When Swedish Film (SF) decided to build the most inventive and modern cinema complex in Europe, Filmstaden Bergakungen in Gothenburg, they also wanted a restaurant, bar and café which would be an attraction in itself, not just a complement to the cinema. With that in mind, SF teamed with Primetec AB and concept developer Stylt Trampoli to create Danilo restaurant, bar and café where a Medialon ManagerV4 Lite orchestrates lights, sound and moving images.
Medialon serves as the control system for all media playback and all lighting in various locations; it also handles input from motion detectors. “We have very good experience with Medialon,” says Mikael Strömberg, project manager at Primetec AB, one of Europe‘s leading supplier of audio, lighting and AV technology to events, exhibitions and permanent installations. In addition, “The Lite version, together with com port servers and ADAM 6050 digital I/O modules, is a very cost-effective solution.”
Medialon‘s user-friendly GUI is also a key feature. “We wanted to make the system as easy as possible for the staff to use,” Strömberg emphasizes.
Danilo is Sweden‘s first restaurant, bar and café fully-integrated into a movie theater complex. Filmstaden Bergakungen is a 10,000-square meter movieplex with 14 theaters, digital lobbies and a VIP lounge.
The show-control system controls a host of equipment, including four Comm-tec pro players, five Sanyo PLC-XU50 projectors, 10 Marshall 4-inch LCD screens, two Sharp Aquos 32-inch LCD screens, a Pioneer 42-inch plasma screen, Enttec DMX playback with remote, four Bose FreeSpace 3 systems, a Cloud Z4 zonemixer, and a Moxa 5610 16-channel RS232.
Primetec AB implemented numerous LED lights for Danilo as well as conventional downlights over dimmers controlled by a DMX playback unit. Media playback for the Sanyo projectors, the Marshall 4-inch LCD screens and Pioneer plasma screen comes from MPG players. Everything is controlled by a Medialon V4 Lite and touchscreen.
Medialon programming was done by Mikael Ena of Kulturteknologerna.
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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