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INDUSTRY CELEBRATES AVIAS 2014 — AV.technology

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August 27, 2014

Commercial or Government Installation – Budget: More than $500K 3D Audio Visual Project: University of WA – M Block, collaborative teaching & learning facility

3D AV's Ian Wornes. AVIAs ceremony photos: EventPix
3D AV’s Ian Wornes. AVIAs ceremony photos: EventPix

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Judges: “Every aspect of the project exhibits careful and considered design coupled with innovative applications of available technologies. Simple touches such as the colour coding of inputs and room areas make the system interfaces obvious and intuitive to use. Using the input-sensing on devices to trigger start-up and shut-down sequences reduce the need for skilled supervision of the spaces.”

Terry Coe, UWA: “The outcome of this project has just been amazing.  In terms of capability, this is a very complex space.  But thanks to the AMX Enova systems, it is elegant, easily maintainable and simple to operate.”

 

Commercial or Government Installation – Budget: Under $500K

Acoustic Directions Project: St Andrews Cathedral – PA System

Acoustic Directions' David Gilfillan and Glenn Leembruggen
Acoustic Directions’ David Gilfillan and Glenn Leembruggen

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Judges: “A careful application of the most advanced available audio technologies to solve a previously-intractable acoustic situation with an easy-to-operate system. All achieved in a theoretically impossible time frame for a royal visit.”

Canon Christopher Allan, St Andrews Cathedral: “The project has totally exceeded expectations in quality and usability. The speed and smoothness of installation around a working cathedral was unexepectedly smooth. Ease of use is impressive.”

 

Best Application of AV – Education Project

Fredon Technology, WSP, University of Sydney Project: University of Sydney – Charles Perkins Centre X-lab

Fredon's Nick Orsatti
Fredon’s Nick Orsatti

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Judges: “The ability to flexibly divide this very capable 240-seat teaching space into up-to eight independent teaching zones, without any physical isolation, is a very impressive and innovative application of a range of video and acoustic technologies.”

Warren French, University of Sydney: “A spectacular success. Teachers and students love it, has stood the test of two semesters of use, other faculties want to copy it.

 

Best Application of AV – Production

Mod Productions Project: Australian Chamber Orchestra – ACO Virtual ACO_15

Judges: “An exciting and ground-breaking application of range of AV technologies to bring an immersive and engaging experience to previously unreachable audiences.”

 Alexandra Cameron-Fraser, ACO: “Is very successfully meeting its objectives which were primarily to increase access to the ACO for regional communities… tand, through its interactive and multi-media nature, reach new audiences who may never have previously considered attending an ACO concert.” 

Judges’ Commendation for Innovative Use of AV Technology

Winner: Fredon Technology Project: Blacktown Council – Customer Interaction Centre

Fredon's  Jon Wood
Fredon’s Jon Wood

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Judges: “Awarded for the innovative application of well proven high-end corporate videoconferencing technology in a community context to solve a previously unmet need.”

Mark Cleland, Blacktown City Council: “Our initial key performance indicator was to achieve an average 60% satisfaction rate. We have exceed that and run at over 90%.  Reference site visitors have all left with some new  idea of how they could use video conferencing in their different service deliveries.”

 

AVIA 2014 JUDGING PANEL

Our independent judging panel comprised six seasoned industry professionals representing InfoComm, AETM and ALIA, who assessed all entries for innovation in problem solving and excellent in execution, unique and groundbreaking approaches to tough or complex problems, and exceeding client expectations and setting an aspirational example for the industry. Integrate 2014 L to R.Paul Van der Ent – VideoPro (InfoComm), Matthew Loupis – Innova-Tech Consulting (InfoComm),  Terry Coe – University of Western Australia (AETM president), Scott Doyle – Monash University (AETM secretary). Not present+ Joseph Mercurio – Victorian College of the Arts and Music (ALIA) Marcus Pugh – Resolution X (ALIA)

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