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Stonnington City Council’s New Offices get the flagship Epson EB-1430Wi projector

The City of Stonnington is a local government area located within the metropolitan area of Melbourne. It comprises of inner south-eastern suburbs, between 3 and 13 km from the Melbourne CBD. Suburbs within the municipality include Malvern, Toorak and Prahran. A new project saw major redevelopment of the multi-storey council offices building on the Malvern site.

DIB Audio Visual were initially approached by BRT Consulting and Stonnington City Council to consult, design and supply a tender document prior to the project going out to tender. DIB were fortunate enough to win the tender, providing AV solutions for the project and deliver multiple AV systems across the site, all within a very specific timeframe.

Working in with Stonnington’s IT infrastructure Coordinator, DIB Consultant, James Ridd, worked hard to design AV solutions that, whilst sophisticated and aesthetically pleasing, were also easy-to-use.

Stage 1 of the redevelopment included an interactive custom service foyer, open plan working spaces, staff breakout areas, and formal and informal meeting zones. This blog article will focus on one of the meeting areas.

2015 Stonnington City Council NEW Offices

NEW open-plan working space (c/o William Ross Architects – www.williamsross.com)

As the main display, an Epson EB-G6270W, with a super-bright 6,500 lumens was selected to provide a Full-HD, high quality image. This was projected onto a 120-inch Grandview Motorised SmartScreen (GRSG120C), which was nicely housed inside a Hills HH5 motorised 120-inch enclosure.

Stonnington Council - Stage 1 - Epson EB-G6270W projector (v2.0) - (med)

Epson EB-G6270W projector

The secondary display chosen for the space was the Epson EB-1430Wi interactive projector with finger touch (MeetingMate series). This gives staff a versatile display, where they can collaborate and save ideas for projects they are working on.

Stonnington Council - Stage 1 - Epson EB-1430Wi meetingmate projector - (med)

Epson EB-1430Wi interactive projector in a Training Room at Stonnington City Council offices

From formal presentations with projection on the big 120-inch Grandview Motorised SmartScreen (via the Epson EB-G6270 projector) to the Epson EB-1430Wi MeetingMate for more intimate meetings and brainstorming/collaborative sessions, the installation of both Epson projectors allows for maximum flexibility within the space.

Stonnington Council - Stage 1 - Grandview Motorised SmartScreen 120 inch - (med)

120-inch Grandview Motorised SmartScreen (GRSG120C)

All these wonderful displays are nothing without the brawn behind it. Inside the Dueltek 12RU AV rack, an Extron IPCP Pro 350 control processor was installed (amongst other hardware). This was linked to the Extron TLP 520M touch-panel interface (effectively doing all the hard work behind the scenes for the touch panel). The programming of the Extron TLP 520M by Jeroen (DIB technician), was engineered for a straightforward user experience. This included making is easy to select a projector or quickly access the iPod audio input and volume control. DIB install technician, Trevor went above and beyond to make sure that all AV systems were installed and operating correctly by the date required, many times working late or on weekends.

Stonnington Council - Stage 1 - LG bluray player - (med)

Extron IPCP Pro 350 control processor inside the installed Dueltek 12RU AV rack

As eluded to in the previous paragraph, another unique feature (in this and other AV installation across the new offices) was the inclusion of a direct input for an iPod or MP3 player. Many times, staff or presenters may only need to play music, which can easily be controlled through the touch interface of the Extron TLP 520M touch panel.

Stonnington Council - Stage 1 - Extron TLP Pro 520M Touchpanel - (med)

Extron TLP 520M touch panel

DIB Audio Visual have also been awarded the contract to provide AV solutions for Stage 2 of the Stonnington City Council project. The second stage will see the redevelopment of the historic Malvern Town Hall; providing equitable accommodation for the remaining Council departments. We look forward to helping provide more high quality AV installations for Stonnington City Council in their efforts to create a better place for people to live within their municipality.

For more info on how theĀ Epson EB-1430 Meetingmate Series projector is helping educators create collaborative classrooms at Caulfield Grammar, CLICK HERE

For assistance with your custom audio visual requirements, contact a DIB Audio Visual Solutions Consultant today. Phone (03) 9457-4800 or contact us