The exhibition required a leading-edge locative audio guide solution capable of serving 1.2 million visitors across a demanding touring schedule, travelling to 24 cities across Australia. The audio guide hardware had to be reliable, easy to clean and comfortable for visitors of all ages with light-weight headphones and support for high-quality stereo sound. The guide application had to operate without WiFi connectivity and instead perform all data synchronisation tasks over USB while docked for charging.
From early consultation through to ongoing support and maintenance, Art Processors worked closely with all partners and stakeholders to ensure an optimal technical and experience outcome. The project involved extensive project management, design for system architecture, software and hardware, as well as IT and AV hardware procurement. Quality assurance and testing were integral to the project throughout because due to the scale of the exhibition.
Sound has the ability to transport the mind intellectually, spatially, temporally, and emotionally — all at once. When combined with location-aware technology, it can deliver surprising, intimate and place-based experiences in situ. And that's what we did for this project, mapping spatially-aware audio to physical locations within the temporary exhibition space.
In collaboration with project partners, Art Processors helped to conceptualise, design and build a sophisticated and reliable museum audio guide to complement the hugely popular and award-winning exhibition. The SACE Audio Experience transparently implemented a range of technologies to enable a seamless and immersive journey through the exhibition space for visitors.
Impact in numbers
368,000 Visitors who used the Spirit of Anzac Centenary Experience audio guide
2,500 Peak number of visitors who used the audio guide
20 Months the exhibition and audio guide toured around Australia