The museum was to open its doors on the city’s 1000 year anniversary in December 2016 attracting a new generation of visitors from around the world.
STEPLine chose Optoma DLP™ projectors for the obvious benefits: Dust resistant optical design, no filters to clean and the ability to render vivid realistic colours. In addition, they offered installation flexibility and features such as geometric image correction - ideal for installations required in certain tricky locations.
The short throws enabled visitors to walk through the space without obscuring the projections and the long operation functionality offered ultimate peace of mind.
To complement the exhibits in the ‘Passage of the Museum’ (a passage spanning 1000 years of rich history within Almaty City), Optoma ProScene W515 models provided the perfect solution in a space with limited access for maintenance. The short throw lenses installed in portrait mode resulted in projecting picture-perfect video content on the ancient history of the city.
In one of the halls, spectacular razor-sharp blended images of a caravan of white camels passing the landscape appear and disappear, as if by magic. This was achieved blending two Optoma ProScene W505 projectors with a GB-200 blending processor and ultra-short throw lenses, drawing the attention of the visitors.
The Optoma laser ZH300UW boasts a non-widescreen resolution (1920 x 720) and an aspect ratio of 16:6, which enabled panoramic rear projection just 30cm from the wall, throwing an image more than a metre wide, This proved beneficial for this project where the need for beautiful, dramatic visuals in an enclosed space were fundamental.
Since each room represented a distinct historical period, it was necessary to balance the stunning visual displays with high quality acoustics. STEPLine divided the museum into 12 zones of sound seamlessly with AUDAC, showcasing all of the different eras and enhancing the visitors’ experience.