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SUPER YACHT, ELEGANT CONTROL
A SEAMLESS AV INTEGRATION MT LAWLEY RENOVATION
The Mt Lawley renovation project sought to blend a top-notch AV system into an elegant Mt Lawley family home, all while maintaining the exquisite interior decor. The primary objective was to deliver an amazing surround sound experience without the technology detracting from the room’s aesthetics.
DOLTONE HOUSE at CLUB MARCONI
A series of reception rooms in a major Sydney venue receive an AV overhaul. Doltone House is a major venue and catering management company servicing a huge number of venues across NSW. Club Marconi in Western Sydney hosts a set of busy function rooms for Doltone House. Catering for weddings, awards ceremonies, corporate presentations and similar events, its spaces require reliable, high-performance AV and lighting.
IN THE STUDIO: CAM TREWIN
Cam Trewin, live and audio engineer for Rufus Du Sol, shares his impressions of the SSL UFI and UF8 DAW controllers and how they fit into his workflow.
DIGITAL PROJECTION AT SNOW CONCERT HALL, CANBERRA GRAMMAR
James Glanville and Stephen Nano describe the Digital Projection difference at Canberra Grammar's beautiful Snow Concert Hall.
KICKING GOALS WITH BLUE LUCY
A major national sporting body overseeing multiple competitions has undertaken a project to migrate and manage a sizable content archive while designing and implementing new media acquisition and distribution workflows.
To assist with this process, and following extensive market analysis, the entity chose to subscribe to the Blue Lucy Automation for Media (BLAM) Platform hosted on Amazon Web Services (AWS) and managed through local ANZ partner Amber Technology.
REVIVING SYDNEY SHOWGROUND WITH LEA PROFESSIONAL AMPLIFIERS
Lea Professional Amplifiers revitalise Sydney Showground
Sydney Showground was established in 1998 as a purpose-built home for major events as part of the multi-million-dollar development leading up to the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games. Today it's a world-class venue, hosting nearly 150 national and international events annually, including music festivals, sporting events, exhibitions, trade shows and the Sydney Royal Easter Show, its flagship event and the nation's largest annual ticketed event.
Rockingham Cambio Cumbre Futsal Club
Sonance Speakers bring the winning edge to a new sporting complex and indoor playing facility.
The Rockingham Cambio Cumbre Futsal Club and Sports Facility – or in its shortened version, the Cumbre Sports Facility – is a new complex in Port Kennedy, Western Australia, located about 60kms south of Perth and dedicated to a growing range of indoor sports and also looking towards hosting relevant services like health clinics and physiotherapy services. Although the building is new, at the heart is the Cambio Cumbre Futsal club, a team that’s been national champions several times over and state champions almost every year since its foundation in 2013.
RAISE THE ROOF
Electronic Living Brings Audio Experience for Soko Rooftop Under Control With RTI
Open air, sky-high views, amazing food, and incredible audio are being served up at Soko Rooftop in Brisbane, Australia. Everything about the restaurant is customized to deliver a memorable fine dining and lounge experience, including the RTI control system. AV integrator Electronic Living was tasked with creating an audio and control solution for the Soko that matched the restaurant’s Amazonian vibe while offering the
same exceptional control experience the staff enjoy at sister location, Lina Rooftop.
GOULBURN CATHEDRAL RESTORATION
A sound and vision renaissance brings Goulburn’s Old Cathedral into the 21st century.
As the restoration of the magnificent Gothic church moved to the interior works phase, the project sought advice from Amber Technology.
A century and half from its commencement, the Old Cathedral has completed a decades-long, $12m restoration which has not only returned the fabric of the building to its original glory but also brought the building into the 21st century with a state-of-the-art Renkus-Heinz sound system and a network-based control, distribution and AV streaming solution.
RTI Control Solutions Deliver Customization and Ease of Use for Unique Holiday Home on Australia’s South Coast
Overlooking Werri Beach in Gerringong on the NSW South Coast, the Bunker House was built as a dream holiday home for the Hipwell family. Featuring a design inspired by mid century architecture and local history, the aptly named residence resembles a concrete bunker with its sharp lines, floor-to-ceiling windows, matte black accents, and of course, concrete walls. Spread over three levels, amenities include seven bedrooms, nine bathrooms, an ocean-facing pool, steam room, gym, large outdoor deck with built-in barbeque facilities, and the latest smart home technologies.
ROMANI AGED CARE, MURRAY RIVER
A textbook AV experience thanks to RTI, Xilica, Newline, Australian Monitor and Wyrestorm
Nestled in the suburbs of regional Murray Bridge lies the residential aged care facility Romani Aged Care. A state of the art address with 72 resident beds, it has multiple gathering and activity spaces, a stunning garden and even on site hairdressing salons. Romani Aged Care is an RSL Care SA facility catering for the elderly on the banks of the Murray River.
GRAND STAND FINISHED
Sydney Motorsport Park engages The Avit Group to turbocharge its public address and AV systems.
The Australian Racing Drivers' Club was planning on upgrading its public address and audiovisual facilities at Sydney Motorsport Park, Eastern Creek, Sydney. The Avit Group won the tender for the upgrade and the success of the bid largely came down to a willingness to repurpose the ageing Peavey Media Matrix Nion DSPs.
MACQUARIE UNIVERSITY'S PANDEMIC FIX
Yamaha Adecia to the rescue
Yamaha ceiling mics help turn Macquarie University spaces into Hybrid teaching rooms.
The Pandemic forced the education sector to refocus and in a hurry. Remote and hybrid learning were no longer concepts and schools and universities were forced to rethink and refit classrooms to accommodate in person teaching and remote learning.
New Projection Direction for East Hotel
Canberra's East Hotel Invests in high-brightness digital projection for foyer signage.
The East Hotel's arrival in 2012 in Canberra's accommodation scene was like a breath of fresh air. Nothing had been left to chance, with every aspect built with purpose and intent.
Primacoustic Absorber Panels help solve and transform West Coast HiFi Joondalup's retail customer experience.
Michael Davis, owner of Perth's leading audio and visual retailer West Coast HiFi Joondalup wanted to transform his customer demonstration room into a state-of-the-art audio studio.
The project needed customisation without compromising the products or their installation. Primacoustic Absorber panels were specifically chosen to help bring Michael's vision to life.
Bared Footwear Retail Project
Best foot forward
Anna Baird created Bared Footwear thirteen years ago to create shoes that not only look good, but were also good for your feet, the planet and the communities that work in the shoe production process. With two existing store locations in Melbourne CBD, Bared Footwear were looking to expand with a flagship store in Sydney. After many months looking, Anna Baird found the perfect location in Sydney’s CBD. The King Street boutique is a two-storey masterpiece featuring extensive timber paneling and floor-to-ceiling windows. The design was inspired by the colonial heritage precinct across the road while incorporating reconciliation, public accessibility and sustainability into the overall design.
World-leading visualisation hub Curtin University HIVE, whose facilities have supported pioneering research in space exploration, health sciences, education and engineering, recently celebrated another milestone: the world’s first installation of Digital Projection’s cutting-edge new Satellite Modular Laser System (MLS) projectors.
The HIVE (Hub for Immersive Visualisation and eResearch) at Curtin University in Perth, Western Australia, is one of the most advanced visualisation facilities of its kind, and the only one in the world that contains five different large-scale visualisation displays.
It’s the type of task you’d imagine many government departments need to take care of all the time: Take a VC call with an equivalent department overseas and conduct business via interpreters. It may not be exotic or glamorous, nonetheless, effective communication is critical to doing intergovernmental business, where every word, phrase and inflection can be crucial.
Built during the COVID-19 pandemic, this created a unique set of challenges with supply chain disruption across multiple industries. The size of the property, plus the number of individual buildings and outdoor areas that all needed to be connected to the smart home system via a fibre network, required significant coordination and planning between the different trades and suppliers.
The focus of this case study is the extensive use of Sonance throughout the property.
If you enjoy cocktails and heights, Bar 83 is your ultimate evening destination. Perched on the 83rd floor of the Sydney Tower, Bar 83 boasts spectacular panoramic views across the city where you can sit and sip a cocktail in stratospheric surroundings.
Bar 83 underwent a renovation project which included a number of upgrades to the audio reinforcement system. The goal was simple: pristine background music, easy control, and the capacity to crank it up at nighttime as guest DJs come through.
Digital Projection at St Hilda’s School, Gold Coast
St Hilda’s School transforms a gymnasium into a
multi-purpose space using Digital Projection M-Series.
The prestigious St Hilda’s School is a prep to Year 12 Anglican girls school located on a stunning 14-hectare campus in the heart of Southport on Queensland’s Gold Coast. The gymnasium, part of the school’s Sports Complex, is used to host regular assemblies and Chapel Services as well as special functions such as the annual Student Leadership Induction Service.
Silks Darwin is an impressive and aesthetically beautiful venue tucked away in the near waterfront suburbs of Fannie Bay, catering for Darwin’s locals and visitors
to the city. It is a delightful venue where members and guests can enjoy fine dining, a quiet drink on the delightful deck area or rooftop, hit the gaming room or
simply relax and catch up with friends - all in elegant and fashionable surroundings.
Cheers Bar and Grill is Sydney’s premier live sporting venue, located in George Street in Sydney’s CBD. Set over three levels, patrons can enjoy a wide variety of sports from around the world 24/7 on multiple screens spread throughout the building.
In January 2020, Cheers Bar & Grill commenced a venue-wide refurbishment. CAV and the team at Amber Technology worked together on an audio solution for the venue featuring Xilica and Australian Monitor.
The COVID-19 pandemic has created challenges across every industry, with technology coming into play to assist work from home scenarios. Amber Technology was pleased to be able to assist Sydney University PhD candidate and University tutor Elise Needham with audio visual equipment to facilitate continuation of her work, research and study commitments.
The Ritz Carlton
Perth’s newest luxury hotel installed by Programmed Electrical Technologies, WA
The Ritz Carlton is Perth’s newest luxury hotel. A $400 million dollar project, including two residential and hotel towers, the site was in construction for three years. With the promise of a 6-star rated experience, it was imperative that everything, from technology, audio visual equipment and décor, meet the expectations of future residents and visitors.
Smart Home Solutions used a house music amp to receive all of the home’s music sources and back-fed audio from the TVs. They then sent the ‘loop’ audio to a processor as well as amplified audio to concealed Sonance speakers.
All speakers were concealed within linear air conditioning grills both functional and dummy.
No speakers at all were visible. The net effect in all spaces was clear, crisp audio emanating from an unidentifiable source.
Endframe, the content and events production company responsible
for production at Clipped, worked closely with Amber Technology to
install Digital Projection’s range of E-Vision, M-Vision and HIGHlite
projectors across the exhibition and awards venues.
Look & Listen are a Brisbane based company, specialising in integrated and automated technology. They continuously look for smart solutions to deliver the ultimate in entertainment, comfort and security for their clients.
This project was for a new architecturally designed residential home construction in Carina, Queensland which required high end installations throughout multiple zones in the house.
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The Macquarie University Simulation Hub houses a range of virtual reality environments in a single location, allowing University and industry experts to work together on research projects across a broad range of disciplines.
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Custom installer Bridger Automation on the Gold Coast specialise in residential and commercial automation systems as well as state of the art custom home theatres. Their client for this project was a home owner who required a complete audio solution throughout their home, both inside and out, as well as a custom-built home cinema room.
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Orange Ex-Services Club is a community club located in rural NSW. The Coral Sea Room is the main function room of the Club, a 400 seat cabaret-style room catering for a wide variety of functions ranging from weddings and gala dinners through to meetings for the Club’s members.
The Coral Sea Room underwent a major refurbishment in October 2015, which included the installation of a new PA system for the room.
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Boutique AV are a Melbourne based custom installation company, providing world class home cinema and high quality audio visual solutions, security and technology services for residential and commercial projects.
Their client had an existing home cinema installed in their home, but they were not happy with the set-up, and engaged Boutique AV to develop a solution to modify and improve the room.
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The National Trusts of Australia (NTA) are community-based, non-profit, non-government organisations committed to promoting and conserving Australia’s indigenous, natural, and historic heritage. The NTA (Victoria) is the producer behind the Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries Costume Exhibition (MFMMCE) at the historic Rippon Lea mansion in Melbourne, Victoria. The exhibition features costumes and props from the popular Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries television program featured on the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC).
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A high security correction facility in Australia was installing an in-cell computer and video access system to allow education learning and controlled recreational activities for inmates. 110 centrally managed computers were needed to connect to a workstation comprising of a keyboard, screen, audio and mouse. The “in-cell” workstations needed to provide access to content, internet and additional facilities for remote learning and other activities. Access and availability needed to be centrally managed by correctional services staff based on the security and user requirements.
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Vivid Sydney is an annual festival of light, music and ideas where art, technology and commerce intersect, held in May - June each year in the Sydney CBD and surrounding areas. The event attracts more than one and a half million visitors over 18 days. The Buchan Group, an Australian-based international design practice, created the innovative interactive sculpture installation e|MERGEnce in 2014. e|MERGEnce was a 3D sculpted head rising from Martin Place that visitors could interact with in real time, creating a vision of sound, colour and lights. Optoma projectors were chosen to create the projection component of the installation and facilitate the visual interaction with visitors.
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