Industry News

Is there a difference in quality between wired and wireless AV systems?

Mar 29, 2018 AV Systems

The gentle art of cable management has always been one of the critical skills required by AV integrators. Wired devices have always been favoured over wireless ones, because common complaints are that wireless technology mean a sacrifice in audio and video quality — but is that necessarily true?

In the spotlight: James Ingram

James Ingram has come a long way from his roots in the world of accountancy. But it was his passion for digital media, photography and technology that lured him into the world of digital content. So when James saw an opportunity to combine his experience and passion, he resigned from his job in a top tier accounting firm and started Prendi. We chat to James about what influence digital content will have on our lives, and why it has left a lasting impact on his.

Because one screen is never enough

Video walls are becoming more commonplace. Where once they were confirmed to workplaces and, control centres, they can now be found in public spaces, schools and even our homes. Now Corsair are making multiscreen control even easier with the introduction of their C3-540 video wall processor.

How AV systems are becoming a whole building experience

Mar 15, 2018 Smart Building

The days of office buildings in Australia being purely brick and mortar are fading into the rear-vision mirror. Previously, AV integrators had to come up with solutions to weave their technology into existing architecture. Now, ‘smart buildings’ are being constructed with AV solutions built into the design.

Retail therapy gains digital edge

It used to be all about immaculate curated window displays, but today’s tech savvy retails are turning to digital solutions to help drive customer interaction. With motion sensors and increased opportunity for interactive displays, IAdea Media players are bringing instore activations to life.

Lighting up Auckland

If you’ve been on the other side of the ditch recently, you may have seen a nighttime illumination of a greener kind, as the Auckland Harbour Bridge was transformed by the launch of Vector Lights. Yet while lighting up structures is not a new phenomenon, what is remarkable about this installation is that it features a renewable energy technology powered light show that bridges the gap between art, culture and the latest innovations in sustainable lighting.

Exploring the new realities of audio visual at Integrated Systems Europe 2018

Feb 23, 2018 AV Systems

“Hey Siri, can you please open the door for my mother and dim the lights a bit? I’m at work, thank you.” It’s likely something from a science fiction film, but according to technology experts at the recent Integrated Systems Europe in Amsterdam, it’s also becoming a rapidly forming reality.

Vuepix shines bright at the Australian Open

You’ve probably seen hundreds of images on Instagram over summer, but the now iconic AO sign is just one way Vuepix Q series technology, distributed by ULA Group, helps create lasting visual experiences at live events across the nation.

ICC Invests big in technology and digital infrastructure

Feb 20, 2018 AV Systems

International Convention Centre Sydney (ICC Sydney) has expanded its technology infrastructure with a further investment of A$1million in new industry-leading AV equipment, bolstering its world class event delivery capabilities.

In the spotlight: Paula Jones Hanson

Feb 19, 2018 Audio & Broadcast

Paula is a freelance producer, engineer, mixer and remixer who has been a prominent figure in the recording industry worldwide.  She has worked around the globe with the world’s greatest producers such as Chris Thomas, Tony Brock, Dave Stewart, Martin Chambers and Charlie Clouser and artists including Elton John, Michael Hutchence, and Marcella Detroit.  Now she’s back in home in Sydney, and as a featured speaker at this year’s Integrate, we took the opportunity to get to know her a bit better and hear what has inspired her impressive career.