Integrated Circles Helps Box Hill Create New Interactive Discovery Zone
Sound effects, interactive computers and wildlife cameras help bring visitors centre to life
New interactive equipment from audio-visual specialist Integrated Circles has helped to create a new interactive ‘Discovery Zone‘ at Box Hill to improve and update its visitor centre with advanced technology.
Commissioned by the National Trust, Integrated Circles installed a range of audio-visual equipment in Box Hill’s visitor’s centre to provide visitors with interactive equipment to help better educate them about the nature site.
As part of the deployment Integrated Circles installed one of their renowned solid-state VideoStores with a 32” LCD screen to display wildlife films, and an interactive computer to provide information about the site. Another small screen displays a direct feed from bird boxes and wildlife cameras placed around the site, while an Integrated Circles solid-state SoundStore allows visitors to sample sounds of local wildlife through handsets.
Helen Shackleton, artist for the Box Hill discovery zone, said: “We worked with Integrated Circles to create a space which would help give people more information in a creative and enjoyable way.
“Having worked with Integrated Circles for a number of years on similar projects I know they fully understand exactly what is needed for a project such as this and their installations always complement my work. They are extremely helpful in giving consultative advice on what will and won’t work and their high standard of work means they are always my first choice on the projects I work on.”
Paul Nolan, Integrated Circles, project manager said: “We were extremely happy to be involved in this project as audio visual and interactive technology gives people a more engaging and exciting way to learn. We did our best to maximise the use of the space we had at Box Hill and have received a lot of positive feedback on our work.
“Giving visitors access to interactive facilities will help them to better appreciate the nature and wildlife in their own backyard and we hope that the energy efficient and durable solid-state elements will be key in drawing people into the centre for many years to come.”