Eight EH503 ProScene projectors with short throw lenses were discreetly ceiling mounted to project the continuous 360 degree video around the walls, giving students a feeling of actually being at the centre of political history.
This projector was chosen due to its combination of zoom, lens shift and choice of five lenses including an off-axis short throw. This met the requirements of the 360 degree projection and ensured installation was flexible and straightforward.
This bright 5,200-lumen 1080p projector produces vivid colours and pin-sharp imagery. It also has powerful image blending tools with a 3-axis colour matching system and 10x lamp-power steps making it ideal for edge blending projects like this. With full support for Crestron, Extron, AMX, PJ-Link and Telnet LAN commands, the projector can be controlled and monitored remotely over a LAN.
Electrosonic worked alongside Centrescreen for the visual content, which included a memorable and visually vibrant 15-minute production where the story of Parliament is brought vividly to life.
Students also see recreated events connected to each debating chamber such as when the suffragettes fiercely protested in the House of Commons in 1908, and when the Duchess of Queensbury attempted to gain access to the House of Lords in 1739. The projection is accompanied by six Tannoy Di 5a powered speakers to create an immersive sound.
To ensure that all audiences ranging from key stage two to key stage five respond positively to the show’s core messages, two versions of the film were created with differing levels of visual intensity and language used. When entering the room, the desired show can be selected simply via an iPad.
The Discovery Space is connected to the Electrosonic ESCAN remote monitoring service to support continuous operational reliability. In the event of a fault occurring with the AV systems, an alert will be created for the Electrosonic team to swiftly respond.
All Optoma projectors use DLP technology from Texas Instruments. This uses millions of mirrors to produce high quality imagery which does not suffer colour degradation over time. The dust-sealed, filter free design prevents dust and dirt from affecting the system ensuring optimal image quality with minimal maintenance.