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Townsville Local Disaster Coordination Centre

The Local Disaster Coordination Centre (LDCC) is a custom designed emergency response facility and dedicated communications centre for the Townsville Local Disaster Management Group. Townsville City Council engaged NQAV to provide a configurable AV system capable of providing multiple display channels for different content sources throughout the facility.

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  • Video conferencing and Multiple Display output

The Brief

The brief for the project was to provide a fully configurable system with multiple displays to provide information to different areas of the building, as well as broadcast audio across multiple locations, ensuring essential lines of communication remain open during a disaster event.

The Solution

  • Dedicated Panasonic Video Display Walls capable of outputting multiple streams of data (live TV, weather channel, social media, website).
  • AMX SVSi Video over IP distribution system using Cisco 9300 Series switches for presentations and video conferencing
  • Bose Dante audio system throughout venue.
  • ControlSpace EX1280 Processor with a Power Match Amplifer & DS Ceiling Speakers, together with 8 Audinate AVIO Dante end points and 2 Shure MXA910 Dante Microphones.
  • AMX Control system managed through 7″and 10″ touch panels in each room or area of the building.

Each meeting room had a combination of Panasonic LCD displays and Epson Ultra Short Throw Projectors, with two areas dedicated to Panasonic Video Walls.

To deliver the full flexibility required for the project, NQAV supplied and installed an AMX SVSi Video over IP distribution system. This was delivered utilising multiple Cisco 9300 Series switches. The design included both Table Box connections and Wall Plate Connection points for Laptops and Computers, as well as Video Conferencing for 2 of the main Conference Rooms.

Audio throughout the venue was delivered with a full Bose Dante system. The completed project also comprised a ControlSpace EX1280 Processor with a Power Match Amplifer & DS Ceiling Speakers, together with 8 Audinate AVIO Dante end points and 2 Shure MXA910 Dante Microphones.

The entire system is controlled with an AMX Control system using a combination of 7 and 10 inch touch panels. The controls within each room allow switching between a number of content & audio sources and volume control. The Video Wall control was designed to allow council staff to change the format of the displays to either provide 1 large and 2 smaller images or 6 individual content sources. A dedicated Admin Touch Panel was provided to allow LDCC management to push or pull any content source to any display within the facility.

LDCC management were very happy with the outcome of the system, which provided them with a level of technology that had not been available to them before to help manage disasters in the area. This system was so successful that NQAV will be installing this system into another TCC building shortly.