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Coomera Anglican College chooses Epson laser projectors for Imaginarium 360-degree theatre

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You must admit a 360-degree theatre is a pretty cool facility, it provides an immersive almost real experience combined with the ability to float from one location to the next with little effort, making for exciting learning opportunities.

The technical framework underlying the facility is essential if the experience is to be seamless and Coomera Anglican College employed Epson laser projectors for their Imaginarium 360-degree immersive learning environment which is a part of their new building, The Pod.

The EB-L1300UNL laser projectors are mounted onto a circular steel metal frame in the centre of the theatre and are used to project a 11520 x 1080 image onto the walls in a full 360-degree circular room. The room measures 9 metres in diameter and the walls have been painted with a special low reflection paint. Used in conjunction with ImmersaView’s SimVisual software the projector images are then warped and blended resulting in a seamless 360-degree image across the curved walls.

Coomera Anglican College IT Services Manager, Darryl Hall explained, “When the College made the decision to construct a 360-degree theatre a tender process was undertaken in which local SI company, 5th Corner won the opportunity. After consultation with 5th Corner they recommended the EB-L1300UNL as there wasn’t another projector on the market that could meet the needs and requirements of this project.”

Hall continued, “The College has invested a lot of money into this facility and the last thing we need is unreliable projectors. If the facility starts to become unreliable it will then have a knock-on effect with our staff who will start to lose confidence in the technology and stop using the facility. Epson are recognised leaders in projection technology at this level so it was a very easy decision to go with this brand.  After installation Epson came onsite to visit with a projector engineer to ensure that all colour and white levels were adjusted uniformly across all six EB-L1300UNL projectors.”

Coomera is an independent school founded in 1997 that is operated by the Anglican Diocese of Brisbane. A Primary School, Junior Secondary School, Senior Secondary School, and Early Learning Centre are on the same campus.

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