Serving as the gateway to the museum’s exhibits, the rotunda houses the jewel in the crown of The Franklin Institute: the Benjamin Franklin National Memorial. Herein, multimedia displays surround a marble statue of Benjamin Franklin, projecting quotes and clips showcasing his many inventions and contributions to science. The highlight is “Ben Franklin Forever,” a 3.5-minute video presentation displayed on four of the rotunda walls, and now brightly illuminated with Barco’s PGWU-62L laser projectors.
Quality, reliability and cost effectiveness
Advanced AV orchestrated the transformation, selecting the Barco PGWU-62L laser phosphor projector as the perfect choice for its “overall picture quality, price, and 5-year extended warranty,” according to Advanced AV Account Manager, Tim Pickford. The new projectors feature state-of-the-art Barco laser illumination technology, which is the most cost-effective solution for long-running commercial applications. With the projectors running a solid 10 hours per day, The Franklin Institute is recognizing tens of thousands of dollars saved per year.