Case Studies

    Flying high

Flying high

It’s one of the world’s largest exhibitions and air displays, but how much do you really know about Farnborough’s AV requirements? Clive Couldwell finds out about 2014’s huge operation.

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    Spatial sound enters a new dimension

Spatial sound enters a new dimension

Immersive sonic and visual presentations have become a reality at Hamburg Planetarium following the installation of Shure’s Atmosphea sound system. Zoe Mutter headed to Germany to experience its 3D aural simulation first hand and explore the technology at its core.

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    AV of the highest order

AV of the highest order

When the British Museum needed to introduce a permanent AV infrastructure in the new £135 million Sainsbury Exhibition Gallery, Sysco’s expertise was imperative. Steve Montgomery reports.

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    Ceremonial success for Glasgow Games

Ceremonial success for Glasgow Games

A breathtaking expanse of LED screen, more than 1,300 proud volunteer cast members and a pioneering production – the Commonwealth Games opening ceremony was a joy to behold. Zoe Mutter went behind the scenes at Celtic Park to talk to the technical team responsible for the standout event.

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    Case study – Storytelling at its best: America’s finest

Case study – Storytelling at its best: America’s finest

One of the most evocative and important examples of just how powerful AV can be opened to the public on 21 May. Clive Couldwell reports on how New York is remembering its darkest event of modern times.

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    Case Study: Ambitious opera pushes the visual boundaries

Case Study: Ambitious opera pushes the visual boundaries

Cutting-edge projection might not be commonly associated with opera, but it was a technique deployed for Kasper Holten’s take on Mozart’s Don Giovanni. Zoe Mutter explores the visual technologies and creativity at the core of this innovative show.

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    Case study: 3D’s making business plans far from illusory

Case study: 3D’s making business plans far from illusory

Balfour Beatty’s 3D Immersive Viewing Integration Suite in London opened in 2013. Designed by Holovis, it is enhancing the customer experience and improving business efficiency. Simon Duff reports.

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    Case study: Redefining digital signage with Wonderful Windows

Case study: Redefining digital signage with Wonderful Windows

A digital design architect studio movingdesign has given window shopping a new dimension by turning construction site hoardings into digital canvases, says Clive Couldwell.

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Case study: Creating immersive, kinetic experiences

  Case study: Creating immersive, kinetic experiences

A successful combination of interactive content and kinetic technology was at the centre of an ambitious installation at Poland’s Sky Tower Shopping Centre. Zoe Mutter discovers how a giant kinetic video wall was incorporated into the mall, acting as an intuitive solution to attract and engage customers.

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Case Study: A vision of natural splendour arrives

  Case Study: A vision of natural splendour arrives

When plans were being made for a dedicated exhibit to commemorate the much-loved National Geographic Society, an AV installation that did justice to its vibrant coverage was essential. Zoe Mutter reports on how the project’s creative use of technology was used to engage visitors.

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Case Study: Co-op’s commitment to sustainability

  Case Study: Co-op’s commitment to sustainability

The completion of The Co-operative Group’s headquarters at One Angel Square, Manchester, marked one of the most significant UK construction projects in recent years. Zoe Mutter looks at the technological and environmental achievements of what has been crowned the world’s most sustainable building.

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Supporting F1’s winning formula

  Supporting F1’s winning formula

Formula One inspires with its mix of cutting-edge technology and high drama. Clive Couldwell discovers the role AV plays at Red Bull Racing.

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Case Study: A Dornier 17 flies again with AR app

  Case Study: A Dornier 17 flies again with AR app

Steve Montgomery visits the RAF’s Cosford museum to inspect the AV project underpinning the restoration of Germany’s last surviving bomber which took part in the Battle of Britain.

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Thinking big at Orbi in Japan

  Thinking big at Orbi in Japan

The first facility of its kind anywhere in the world, Orbi fuses SEGA’s gaming heritage with the BBC’s natural history film stock writes Steve Montgomery.

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It’s good to talk

  It’s good to talk

The seaside town of Bangor in Northern Ireland is the lucky recipient of a €45m leisure complex which includes IPTV, videowalls and multiple zones of audio. Paul Watson takes an in-depth look at the project.

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The rising of the Mary Rose

  The rising of the Mary Rose

Henry VIII’s flagship is one of the most important objects in English history. Steve Montgomery visits its new £35m home in Portsmouth.

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Atlantis space shuttle rises again

  Atlantis space shuttle rises again

Clive Couldwell was the only UK journalist to gain access to Kennedy Space Center’s megabucks space shuttle exhibit before it opened to the public on 29 June after a three-year build.

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3D holographic projection creates digital doubles in India

  3D holographic projection creates digital doubles in India

3D holographic projection has risen to a new level with a record-breaking event in India. Simon Duff talks about projection techniques, digital resurrection and reaching out across this vast sub-continent.

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20 million LEDs light up Johannesburg’s Absa Tower

  20 million LEDs light up Johannesburg’s Absa Tower

A 20 million LED display adorns all four sides of the top of Johannesburg’s Absa Tower, home to Barclays-owned financial services group, Absa.

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3D mapping for Samsung’s Africa Forum

  3D mapping for Samsung’s Africa Forum

Unlimited and The Event Production Company (EPC) created and installed the Journey of Wonder 3D mapping experience in the main auditoria of Cape Town’s City Hall for the Samsung Africa Forum in March.

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A better sounding world

  A better sounding world

Simon Duff reports from Arup Acoustics’s London lab to see how the company is helping to build better sounding buildings.

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