Scan Computers, also based near Manchester in Bolton, and a great supporter of the festival approached Optoma for help.
Taking into account the screen size, throw distance and the need for a high lumen, high resolution projector, the EH505 ProScene projector was the obvious choice. This Full 3D 5,000-lumen projector with WUXGA resolution delivers spectacular image quality and outstanding brightness – ideal for this large venue.
It has multiple lens options, with zoom and focus adjustment to get the exact image size needed, while the wide lens shift range gets the image exactly where it is wanted.
All 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. The dust-sealed, filter free design prevents dust and dirt from affecting the system ensuring optimal image quality with minimal maintenance. With full support for Crestron, Extron, AMX, PJ-Link and Telnet LAN commands, the projector can be controlled and monitored remotely over a LAN.
Scan installed the projector with a long throw lens at the back of the auditorium.
Tom Francis from Scan, said: "We chose to use an Optoma projector because of the high performance, flexibility and ease of configuration to achieve an excellent, sharp image on the Plaza's large screen, which it completely delivered."