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Anthem of the Seas liner install wins Sinus award for Amptown

Paddy Baker 2 February 2016
Anthem of the Seas

One of two Sinus – Systems Integration Awards to be given this year is to honour the development and implementation of the media technology for the Two70° Multiplex Event Area in the Anthem of the Seas cruise liner.

The customers and the contractors of the project will be presented with the awards at Prolight + Sound, on 7 April 2016. For the first time this year, it has been possible for personalities and companies from the sector to submit projects directly to the expert jury.

The specific project that won the award – in the Entertainment category – is the projection and control of visual content on floor-to-ceiling Vistarama glass walls and six choreographed Roboscreens by Amptown System Company (ASC), for customers Royal Caribbean International (RCI) and shipyard Meyer Werft (Papenburg).

The multi-storey Multiplex Two70° Event Area is located in the ship’s stern and is fitted with 6m high panorama windows. During the day, passengers have an awe-inspiring 270° view of the sea. After dusk, the windows are illuminated by 18 projectors and become a 30m wide video screen. This is made possible by brand-new Vistarama technology including special sun-screens on the windows to act as the projection area. A particular challenge was posed by the inclination and curvature of the Vistarama surface, which meant the images shown had to be geometrically adapted to compensate for this.

The result is a project from the floor to the ceiling with an overall resolution of 12,480 x 2,280 pixels. There are also six movable LED screens controlled by robot arms and a state-of-the-art PA system. Thanks to the skilful linkage of the media-technology elements with the dance and music performances, passengers can enjoy a spectacular and emotional overall experience.

Hamburg-based ASC was responsible for the integration and networking of the media and entertainment technology in the 40 event and foodservice areas of the ship. Implementation and detailed technical planning was carried out by the ASC Engineering Team in close cooperation with the cruise line and the shipyard.

In the ‘Corporate’ category, the award will be given for the renewal of the AV media technology in 63 lecture theatres of Stuttgart University.

The presentation ceremony will be held in ‘Saal Europa’ of Hall 4.0 at 18:30 on 7 April. The Opus – German Stage Award – the Musikmesse International Press Award (MIPA) and the Prolight + Sound Press Award (PIPA) will also be presented during the ceremony.

Amptown System Company
Prolight + Sound

(Picture: RCI Roboscreens (c) Royal Caribbean International)

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