In the theatre’s new control system, content can be delivered from various sources, including an HD media player, Blu-ray player, and sources connected through VGA and HDMI inputs. The film is on an SD card in the HD media player, and the images are brought to life on a 9-foot high x 16-foot wide screen. K-Touch also controls a surround sound processor and multiple relays for auxiliary equipment and lighting.
A senior AV production specialist at the NPS explained that this is the organization’s first IP-controlled presentation system. “K-Touch was recommended by a Kramer consultant who presented its capabilities and discussed the outcome for the NPS,” he said. After reviewing K-Touch, the NPS saw the potential for its use in the theater and decided to make it part of a pilot program.
The system now runs unattended for eight hours a day, seven days a week. NPS officials estimate nearly 300,000 people visit the site per year. NPS is planning to duplicate the system in Ellis Island Theater Two in 2016. Theatre Two is used in conjunction with Theater One during busy periods.
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