The Hong Kong Jockey Club Drug InfoCentre is the first permanent anti-drug educational exhibition centre in Hong Kong. It was launched in 2004 with the funding from the Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust, and managed by the Narcotics Division of the Security Bureau. After a year-long renovation, the InfoCentre was reopened in December 2022, with the theme of "Emerging from a cocoon". The aim of the renovation is to provide a full-sensory anti-drug journey for public with visual, auditory and sensory experiences, arousing the anti-drug awareness and attention to drug issues through the interactive facilities.
The Symbolization of "Emerging from a cocoon"
A set of P3 Flexible Spiral LED Wall is suspended from the ceiling, it looks like a cocoon hanging on a tree branch, tying in with the interior fitting-outd and the theme of "Emerging from a cocoon", which symbolizes change and transformation. Visitors can take selfies by using the Interactive Photo Booth Kiosks, different photos frame with against drug abuse slogans can be selected through the touch screens, and the photos will be displayed on the LED Wall afterwards.
Strengthen Anti-drug Education with Interactive Games and Kiosks
To strengthen visitors’ understanding of the impact of drug abuse, tons of interactive elements are adopted in the InfoCentre. NEC MultiSync® Multi-Touch Displays are widely used as Interactive Signage Kiosks in several zones for introducing the physical and psychological damages caused by drugs, with the integration of gesture sensors, customized interactive media contents and game props. Visitors can also interact with drug rehabilitees via the Hologram Displays, to realize the lifetime jeopardization of drug abuse and the importance of having a healthy lifestyle.
Bose Professional DesignMax Loudspeakers are extensively installed across the two-story of the centre for the Background Music Solution. All the audiovisual equipment of the InfoCentre can be controlled via the wall-mounted Q-SYS TSC-80w-G2 8” Control Touch Panels and Handheld Apple iPads.
With the Time-sync Show Automation System, all the contents and background music of the InfoCentre are preset by programming, the preprogrammed contents and effects will be run on time automatically according to the schedule, creating an unforgettable visitor experience by the smooth and lively guided tour.
Multi-Purpose Theatre with High Flexibility
The Multi-Purpose Theatre is not only for the guided tour, but also available for government departments to hold meetings, and allows organizations to launch activities relating to anti-drug preventive education or positive lifestyle. Therefore, the flexibility of the theatre is maximized to cater to the usages of different parties.
A set of Panasonic PT-RZ970LB 10,000-Lumen WUXGA DLP Projector and a set of ShowTex 2.3m(W) x 2.2m(H) High Contrast Grey & Roller Projection Screen are built at the front of the theatre, audiences can enjoy stunning image quality with vivid color from different angles. Both the projector and screen can be hidden in the ceiling with no visual footprint. Full Coverage Audio Solution is deployed with the installation of Bose Professional EdgeMax EM180 In-ceiling Premium Loudspeakers, DesignMax DM8S Loudspeakers and Shure Microflex® Wireless Microphone System. Featuring Bose PhaseGuide™ technology, the EdgeMax EM180 loudspeakers provide a unique asymmetrical vertical pattern for room-filling coverage when mounting near wall-ceiling boundaries. And Shure Microflex Wireless Microphones flawlessly capture full-range audio for clear, detailed communication with AES-256 encryption. Videos of different drug temptation scenarios will be played on the screen during the tour, visitors can make their decisions by using the Clikapad Wireless Audience Response Keypads on their hands with the integration of Custom Fabricated Voting System, evoking participants to prevent and caution the drug temptation in the daily life.
To enhance the public’s anti-drug education, a variety of interactive kiosks and games are installed in the newly renovated Drug InfoCentre. By adopting the edutainment format, the public’s awareness of anti-drug and the damages of drug abuse can be grown through this full-sensory anti-drug journey.
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