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iion is a creative software studio building bespoke, practical, and unique applications used by thousands across diverse industries and communities

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Employing and contracting experts for all our products and projects, with hundreds of active clients, supporting thousands of employees across diverse industries, deploying and managing millions of dollars' worth of infrastructure

David Hayes

Director, BAS MArch (Prof Hons)

Forward-thinking developer and creative director for iion, graduate of the University of Auckland School of Architecture; three years in architecture and the built-environment, six years in software development and digital art.

Jonathan Wiseman

Director, BCom (IS and OM)

Gifted entrepreneur and director of iion, graduate of the University of Auckland School of Business, additionally holding six professional IT qualifications; over 14 years in information systems and operations management.

Our clients are Corporate, National and Local Government, Construction, Property, Community, Hospitality, Education, Centres of Excellence, Live Production, Broadcast, Digital Art and Precinct, and more

Feature Illumination, Optus Stadium

Client: Ramus Illumination

"The intention of the Perth Stadium lighting design was to articulate the architecture and allow the stadium itself to become part of the events; we wanted the stadium to have a unified visual expression – the video, lights and sports lights all sync to serve the moment."
- Bruce Ramus

Our CORE platform unifies all aspects of the installation, including content playback, fixture mapping, building management integration, and cloud management.

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Image credit / MULTIPLEX

Facade Projection, Jupiters Gold Coast

Client: Ramus Illumination

One of Australasia's largest permanent outdoor projections, part of the $345 million refurbishment and expansion underway.

iion worked with Ramus to create an innovative control system, providing easy to use management tools and real-time monitoring.

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Image credit / Jupiters Hotel and Casino

Living Art Installation, Jupiters Gold Coast

Client: Ramus Illumination

Over 12,000 individual lights are precisely mapped to form a contiguous content surface aligning perfectly for viewers at the entrance to the Hotel and Casino.

Unique iion MNM software was used to automatically map the physical location of every pixel (in under 10 minutes) so that any content can be "projected" onto the virtual surface.

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Image credit / Jupiters Hotel and Casino

Darling Quarter Luminous, Sydney

Client: Ramus Illumination

Luminous is a large-scale interactive work in Sydney's Darling Harbour, comprising almost a thousand LED fixtures, controllers and infrastructure, media servers, two large-screen multi-touch kiosks, smartphone integration, and web integration.

iion created the software and systems for interactivity and consulted on the project's creative design and infrastructure.

Image credit / Darling Walk Trust

Nelson Street Cycleway, Auckland

Client: Auckland Council/NZTA

Nelson Street Cycleway has been enhanced by a unique lighting experience. Custom software recognises and reacts to pedestrians and cyclists. They will be followed by light via 290 fixtures across 700m.

iion created the software and systems for interactivity and consulted on the project's lighting design and infrastructure.

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onSite for Novotel Hotel, Auckland

Client: Warren and Mahoney

Novotel at Auckland Airport is a significant new landmark with an unmistakably New Zealand identity.

onSite was used exclusively for defect management and quality assurance. Floors were completed in record time.

Image credit / Simon Devitt

RWC 2011 Countdown Clock, Auckland

Client: Auckland City Council

Commissioned by the Auckland Council to create public awareness and buzz counting down to the first Rugby World Cup match - counted 364 days, 23 hours, 59 minutes, and 59 seconds outside Auckland's busy Britomart centre.

iion designed all aspects of the countdown clock right down to the circuitry and software.

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Stolen Girlfriends Club, 2010-2011

Client: Stolen Girlfriends Club

Bespoke software and show design expertise were called for in several Stolen Girlfriends Club shows in NZ and Australia. These shows were most highly praised.

"The show alone was amazing... went out with a bang, staging a mock wedding with large poppers of confetti spraying out into the crowd as the model-bride threw her bouquet."
-Joanne Faith

Image credit / Stolen Girlfriends Club

Opening Central Park in Sydney

Client: Ramus Illumination

Dubbed The Living Mall, Central Park in Sydney is home to the world's largest interactive digital wall in a shopping centre.

Continuing a series of collaborations with Ramus Illumination, iion was privileged to create the interactive digital opening sequence used by Cr. Clover Moore, Lord Mayor of Sydney, and will continue to create interactive works for the digital wall.

Image credit / Ramus Illumination

PORTAL at Auckland Heritage Festival 2013

Client: University of Auckland Student Group

iion was sought out by University of Auckland students to help them realise an ambitious interactive artwork for Here Now: re-imagining New Lynn.

Combining bespoke software, hundreds of cardboard tubes, a Kinect sensor, and part of the Telecom Christmas Tree, the students created a responsive and dynamic art-piece.

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VFX for Parachute Festival

Client: Parachute Music

For over ten years, David Hayes of iion has developed the visual effects for Parachute's annual festival to an internationally regarded level, working with LCD arrays, pixel-mapping, low-res and high-res LED screens, and more.

The intent of every design has been accentuating live performance and drawing the audience closer.

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Milkwall for TEAR Fund

Client: The Production Co

Milkwall is a collaboration between The Production Co and iion, for Tearfund. Using their smart phones, users can interact directly with the 864 milk bottles, to paint and play, as well as social links to facebook and twitter to spread awareness virally.

Milkwall is unique in its need to be deployed anywhere, anytime. As such, it uses mobile technologies through a unique passive API.

Image credit / Post[media]

logistics for ONCE'IT

Client: ONCE'IT

iion was engaged by ONCE'IT - a new Zealand based designer fashion sale website - to engineer their logistics chain and design their business processes. iion created customised software to automate the pick-and-pack logistics chain, from confirmation of the order to consignment collection by the courier.

Website and Store

Client: AUT Millennium

AUT Millennium's mission is to produce world class outcomes in high performance and community sport, health and well-being.

iion was engaged to design and develop their web presence and online store. Utilising iion Logistics, the online store consistently delivers results.

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