Nobbies Interpretive Centre

Bespoke Audio Visual System And Programming Provides Interactive And Interpretive Experience

Overlooking Bass Strait, the Nobbies Centre is the home of an interactive Antarctic Journey, along with spectacular clifftop boardwalks and views to the Nobbies and Seal Rocks. Mental Media, engaged on behalf of Phillip Island Nature Parks, needed a bespoke audio visual (AV) integration solution to carry out their vision for digital media content. Diversified was commissioned by Mental Media to design and install just that.

The system needed to integrate an array of audio and visual hardware, from large screen projection to interactive touch screens. It also needed to integrate with special infrared (IR) detectors within the Centre, that trigger prerecorded whale songs when prompted by visitors.

Watchout by Dataton was the selected software for the project, to allow for the personalization of the visitor experience within the Centre. Panasonic projectors and Samsung screens were chosen for displays; 3M touch screens for the visitor interface.

The IR beams are setup with simple trigger relay and are integrated via a Medialon Control system to play the various prerecorded sounds of local fauna, providing an interactive aspect with the other AV components.

Panasonic projectors display large images of the Southern Ocean and Antarctica on an ‘Augmented Reality’ area, which allows visitors to see themselves standing on the ice in a virtual reality Antarctic environment. Their image is placed on a backdrop of ice, with virtual whales, penguins and seals interacting with them. This is accomplished via a custom software, allowing seamless image and audio output to create this highly interactive and personalized virtual experience for the visitor.

Diversified’s bespoke audio visual system and programming provided Nobbies Interactive Center an interactive and interpretive experience for it’s guests.