Optoma’s partnership with Culturespaces started towards the end of 2012, when a series of Optoma projectors were first installed at Carrières de Lumières. Culturespaces went on to install over 60 Optoma projectors, chosen due to their reliability, colour performance, high brightness, and excellent price/quality ratio.
Amongst the projectors installed was the Optoma ProScene EH7500 and WT1 lens – chosen for the project for its ability to produce a high-quality large image from a short throw distance. Also, its outstanding brightness (6,500 lumens) and clear imagery created through the WUXGA resolution.
A number of Optoma ProScene EH505’s were installed due to the projector’s wide lens shift range and off-axis short throw lens option; essential for projecting around obstacles formed by the irregular space. The EH505 includes 5,000-lumens, WUXGA resolution and powerful image blending tools that deliver spectacular image quality and outstanding brightness. The multiple lens options, zoom and focus adjustment ensured that installation was straightforward.
Over 30 Optoma LED+ ZW212ST projectors were installed in the former quarry; some in portrait mode to project onto the floor. The ZW212ST was the obvious choice for the audio visual show because of its outstanding flexibility both in terms of projection capabilities and installation. The LED+ technology also offers consistent brightness and colour performance, with minimal degradation. This means the ZW212ST will maintain its out-of-the-box image quality without the need for expensive lamp changes throughout its lifetime.
Additionally, a number of other Optoma projector models were installed, including the EX785, EW775, W505 and EW610ST. All Optoma projectors feature DLP® (Digital Light Processing) technology, pioneered by Texas Instruments, which produces high quality images and ensures the projector does not suffer colour degradation over time, as sometimes experienced in other projector technologies.