International audio-visual specialist, Electrosonic, has provided equipment, installation and programming services to the new human health gallery at the Konya Science Centre in Turkey.
The company was selected by Maltbie, a leading provider of experiences for museums, visitor centres and specialty projects. The new gallery features a wide range of exhibits designed to engage and educate visitors. Some, such as “Cells of Your Body, ” “Immune Cell Army” and “Reduce Your Risk, ” use a game format played out on Ideum Pro 55 55-inch touch tables, customised by Maltbie and connected by Electrosonic to network control.
Others, such as “The Anatomical Family” and “Blood Vessel Voyager”, employ Panasonic short-throw projectors to display images and animations. Visitors are encouraged to find out more via Elo Touch Solutions touchscreen kiosks.
BrightSign HD media players drive eight of the exhibits and seventeen Dell PCs supply PC-driven content throughout the gallery. The final exhibit invites visitors to take part in a “Healthy Habits Survey”. The PC stores information and shows visitors how they measure up against other participants. It also gives them the option to receive health-based emails and literature once they get home.
Electrosonic’s Elliot Nyfield, programmer and commissioning engineer on the project, created the custom AMX control system GUI. AMX allows blanket and individual control of all the exhibits in the new gallery.
Tim Wilson, Electrosonic's project manager, was quick to praise the exhibit production and maintenance manager, Levent Komurcu, for his “great assistance during the on-site installation portion of the project. He assisted us with everything from finding local suppliers to helping with translations.”