dnp denmark front and rear projection solutions can be found all over the world â€” but until St. Petersburg-based ASCREEN started specifying and installing the Danish companyâ€™s award-winning Supernova displays, they had not been onto the Arctic Circle.
ASCREEN, who have been working with dnp products since 2001, travelled 2,500km north to Salekhard â€” the only city in the world right on the Arctic Circle â€” to install a 100â€? Supernova One front projection display for the government of the Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous District. The specialist integrators were contracted once it was a clear that a complete multimedia solution was required to network a total of five conference rooms. â€œDue to the complexity of the installation, and the technical skills of our engineers, it became apparent during the preliminary consultation that the client needed to look no further,â€? said ASCREEN brand manager, Oleg Gukov. ASCREEN have provided dnpâ€™s premium optical front-projection solution for conference and presentation rooms in the past and the requirement once again was to project a sufficiently bright image to overcome the high ambient light and be able to present detailed documents onto a large screen. â€œWe knew that a high contrast Supernova, using 20:20 high gain screen material, would match both these requirements,â€? said Oleg. He added that the 100â€? solution was in perfect proportion to the size of the room and the distance between the closest and furthest viewer. â€œThe 20-20 material was chosen to achieve maximum image brightness, knowing that any limitations in horizontal viewing angles would not apply in this situation, as a maximum audience of 17 would be sat almost entirely along the projection axis.â€? The 4500 ANSI lumens LCD projector takes a large number of signal feeds, including administratorâ€™s PC and workstation laptops. There is also a video conferencing codec â€” and this, along with â€˜localâ€™ conferences, serves the roomâ€™s main functions, with video conferencing sessions operating in People+Content IP mode. â€œIn both set-ups Supernova becomes the focal point and has the major responsibility of displaying high-quality resolution and meeting dnpâ€™s principle of â€˜eye gonomicsâ€™ [the science of designing presentation equipment to fit the viewer]. And it manages these tasks perfectly.â€? In summary, Oleg said, â€œIn view of the distance involved, and the fact that there was no opportunity to set up a demo in advance, the customer trusted our judgment and is delighted with the final result.â€?