Te Pae Christchurch Convention Centre is now firmly established as New Zealand’s premiere meeting and events venue. Identified as one of the anchor projects for the Christchurch Central Recovery Plan after the destruction of the previous convention centre by the 2011 earthquakes, Te Pae Christchurch was officially opened in December 2021 after years of planning, construction and pandemic delays.
New Zealand’s first convention centre to meet international standards, Te Pae has capacity to host 2000 delegates and has already attracted interest for national and international business events, with more than 100 events confirmed in its first year of operation.
The precinct includes riverside banquet rooms, a large exhibition hall, flexible meeting spaces and a 1400-seat auditorium. To complement the magnificent architecture, Te Pae is outfitted with state-of-the-art audio-visual and ICT solutions to allow their clients to create memorable experiences.
To achieve Christchurch’s vision of what an international convention centre should be in terms of technology, Audio-Visual integrators TenFour were appointed to provide a complete AV solution in three separate buildings. This integration included background music systems, outdoor advertising screens, an Emergency Warning and Intercommunication System as well as a complete digital signage system.
Planning for the centre’s digital signage included a centre-wide, fully integrated digital signage solution consisting of LED screens, projectors and LCD panels. A requirement was that the centre’s digital signage system should provide flexible content for any event, including custom content management for branding, advertising, or visual impact opportunities and the ability to broadcast live TV.
Due to its ability to manage, schedule and play content in just a few clicks, giving real time access to content in large venues, TenFour selected the Tripleplay Signage and IPTV platform to achieve the client’s objectives. Tripleplay gives the Te Pae operator the ability to easily record or stream content from the Auditorium venue-wide, simply by initiating it on the touch panels in the Auditorium spaces. Content is stored on the Tripleplay servers to be edited and distributed as required.
“This was the largest roll out we’ve done in New Zealand with over forty IPTV, digital signage and wayfinding screens installed across the site. We are stoked with the result.”
Nathan Roche, TenFour’s Sales and Marketing Director says, “This was the largest roll out we’ve done in New Zealand with over forty IPTV, digital signage and wayfinding screens installed across the site. We are stoked with the result and proud to have been part of this project, contributing to Christchurch’s success.”