American truck company PACCAR has solved the conundrum of confined space projection in its Technical Centre in Mount Vernon, Washington, US, by implementing a new 165in dnp Wide Angle Screen used in conjunction with a Christie 6,600 lumens HD projector.
PACCAR is a global technology leader in the design, manufacture and customer support of premium trucks. The company’s Technical Centre urgently needed a cost-effective, high-quality rear-projection system to fit into a confined space, which is only 120ft deep. The new display solution would be used to display material to the room’s 60-person capacity. Blue Sky Integrated Technologies and rp Visual Solutions were enlisted to help find the best solution for the space before an important business meeting was due to be held there..
After rejecting a diffusion screen, PACCAR selected a 165in dnp Giant Wide Angle Screen rear projection screen, a model already noted for its high brightness, uniformity and contrast in PACCAR locations worldwide. This was matched with a Christie 6,600 lumens HD projector.
dnp Giant Wide Angle Screens feature optical technology that is said to deliver high contrast and increased brightness in any environment, with a peak gain of 3.0. The integrated optical lens system (lenticular/Fresnel) focuses and enhances the rear-projected image for optimum viewing. With their enhanced black levels and matt surface, dnp Giant Wide Angle Screens can overcome challenges such as bright ambient lighting, reflections and difficult viewing angles. The overall PACCAR solution also coped with space limitations that meant a very short throw distance, by employing a freestanding rear-projection pedestal mount with a ducted active fan system for cooling.