AV Stumpfl, Austrian award-winning creator of mobile and installation projection screens, multi-display and show control systems, has provided its new screen and server solution to a leading Asian water park.
Located in Hong Kong Island’s Southern District, Water World Ocean Park opened its doors to new visitors in September this year. The 65,000 square metre all-weather site features five zones with nearly thirty indoor and outdoor attractions, suitable for guests of all ages.
Overlooking the South China Sea, the hillside water park has benefited from a HK$4 billion (€444 million) renovation, creating the biggest park of its type in South-East Asia. With a capacity of 7,000 visitors, the new tourist landmark will also provide a local boost for employment and economic recovery.
An expansive stage sits beside Ocean Park’s wave pool, which now boasts a 20-metre long Optizvision LED screen. The unit can be scheduled to capture guests using a live camera source and display the footage across the 3.8metre high screen.
Reliable and intuitive
AV Stumpfl’s PIXERA two Quad media server will be utilised for branded marketing opportunities and fun experiences including an interactive ‘kiss camera’ game for loved-up guests.
The PIXERA media server was chosen for this project for its reliability and end-user intuition, whilst the PIXERA two Quad was deployed for its 4K playback capabilities, which utilises a framerate of 60fps.
For the renovation, Cosmovision.co., Ltd were responsible for AV system design and implementation, including the prominent LED screen, now a prominent feature of Water World Ocean Park.
Jason Yeung, Cosmovision’s technical sales engineer says: “We had the luxury of pre-programming the PIXERA server in our workshop before deploying the unit onsite. With the project configured and setup prior to installation, aligning the pixel to pixel resolution with the LED screen was very straightforward.”
To ensure a bright, sharp image in the indoor wave pool despite natural sunlight shining in from the building’s canvas top, a customised LED solution was dispatched using black SMD for high contrast and a high brightness level of 7000 nits.
For the best experience, the PIXERA two media server has been combined with other innovative technologies such as NovaStar LED control systems and receiving cards.
For live source processing a Calibre HQPro1000 Seamless switcher is utilised, and BirdDog NDI base cameras and controls are integrated for displaying visuals at wave pool events and parties.
Yeung adds “With its rapid development and an array of exciting features, the PIXERA media server has so much to offer. I hope to see more attractions, museums and entertainment venues deploy PIXERA for unique and creative applications in the future.”
AV Stumpfl recently headed to Orlando for InfoComm 2021, where the company displayed its award-winning projection screen systems, PIXERA media server software and AT64-SHIFT screen system legs.
Pictures courtesy of Jason Yeung, Cosmovision Co., Ltd.