Global AV specialist, Christie Digital, is illuminating the far reaches of the cosmos at Bangkok Planetarium.
Two Christie Boxer 4K30 projectors are the stars of an immersive experience that takes visitors on a journey into deep space.
As part of Evans and Sutherland’s Digistar 5 system, the projectors deliver close-up views of planets, nebulae and distant galaxies in seconds.
“Digistar contains the entire known universe modelled in three-dimensions allowing audiences to fly through the stars and experience front-row views of the most amazing places astronomers have discovered,” explained Scott Niskach, Director of International Sales for Evans & Sutherland.
Key challenges included having sufficient flexibility to cover the immense 20 metre dome. It was also critical to balance the brightness between the optical stars and the digital system.
Michael Daut, Creative Director/Marketing Director for E&S, praised the omni-directional capabilities and brightness of the projectors:
“It’s a very steep angle – probably an 80-degree angle – almost vertical, where the Boxers are. It was a great fit for the Boxer and I doubt we could have done it with another projector,” he said.
The new attraction is proving popular with visitors of all ages. It is part of a major renovation at the planetarium which included the installation of 280 customised leather seats and a themed wall and lighting system.
The Christie Boxer Series of 3DLP® projectors are recognised globally as the smartest, brightest, and lightest high-performance, professional projectors on the market. They offer a range of smart monitoring features, single-phase power, built-in warping and blending, omni-directional capabilities, a full-range of connectivity and Christie TruLife™ electronics.
“When the Digistar 5 is used as a purely digital planetarium, this is where the Christie Boxer 4K30 projectors really shine,” added Niskach. “This installation is a big change that elevates the planetarium to world-class status.”