The high profile dignitaries and royalty were treated to a stunning bespoke projection mapping and immersive audio experience which showcased the UAE’s history and innovations, many of which will be on show at Expo 2020. Creative Technology Middle East (CTME) provided 360-degree immersive projection on the 67.5m tall, 135m diameter dome, accompanied by an audio system.
The projection solution is a permanent fixture in the dome and will be used as part of the six months Expo 2020 ‘event period’ and long after as it has been designed to be a part of “District 2020”. CTME installed 252 Christie D4K40-RGB laser projectors which are housed in 42 bespoke projector pods around the inside perimeter of the Al Wasl dome. Each pod has two channels of triple-stacked projectors and has been designed to protect against the climate ensuring the equipment is kept cool. Due to the scale and quantity of the 84 video channels, CTME used 16 disguise gx2 servers for the generative content playout.
Ahead of the permanent installation, CTME also provided a temporary audio solution for the inaugural event which consisted of 18 SYVA Loudspeakers with SYVA LOW, 4 KS28 sub-woofer arrays and an SD7 mixing console.
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