Padua College is a Catholic secondary school on the Mornington Peninsula with over 2500 students and 350 staff. Padua seeks to develop entrepreneurial thinkers, who foster a range of 21st century skills including collaboration, communication, critical thinking and creativity. Developing facilities to enable this are a key priority and, to this end, the College has undertaken a building masterplan that will best meet the future educational needs of its students, including this technologically enhanced lecture theatre.
In wanting to have a more technologically enhanced theatre, Padua College employed the services of the DIB team in helping them achieve this goal. This project primarily involved the installation of a new projector system.
Two Epson EB-L1505UNL laser projectors were installed at the rear of the theatre. With 12,000 ANSI lumens of brightness and WUXGA resolution, these projectors are perfect for large venues because they create ultra bright images. They ensure that any projected content keeps their clarity and detail, while remaining readable in spite of unfavourable lighting conditions. Users can display content onto the projectors using either the Vivi Receiver or through the various HDMI input plates installed throughout the theatre.
Two 150″ ScreenTechnics ElectriCinema projection screens were fitted at stage location, allowing both rear projectors to display content onto them. Two ScreenTechnics Recessed Screen Boxes were also installed within the ceiling cavity, giving a flush finish that hides the screens completely when not in use.
Two 49″ Philips UHD commercial monitors were installed halfway down the theatre space, fitted into Ultralift motorised TV brackets that fold up into the ceiling cavity, hiding the panels when not in use.
An Extron SMP 351 Streaming Media Processor was installed. This flexible media processor is capable of capturing and distributing live AV sources and presentations with ease, through both live streaming or through recording. The SMP 351 is perfect for professional or educational environments, allowing events to be streamed lived for students or employees unable to attend in person, or recorded for future reference. To supplement the functions of the SMP 351, a Lumens VC-A51S PTZ Camera system was ceiling mounted to capture high quality visuals. Additionally, a 22″ LED preview monitor was installed, enabling users to see what mode they are recording in.
The theatre also saw the installation of a new audio system, comprising of four QSC K10 loudspeakers, two of which were installed at the front of the theatre and two at the sides of the theatre. These speakers provide high-quality and powerful sound reinforcement that covers the entire theatre space.
For audio production, two Audio-Technica wireless microphone systems were provided, allowing speakers to walk around the stage untethered. Additionally, two Mipro MM-107 dynamic microphones were installed, featuring smooth, sound quality and low feedback that make them ideal for public addressing. A Lectrum L20S lectern was installed, featuring a front dress panel decorated with the Padua College logo as well as two XLR microphone inputs should a presenter want to utilise the stand and speak at the same time.
To control the newly installed systems with ease, DIB installed and programmed an Extron ICP Pro 550 Control Processor. This versatile, high-performance control panel allows for a more centralised, AV control. They work by taking the most used functions of the system, such as powering the system, selecting the source to display, and controlling the volume, and assign them to user-friendly, intuitive buttons.
For assistance with your custom audio visual requirements, contact a DIB Audio Visual Solutions Consultant today. Phone (03) 9457-4800 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org