‘A little extra magic’: Electrosonic installs AV presentation systems at ‘The Gunners’ museum27 August 2007
Installation of video and interactive exhibits was split between AIVAF, which was responsible for physical interactives, and Electrosonic, which installed the AV and computer screen-based interactive equipment. Content for the Electrosonic-installed equipment was produced by Centrescreen.
Electrosonic’s installation incorporates eight Blade servers providing SD video, one Razor VGA server providing a high-resolution image for the Legends Theatre area, and seven Dell computers to power the screen-based interactive displays. While exhibits work independently, an Electrosonic Mini Show Control Unit (MiniSCU) is deployed for overall housekeeping commands.
Plasma and LCD video displays are from NEC, and the touch screens are from Dicoll. The Legends Theatre is equipped with a PIR detector to start the show and uses a Projection Design F2 projector with 1:1 lens. The Grounds and Entrance exhibits use Plus U7 projectors.
Peter Gumm, Electrosonic’s marketing and communications manager, told II: “Electrosonic has a great deal of experience in providing AV solutions to the leisure and entertainment sector, but there was a little extra magic in being involved with the Arsenal Emirates Stadium project. Our installation coincided with the club’s move from Highbury and it’s fantastic to think that Electrosonic will become a part of footballing history. The exhibition uses a number of impressive 50″ plasma displays, with images streamed through our Mini Show Control Unit (MiniSCU), so Electrosonic now stands proudly alongside the likes of Bob Wilson, Charlie George and Ian Wright!”