Iceland’s lava centre unleashes vivitek’s powerful projection forces


Hoofddorp, the Netherlands, October 31, 2017 – Vivitek, a leading manufacturer of visual display and presentation products, has announced that 15 of its projectors have been selected to play a leading role in bringing to life the powerful effects of volcanos and earthquakes at the recently opened Lava Centre in Iceland. Dedicated to the study, exploration and appreciation of both volcanos and earthquakes, the Lava Centre is expected to welcome up to 200,000 visitors per year, who are set to enjoy its array of interactive experiences that replicate the epic forces that shaped the planet.


Given that the objective for the Lava Centre was to offer an interactive, high-tech educational exhibition depicting volcanic activity, earthquakes and the creation of Iceland over millions of years, it needed high performance projectors that it could rely on to create an unforgettable and realistic guest experience, while providing reliability, durability and ease of use.


To that end, the Lava Centre purchased 15 Vivitek projectors, comprising ten DU8090Zs, three DU8190Zs and two 4K DK8500Zs.The DU8090Z features a WUXGA resolution, an 8000 ANSI Lumens brightness and 10,000:1 contrast ratio for a clear and bright projection. The projector is equipped with a laser light source which offers up to 20,000 hours of operation which makes it the perfect solution for large venues that need power, flexibility and a durable solution.


The DU8190Z, meanwhile, features a WUXGA resolution, a 10,000 ANSI Lumens brightness and 10,000:1 contrast ratio for a clear and bright projection. Like the DU8090Z, the projector is also equipped with a laser light source which offers up to 20,000 hours of operation.


The lamp-free and eco-friendly 7,500 lumen laser projector - the DK8500Z - offers an extraordinary 4K-UHD resolution with full 8.3 million pixels for large venue applications. It is designed for easy installation with motorized interchangeable lens options and 360° degree set up flexibility. Its long lasting laser light source provides up to 20,000 hours of operation with low maintenance for the peace of mind.


In use from 08.30 to 19.30 seven days a week, the projectors are located throughout the Lava Centre, and play a key role in some of the Centre’s more interactive elements. For example, the timeline of Iceland’s creation is peppered with sensors that monitor how the visitor is interacting with the display, and can even trigger a simulated earthquake. The sensors’ movements determine what images the Vivitek projector displays.

“The projectors are integral to the whole experience,” explained Jakob Kristinsson, Chief Technology Officer, Feris ehf, the System Integrator appointed by the Lava Centre. Given Lava Centre’s projector requirements – lense flexibility, durability and reliability - and the solutions available on the market, Jakob was convinced that Vivitek’s offerings met its requirements. “Lava Centre wanted laser projectors with a wide range of lenses, as it would be projecting over quite large distances,” Jakob added. 


Given the number of projectors dispersed over the Lava Centre, a software application that enables them to be turned on and off remotely, is a convenience boon for its team. Perhaps more importantly given how central the projectors are to the Lava Centre experience, they also had to offer durability and reliability in addition to excellent image quality. “The projectors are on from 08:30 to 19.30, and they are running seven days a week,” Jakob stated. Their long operating hours means that effective cooling and efficient airflow are prerequisites. Vivitek’s expertise in projector design ensures that not only are they capable of controlling their temperature effectively, but their fans are quiet, too. “That point is important to the Lava Centre, and the experience guests have. We don’t want them being distracted by fan noise,” he added.


A more detailed case study about the Lava Centre’s use of Vivitek projectors, can be found here.



About Vivitek
Vivitek, a brand of Delta, offers an extensive line of visual display and presentation products. Vivitek’s line of digital projection and display products incorporates the latest innovations and technologies to meet the market demands for education, business, home theater and large venue.

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