AV Stumpfl Pixera drives historical voyage at The Peak Tram, Hong Kong

Hong Kong's The Peak Tram received an AV overhaul, including multiple LED canvases powered by AV Stumpfl Pixera media servers to deliver educational content and bespoke experience to its visitors as they travel through various multimedia ‘zones’.

A total of five Pixera one media servers were used, all managed from one director server across the whole attraction.

Two AV Stumpfl Pixera one Quad server systems deliver synchronised content across multiple LED canvases throughout the ‘Go Wild’ zone where visitors can learn about the local flora and fauna in the surrounding area.

The Pixera media servers enable uncompressed playback across the mapped sections of each zone, with their control capabilities supporting third party devices, allowing content to be triggered by the The Peak Tram’s battery management system. The media server also interacts with lighting and audio, as well as the BMS to provide a full AV experience to visitors.

ASCL (Audio System Consultants [ASIA] Ltd) acted as system integrator for this revamp project, whilst CosmoVision provided technical support, taking advantage of Pixera’s previsualisation features to pre-build and configure the system prior to onsite deployment.

CosmoVision’s technical sales engineer, Jason Yeung, explained how testing content offsite streamlined project deliver: “Pixera’s previsualisation tools enable designers, content producers and system integrators to pre-build everything before onsite set up. Being able to preview and test the content prior to installation, to ensure that the performance matches expectations, saves valuable time and resources.”

Samy Cheung, assistant project manager at ASCL, commented: “During the LED wall installation process, CosmoVision installed temporary control buttons to run pattern and colour tests on the LED wall easily and efficiently. After the installation, the UI was updated to accommodate the operator’s daily usage, providing a more flexible and convenient control system.”

Yeung concluded: “For this project, we utilised AV Stumpfl’s edge blending features and full arsenal of projection mapping functions for geometric correction and alignment. Taking advantage of AV equipment to present The Peak Tram’s historical information, the audience can now learn and explore the site in a much more engaging way than ever before.”

The tramway resumed service at the end of August after its AV refurbishment, ahead of an official grand opening which took place in early December.

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