Recently commissioned by Novatec Design as part of a refurbishment to 607 Bourke Street Melbourne. Our objective was to replace an old drab static light box tenant directory with a digital directory that seamlessly fit in with the building’s new interior. It needed to draw the attention of visitors, be easy to manage and update, and “didn’t look like a monitor hanging on a wall”.
Located at the ‘Bottom End’ of Bourke Street this classic dark grey building with an newly refurbished modern light filled interior called for an elegant and classic, but modern looking directory system. Together with the team at Novatec Design we were able to achieve what we believe is an elegant and effortless integration of a high tech digital directory system.
The system is comprised of a single 42 inch directory at the Bourke Street entrance driven by a single computer wirelessly connected to the building manager.
Sprocket recently had the chance to do a site visit to a previously installed directory. The Building Directory at the Argus Centre at 300 Latrobe street Melbourne was installed in 2012. Building management contacted us and requested some modifications to the software. When these were complete we stayed around took some photographs of the directory in its foyer.
This location is an excellent example of how the sleek DW Directory integrates into a modern building. Many of the walls at this address are asymmetrical. With its strong lines and solid construction the Sprocket Directory provides a visual anchor within the foyer; as well as providing easy to understand building tenant list.
Recently Sprocket completed an installation at a prestigious address; 101 Collins st Melbourne.Located at the ‘Top End’ of Collins Street this enormous classical building called for a full sized directory system. Julian Marocchini worked closely with the Building Managers to achieve what we believe is a beautifully integrated Directory system.The system is comprised of paired 46″ Directories at both the Collins Street entrance and the Finders Lane entrance. Each installation is driven by a single computer feeding two Samsung flat panel LCD’s. In addition to the directories themselves a second independent system displays visual information about the building.
Our special thanks go out to Brian Corbett of 101 Collins Street.
Santa has come early! The latest shipment of components for the all the Launchpad models arrived this week. Julian and Mark flexed their muscles yet again to off load all the goodies from santas red truck. Looks like we will be fully stocked for the xmas rush and the new year!
Sprocket is proud to support Healthpoint Technologies in their deployment of health related kiosks using the Launchpad’s desktop and freestanding iPad stands.Healthpoint is the leading provider of accurate interactive health information and preventative screening tools in Australia and the United Kingdom, for pharmacies and pet retailers with over 700 pharmacies Australia wide using this innovative system.Sprocket’s iPad stands and enclosures are increasingly the product of choice for high quality yet low cost deployment of public access interactive media.
Sprocket recently assisted our key client Earl Brandspace with the Nikon Australia stand at the recent Melbourne Digital Show, held at the Melbourne Exhibition Centre. We love photography here at Sprocket, and it was great to see the marriage of an Australian designed product with a company the stature of Nikon. Nikon had prepared a dedicated iPad application for the event to promote the recent release of the Nikon 1 series. Naturally Earl Brandspace needed a smart looking and secure enclosure for their iPads. We were delighted to help. The Nikon stand was the easily the largest and most impressive at the show. It was an impressive event and look forward to working with them again soon.
The Manchester Unity Building is one of Melbourne s most loved and recognised buildings. Built in 1932 it is landmark building; the first to employ modern Project Management techniques in it construction, Australian marble was used extensively on interior walls throughout the building. The two escalators, the first in Melbourne, although only one now survives.The foyer of the building is particularly striking. Unfortunately the directory boards were also from the last century.
Sprocket was approached to replace the existing paper directory boards with a new touch screen digital system. The challenge was to incorporate the new technology without compromising the period charm of the building foyer. We think we succeed.
We would like thank Michael from Frank Knight, Mat Tae and Dr Kia Pajouhesh and the Committee of Management of the MUB Owners Corporation for their input and assistance.
Sprocket has installed a Digital Touchscreen Directory at Australia Post’s Bourke Street headquarters in Melbourne. Powered by Sprocket’s Fastfindr interactive software the post mounted DW42WP directory is a central part of managing the traffic in this busy office foyer.Visitors can select by department or name to get directions on the logically designed interactive touchscreen layout. Australia Post staff can remotely update the information and change the look and feel through updating the imagery on the screen.Sprocket’s range of directories are offered in touch and non touch versions and come in floor wall or recessed versions.Check them out here: http://www.sprocket.com.au/index.php?action=category&id=42
The Launchpad iPad Handheld is the ideal way to securely house your iPad and yet allow it to be picked up and used for a wide variety of applications from restaurants and exhibitions to trade shows and museums. Secured by a stainless steel tether and cushioned from the odd accidental drop, the Launchpad handheld has demonstrated its effectiveness from Melbourne to Manilla!Available with either hide or show home button and featuring an optional power adaptor for fast and easy charging, the Launchpad Handheld iPad case is the enclosure of choice for iPads on the go.
The design team at Sprocket has outdone themselves and developed the most verstatile Launchpad iPad stand ever..the all new iPOS with Quick Change Graphics. This unique system allows retailers, exhibitors and event organisers to update their brand message in minutes, no more struggling with bonded on graphic panels. The system even features an inbuilt power adaptor connector and cable that keeps the power components away from harm.To date Sprocket has been selling these highly sought after devices to organisations including Foxtel, Qantas,AAPT and Coles amongst many others.The iPOS can be further be optioned with illuminated signage, brochure holders, speakers and headsets and is available for ordering now!A revolution maybe not but a helluva lot better than anything else!
Sprocket’s new iPOS iPad point of sale system was put into good use at this year’s CeBIT show in Sydney by AAPT in their dramatically designed booth. Three identical IPOS stands with iPad enclosures in portrait orientation on pivoting heads enabled visitors to explore and interact with AAPT’s network coverage Australia wide.Sprocket’s iPOS Launchpad system provided the ideal framework for dynamic corporate branding and message delivery which was enhanced by the addition of the optional A4 brochure dispensers. The result was a highly successful product launch by AAPT and indeed they topped the show by winning the CEbit Business Award for Service Distinction.
After many months in the planning and execution, Sprocket has released its highly anticipated PC tablet enclosure based around Acer’s Windows based Iconia product.
The Acer powered Launchpad is a key component of Sprocket’s drive towards the development of the ultimate micro kiosk solution utilising the open platform Windows interface to enable enterprise software deployment and plug and play communication with peripheral devices.
In addition to Sprocket’s innovative design and award winning technology, the Acer Launchpad solution is feature packed including a quick release multi point key lock system and optional external power button access.
The system allows for USB and optional ethernet connection and like all launchpads can be wall, desk or floor mounted in portrait or landscape mode, a truly versatile and powerful retail tool all at a fraction of the cost of a full size kiosk with the same size punch!
Contact us today for an obligation free demonstration.
Amsterdam’s Van Gogh Museum designed by Gerrit Rietveld houses the largest collection of paintings by Vincent van Gogh in the world. The museum’s permanent collection includes more than 200 of his paintings plus many drawings and letters and draws visitors from around the world.
The Museum has recently re-ordered Sprocket’s Launchpad secure iPad enclosures to support it’s latest visitor interactive information throughout the galleries.
Sprocket is proud to be associated with this prestigious institution.
We are all waiting for Windows to release their real OS for the Tablet. We love the ipad, its slick powerful and all that most people need. Through LaunchPad we’ve been able to transform the ipad into a powerful commercial tool. However, the world runs on windows, and there are so many advantages working with the worlds most popular Operation system; 3rd part device integration to name but one.
The rumours from Redmond about windows 8 are very positive.
It seems that Windows 8 for the tablet is going to be a lot like Windows 7 for the Phone — and that’s probably a good thing. There are full screen “Metro” style apps and live tiles that animate with pictures, social network notifications, messages, emails and weather. Everything seems smooth and responsive to the touch.
The touch UI looks like it has been redesigned and seems to be both ergonomic, efficient, and clutter-free. The main controls are right next to the side easily accessible by your thumbs. Just swipe along the left side to flip between open apps. Swipe across it and then back to show thumbnails for open apps that you can easily tap to open the one you’re looking for. Then swiping on the right side with your thumb opens the “charms” for other types of operating-system interactions.
Also it looks like Microsoft might have managed to integrate the touch environment without sacrificing the more traditional and detailed PC desktop environment. Users can switch between touch and stylus interaction easily. This is a boon for those wanting to to some real work on the tablet; not to mention access to all the components that make Windows such a suitable platform for kiosks. We cant wait for its release.
Announcing the latest Launchpad revolution from Sprocket….the iPOS iPad Point of Sale display system that gives the biggest bang for your bucks in a retail environment, exhibition space in fact anywhere an iPad is used in a public environment.
Incorporating the highly secure Launchpad iPad case, this highly flexible and fully demountable iPad stand has been designed to provide additional promotional area around the iPad using high quality vinyl prints that are easily replaced and updated. Power to the iPad is internally routed and the device can be positioned as a movable device on a heavy duty base or fixed to the floor in more permanent deployments.
The iPOS can be further be optioned with illuminated signage, brochure holders, speakers and headsets and is available for ordering now!For more Launchpad products click here: http://www.launchpad-sprocket.com