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The NBN – Not to Blame, Necessarily

November 19, 2019

COMMUNICATIONS The NBN – Not to Blame, Necessarily by Simon Byrne. We constantly hear of poor internet delivered over the NBN, however the blame does not automatically sit with the NBN Co. There is a lot going on. NBN Co are in an invidious position. Under significant financial pressure from the government, they are the…

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Guy Sebastian

November 18, 2019

ROADSKILLS by Cat Strom.Photo Credits: Troy Constable “In terms of production, there was no stone left unturned, from staging and use of levels, sound production, musical and vocal arrangements, choreography and the captivating lighting and visuals. Sebastian raised the bar and reminded the crowd why he is one of Australia’s most successful recording artists.” www.themusic.com.au…

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How to win a Cisco hackathon

November 15, 2019

TECH TALK How to win a Cisco hackathon by Landell Archer. Recently, Kim Burgess, an ACAEngine developer from Australia, was part of a team that won the ‘Smart Spaces’ category at the Cisco hackathon in Dallas. Here’s how you do it: Identify an interesting problem Emergencies are an unfortunate reality. Think about it in terms…

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Undercutting. You aren’t really helping yourself!

November 13, 2019

OPINION An open letter for those entering the industry. by Alex Hughes. The Australian touring and events market is in a bit of a mess currently and, in my experience, it has been in steady decline over the last ten years. In a recent Facebook post/rant I expressed my frustrations with the overall touring market…

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Two Way Radios

November 12, 2019

COMMUNICATIONS by Jason Owen, Managing Director D2N – Technology Solutions. Since the early 20th century, two-way radio technology has been a key enabler in how we communicate over large distances. From local government, to police, the military, freight operations, marine, aviation and much more, two-way radios have not only evolved but also delivered us smarter…

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New team for Te Pae Christchurch Convention Centre

November 12, 2019

NEW ZEALAND by Jenny Barrett. Te Pae Christchurch Convention Centre is on schedule to host its first event in October 2020. Whilst the initial vision was firmly geared towards restoring Christchurch’s business event market to its former glory, the AV industry has been cautiously watching developments over the last two years to see if the…

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Hair

November 11, 2019

THEATRE by Cat Strom.Photo Credits: Daniel Boud Hair, the show that revolutionised music theatre, is back, celebrating 50 years since its Australian debut. Australian audiences were first introduced to the American musical Hair at the Metro Theatre, Sydney in June 1969. Billed as ‘The American Tribal Love-Rock Musical’ the production was ground-breaking in its modern…

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Vintage Hair

November 11, 2019

THEATRE Vintage Hair by Cat Strom. The first Australian production of Hair was staged 50 years ago at the Metro Theatre, in Sydney’s Kings Cross on 4 June 1969. Produced by Harry M Miller, it was well-reviewed despite a minor hitch at the premiere when the auditorium had to be evacuated because of a bomb…

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The Hills were Alive …..

November 8, 2019

  By Julius Grafton Seldom in Australian corporate history has value been wrecked with as much vigour as at Hills Limited, where the limping audio-visual division was sold to Amber in November. The story starts with Hills Limited buying Audio Telex Communications in 2005 for around $35 million. ATC was Australia’s largest distributor of professional…

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Chauvet DJ Freedom Flex H4 IP X6

November 8, 2019

ROAD TEST Chauvet DJ Freedom Flex H4 IP X6 by Arosh Fernando. Arosh Fernando is the managing director of Melbourne’s WooHah Productions, a one-stop audio visual production company that provides content creation and talent management in addition to equipment hire and technical services. Recent high profile clients have included the Melbourne Esports Open 2019, Wizard…

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So What is Event Communications?

November 7, 2019

COMMUNICATIONS by Chris Dodds, Managing Director, The P.A. People. So who are The P.A. People and what is Event Communications? A common response from our crew is ‘Don’t be fooled by the name on the shirt’, particularly at some of the larger international events that we work on. Whilst domestically The P.A. People are reasonably…

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Hills to sell Australia and New Zealand AV business to Amber Technology

November 6, 2019

Amber Technology Limited, a subsidiary of Ambertech Limited (ASX:AMO), and Hills Limited (ASX:HIL) are pleased to announce they have reached agreement for the sale of the Hills Audio Visual (AV) business to Amber Technology, with both parties committed to ensuring a smooth transition for customers, vendors and employees. The sale, which is subject to certain…

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