Panasonic display installation is kicking goals with Collingwood FC


Panasonic digital signage displays are taking pride of place at ‘The Glasshouse’, the new $25 million development that houses Collingwood Football Club’s state-of-the-art facilities at Melbourne’s Olympic Park. Located on the banks of the Yarra, the ultra-modern centre offers the latest audio visual capabilities and houses a 1000-person capacity event space and a 150-seat auditorium, as well as a boardroom, café and gym, with Panasonic technology supporting a sophisticated AV production and digital signage system.

David Emerson, Director of Stadia, Events and Community, Collingwood Football Club, said: “The Glasshouse allows us to make the most of this remarkable location alongside the Yarra River. Panasonic was chosen on quality and value as the clear winner of the AV equipment tender process from three other competitors.”

The Glasshouse is a flexible piece of infrastructure offers a new level in event management, not only supporting the requirement to host several media conferences a week; but also hosting large public events including weddings, conferences, parties and business presentations. Throughout the venue, 42- inch Panasonic LCD displays mounted in portrait mode are connected to a digital signage system to automatically provide the day’s event and function information.

LED display wall supports community engagement


The 5-metresquare LED wall mounted on the exterior of the building is visible from both the Olympic Park concourse and Olympic Park Oval. This central positioning will see the screen displaying announcements for Olympic Park patrons, as well as being used as a scoreboard.

Stunning visual support for the venue’s function rooms


The venue’s two main function rooms have high ceilings and large glass windows that make the most of the panoramic view over the Yarra and CBD, and can be set up cocktail-style or seated. The common digital video switching system installed allows the two rooms to share inputs and be used as one large space. To ensure stunning visual support, four high-brightness 1-chip DLP projectors (PTDZ870EK) are mounted on lifts and project on to 180-inch motorised screens. Ensuring excellent viewing from all around the room, each function room has also been kitted out with 2×2 47-inch video wall displays, with 3×3 55-inch video walls also featuring in the impressive entry area.

Auditorium and boardroom feature superior AV technology

An additional Panasonic DLP projector is housed in the 150-seat auditorium; and the plush modern executive boardroom with views across the precinct features a top of the range 80-inch Full HD LCD to complement the 18-seat oak table. It is used for board meetings as well as private bookings for dinners and lunches.

LCD display panels keep entertainment areas in the loop

55-inch commercial LCD panels also feature in the relaxed and stylish café which offers a barbecue deck and outdoor seating, and have even been installed in the new gym.

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