UK: The city of Liverpool chose dnp optical rear projection screens for their prestigious ‘08 Place’ visitor centre – the public showcase for Liverpool’s European Capital of Culture 2008 preparations.
From their new ‘08 Place’ visitor centre the City of Liverpool will promote cultural tourism and sell merchandise and tickets for cultural events. The visitor centre will also provide a performance and exhibition space for community groups and local artists.
dnp optical rear projection screens have been assigned the mission-critical task of informing visitors of the full range of cultural activities. Digital display specialist HoloVis International designed the state-of-the-art digital infrastructure both inside and outside the 330 m2 facility.
– Originally Liverpool Direct had been considering a plasma scenario but we demonstrated what we could do using rear projection technology, said HoloVis International Managing Director, Stuart Hetherington.
Having successfully demonstrated dnp’s wide range of high-gain optical displays HoloVis specified six 60" dnp Holo Screens over the main entrance outside, facing the busy Whitechapel shopping area. To this they have added four dnp New Wide Angle Screens inside, forming a single 16 x 3 aspect ratio MediaWall; facing this are four 50" individual dnp Ultra Contrast Screens, while at the front and rear of the centre are 60" dnp UCS Screens.
‘08 Place’ will become an evolving single point of contact for the city up to 2008 and beyond, with the MediaWall content being updated on a monthly basis. HoloVis has set up a remote connection back to their Lutterworth office where they monitor the Liverpool site and carry out performance health-checks and diagnostics.