projectiondesign ReaLED comes to Orion Planetarium1 March 2010
The new technology for the accurate reproduction of black levels has made its global commercial debut with an installation in the Orion Planetarium at Denmark’s Aarhus University. Equipped with a hand-selected, wide-angle lens, the FL32 1080 ReaLED DLP projector creates 4 x 6m images of the stars, galaxies, space ships and computer-generated video animations – while remaining hidden from public view.
Integrated into a Sky-Skan SPICE Automation control system – which ensures complete synchronisation between the various image sources – the FL32 was supplied by projectiondesign’s distributor for Denmark, Netkom Distribution.
Planetarium director Lars Petersen first encountered the FL32 1080 during a trip to projectiondesign’s head office in Fredrikstad, Norway, with project integrator Audio-Visuelt Centrum A/S. Noting that the images from the projector have to ‘blend in’ with other visuals, Petersen remarked that "it is vital for the background of the video to be really black. ReaLED technology from projectiondesign has made this possible."
Anders Løkke, international marketing & communications manager for projectiondesign, added: "Our combination of LED illumination and precision optics is perfect for the planetarium and simulation markets, where there is a need for a very large and convincing image to be rendered with excellent black levels. We’re delighted to have been able to fulfil the potential that this client clearly saw in our technology when he was first shown it, and believe that the Orion Planetarium will be the first of many installations worldwide to make use of ReaLED technology."
Image Credit: Orion Planetarium