Electrosonic has revved up the offering at Daytona’s Motorsports Hall of Fame of America (MSHFA) with a projection and AV systems upgrade.
The leading AV solutions company has designed, installed, programmed and commissioned new equipment for the museum’s Robert E. Petersen Theatre and the Great Moments exhibit.
The MSHFA moved to the Daytona International Speedway in Florida in 2016. It is the only hall of fame that features the full range of American motorsports including cars, motorcycles, off-road vehicles, powerboats and airplanes.
Electrosonic has installed a 12,000 lumen Christie HD laser phosphor projector in the Robert E. Petersen Theatre which displays three looped videos on the screen. The theatre pays tribute to the founder of HOT ROD magazine who went on to establish a publishing empire. Petersen and his numerous auto-centric publications have played a pivotal role in promoting American motorsports worldwide.
“By replacing equipment at the end of its life cycle, we were able to shrink almost a full rack of gear to just about one-quarter of a rack,” commented Electrosonic project manager, Fred Davidowitz. “The new projector fills the screen with stunning, bright images.”
The sound system that entertains visitors in the theatre’s queue line has also been upgraded. Electrosonic installed 14 QSC surface-mount speakers to enhance the audio experience.
The Great Moments exhibit is a small theatre that celebrates the lives and careers of famous figures in motorsports history. Electrosonic has given it a systems makeover with a new Panasonic HD projector and BrightSign HD media player. The exhibit is a stand-alone system that is automated to turn on and off with a built in scheduler within the BrightSign.
The future-proof upgrades to the two theatres are set to keep the MSHFA at full throttle for years to come.