Xpark Aquarium in Taiwan installs Christie projectors and processing solutions

Located in the northwestern municipality of Taoyuan, Xpark is touted as Taiwan’s first “super Xtra-sensory” aquarium. It leverages Christie’s visual technology solutions to create the wow factor and enhance the overall visitor experience.

Xpark Aquarium appointed Christie’s Taiwanese partner Dacoms Technology, which has over 30 years of experience in ProAV installations, to install and commission the projection and image processing systems across the facility. Dacoms accomplished the digital projections using 35 Christie DWU850-GS 1DLP laser projectors, 25 Christie Captiva DHD410S 1DLP ultra short throw laser projectors, as well as an array of Christie Pandoras Box Compact Players, Pandoras Box Media Players and Pandoras Box Widget Designer.

Terence Lee, product manager, Dacoms Technology, said: “Xpark Aquarium is arguably one of the most complex and demanding installs that we have partaken in recent years, but it is also very rewarding and satisfying. We have deployed a total of 60 Christie 1DLP laser projectors to illuminate four major exhibition zones with dazzling floor and wall projections that perfectly complement the fascinating marine life on display. The projected contents are driven by the versatile Christie Pandoras Box Compact and media players.”

Lee noted that various factors including long-lasting laser illumination, performance, colour accuracy and dependability are considered when deploying projection equipment in this modern aquatic museum. He said: “Not only do the projectors have to display life-like images and natural colour reproduction, they also need to be rugged enough to withstand high-usage conditions, and yet operate silently without impacting the visitor experience.”

Lee added: “We have also created a customised program using the Widget Designer that enables the Pandoras Box Compact and Media Players to automatically switch on or shut down all the projectors, audio equipment, playback systems, as well as display and lighting systems in the aquarium according to the opening and closing times. This powerful feature has helped to automate these daily tasks and allows the aquarium’s employees to focus on other areas of their work.”

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