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CityLife Church



CityLife Church Knox were putting a new ‘face’ on their building, in the process creating a number of practical spaces for their community to gather, both formally and informally. To make those new spaces – including reception areas, multiple meeting rooms, and community care facilities – as usable as they needed to be, we worked with the church to design and implement a system that was seamlessly integrated throughout the building yet simple to operate.


Client Name
CityLife Church (Knox Campus)
Wantirna South, Victoria

The Challenge

We had to develop a system that could be centrally maintained by the AV department but easily used by any novice. The goal was to set up so that anyone could simply plug in their laptop, press one or two buttons, and have everything working.

Our Solution

After some discussions to consider the most appropriate equipment and approach, we designed a centrally managed but easy to use system that significantly increased the quality of the AV experience in their spaces.

Previously they had multiple meeting rooms with manual equipment down the back of each room that would need a trained operator. As they were nearly tripling their meeting room capacity without increasing their staffing, we focused on ease of operation. We were able to deliver a complete solution within their budget without compromising on quality.

Project Features

Several large and small meeting rooms

From 50-250 seaters with integrated projection and audio system.

Multiple wireless microphones, audio inputs and foldback monitors

can be operated from the in-room Crestron touchpanel or roaming iPads. Each room also has the ability to integrate technical control via outboard digital mixing consoles, video production and lighting control from the rear of the room.

Auditorium video feed to each room

Presents a feed of the Main Auditorium onto a display at the rear, which doubles as a confidence monitor. The largest room has the ability to control stage lighting from the touchpanel and create a great stage feel from one or two button presses.

Public spaces and foyers

With centrally managed and automated background music, multiple TVs for auditorium feeds.

Four video walls throughout the complex

Driven by a ventrally managed Brightsign signage system.

Centrally managed

By Crestron control and QSys audio DSP.

Video and audio content distribution

Sourced over optical fibre from the broadcast studioes, then distributed site-wide via optical fibre, IP streaming, and Digital Media infrastructure to multiple buildings.

“Transparency throughout the whole process was a really big factor both in the way that the design came together and being realistic [about solutions].”
– Peter Leigh, Executive Minister

← Click on Peter Leigh’s image to watch the full testimonial.