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Russia’s Noginsk Museum Chooses Alcorn McBride for Multimedia WW1 Exhibition


Leading manufacturer of show control, audio and video equipment for the themed entertainment industry, Alcorn McBride, has been selected by the Noginsk Museum for their exhibition commemorating the start of World War One.

The multimedia exhibition entitled “Breakthrough” features a 360º projection mapped presentation with surround audio to tell the story of the 209th Bogorodsky infantry regiment of the Russian Army and its role in the First World War. Six edge-blended, ceiling-mounted Panasonic projectors perform the projection mapping.

Sergey Naumenkov, Managing Director at A3V LLC, the company who provided the AV design, engineering, integration and installation services for the project, said, “For overall control of the AV system we wanted to use Alcorn McBride’s state-of-the-art VCore controller, which is lightweight, compact and has a robust design. We knew we could just set it up and let it run for years with no maintenance.”

The museum continues the story upstairs with a series of displays showcasing military photos, weapons, maps, posters and other memorabilia. Ten Samsung LED monitors are mounted above the displays which play archive footage.

Russia’s Noginsk Museum Chooses Alcorn McBride for Multimedia WW1 Exhibition

All of the media in the museum is on a network to enable overall control and to allow easy synchronization among elements. Naumenkov reports that Alcorn McBride’s VCore is ideally suited to the task.  “Each morning, the entire AV system is started by a single button press; similarly, at the end of the day, a single button press closes down all the AV-based exhibits. During museum hours guides can manually control all of the exhibits, schedule presentations and synchronise media by using an Apple iPad and Alcorn McBride’s ShowTouch for iOS.”

In addition, Alcorn McBride’s 8TraXX multichannel audio player is used for background music and exhibit-specific sound effects throughout the museum.

Says Naumenkov: “The system was installed and programmed and everything ran perfectly. Taking into account that this site is quite remote, we knew that employing their equipment for “Breakthrough” was a must.”

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