“Having worked extensively with projectiondesign and their integration partners during the 2008 opening [of the California Academy of Sciences] we knew just where to go to find the latest in projection technology”, sais Blair Parkin, Managing Director at Visual Acuity, independent technology consultant for the Earthquake exhibit project at California Academy of Sciences.
“Since the original project projectiondesign have made massive strides in furthering energy efficient display technology with the launch of their ReaLED product range hence it was an easy decision to select the FL32 projectors for this demanding application”, continues Blair.
California Academy of Sciences’ latest project “Earthquake” uses 4 x FL32 LED illuminated projectors for their 20ft-wide immersive dome. This latest project for the Academy comes after projectiondesign supplied several projectors to the institution for its Morrison Planetarium, Water Planet exhibit, Hohfeld Hall pre-show area and scientific Visualization Studio in 2008. The low power consumption and high efficiency of the previous projectors helped to make the Academy the first-choice to achieve Platinum LEED certification for sustainable building design.
Four years later, with the Academy having achieved a second Platinum rating for its environmentally responsible operations and maintenance, the emphasis was even more firmly on sustainability. The ReaLED technology that powers the FL32 promises 100,000 hours of service life with no deterioration in output over time, which in addition to helping preserve the planet, also gives the customer a very low and completely predictable cost of ownership.
The FL32 LED projectors are seamlessly edge-blended onto a domed projection surface, with content derived from 7thSense Delta media servers, and image processing and alignment from Scalable Display Technologies. Visual Acuity acted as an independent technology consultant for the project, and systems integration was performed by local AV systems company BBI Engineering.