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Medialon Supplies Show Control To Innovative New Beijing Attraction

BeijingMedialon Show Manager is providing automatic show control for a project in the central business district of Beijing, which consists of a nearly 65,000-square foot video canopy with 14.5 million LEDs. Raised 82 feet above floor level, the canopy covers an open circulation area forming part of a new building development, “The Place.” The canopy is used at night and has a light background to allow it to act as a surface for special lighting effects when it is not showing images. In addition, a large vertical LED screen is used conventionally during the day and shares the same source and processing system.

The display was engineered by Opto Tech Corporation of Taiwan with Electrosonic Ltd., UK the project integrator. Medialon Show Manager controls a complement of Electrosonic equipment, including five MS9300 High Definition video players and two VECTOR image processors which drive the vast video canopy.

The whole canopy can be considered as an array of five XGA-equivalent displays working as one single display. It can show eight simultaneous video feeds derived from local cameras, a local video editing suite, off-air and even gaming devices and phone cameras. It can also show XGA images from local computer sources.

For the canopy‘s “Big Show” the highest possible image quality is achieved via five synchronized HD sources. Shows are developed as special attractions running at set times.

Medialon also controls a large, multi-channel audio system, based on LCS disc recorders and LCS digital mixing, and dynamic lighting controlled by a PEAR2004 console. All devices in the system are on a Gigabit Ethernet network.

About Medialon
Founded in 1992 and based in Europe and in the USA, Medialon designs and distributes software-based control systems for audiovisual equipment and digital media. As a leader in the show-control market, we count among our customers the largest museums in the world (Centre Pompidou, Vulcania, Metropolitan Museum of Art), prestigious theme parks (Futuroscope, Asterix, large US parks) and famous entertainment venues (Lido, Wynn Las Vegas, Apollo Theater NYC).

Manager software allows users to program and synchronize an unlimited number of devices (audio, video, lighting, image processors, special effects, etc). Its programming environment enables the easiest creation of scenarios, from the simplest to the most complex. Designed to be used in networks, it controls the latest-generation equipment over TCP IP. With more than 1000 licenses used daily in the world, it is now the industry standard.

Medialon‘s MIP is a multimedia hardware player which plays any type of digital media: Flash, Mpg, Divx, PPT, JPEG, HTML, URL, etc… with an integrated playlist programming and planning tool. MIP is used for the playback of media, interactive kiosks and digital signage in state-of-the-art museums such as the Musée du Quai Branly in Paris.

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