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Atlas AV and Epson create interactive experiences at Battle of Britain museum

The Bentley Priory Museum, located in Stanmore, has used interactive touchscreens and Epson projectors to tell the story of the Grade II-listed building’s role as Fighter Command Headquarters during the Battle of Britain.

In-house designers at The Bentley Priory Museum worked with Atlas AV to create an immersive experience that offered visitors an insight into the building’s heritage and its wartime operations using integrated technology.

The restoration consists of bespoke interactive touchscreen kiosks built into the grand interior and retro learning resources including rotator dial telephones, handsets and monitors. The newly recreated ‘Filter Room’ is an exact replica of the wartime operations room and projects films from an Epson EB-G6050W on walls and ceilings.

In the Dowding Room, there are four Epson EB-G6650WU projectors, one Epson EB-G6450WU projector and four Epson ELPLU01 short-throw lenses highlighting 1st Baron Dowding’s reign as the commander of RAF Fighter Command.

Charlie Goodliffe at Atlas AV, explained: “The main benefits for this project were the ELPLU01 short-throw lens and the front-venting design of the EB-G series, which in one case allowed a single EB-G6650WU to replace a three-projector portrait edge-blended setup which saved a great deal of expense and complexity for both ourselves and the end customer.”

In addition, the projectors can be rotated vertically by 360° so the museum can easily move the display around the room giving the internal designers the flexibility to change the exhibition.

The models have been designed to be easy to setup and use due to a number of user-friendly installation features, such as pixel alignment and colour uniformity.

“The whole install was a great success, including a royal opening attended by Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall.”