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Archive for February, 2011

Sarah Palin and Bill O’Reilly keynote speakers

Sarah Palin at Philips Arena AtlantaAt  a recent motivational day produced by Seize the Day in Atlanta the speakers included, Laura Bush, Sarah Palin, Bill O’Reilly, Tom Hopkins, and Phil Town.

With a center stage built in the round in the 20,000+ seat arena and a 360 degree Meyer Sound PA, Christie Projectors provided the Imag over the stage for all the arena to see.

The screens were so bright that even with the house lights off the room was still lit brightly enough for people to be able to read promotional material.


40ft x 22.5ft HD screens and Barco 20k projectors.

After the tremendous success of using 4 HD 27ft wide screens with 4 x 18k Christie HD projectors for Seize the Day in Columbus and Atlanta, now we are prepping another show using the Barco 20k projector double stacked to throw video onto a Screenworks 40×22.5ft High Def wide format screen.

Barco 20k HD Projector

To keep up with the lumen output, each projector needs 30amps single phase power,  both projectors per screen will need 60 amps of power.

Changing our power distro’s to accommodate long runs of power combined with voltage boosters at the projectors meas addition planning and cabling for long runs.  With fiber optic runs from the HD switchers this overcomes the long distances un in the big arenas we are working in.

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