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DIGIMIC used at the CIS CONSILIUM 12 years in a row.

Published: 12-Jun-2014
The Centre for Independent Studies (CIS) annual CONSILIUM Meeting, attended by 130 Australian & International thinkers, movers & shakers, for 12 years in a row use DIGIMIC Microphone Control software for our DIGIMIC microphones and pan tilt zoom cameras to capture all speakers.

130 microphones on two 20 metre long rectangular shaped tables. 

DC10 in action

The annual CIS public policy conference, Consilium, held each year over a weekend at Coolum on the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia. Participants from a variety of backgrounds gather to discuss a range of topics including terrorism, civility, immigration, higher education, trade and current worthwhile topics.

In 2008 Prime Minister Kevin Rudd MP attended and took part in the Consillium debate.

In 2011 Prime Minister John Howard attended.

Over the past twelve years invited speakers have included The Governor General Major General Michael Jeffery, Prime Minister John Howard MP, (now Prime Minister) Tony Abbott, Ministers Peter Costello, Mark Vaile, Robert Hill, Alexander Downer, Malcolm Turnbull, Kim Beazley, PM Kevin Rudd MP and Craig Emerson MP, independent thinker and Minister Martin Ferguson MP, Vice-Chancellor Glyn Davis, Professor Peter Botsman, Rev. Robert Forsyth, Hugh White, Noel Pearson, and international guests such as Daniel Pipes, Francis Fukuyama, Dr Bjorn Lomborg of Copenhagen Consensus and prominent Zimbabwean politician, human rights lawyer, and pro-democracy activist, David Coltart.

DIGIMIC used at the CIS CONSILIUM 12 years in a row.

Bramshaw ICS DIGIMIC DC10 computer controlled microphones are used to help the various chairmen identify via their own computer screen who is speaking and for how long. The chairman's screen font background changes colour as the speech time progresses until red shows that time is up. Also, who wishes to speak and in what order they are queued to speak. Parallel control is given to the Chair so that, with the click of a PC mouse or tap of a touch sensitive screen, the Chair controls speaker queuing, speech timing and more. Verdict from the CIS? "We love it."
 
In 2013, as a mark of the confidence the CIS has in Bramshaw's capabilities, the PTZ (pan, tilt & zoom) Cameras were installed and run by Bramshaw.  The meeting had an additional complication not seen before.  At Coolum 130 delegates sat around one 35 metre long oval table.  As the meeting had to be moved to the ball room at Sanctuary Cove on the Gold Coast, we had to have two concentric rectangles of tables and had to manage PTZ cameras in this configuration without obstructing the vew of delegates.
 
 PTZ control
View from our control desk
 
This meant two cameras to be suspended from the ceiling with an additional two floor mounted cameras all controlled from our AV Desk.

By matching the correct technology we provide the required service for this most important annual meeting of the The Centre for Independent Studies to make it, year after year, the extremely successful one that it is.

"...you told me and I forgot, you showed me and I saw, you involved me and I remembered."
 
be sure. BRAMSHAW®
 
Bramshaw ICS wishes to both acknowledge & thank CIS for the use of text and photographs from their website, www.cis.org.au

DIGIMIC® HAS BEEN USED AT CONSILIUM each year from 2002 to 2013.

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