Goulburn’s Old Cathedral

Commercial Case Study

Product Installed: NetworkHD 400 Series

Standing proudly in the centre of Goulburn, Australia’s first inland city, is St Peter and Paul’s Old Cathedral, the world’s only greenstone church. Its unique and striking sea green facade is a product of the rare green porphyry stone quarried just outside the city. Now, a century and half from its commencement, the Old Cathedral has completed a decades-long, $12m restoration which has not only returned the fabric of the building to its original glory but also brought the building into the 21st century with a state-of-the-art Renkus-Heinz sound system and a network-based control, distribution and AV streaming solution

As the restoration of the magnificent Gothic church moved to the interior works phase, the project sought advice from Amber Technology. “We were contacted quite early in the process to give recommendations on the system design, specifically around the speakers, as cathedrals are very difficult acoustic spaces and Renkus-Heinz is the market leader in that space,” recalled Scott Riley, from Amber’s Technical Sales and Support (TSS).

WyreStorm’s AV over IP solution was chosen for the AV distribution of the project. The WyreStorm NetworkHD 400 series was the best option for Amber, as it offered a great deal of versatility, expansion and control capabilities. 

The NetworkHD 400 series allowed easy distribution of the camera system (AVer) that was used for streaming services, as well as for overflow screens (Newline) on trolleys. 

By using the NetworkHD AV over IP system, Amber was able to provide a flexible, robust solution with simple control so they could position the trolleys anywhere and still have access to all the sources in the space, but allow them to clear the space of screens when not in use to maintain the beauty of the cathedral.

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