Touched by Science
The Cube is the heart of the new $230 million facility at Queensland University of Technology. One of the world’s largest digital interactive learning and display spaces, it soars across two storeys of the Science and Engineering Centre at the campus in Gardens Point.
Part science lab and part digital engagement, the video wall space provides displays of research projects using advanced digital technology including 14 high-definition projectors and more than 40 multi-touch screens and sound technology.
“It’s designed to engage people to touch content and discover facts on ocean life, or physics with wooden blocks, or learn about the Brisbane floods and where social media played its part,” explains Shannan Brooksby, technology solutions specialist with ProAV Solutions Queensland.
The interior “wedge” features four edge-blended Panasonic PT-DZ21K projectors on custom mounts, and 20 MultiTouch touch screen LED videowall panels in a portrait array to provide human interaction with the video content that is seamlessly blended across all 24 displays.
The exterior zones are placed across two levels and provide a similar outcome with three projection systems blended to content across 12 panels on each exterior wall. A shorter landscape array made up of four LCD panels provides the final interactive zone. Breakout areas are also placed all around the building with a common view to content, giving more visual impact from a distance.
Using AMX Enova DGX matrix switchers and TVOne Coriomaster videowall processors, the video piece went seamlessly well says Brooksby – along with the trusted Panasonic projection hardware that has provided the end result with the MultiTouch infinite touch edgeless panels. Audio is managed through a 96 x 80 matrix spread across four Biamp Tesira servers and delivered to custom Acoustic Technologies speakers.
We’ll be taking an in-depth look at this most interesting project in a forthcoming issue of AV.
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