Wide Sky Design installed a range of technology to create an immersive experience within the Porthole Room at the visitor centre.
The ‘SeeWall’ exhibit takes Wide Sky Design’s gesture wall concept to create an immersive experience that draws on images and videos of the pier and its surrounding area. Driven by a content management system, this exhibit allows visitors to begin their exploration through physical interaction with the ‘SeeWall’.
Because the space within the visitor centre is quite limited, an Optoma W505 projector with short throw lens was the best choice, creating impact with a three metre wide image at short range. The WXGA resolution W505 projector boasts a brightness of 5,200 lumens and delivers spectacular image quality.
Space is even more restricted for a second exhibit which uses video of the storm of 1990, a notable point in Clevedon’s more recent history. Housed in a tower on the corner of the Toll House, this exhibit creates the experience of being in the eye of the storm in an area just 1.5m x 1.3m in floor space.
The exhibit employs immersive audio and video, using an Optoma EH320UST ultra short throw unit to project original video on the surface of the tower’s interior wall, wrapping around the visitor and enveloping them in the storm.
At 4,000 lumens the EH320UST is one of the brightest ultra-short throw projectors on the market, making it perfect for this bright space. Its Full HD resolution and ultra-short throw lens create a huge vivid picture from very close to the screen eliminating any shadows cast from visitors.
Both projectors are engineered with DLP® technology, pioneered by Texas Instruments. The dust-sealed, filter free design prevents dust and dirt from affecting the system ensuring optimal image quality with minimal maintenance and ultimate reliability.