How They Did It: Documentation for a Town Hall Project

Ed Wenck | Jul 08, 2020
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While Liquid Automation took a Finalist trophy for their work on the Auckland Town Hall in the category of Innovative System or Solution, their documents for the project were awarded the top prize in this category in 2019. 

The winning firm notes that, “Although the systems installed are complicated behind the scenes, our detailed documentation and intimate system knowledge allows us to be able to support the client remotely which was imperative.”

646721c 450Liquid Automation was tasked to “upgrade and refresh the audio-visual technologies within three key spaces utilized by council governance and administration. These consisted of the reception lounge and council chamber where governing body meetings are conducted, as well as the boardroom for general administrative meetings.”

A video conference system was needed for the reception lounge, and the cameras that track those who are speaking are directed by whatever microphone is picking up a speaker’s voice at a given moment. Because Liquid Automation found that there was no system that could fit the bill off-the-shelf and distinguish speech from background noise, a custom system was required using Crestron control and switching along with other components.

646721m 450As is the case with excellent documentation such as this, the mission of the materials is twofold: First, it must allow for anyone to be able to come in and troubleshoot and/or upgrade the system using the documentation as a precise guide. Secondly, it needs a user-friendly component — in this instance, extensive, easy-to-follow user manuals — so that any member of the Auckland Council can use the tech with ease and confidence.

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