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.
Based on design concepts by Hive Creative, Sprocket engineered a customised enclosure for the City of Melbourne Christmas display in the the city square. The aluminium and steel housing was in the form of a giant story book and featured dual hi brightness46″ LCD screens displaying an animationof the story of the nativity in picturebook form. The presentation played day and night leading up to Xmas and was an instant hit with children and adults alike.
Hive Creative also did a wonderful job on the animation and a special thanks also goes to Atco Pickering as the manufacturers who worked tirelessly on the project [check out the video].
The entire project was great success and Sprocket are looking forward to expanding the concept further for the following year.
Ever wondered whether technology would work at a cemetery, well the Adelaide Cemeteries Authority recently commissioned Sprocket Kiosks to develop an interactive system at the Cheltenham Cemetery that makes light work of finding loved ones, memorial services and other relevant information.The kiosk , featuring a secure 17″ screen with secure keyboard and a 32″ informational screen above it also includes an A4 printer to enable visitors to print maps and memorial notices and timetables.
Sprocket’s challenge was to design and manufacture a robust yet elegent structure that would function in the extreme climate of Adelaide and provide a visible focus for visitors to the cemetery. The system has inbuilt temperature control and a proximity sensor that reduces energy consumption when no visitors are present.
The elegant software developed by ACA is a simple to use web based program mirroring the ACA website and it is hoped that the success of the Cheletenham kiosk will enable further devices to be installed in other ACA managed cemeteries.
Sprocket Technologies were commissioned to provide 46” High Brightness LCD systems for the prestigious Presidents House cultural site in Philadelphia USA. The installation draws attention to the tumultuous history of North American slavery and the nations battle for independence.
The units included approach sensors that triggered multi-media presentations on each of the externally fixed enclosures. Each of the screens were fitted with air conditioning units, fans, ducting and water proofing to cope with the challenging environmental conditions.