Optoma recently worked with Chester Zoo to use Dataton’s Watchout software to create a 360º projection installation for its Sumba School. Using bespoke Unicol brackets, eight EH503 Optoma 1080p projectors were installed and blended to create a seamless image around all four walls. This displays authentic 360° video content, commissioned by the Zoo and captured in Sumatra, complemented with a quad surround system.
This projector was chosen due to its combination of zoom, lens shift and choice of five lenses including an off-axis short throw that could meet the exact requirements of the 360 degree projection. With full support for Crestron, Extron, AMX, PJ-Link and Telnet LAN commands, the projector can be controlled and monitored remotely over a LAN.
Ed Boyd, education officer at Chester Zoo, said: “The 360° display allows us to create a real impact as students enter the space. The ability to display different content on the walls enables us to get participants up and on their feet and engaging with content in new and exciting ways”.