The nation’s first and only “all” sports museum chose McCann Systems to integrate the AV elements for their unique interactive exhibits. McCann’s designers, engineers and programmers worked on dozens of technology-driven displays, delivering unique experiences to visitors.
In the hockey area, McCann used curved visors on four hockey masks and setup four Samsung pocket projectors on the wall. Because the visor “screen” on the masks are just a few feet from the wall, we used Watchout PC and Software to effect the geometry corrections needed to project high resolution images on the mask.
Presented another high tech challenge. To immerse visitors in the middle of parachuting, skateboarding, base jumping, surfing, cycling and other extreme activities, we formed a cluster of LCD monitors and speakers. These included one 57” eye level LCD, three 40” screens and four 32” displays. Linked together, they create an audio visual bridge that runs up and above the heads of visitors. As the extreme events roar over and around you, the sights and sounds immerse visitors in the extreme action.
We employed two 8’ x 10’ snap glass walls wrapped with a perforated vinyl. As two projectors stream images to each wall there is 100 percent overlap, every pixel is duplicated. As you stand in front of the walls, race cars speed toward you on one screen and away from you on the other. When the high velocity, race video dims, the electrified snap glass is triggered and becomes clear to reveal artifacts from NASCAR and other historic icons.
We linked AV control, timing and transmission for the dozens of interactive McCann integrated exhibits to a single, head-end control facility. This area holds 70 computers, 32 MPEG players, 24-channels of ambient audio, twelve, 44-space equipment racks, a Medialon control system. Together, they are the brains for 130 plasmas and LCDs, 16 projectors and numerous speakers.This single control hub facilitates.