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Essential Install | Case Study EPIC Ireland Is Ready To Rock! Jon Hughes, MD, Rockbrook Engineering, educates EI on this this museum-based multimedia experience exploring the Irish diaspora. The installations team had to build many of the solutions from the ground up Dubbed the world’s first digital-only museum, the EPIC Ireland interactive visitor experience looks to bring stories of the Irish diaspora to life through a multimedia experience featuring projection mapping, multi-touch tables, sensory equipment and clever use of lighting to showcase the diverse content on display. Tasked with making the magic happen, Rockbrook Engineering is an Irish-run private limited company set up in 2003. The company started out providing specialist industrial and process automation solutions to the food and beverage industry, then diversified into new market segments by forming two additional specialist divisions, namely AV solutions and building technologies and automation, each with their own dedicated engineering teams and project managers. Rockbrook also delivers service level agreements across all areas of the business. The team includes Jon Hughes (managing director/ AV Section director) , Juan Gil (technical director), Paul Byrne (building technologies director), Brian Franzoni (service agreements director) and Neill Connolly (process control director). Past projects the company has delivered include Smithwicks Experience Kilkenny, Ireland Pavilion in the Milan Expo 2015, Cliffs of Moher Exhibition Centre and upgrades to the Guinness Storehouse in Dublin. In the Guinness project the company delivered a seamless video projection on a 40x3m wall with a curved section located on the third floor. This involved setting up 12 projectors to play synchronised content using a custom video server built in house.  Another example of a custom solution by Rockbrook Engineering, was in the installation of a hologram in Smithwick’s Experience Kilkenny. The hologram was installed in a vault with restricted space for existing solutions to be used. The solution was designed to allow a hologram to be displayed by reflection of an 80in screen installed on a custom suspension system, which could be 50 | December 2016 Case Study.indd 50 15/12/2016 11:51