Upgrading to F32 series of projectors addressed issues at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science's planetarium's system that had proven unreliable and with an extremely high cost of ownership.

In the four years since we upgraded, the projectors have been used for nearly 20,000 presentations and have given us 99.99% up time. Their reliability has been outstanding.
- Tim Nicholson, Exhibit Technology Manager and Senior System Developer

Six F32 projectors are blended together to form a seamless full-dome display of 360 degrees by 160 degrees, at a high resolution of 3,300 by 3,300 pixels.

Immersive display specialist Global Immersion designed and integrated the multi-channel projection system as part of their proprietary Fidelity Bright™ digital theatre solution which includes the planetarium’s custom media management and playback systems. The Museum’s in-house team designed and installed other areas of the technology upgrade themselves including multi-channel audio and lighting control systems.

As well as immersive movie content that resides on in-house servers, the planetarium also hosts live concerts ‘under the stars’ and special events such as viewings of Earth from space using real-time navigation from SCISS’ Uniview. One special requirement the planetarium had was a seamless way to switch between three different ‘clusters’ of media servers – one for day-to-day operations, and two development clusters for special events.

The high reliability and performance characteristics of the F32 projectors provide an attractive commercial grade solution for professional use.