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Samsung display in a study room at Balwyn Library

Samsung display in a study room

Brand new AV equipment for a redeveloped Balwyn Library

The Balwyn Library, which is part of the Boroondara libraries, is a significant community and cultural facility for Balwyn. The library aims to provide a variety of different services (such as allowing members to hire a computer, a meeting room or a study room, and a Home Library Service that brings the library to those who can’t visit the library) that support those who live, work and study in the area.  With its recent redevelopment, the Balwyn Library is even better positioned to provide these services to the community, with enhanced audiovisual technology for both the staff and community’s use.

DIB worked with the Boroondara City Council to provide new AV equipment for the Balwyn Library. This project was multi-faceted, involving installations in small study rooms, multi-purposes rooms, meeting rooms and in open areas.


Feature wall in the lobby at Balwyn Library
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Installation process

The small study rooms and the multi-purpose room saw the installation of Samsung Displays, along with HDMI and USB inputs. These inputs would allow them to display content from their laptops or to connect their laptops to the permanently mounted HD camera when conducting conference calls on software such as Skype. 

As the meeting rooms are a larger space, an EPSON EB 1460Ui interactive projector was installed. The projector transforms the existing whiteboard into an interactive one, where members from the community can use their fingers or the pens to annotate on the displays. Users can also display content from their laptop through the HDMI & USB connections or via the wireless media receiver. This system is controlled by using the Extron MLC Plus 84 control panel, which makes using the features of the system (such as turning the system on and off, controlling the volume and choosing which source to project) easy to use as they are all in one central place. 

The largest of the spaces was the Community Meeting Room. This room has a ceiling mounted Epson EB-2265Wu projector, which features 5,500 ANSI lumens of brightness and WUXGA widescreen full HD resolution that allows the projector to produce ultra-bright, colourful images.This means that users will be able to see any text or photos clearly. This room has multiple locations they can connect their laptops to the system, allowing for flexibility for how a presentation is conducted. They can also use the hand held wireless microphones for voice reinforcement or the Lectern goose neck microphone, or a combination of both. This system is controlled using the touchscreen control system that allows full control of the projector system including input selection and individual volume control for each of the microphones.

A Concierge Room Booking System was also installed. The system features three 10″ touchscreen displays outside of the meeting rooms, which can be used to book the rooms, and a large 48″ Samsung display that shows the availability of each room.

The project also involved the installation of more Samsung displays with Magic Info signage software, which allows users to upload content directly to the displays from a central point. This will be used for digital signage and the displaying content on the feature wall at the entrance of the library.

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