SUPERNOVA ON THE ARCTIC CIRCLE

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dnp denmark front and rear projection solutions can be found all over the world — but until St. Petersburg-based ASCREEN started specifying and installing the Danish company’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 — the only city in the world right on the Arctic Circle — to install a 100� 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. “Due 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,� said ASCREEN brand manager, Oleg Gukov. ASCREEN have provided dnp’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. “We knew that a high contrast Supernova, using 20:20 high gain screen material, would match both these requirements,� said Oleg. He added that the 100� solution was in perfect proportion to the size of the room and the distance between the closest and furthest viewer. “The 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.� The 4500 ANSI lumens LCD projector takes a large number of signal feeds, including administrator’s PC and workstation laptops. There is also a video conferencing codec — and this, along with ‘local’ conferences, serves the room’s main functions, with video conferencing sessions operating in People+Content IP mode. “In both set-ups Supernova becomes the focal point and has the major responsibility of displaying high-quality resolution and meeting dnp’s principle of ‘eye gonomics’ [the science of designing presentation equipment to fit the viewer]. And it manages these tasks perfectly.� In summary, Oleg said, “In 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.�

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