Dental labs wins industry design award

Dental labs wins industry design award

13 Dec 2010

La Trobe University’s dental laboratories have been awarded the AVIA’s (Audio Visual Industry Awards) Best Use of AV in Post Secondary Education Award for 2010.

Dental LabHead of the School of Dentistry and Oral Health at La Trobe Rural Health School, Professor Peter Wilson had set up several dental facilities in Australia and was very clear about what he wanted – the works!

The University’s Senior Audio Visual Engineer, Linton Schier, and contractor, IBS Audio Visual met with Professor Wilson to be briefed on the project.

IBS AV, who have been working with Victorian universities for over 20 years, have developed a system that meets the highest standards in ergonmics, reliability and performance.

Professor Wilson is delighted with the outcome and says that dentistry and oral health students now have world class teaching facilities.

‘This is the first rural and regional dental school in Australia and is at the forefront of dental education. We have superb facilities for pre-clinical and clinical education and these are spread across the state of Victoria,’ said Professor Wilson.

Professor Wilson congratulated IBS AV on the award, which he says is well deserved.

‘Linton and IBS AV have worked extremely well to make my vision a reality and we now offer our students the very best in teaching equipment as a result,’ said Professor Wilson.

Professor Wilson said that a custom lecturer’s station can transmit lectures onto six high definition ceiling-suspended LCD screens in the labs and directly to 61 ergonomic workstations.

‘This enables students to access the lecture on their PCs across three linkable laboratories. The PCs also operate independently when no lecture is being transmitted,’ said Professor Wilson.

‘The system has the ability to be expanded economically and can also be updated for video-conferencing in future.’

The industry recognises the AVIA as Australia’s only independently adjudicated professional audiovisual awards organisation.

The Best Use of AV in Post Secondary Education is one of six awards categories adjudicated this year. The judging panel of six experienced industry professionals awarded the prizes on the basis of a unique, groundbreaking approach to a complex problem.


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