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Case Study: BIG4 Shepparton East Holiday Park

For the latest in our series of Hume region business case studies, we spoke to Kaye Bernardi - owner of the BIG4 Shepparton East Holiday Park.

Business overview

Kym & Kaye Bernardi have owned and operated the BIG4 Shepparton East Holiday Park for 14 big4-shepparton-east-logoyears. They are an independent member of BIG4 Holiday Parks franchise, which has parks all around Australia. They currently have 23 self-contained cabins, 12 ensuite  powered sites, powered caravan & tent sites and 12 mobile homes. The park predominantly caters for the family market. Both Kym & Kaye have made significant capital investment into technology and their park ensuring it has some of the best family friendly facilities like giant jumping pillow, solar heated pool, synthetic grass tennis court, pedal go-karts, recreation room and camp kitchens.

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Uni TV Switched At The Rural Clinical School in Shepparton

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Ken Clarke watching a dental procedure on Uni TV. (Source: IBES, 2013)

The Victorian Minister for Technology, The Hon Gordon Rich-Phillips officially switched on the Uni TV project on Friday 12 April at the Rural Clinical School in Shepparton.

About The Uni TV Project

The Uni TV project delivers dental education via Internet Protocol Television (IPTV). Dental education has usually been restricted to face to face interaction where students were forced to attend classes in person. However, with the launch of the program students can now view transmissions live and on demand of high-definition 2D and 3D images of procedures.

Final year students in the Doctor of Dental Science will trial this technology to enhance their learning. Uni TV provides them with a great opportunity to stay up to date with their course from a remote location. For example, students from the Rural Clinical School in Shepparton can access relevant material for their studies even while away from the main campus.

Speaking at the switch on, IBES Senior Research Fellow Ken Clarke said, “IPTV infrastructure was designed to be scalable. It can provide multiple simultaneous channels for many independent ‘broadcasters’. Various educational, community, and professional organisations could use IPTV to reach their own target audiences with specialised services supported by various business models.”

Uni TV is a partnership between the Melbourne Dental School and the Institute for a Broadband-Enabled Society (IBES), Ericsson Australia, AARNet and Panasonic Australia. It is supported by the Victorian Government’s Broadband-Enabled Innovation Program (BEIP).

DigitalStrategy101.com.au – Workshops for Manufacturers in Shepparton, Bendigo and Ballarat

A series of seminars, workshops and assistance will be available to manufacturing businesses in and around Shepparton as part of a new Enterprise Connect WINN programme.

The Digital Strategy 101 workshops commence in October. For more information visit www.digitalstrategy101.com.au .

In the video below, Tim Gentle discusses what participants can expect from the workshops. Tim has developed and will deliver the course.

Explore the future at the NBN Discovery Centre on Friday,11 May 2012

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Would you like to discover firsthand how the National Broadband Network and the high speed digital economy will change the way we live?

The Hume RDA are offering you the opportunity to visit the NBNco Discovery Centre and RMIT to experience the future digital economy for yourself.

Join the Hume Regional Development Australia Committee in a free day program that includes:

1. A visit to the NBN Co Discovery Centre, Docklands, including:

  • A 45 minute presentation from NBN technology experts
  • Hands on interaction with future NBN –enabled technologies
  • Experiencing how we will live, work and educate in the future
  • Learn how we will manage our health and environment in the coming years
  • Exclusive question and answer session with senior NBN Co representatives

2. A tour of the RMIT Advanced Manufacturing Precinct

Coach travel to and from Melbourne will be provided. Coach departing Wangaratta at 9am with stops at Benalla,
Seymour and Euroa (returning approximately 7pm)

When: Friday 11th May 2012

Cost: Free (lunch not provided)

Seats are limited so book your seat today by contacting Jenny Brown. Jennifer.Brown@dpcd.vic.gov.au