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Epson and Igloo Vision create unique Deakin University Immersive
Innovative learning space for the university’s Faculty of Arts and Education
SYDNEY, 29 July 2020 – Recently Deakin University was looking to renovate part of its Geelong Waurn Ponds campus, extending an already existing building to form a new innovative learning space for its Faculty of Arts and Education. The key part of this unique and immersive new space, called Deakin Immersive, involved state of the art Epson projectors installed by Igloo Vision, the Shared VR compan
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James Sheridan, Igloo Vision’s Head of Business Asia Pacific, explained, “It was important for the new precinct to be an experience in and of itself, to wow anyone who comes in. The university wanted to incorporate immersive technology into the precinct and also wanted groups to be able to share those immersive experiences. So Igloo Shared VR using Epson projectors in an immersive projection cylinder was the ideal solution.”
Deakin Uni wanted to create a showpiece. This involved not just Igloo Vision’s immersive cylinder, but also the building of a round “Think Tank” and a semi-circular editing suite, for creating content.
Sheridan continued, “ The uni wanted students to be able to move seamlessly between the contexts of an immersive experience into the Think Tank to analyse that experience. The system and projectors needed to be high-quality and high-specification, with a range of easy-to-use software and easy workflows for content creation. They also wanted to be able to use the system for remote learning and seminars.
The project team specified a 9.7-metre diameter Igloo cylinder that could accommodate groups of around 35 people at a time with cinema-grade audio and an acoustically transparent screen, ensuring crystal clear sound alongside crystal clear imagery.
Deakin Immersive as a whole uses seven Epson EB-L1065UNL laser projectors with ELPLX01 ultra-short-throw lenses.
Sheridan explained the specific choice of Epson projectors and lenses by adding, “Deakin wanted a high-end, high-quality installation. The Epson laser projectors help to create a seamless 360° display for an incredibly immersive experience. Using ultra-short-throw lenses reduces the amount of shadowing caused by anyone near the screen, adding to the immersion. They also offer super-bright, super-sharp imagery, with super-clear colours. Using laser projectors also means that maintenance is reduced as with lamp projectors need their bulbs replacing every 2000 hours or so.”
According to Sheridan and just as importantly, Epson doesn’t only build great equipment but is also great at supporting its partners.
He added, “We know we can rely on Epson to get us any technical support we might need and that will be there for the life of the project. Deakin University, like most Australian universities, already has a great relationship with Epson and is using many of its products, so it was a natural choice.”
It’s not hard to see the amount of effort and ingenuity that’s gone into creating Deakin Immersive as Sheridan continued, “The quality of the images has been commented upon in a very positive way by many people. It’s very high-quality, not grainy and very high-definition so this, alongside the high-quality sounds, creates an immersive experience that can really transport groups. All this combines to create a ‘sense of theatre’ in the space. The overall quality of the technology adds to the wow factor.”
Deakin Immersive will be used across many of the 900 courses run by the Faculty of Arts and Education, as well as by other faculties and it has already been used to ‘transport’ groups using Google Street View.
Sheridan explained, “A 360° video transported students to the Colosseum in Rome using Google Street View in 360°. The topic discussed was ‘what sort of civilisation would have a Colosseum? Then, using Google Street View once more, the students could travel to the centre of a football pitch to try and understand what a Roman at the centre of the Colosseum might have felt.”
It’s clear that the technology and its implementation at Deakin Immersive is unique in many ways as James Sheridan concluded, “What sets Deakin Immersive apart particularly by using Epson projectors is that they offer super-sharp and bright imagery, with clear colours, minimal shadowing all at an affordable price. Whilst there are a lot of short-throw projectors around, most of them don’t work for curved screens. The glass optics in the Epson lenses mean we still get great focus across the image even with the different focal planes. Apart from the technical capabilities, Epson has a great balance between cost and quality and its support is second to none. For Igloo Vision, the range of Epson projector options available means that we always have something to suit a client’s needs and again, we have peace of mind knowing we can rely on support from Epson.”
Epson projectors in use at Deakin Immersive created by Igloo Vision.
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PNY launches HP memory products in Australia and NZ for the first time
SYDNEY, 28 July 2020 – PNY Technologies has launched HP memory products into Australia and New Zealand for the first time. The initial launch centres around four HP USB flash drives, the HP x796w, HP x760w , HP v245w and HP v150w with more HP memory products to follow.
PNY Director – Sales, ANZ & Oceania Richard Clarke explained, “These HP products are part of PNY’s major and continued commitment to launching high-quality memory products into Australia and New Zealand. They are the first of many across the entire HP memory product range that we will launch locally.”
The HP x796w offers a USB 3.1 mobile solution to store and share your music, photos, files and more. With a durable and elegant metal casing it’s ideal as external storage. It’s simple and energetic with an efficient push-pull design for storing larger files. It’s also backward compatible with USB 2.0 and comes in 32GB, 64GB, 128GB, 256GB, 512GB and 1TB sizes.
Made of stylish metal material, the USB 3.1 HP x760w is the perfect solution to securely hang from your backpack, briefcase or indeed anywhere thanks to its convenient, flexible, clip-on hook design.
Being USB 3.1 means it transfers data faster than USB 2.0 and it’s ultra-compact, convenient design means it’s safe and easily accessible even when secured to any item you are carrying when you’re on the move.
The HP x760w comes in 32GB, 64GB, 128GB and 256GB storage sizes.
The HP v245w has been specially designed for sports lovers. It is water and shock resistant and comes with a handy T-shape cap holder.
There are also two colours available, an orange version and a purple version, in 16GB, 32Gb and 64GB making this drive a safe and colourful way to store and transfer images, music, documents and more when you’re at your most active.
The HP v150w has a handy, sliding, lid-less and cap-less design.
The durable sliding cap-less design and the blue gloss finish makes the perfect complement to any laptop and the integrated key loop easily attaches to keyrings, handbags and backpacks. The HP v150w comes in 32GB, 64GB and 128GB sizes.
For full product specifications on each of the four HP USB drives please go to: https://www.pny.com.tw/en/products/hp-usb-flash-drives/
The HP x796w, HP x760w , HP v245w, HP v150w USB drives are available now in JB HiFi stores across Australia and New Zealand and on www.jbhifi.com.au and www.jbhifi.co.nz
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The HP x796w, HP x760w , HP v245w and HP v150w USB flash drives
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MEDIA RELEASE: Thursday July 23, 2020
TEAL TUESDAY IS BACK
WENTWORTH EMBARKS ON ITS PENULTIMATE SEASON
5 DAYS ‘TIL RELEASE
Seasons 1-7 streaming now on Foxtel
Beloved by fans and applauded by critics, acclaimed prison drama Wentworth season 8 returns for an extended sentence this Tuesday July 28 at 8.30pm on FOX SHOWCASE.
The inmates and guards of Wentworth have loved and lost a lot over seven seasons, from brutal attacks in the shower block, ramps, lockdowns, drug use, body bags, love stories, riots, fires and a deadly siege – whatever you do don’t touch the panic button, Wentworth is about to head into unchartered territory when the Freak returns in one of the most twisted plot lines yet.
When the prison gates open on season 8 two new heritage characters arrive on the prison bus, Lou ‘Fingers’ Kelly (Kate Box) and Reb Keane (Zoe Terakes); also entering the building is new General Manager Ann Reynolds (Jane Hall). In episode three, young British hacktivist Judy Bryant (Vivienne Awosoga) joins the inmates and immediately wins the support of the women, and later in the series new character Sheila Bausch (Marta Dusseldorp) enters the compound on remand for mass murder.
Other cast members include: Leah Purcell (Rita Connors), Pamela Rabe (Joan ‘The Freak’ Ferguson), Kate Atkinson (Vera Bennett), Katrina Milosevic (Sue ‘Boomer’ Jenkins), Robbie Magasiva (Will Jackson), Kate Jenkinson (Allie Novak), Bernard Curry (Jake Stewart), Rarriwuy Hick (Ruby Mitchell) and Susie Porter (Marie Winter) along with support cast Jacquie Brennan (Linda Miles), David de Lautour (Dr. Greg Miller) and Louisa Mignone (Zaina Saad).
Wentworth is a Fremantle production for Foxtel with Fremantle Director of Scripted, Jo Porter and Foxtel’s Senior Drama Consultant, Penny Win as executive producers. Pino Amenta is series producer for season eight. The directors are Kevin Carlin, Beck Cole, Fiona Banks, Corrie Chen, Roger Hodgman and Mat King. The writers are John Ridley, Kim Wilson, Pete McTighe, Max Conroy and Marcia Gardner, who is both script producer and writer. Season 8 is supported by funding from Film Victoria.
Wentworth S8 will premiere Tuesday, July 28 at 8.30pm
Watch on FOX SHOWCASE or stream on Foxtel
Seasons 1-7 are currently available to stream on demand