LOS ANGELES—The Museum of Tolerance recently built a new multimedia presentation about Allied appeasement prior to World War II with the help of Electrosonic, an AV company based in Burbank Calif.
Using a projector-powered map of Europe and touchscreen monitors, visitors to the new exhibit can view letters, archival footage, speeches and interactives to understand Allied leaders’ political decisions that enabled Hitler’s to rise to power.
“Videos pop up and go away, arrows move, armies march – the display is constantly dynamic,” Electrosonic project manager Steve Calver explained.
Electrosonic made the exhibit come to life using a Panasonic PT-DZ870LK ultra-short throw projector that’s mounted to the ceiling, about two feet from the map. A 7thSense server, created by Cortina Productions, warps the images on the map, and above it, a Dakota Audio ceiling speaker is mounted for a narrow directed audio field.
“With the ultra-short-throw projector, you get a large projected image that people can stand much closer to than with traditional projection lenses without interfering with the projection envelope and creating shadows,” says Calver.
Next to the map is a single Planar 70-inch multitouch monitor on a Chief mount, which allows up to four visitors to interact with the monitor. NLE computers support the interactive content, along with BrightSign players and Extron extenders.
Electrosonic was tasked with replacing the 24 CRT monitors visitors use to read about the photo passport card they received upon entering the Museum. Each passport card tells the story of a person whose life was changed by the events of the Holocaust. For this, Electrosonic used new 21.5-inch NEC LCD monitors, also with BrightSign players and Extron extenders.
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