FREDON’S Technology division has won the Crestron Project of the Year – Commercial award for the integration of a complex AV solution at Westpac Bank at Barangaroo in Sydney.
The 28-floor project was unusual for its scale, compressed timeframe and the high level of commitment from the client. Fredon was involved in developing the specifications as the project was delivered, and maintained a close relationship with Westpac.
Features include central monitoring and control of all AV, which makes site support, service and maintenance more efficient. A key part of this was the use of a class-leading Crestron 64 x 64 digital media switcher. Westpac is among the first commercial installations of this equipment globally. The integration makes it possible to manage up to 64 simultaneous high quality video signals from any input in an organisation (Blue-ray players, cameras, computers, etc.) and out to any screen and sound system.
The project’s 27 floors of AV equipment, including 6 specialty floors and 21 typical floors, with more than 7000 pieces of AV equipment. These include 416 AV-equipped meeting rooms and open collaboration spaces, 109 digital signage displays, 72 executive meeting rooms and custom specialist spaces.
Development continues at Barangaroo South
One major benefit of all that technology is improved collaboration in the workplace. Instead of being tied to a specific desk, the layout and design encourages the workers to use the AV technology to form ad hoc groups to suit the projects they are working on. They can plug in multiple laptops and switch between them to share and discuss work on large screens.
Fredon Security is a specialist supplier of all aspects of electronic security solutions and engages in design, installation, commissioning and service of electronic security solutions. Fredon has been installing and maintaining electronic security solutions for over 25 years. As the security market has had adopted IP technology Fredon has evolved as a security integrator which specialises in hardware, software and underlying networks.♦