25 Jul

Curtin University points the way to a smart campus..

Manufactured in France by Charvet, iGirouette animated
signposts take wayfinding and interactivity to a whole new
level. Beneath the product’s modern and sleek robust
design, hides an intricate and complex interior, combining
mechanical movements, LED display technology and
specialised software integration to deliver a wayfinding
experience like no other.
As with all products that don’t quite fit the mould, to gain a
foothold in Australia, the iGirouette animated sign required a
client as equally focused on innovation and thinking outside
the box as a European Smart City. After a successful product
demonstration at their 2018 Open Day, WA’s Curtin University
was convinced, and a year later Ci have successfully
completed the first permanent installations of iGirouette in
Australia in time for Open Day 2019. Five digital signposts
have been installed at strategic locations throughout the
Curtin campus.
What makes iGirouette special is its ability, from the one
location and with limited signage area, to successfully point the
way to potentially hundreds of locations, not only indicating
the direction and distance but the duration of the journey by
the nominated mode of transport including by foot.
For the most sought after destinations, no one has to break
stride or refer to their mobile phone. The directions for such
destinations can be programmed for automatic frequent
Used in Smart Cities like Lyon in Europe, iGirouette can be
given a far more complex variety of destinations via an app.
Such an app can also provide a wealth of information about
the destination concerned. It is a really useful combination.
The animated signs generate interest in the app, which in
turn generates interest in the destinations. This makes it a
powerful addition to the marketing of a tourist precinct and
the businesses and attractions within it. For a large campus
with numerous departments spread throughout faculties,
the creation of such an interactive app enables directions to
be given to the right building with ease.
There is clearly an appetite for innovation over west, Perth’s
Telstra Customer Insight Centre was the first in Australia to
deploy LEDGO ceiling tile LED, The West Australian
government’s Urban Renewal Authority sought something
truly unique with Yagan Square where Ci created the giant
LED cylinder and now WA’s largest university has
been the first to adopt the iGirouette product.

“We have had a number of students, staff
members and visitors telling us how eyecatching
the signs are. People have stopped in
their tracks to watch them.”

-Donna Trebilcock
Manager | Orientation, Transition & Digital Student Engagement

20 May

Mercedes Benz drives the automotive industry forward.

The project Ci is currently undertaking for Mercedes will raise the bar for the automotive industry Australia wide. This 6 x 3 video wall is just a glimpse of what’s in store. There is far more to come. We'll keep you posted.

13 May

Sportsbet sure like to get on a good thing.

“The race is not always to the swift and strong, but that’s the way to bet” – Damon Runyon.

Arguably the equivalent choice in video collaboration equipment is Cisco, and that’s the way Sportbet have chosen to equip themselves around Australia, with seamless, built for purpose, easy to operate technology that couldn’t be a safer bet.

Video collaboration is a key aspect to Sportsbet’s business due to their offices being located throughout the Australia. These days there is also a need to collaborate internationally through Sportsbet’s Paddy Power/Betfair connection. So making sure that video conferencing between Sportsbet offices is a quality experience has not been left to chance.

As their advertising implies, and the spinning wheel above confirms, Sportsbet like to have fun in the workplace. This includes the naming of meeting rooms, some are named after individual sports, some after famous horses, and some after famous sports people

13 May

The lengths Ci goes to in order to get the job done

Ci is willing to service or install AV equipment in some pretty remote places. As the AV technology partner to Australia’s leading mining companies, such a “can do” attitude goes with the territory.

This job, however, went beyond the average ask.  Located on Varanus island offshore from Karratha in WA, it had to be accessed by helicopter, and this in turn required a HUET certification. The vast Ci technical crew hold many certifications between them, but a HUET is something special even by their lofty standards. It involves being dunked under water while being harnessed to a helicopter frame, which you do six times with an extra degree of difficulty added each time.

Life is never boring at Ci.