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AUSTRALIAN MUSEUM

More Than a Leading Sydney Attraction, This is a Hub of Information, Resources and Research.For more than 180 years, the Australian Museum has been at the forefront of Australian scientific research, collection and education. Underpinning its research is an irreplaceable collection — more than 18 million objects representing a timeline of the environmental and cultural histories of the Australian and Pacific regions. In addition to the permanent exhibits of its historic collection, the museum also hosts numerous changing exhibitions to inspire visitors of all generations. This multimedia system was designed to give guests a hands-on experience of the tyrannosaur family tree, the evolution of the dinosaurs, and a fusion of the past and present. Large-screen multimedia walls were installed onto both sides of the tunnel-like alleyway, allowing images created especially for the exhibition to be realistically projected onto the walls. Because there is very little space behind the multimedia walls, large images have to be projected from an extremely short distance.

Challenge

Create vivid and immersive multimedia walls along a narrow alleyway, with limited space.

Solution

Panasonic projectors with the ET-DLE030 Ultra-short-throw lens enabled large-screen projections from short distances behind screens.

Result

Visitors stare in amazement at high-definition, lifelike images, which give the exhibition remarkable attraction.

The Panasonic PT-DZ870 1-Chip DLP™ projector boasts 8,500 lumens of brightness, superb picture quality and advanced features appropriate to the museum exhibition. The new ET-DLE030 ultra-short-throw lens makes it possible to project sufficiently large images from the narrow space behind the screen. The PT-DZ870 projector also features the Multi-Screen Support System (edge blending/color matching) to enable seamless, edge-blended projection. This unique application makes it possible to achieve the long, horizontal screen.

Because the exhibition will continue for more than six months, the ability to use the system for long periods with high stability is crucial. The PT-DZ870's long lamp life and filter-less and dust-resistant design lower maintenance costs and labor. Also, Multi-Unit Brightness Control automatically corrects the lighting fluctuations that occur over time in the individual projectors and keeps the screen images from the multiple projectors highly uniform until the next lamp replacement cycle.

The multimedia show features large-scale and immersive projections of dinosaurs running through Sydney streets. Visitors of all ages stare in amazement, thanks to the lifelike images of the high-definition content. The fusion of the past and present created through cutting-edge technology gives the exhibition its remarkable attraction.