Aitken College is an independent highly acclaimed co-education P-12 school, situated on a scenic countryside property stretching 18 hectares. The College is truly something special, set out like a ‘small village’ with streets between classrooms and a distinctly rural vibe. The school excels at creating a homely environment and instilling community spirit in the Aitken’s students. Within this appearance is a modern school taking full advantage of contemporary technologies.
When building their brand new, state-of-the-art Food and Technology Centre, the College came to the team at DIB Australia for the installation of an ambitious audio visual solution. The goal was to install a video solution to broadcast a high definition real-time stream of a teacher’s work space to LED displays across the food and technology kitchen-classroom. Additionally, DIB were engaged to install a projector and projector screen for the building’s dining room.
For the kitchen the DIB team, working closely with Aitken College, installed two full HD cameras fixed above the teacher’s preparation bench and stove top. These were set up to transmit to 8 Philips 42″ LED displays positioned at the student benches, and one larger Philips 55″ LED display positioned behind the teacher preparation area. The Phillips displays were chosen by DIB due to their high definition video, with the vivid LED backlight allowing students to clearly view the screen from all over the kitchen. The Phillips displays are also economical, with features allowing the user to reduce energy consumption if needed. The DIB team worked to make sure that the entire system looked stylish and complemented the modern classroom.
This audio visual installation had to be easy for teachers to use throughout busy lessons. To achieve this, DIB installed a Joey Micro 9 wall control panel. This control panel simplifies operation, allowing easy control of the audio visual solution, and even automatically turns the system off to save power if it’s accidentally left on. A HDMI and VGA with audio wall panel was also installed so that teachers have the ability to connect a laptop to the displays.
For the dining room a EPSON EB-585W Ultra Short Throw Projector was chosen by the DIB consultants for its ultra bright image display and minimisation of shadows and glare. A Grandview Deluxe 103″ projector screen was installed with it, featuring an auto-break system so that the screen always retracts smoothly.
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