Display Forté In Jhansi Fort — AV.technology
Titan Laser 33000 4K-UHD projectors immerse visitors in India
The life and death of Lakshmi Bai, the 22-year-old rani of Jhansi who died fighting the British East India Company during the Indian Mutiny of 1857–1858, is depicted through this 30-minute performance and uses Digital Projection’s 4K-UHD Titan Laser 33000.
For this new sound-and-light show, system integrator PAN Intellecom created a 270°, 83m-wide projection canvas on the walls of the hilltop Jhansi Fort, which was originally built in the 17th century and saw heavy fighting during the rebellion. PAN Intellecom also developed the content for the show, which uses a mix of projection mapping, lasers, LED lights, lighting fixtures and a surround-sound system to bring to life Lakshmi Bai’s courage during the siege of Jhansi Fort.
The selection of Digital Projection’s equipment was based on a “quality and cost” based system, explains PAN Intellecom director Harbir Singh, with the Titan Laser projectors offering the best performance at a competitive price point. “The 33,000-lumen Titan Laser 33000 4K-UHD projector was used because of the large canvas and the high brightness requirements,” he says. “As the audience sits close to the projected surface, 4K-UHD resolution was paramount to give a great viewing experience.”
In addition to the size of the fort, the projectors had to work with its challenging facade, which has been damaged and weathered over the past 400 years. For the installation, eight Titan Laser projectors were used. Three stacked in the centre, three on the right, and a further two on the left-hand side. Fitted with Digital Projection’s 2.56–4.16:1 zoom lens, the projectors have a long throw distance that make them quite flexible.
Sankalp Srivastava, AGM of projects for PAN Intellecom, says the Digital Projection equipment is a “perfect match” for the rest of the AV system, which also includes a Xeon processor, Dataton WATCHOUT software for blending and light recording, a Medialon server as an overall show controller, and a surround sound audio system featuring 12 Dual 12” speakers and four Dual 15” subwoofers.
“Being associated with India’s largest projection-mapping sound-and-light show in a fort complex is indeed a matter of great pride for Digital Projection, but what’s even more joyful is to see a satisfied customer, mesmerised visitors and a proud Digital Projection partner – a great combination that ensures even greater successes for Digital Projection in India in the years to come,” concludes Hemant Agarwal, head of the Delta Display Solution business unit for Delta India.