Ave Maria College is a warm and welcoming Catholic College for young women, in the Franciscan tradition. They seek to educate each young woman such that she develops the courage to excel, the confidence to thrive and the compassion to love.
Francis Hall — the school’s primary meeting, presentation and performance space — has undergone a variety of technology iterations over the last decade. In its infancy, a technology setup of Samsung Video Walls, Crestron Control and dB Technologies Audio Playback “wow’d” parents, students and teachers alike. While a collection of “band-aid” repairs and upgrades have been performed in recent years (the addition of foldback displays and ceiling-hanging microphones to name a few), in late 2021, Ave Maria committed to a total system upgrade in their heralded hall.
The video walls and custom-fabricated Ultralift protective enclosures were decommissioned, in favour of 2x Aurora 3.5m x 2m 2.9PP LED Indoor Screens. Best suited for retail, boardrooms, hospitality and conference center’s, the Aurora LED Screens can easily achieve HD and FHD resolutions at widths of over three metres. With brightness levels exceeding 1250 NITS, the FPR range is ideally suited to replace tired, conventional video walls that find it hard to cope under ambient light levels.
The existing Crestron Control System was upgraded to suit new commands, iconography and functionality, aptly-suited to the latest AV-design change. A stylish and versatile wall mount touch screen featuring web browsing, Crestron HTML5 and Smart Graphics® software technology, custom‑programmable icons, H.265/H.264 streaming video, a Rava® SIP intercom, Wi‑Fi network® connectivity, and PoE+ (Power over Ethernet Plus) network power. Built‑in applications are provided for room scheduling, conferencing, and home control.