Essential Install December 2016 - Page 53

Essential Install | Case Study Projected images bring the characters to life The project used a total of 33 projectors, 140 media players, 33 PCs, 136 speakers and 136 channels of audio hidden from public view and therefore produced a clear image in the reflection film. Much of this experience came in handy when taking on the company’s latest project. Based in the underground vaults of The CHQ building in Dublin’s docklands, the objective for EPIC Ireland was to design a technologyrich and highly interactive portrayal of the Irish diaspora and their exploits around the globe. Jon explains that the company managed the various AV hardware final design with regard to final equipment selection, which was very much lead by integration. The integration between electrical services, video producers and software designers was co-ordinated on site by the Rockbrook Engineering team in order to meet the objectives set out by the EPIC Ireland project management team. In total, the EPIC Ireland museum incorporates over 140 media players, 33 PCs, 33 projectors, 136 speakers and 136 channels of audio DSP. Over 500 network points and redundant show control are incorporated throughout the exhibit. The delivery of the content about the history of Ireland’s diaspora is demonstrated by audio visual displays and innovative interactive exhibits. The 33 Epson EB-G6970WU projectors which deliver much of the immersive experience deliver 6,000 over 3LCD technology. Charlotte Hone, product manager at Epson says: “A big focus for us this year are museums and other public spaces, therefore EPIC Ireland is an important installation for Epson and helps to establish Epson as a top player in the installation market.” Jon explains: “Each installation in the EPIC Ireland exhibition is designed from the ground up. Once budgets were agreed in principle, we undertook a value engineering exercise to optimise costs against performance. Once the equipment was selected for each individual installation in EPIC, detailed schematics were drawn up specifying location and placement of each connection for all the equipment involved. These schematics formed the base for all the physical installation and wiring on site at the Vaults of the CHQ Building where EPIC is situated. “Each installation was designed to be controlled from a central control room were the customer (EPIC) has access to a graphical user interface which allows for complete control of the exhibition.” Equipment choice was key, as Jon explains: “Epson was the projector brand of choice for the EPIC Ireland exhibition. Epson was awarded this contract based on a blind projection test by the key project management team of EPIC Ireland. Four projectors from leading retail brands were set up in controlled conditions and the team chose the EB-G6970WU LCD installation projector unanimously for its quality, clarity of imagery and immersive experience in a wide space, such as a vault. The decision to go with the Epson LCD projectors also resulted in a significant cost saving for the client, in comparison to other AV competitors.” December 2016 | 51 Case Study.indd 51 15/12/2016 11:51