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AV Stumpfl at heart of NY Samsung Galaxy 4 launch

Projection onto three giant projection surfaces was carried out using eight projectors via two “Wings Engine Stage” media servers.

AV Stumpfl’s media server system “Wings AV” was at the heart of the US launch of the much-anticipated Samsung Galaxy 4 in New York.

On the evening of March 14, the world premiere of the new Samsung Galaxy 4 started with a gripping countdown. Over 3,000 journalists and industry representatives filled the seats at Radio City Music Hall in New York and waited expectantly for the presentation of the successor to one of the most successful present day smart phones. For the fans, the event was transmitted live to Times Square and worldwide via the Internet.

The whole show was organised very elaborately in the style of a musical and the actors interacted with the giant projection in the background throughout the show. The complete show was produced and presented using AV Stumpfl’s media server system “Wings AV” which was developed specially for such interactive events.

Wings AV consists of several software and hardware components. The projection onto three giant projection surfaces was carried out using eight projectors via two “Wings Engine Stage” media servers. An additional advantage of the new Wings Engine Stage is claimed to be the illuminated LED front which, due to the colour changes, enables recognition of the status of the media server from quite a distance. With the help of the built-in touch screen it is possible to intervene quickly and systematically in an emergency.

Using the “Wings Vioso” software, calibration of the projection is fully automatic. Thanks to this patented camera-based calibration process, the merging of many projectors into a seamless projection on any type of complex surface is said to be possible simply and quickly.

As the producer of the New York show confirmed, “One strong point of Wings Vioso is that it lets you change the content of the show flexibly and quickly as well as being able to react towards the actors.”

“Moreover, the live players are a perfect way of adding content even during the on-going show,” said Kevin Zevchik from AV Stumpfl USA .

The operation of the sequences in a show like this may, if so wished, be carried out comfortably from a mobile touch screen using the system components “Wings Touch”. Via the hardware component “Wings IObox”, lighting and stage effects can also be connected. Employees of AV Stumpfl’s American subsidiary assisted and supported the event agency throughout the event.

Picture copyright: Samsung Electronics