A faculty application outlining all equipment, fixtures, fittings, wiring and installation was submitted and approved by the Diocesan Advisory Committee.
Ambient Audio Visual chose Optoma’s EW865 projector due to its high resolution (WXGA), high brightness (6,000 lumens), motorised lens shift, its ability to operate 360˚ and its reliability. The dust-sealed, filter-free design prevents dust and dirt from affecting the system ensuring optimal image quality with minimal maintenance.
The EW865 was also chosen because it is compatible with the BX-CTA03 long throw lens. This lens has an excellent throw ratio of 1.6 ~ 3.07, which together with the lens shift capabilities of the EW865, provided real flexibility for installation.
The projector was installed on an oak shelf high up, just below a stained glass window, to provide rear projection onto the 2.5-metre motorised screen.
The screen box and motorised winch were installed so that they are out of sight at the top of the church’s seven metre high ceiling but, when lowered are optimally aligned at the front of the congregation. The two-stage motorised winch operates via a remote control which drops the screen box five metres using steel cables. The screen is then lowered from the screen box.
Ambient Audio Visual erected scaffolding and used a pulley system to install the equipment at the top of the church.