The club was spending money on adding blackout blinds to all the windows, so it chose material for the 3.5m wide blinds that would be suitable to fulfil a dual purpose of becoming projection screens.
Complete Audio Visual Equipment tested the image quality on the proposed material for the blinds and installed two Optoma ProScene EH501 projectors in the Dining Room and Main Bar. These rooms have a movable partition wall to make one large space during major sporting events or private functions.
The bright Full HD 1080p (1920x1080) EH501 projector boasts a brightness of 5,000 ANSI lumens. Optoma projectors use DLP® technology, pioneered by Texas Instruments. This uses millions of mirrors to produce high quality imagery which does not suffer colour degradation over time, as sometimes experienced in other projector technologies. Optoma is so confident that colours will not degrade, it includes a five-year colour guarantee. And because there are no filters to remove and clean, the projector needs no maintenance.
Ideal for large meeting rooms and lecture theatres, the EH501 is also designed for medical professionals. Its DICOM simulation mode is specially tuned for viewing greyscale images and perfect for viewing X-rays and scans during medical training.
Its 1.5x optical zoom makes installation easy when organisations are replacing their existing projectors and its vertical lens shift system simplifies installation further by adjusting the vertical position of the projected image.
The projector has a USB Reader which can project a JPEG presentation directly from a USB flash drive. It has energy saving features including Eco+ lamp power management, standby mode and auto power off. With full support for Crestron, Extron, AMX, PJ-Link and Telnet LAN commands, the projector can be controlled and monitored remotely over a LAN. This can provide email alerts if an error occurs, a lamp fails or needs to be replaced.
The Farnham-based AV company also installed a CYP 8 x 8 Matrix Switcher, which provides multi-room connectivity with its ability to switch and distribute up to eight HDMI sources. This matrix features eight HDMI outputs and each HDMI output is mirrored to provide a Twin CAT output which runs simultaneously. Installers can connect a PU-1106RX Receiver to each of the Twin CAT outputs to extend the HDMI signal up to 45m for multi-room connectivity.
The matrix can be controlled via the IR Remote Control as well as from the front panel of the device.
Richard Nicholls, Director of Complete Audio Visual Equipment, said: “We used the CYP matrix as it’s a tried and tested product. I have used it before and found it works really well, switches fast and positively and is simple to operate by the end user.”