERNISE NZ CEMETERY

GEFEN HELPS MODERNISE NZ CEMETERY

It’s not uncommon for a funeral service to feature media items such as photo montages, remembrance videos and music playback. The responsibility of manually configuring and managing all these AV components usually falls to the funeral director. To enhance how funeral services are conducted and experienced, the Purewa Cemetery and Crematorium in Auckland, NZ, asked
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August 18, 2016 Projects