Russia: Duma Hall, home of the Inter Parliamentary Assembly of CIS, has upgraded its display facilities to provide large screen images in broad daylight.
Prior to the Petersburg Economic Forum 2005, Duma Hall decided to renovate their outdated AV system.
Apart from increasing the size, a key challenge was to find a display powerful enough to provide sharp, high contrast images in the brightly-lit conference hall.
Mr. V. Kasavchenko, General Manager of leading Russian AV installation company Syntegra, explains: “There is a high level of ambient light in the Duma Hall, because it has a glass ceiling. So we knew we had to use a special display to deliver the message at these difficult lightning levels. It’s a well-known fact that optical rear projection provides a better image compared to conventional front projection, and as we have had some mayor successes with dnp screens, we opted for a solution comprising two massive optical dnp rear projection displays.
From the start of the renovation project, the system designers at Syntegra faced a difficult challenge:“As the hall of the Tavrichesky Palace is the historic hall of the first Russian State Duma we were not allowed to make any changes to the layout of the hall.
The creative solution to this problem was to place the projector rigs between columns – well out of sight – and to move the screens closer to the audience. In this way we managed to create space for the 100" screens, which are actually wider than the gap between the columns, said Mr. V. Kasavchenko of Syntegra.
After the Petersburg Economic Forum 2005, the general secretary of The Inter Parliamentary Assembly, Mr. M. Krotov, expressed great satisfaction with the new solution:– We are extremely pleased with the display quality and for the efficient work and support from Syntegra during the Petersburg Economic Forum 2005.
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