Campbell Beeson from Vanuatu’s Pacific Retailing approached InSight Systems on the recommendation of supplier National Audio Systems. Pacific Retailing’s Sound Centre business had been engaged by the Warwick Group of Hotels to provision the audio visual requirements of a new conference facility they were building on their resort grounds. The national government of Vanuatu had requested the Warwick Group build as part of their needs in hosting the upcoming African Caribbean Pacific European Union (ACPEU) conference, an extremely prestigious event for the pacific nation. This building was to be built by Sprung, who specialise in tension membrane structures, or to the lay-person large tent like buildings. The building design was chosen in part due to the short build schedule but also due to the overall cost benefits of such a structure.
The interesting rib and tension skin design of the building has allowed the Warwick Group to construct a single dividing wall down the centre of the room creating two separate rooms with the capacity to combine into one large function space without pillars or other structures impeding the seating space.
InSight Systems were engaged to design the complete audio visual system. When undertaking this it was important to ensure that all specified equipment was durable and suitable for the hot and humid climate in Vanuatu. Power supply in Vanuatu is notorious for surges and inconsistent supply, so it was vital that a range of contingencies were built into the system to ensure continuous and clean power supply which in turn ensured correct operation of equipment.
The client required a company that was able to deliver their project in a short time frame as well as one that could provide a technologically advanced solution that met all their functional requirements. InSight Systems were engaged on this project due to a proven track record in similar sized spaces as well as our ability to ensure high quality finishes on all our work, something our competition was unable to demonstrate.
The remote location of this project meant that the whole system needed to be built and tested locally prior to dispatching to Vanuatu. The design engineers, programmers and integration technicians worked extremely hard to replicate the conditions in which the system would be used and ensured that when packed into the shipping container, system performance and reliability was not an issue. This allowed the install team to hit the ground running and complete the on site installation efficiently and to the highest possible standard.
To find out more about the installation at Vanuatu click here for part two.
Written by Adriel Cahir