Equipment installed in the BFI includes a total of seven 42-inch TH-42PS9BK and one 65-inch TH-65PF9BK plasma screens, all of which are wall-mounted. With the exception of one plasma, all screens are linked into the BFI's content management system, which provides fresh content on a daily basis.
In addition, the BFI has taken delivery of two Panasonic PT-LB10NTE projectors for use on an ad-hoc basis around the venue, along with a larger PT-D5500E device, which is permanently ceiling-mounted in the atrium area and is utilised to show footage from previous BFI exhibitions.
According to BFI sponsorship executive Shaun Fradd, the organisation has been particularly impressed by the robustness of the Panasonic equipment, not least the plasmas in the public areas. "Apart from those in the Film Caf_, which are out of people's way, the others are quite accessible (even to kids), but there have not been any problems in that sense. They've been very resilient," he said.
Fradd added that the BFI is currently mulling a further expansion of its moving image content display systems, with one possible route involving the installation of a 103-inch Panasonic plasma in the main foyer area.
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