Nestled into the Shropshire countryside is the Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre. Voted “Midlands Family Attraction of the Year 2017” the discovery centre teaches visitors about the wonders of the Shropshire hills from the landscape and history to the Shropshire mammoth!
The first step for every visitor to the attraction is the visitor centre. Recently the surround sound cinema system had reached the end of its life, and so Fusion LX was called upon to solve the problem. The project was slightly unusual for a few reasons, the equipment needed to be versatile as not only did it need to showcase the landscape and the surrounding landscape. It also needed to allow the centre to use the system for other events such as “Flicks in the Sticks”; an event held so rural areas could use the system to watch films.
The video and images are projected onto a curved wall which means that all of the content must be corrected, so it does not become distorted. We installed some specialist software to allow the images to be altered, onto a PC fitted with a high-quality graphics card, meaning that all of the content must be played from this PC. To ensure that the staff could easily upload new content we installed an interface plate to keep the process simple.
The projection is quite impressive, measuring 6m wide and 3.3m high, bringing the Shropshire landscape to like and creating an immersive experience for the viewer. At Fusion LX our clients are our priority, and we strive to meet their requirements. For many businesses, the cost is a concern, and Shropshire Hills was no different. We carried out a site visit before commencing work and found that we could repurpose their old PC to accommodate the new system and projection. If you have a project that you would like to discuss, contact our team on 01765 698338, use our contact form or email email@example.com.