Ausenco

Ausenco

State of the art hybrid workplace solution enables collaborative flexibility

Diversified was engaged by Ausenco, a multinational engineering, procurement, construction management, and operations service provider, to design and install a hybrid workplace solution for their new location in Brisbane. The company required a hybrid workplace solution which would futureproof their ability to collaborate and deliver industry leading solutions to their clients globally.

Diversified worked in consultation with Ausenco to determine their unique hybrid working requirements, ensuring a seamless integration of the latest audio-visual technologies with their existing infrastructure portfolio could be achieved. From this consultation, Diversified were able to design a custom audio-visual solution specifically to meet Ausenco’s needs, comprising of 16 meeting rooms as well as a kitchen and reception area, across two office levels.

For this design, Logitech componentry was used throughout to ensure a smooth user experience for the Ausenco team, taking advantage of the remote, cloud-based monitoring and device management tool Logitech Sync, which makes it easy to support video deployments from a simple browser-based interface. This combination was chosen to provide Ausenco with greater flexibility to work remotely and leverage in-office collaboration.

Used in conjunction with Microsoft Teams, Diversified were able to make good use of Logitech’s ability to ‘work out of the box’, with components such as the Logitech Tap Rally Bar Bundle, Logitech Rally Mic Pod and extension cable, Logitech Scribe Whiteboard Camera, Logitech Tap Scheduler and Logitech Tap Meet Up enabled to just plug in without controllers.

Working closely with builders and contractors onsite, Diversified were able to consult, design, build, manage and deliver the completed project well within the time constraints, in just a matter of weeks, meaning Ausenco were able to experience a smooth transition to their new location with the hybrid workplace infrastructure needed to successfully service their clients in an efficient manner.


Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG)

Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG)

Technology that connects fans intimately to the drama, performance and excitement on-field.

Diversified was the head contractor for the public address (PA) and emergency warning intercommunication system (EWIS) upgrade at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG)—Australia’s most iconic sports and entertainment stadium. Working closely with the ground manager the Melbourne Cricket Club (MCC), and audio consultant Auditoria, this project delivered an immersive stadium audio infrastructure providing fans an exceptional game day experience.

The MCC’s extensive ‘Smart Stadium Strategy’ drove this $25M upgrade to improve the end-to-end event experience for all visitors. The project was a complete refurbishment of audio technology throughout the stadium, including bowl PA, concourses, bars and function areas, gate entry and exit points, and broadcast facilities, connecting it to a converged network for easier audio management. In total, more than 3,500 loudspeakers were installed.

Audio consistency was a priority with a requirement for clear, immersive stadium audio sound regardless of where a visitor stands. d&b audiotechnik powered the full audio experience—from the under balcony systems to the bowl PA comprised of 30 robust arrays, in custom-built framing, secured seamlessly around the roof structure. For internal patron areas, the loudspeakers feed the crowd ambiance to connect fans in bars and suites to the on-field and in-crowd experience.

Diversified selected a Q-SYS ecosystem for the converged network that has integrated into the MCG’s building management system, including the EWIS. The Q-SYS system gave the MCG increased ease in operation and management, allowing more visibility of all EWIS zones. The new system provides custom paging abilities, allowing the MCG to communicate tailored messages to different gates and areas through the
Q-SYS interface.

Production capabilities were bolstered with increased audio sources and inputs fed back to the system. The MCC better supports live production and events. Performers can tap into this system for concerts, with a marked improvement in audio quality for artists performing on-field.




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Her Majesty’s Theatre

Her Majesty’s Theatre

Restoring the Shine to Australia’s Historic Crown Jewel for New Generations of Theatre-Goers

Updating historical locations can breathe fresh life into them for new generations to enjoy. After enduring prohibition, an unremarkable 1970s’ renovation and two pandemics, it was time for Her Majesty’s Theatre to shine again. When the Adelaide Festival Centre Trust took possession of the historic landmark, they knew that a complete renovation and audio technology upgrades would help cement the building’s legacy for a modern audience.

As part of a A$66 million total rebuild that spared only the theatre’s historic facade and eastern wall, Diversified’s Australian team was brought in to deliver a complete scope of audio technology requirements. “Theatre systems are usually very high end and a highly specified design,” says Nico Van Wieringen, operations manager at Diversified. “For a project like Her Majesty’s Theatre, the pressure is on to deliver the performance and expectations of the stakeholders.”

Focused on delivering an exceptional acoustic experience from any seat in the venue, Diversified worked with Schuler Shook consultation to design and deliver a technology system worthy of a standing ovation. The theater’s new system includes a comprehensive technical cabling infrastructure with custom stagebox and patch panels; a custom stage management console housing paging, venue relay monitoring, cue lights and stage intercom systems; and a performance video relay system using venue long view and low light cameras to relay performances to monitors throughout the venue.

“A fantastic outcome has been achieved across all project stakeholders,” adds Van Wieringen. “From a technical perspective, all of the systems installed and coordinated are in line with achieving the overall acoustic performance, and meeting the Adelaide Festival Centre’s expectations, aligning with their production systems. All project stakeholders are delighted with the outcome and the public’s response to the opening of the theatre has been overwhelmingly positive.”

Although the official unveiling for Her Majesty’s Theatre took place amid COVID-19 restrictions that limited the number of tickets available, this crown jewel has been restored to new brilliance and eagerly awaits the day it can once again greet and awe a full house.




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Port Macquarie Hastings Council

Port Macquarie Hastings Council

State-Of-The-Art Presentation And Recording Facilities For Local Council Chambers

Diversified was commissioned by Port Macquarie Hastings Council to provide state-of-the-art audio visual technology, presentation and recording facilities for their Council Chambers in New South Wales. Councils are required to record Chamber proceedings for information accuracy and record-keeping, meaning the solution design had to be intuitive and reliable and leverage the latest that technology had to offer.

To cater to larger numbers of patrons in attendance, the Council Chambers combine with other spaces—a multi-purpose layout that presented challenges of impeded views of the councilors. Diversified helped the Council overcome this challenge by providing a multi-view of the presentation and a single camera shot capturing all councilors seated at the benches situated in a horseshoe arrangement. Additional displays ensure that all parties can see the content being displayed regardless of their position in the room. A wireless microphone system featuring automatic or manual cuing provides confidence that when a councilor speaks, they can be heard loud and clear by everyone without feedback or artifacts. All of this is controlled via a simple user interface which is able to be operated with minimal to no instruction.

Diversified worked with the Council to not only provide an audio visual technology solution that met their needs, but engaged with them throughout the process in a consultative capacity to confirm those requirements and refine them for the best possible outcome. In delivery of the project, Diversified was able to accommodate a request for an urgent Council meeting, seeing the system fully functional two weeks before commissioning was due for completion.

The result delivered was a networked solution that enables future expansion for additional displays and content sources to ensure the system can grow with the Council’s needs over time.

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Perth Airport

Perth Airport

Public Address And Iptv System Integration Provides Foundation For Airport Communications

When Perth Airport expanded Terminal One, their Domestic Terminal, Diversified was engaged by building contractors, Built Environs to design, supply and install a new PA system and IPTV technology — two vital components of an airport’s audio visual infrastructure, underpinning passenger safety, communication and entertainment.

The PA system was a stand-alone system within the greater universe of Perth Airport. Diversified was required to interface the new system to the existing Terminal One head-end. A Biamp Vocia DS-10 was installed and connected, via fiber connection, between communications rooms. The DS-10 has wall and desk-mounted paging microphones to distribute all recorded and live voice messages, as well as other audible signals—both routine and emergency.

Additionally, Diversified designed and installed an IPTV technology system comprised of 90 IPTV set top boxes, BrightSign digital signage players and more than 90 LCD screens—all with custom mounting. In addition to flight information, the LCD monitors display digital signage, prerecorded video and television including full HD channels from free-to-air television, digital television and Foxtel (cable TV) to all or selected screens.

Crucially, the PA and IPTV systems interface with the Emergency Warning Information System (EWIS) so that, if required, EWIS can override all audio and video systems during an emergency.

Diversified delivered resourceful and advanced audio visual systems for Perth Airport—systems that are the foundation of the Airport’s communication with passengers day in and day out.




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485 La Trobe Street

485 La Trobe Street

Picturesque Flagstaff Gardens Inspire Digital Content For Experiential Lobby Space Technology

485 La Trobe Street is a state-of-the-art, contemporary commercial space in Melbourne, Australia and the epitome of 21st century collaborative and open workplaces. The Digital Experience and Information System (DEIS), designed and installed by Diversified, provides the ultimate lobby experience with striking digital signage, wayfinding and audio systems.

The feature pieces of the lobby are two video walls that line each side of a passage into the lobby—a landscape 4×4 video wall paired with a portrait 2×2 video wall. The 4×4 video wall consists of 16 ultra-high definition signage displays, offering an almost seamless appearance and low-light reflection, crucial in a lobby filled with natural light.

Not only did Diversified undertake the hardware and system integration, but the company’s Creative Services team of designers and digital signage specialists worked closely with Lendlease to workshop, design and develop the mesmerizing graphics for the video walls and two digital directory boards. The video walls welcome visitors and tenants into 485 La Trobe, displaying the time, date and weather forecast; and the directory boards guide users to the businesses located in the building’s north and south towers.

In keeping with the owner’s idea of bringing the gardens inside, Diversified designed alluring 4K animations of nature and the elements to set the scene in the space and complement the lobby’s stunning breathing wall. With four captivating designs, the videos rotate according to the four seasons that they reflect; a rainforest with tropical butterflies in spring, bees hovering amongst the yellow tickseed flowers in summer, the tumbling auburn leaves of autumn, and a roaring fireplace with floating embers in winter.

Diversified was able to present Lendlease with a sleek Digital Experience and Information System with ease in management, stunning content design, and the latest in digital signage technology and audio infrastructure, giving all tenants and visitors the ultimate digital signage lobby space experience.




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Perth Convention & Exhibition Centre

Perth Convention & Exhibition Centre

Design And Construct For A Range Of Meeting, Conference, Live Event And Function Services

The Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre (PCEC) sought out to upgrade its conferencing and digital signage solutions and engaged Diversified as the technology solutions provider for the job.

A PADS4 digital signage solution was selected to display content across 38 digital screens throughout the Centre, connected by a central server on the PCEC network, which included the server software and authoring software. All digital content, including room bookings, advertising and menu options, is individually addressable on each screen.

In addition, two 4×55-inch screen displays were installed on a customized bracket in each of the foyers and Riverside Theatre areas. Fourteen 32-inch displays were wall-mounted in meeting and river rooms, as well as fourteen 40-inch displays wall mounted in level one and across kiosks.

An administration PC is housed in the kiosk area, which was loaded with the PADS4 authoring software, allowing for content scheduling.

Diversified also designed the content for the PCEC signage, a design suite that is clear, concise and effectively communicates important information to visitors. The content included an array of templates to cater to the venue’s extensive communication requirements, whether it is welcome messages, wayfinding or promotion of events.

Working alongside key PCEC stakeholders, Diversified designed digital signage solutions, content and templates for PADS4, allowing the client to design, schedule and distribute any type of content and have it displayed wherever, whenever they want.




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Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre

Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre

Complex Showcases Pioneering Technology To Suit A World Class Architectural Building Design

The Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre (MCEC) project consists of event space audio visual systems within the plenary (Levels 1, 2 & 3), grand banquet room, 32 meeting rooms, foyer and reception spaces and other associated control and server rooms.

Diversified was selected as the technology solutions provider for the project because of our expertise across multiple audio visual, digital signage, production and distribution technical competencies.

The plenary is the centerpiece of the Centre. It can be configured into three separate spaces or as one large theater accommodating over 5,000 seats. The biggest challenges were the sheer size of the room and the requirement for a full HD platform to be designed and installed. The equipment selection was based upon high quality cutting-edge technology, ensuring longevity and minimizing equipment redundancy in the future.

Six LED walls are mounted within the foyer and plenary. The foyer system expands on the signage with the addition of dual rear projection LCD screens above the reception counter, and four LED walls located around the main foyer.

A dedicated fiber optic link was then patched between the fiber interfaces and each LED display wall within the foyer.

Diversified is proud to be a long term technology partner to the remarkable MCEC, which hosts some of Melbourne’s most prestigious events. This project allowed the company to pioneer new standards for world class event space audio visual systems for these major events, exhibitions and conventions space.




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Brickworks Design Studio

Brickworks Design Studio

Comprehensive And Adaptable Audio Visual Backbone For A Multi-Purpose Studio

Brickworks engaged Diversified to design and deliver the AV system for their stylish design studio in the heart of Sydney’s architectural market. This audio visual multi-purpose studio serves as both a shop floor for their extensive range of building products as well as an elegant venue for industry networking events.

The audio solution designed for Brickworks includes the compact, yet high-powered NEXO ID Series speakers. The audio system is driven by the Biamp TesiraFORTÉ VT digital audio server with Dante networking, that allows for the automated functionality of regular showroom use in the day, as well as microphone and laptop audio for events without an operator.

For more sophisticated, manual audio control required for studio events, the Yamaha QL1 Digital Mixing Console provides all-in-one mixing, processing and routing.

For video distribution the Crestron DigitalMedia™ NVX Series is a Video-over-IP system with 4:4:4 color space rendering, 4K resolution and built-in KVM capabilities that offers complete flexibility when sending video signals anywhere.

Control and automation of the equipment across the space is through the intuitive Crestron CP3, 3-Series control system, which is teamed with Crestron 10” hardwired touch screen controllers. This provides both basic functions such as input selection and background music control and more advanced actions like the routing of audio and video signals.

The core system was built with the utmost flexibility, having fully-automatic, semi-automatic and fully manual modes to suit the studio’s dual purposes and ensure operational ease for all users.




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Optus Stadium

Optus Stadium

World-Class, Multi-Purpose Facility Delivers ‘Fans-First’ Experience For A Variety Of Australian Events

Diversified was engaged by Multiplex to undertake the comprehensive design, supply and installation of cutting-edge visual, control and public address systems across the 60,000-capacity Optus Stadium. The stadium houses sports and coaching facilities, complete media and broadcasting infrastructures, premium patron areas including 100 private suites, bars and dining amenities and large function and conference rooms.

The overarching system is comprised of several subsystems within the complex AV environment and a significant component of the project was the public address (PA) systems. The main bowl PA took careful technical and structural consideration. Using EASE modeling the Nexo GEO S12 system was deployed with 18 line arrays installed around the bowl, suspended from the tip of the 45-meter high stadium roof. Diversified designed and manufactured a savvy custom mobile dolly that is housed on the roof, allowing the line arrays to be lowered down for maintenance.

With a full roster of AFL, cricket, rugby (league and union) and soccer matches, the stadium’s broadcasting capabilities are fundamental. The backbone cabling integrates the in-house AV production facilities, as well as the OB compound; main control room; live-to-air and studio camera operations; and radio frequencies for microphones and communications technology. To future-proof the broadcast facilities, a fiber infrastructure was incorporated, operating across expansive cabling distances and supporting high-bandwidth broadcasting.

The premium sports team facilities needed robust audio and video links between the coaches’ briefing rooms, home and away coaches’ boxes and team warm-up rooms, which are powered by Crestron and geared for operational success on mission critical ‘game-days’. What takes this project above-and-beyond the ordinary was Diversified’s forward thinking approach and the value it placed in the stadium’s key objective to provide the best in fan experiences.




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