Starting with the main dining area, the two existing projection mapped dining experiences were upgraded with a pair of ProScene WU615T projectors. The projectors DLP® technology and WUXGA resolution provide sharper visuals with more colour vibrancy that greater compliments Chef Thomas’ cuisine. Its high 6,500 lumen brightness ensures the projection mapped dining experience works throughout the year.
Having two projection mapped dining experiences was only a start. Chef Thomas had grand plans to provide all dining guests with a taste of the projection mapped experiences but required short throw ratios. The Optoma EH415ST with its 1080p resolution, 0.5:1 short throw ratio and bright 3,500 lumens fit the installation requirements perfectly – five projectors were installed throughout the dining area. Up to 7,000 hours of lamp life ensures the EH415ST provides many years of reliable operation.
“As a performing musician I understand the value of the entertainment industry and entertaining the guests. It’s not enough to have a good product nowadays, they’re also looking for something more. As we developed the projection mapping concept, we realized how important it is to bring the big show to your dining experience,” Thomas added. “During your dining experience, you’ll have projections that shoot onto your table.”
Outfitting the Martini and Jazz Lounge upstairs had different requirements. The bar top required a short throw ratio and compact size, which made the Optoma ML750ST a perfect fit. Its compact size and LED light source enable easily hidden installation with enough brightness to enhance the bar experience. The VIP room upstairs also required a short throw with the ability to cover the back wall with interactive projection. An Optoma EH415ST projector fit the room’s requirements.
Tackling interactivity without being able to use conventional interactive projection methods required thinking outside the box. Chef Thomas opted to use custom systems with Microsoft Kinect motion input sensors, originally designed for the Xbox One game console. Each projector in the Martini and Jazz Lounge is paired with a Kinect sensor.