An organisation renowned globally for setting best practices in technology and engineering could be an intimidating customer. Any installation has to meet the standards of an organisation renowned for setting best practices in technology and engineering worldwide
So when it wanted to refurbish its Central London events space, IET London at Savoy Place, the Institution faced a clear challenge. First, the landmark building is on listed status, imposing restrictions, possible technical solutions, and cost considerations.
As part of its substantial upgrade, IET London realised it would be better equipped to generate higher revenues, create better work environments for both internal and external clients, and support large-scale events with an improved AV infrastructure
For advice, the organisation turned to Snelling Business Systems, and the integrator recommended a series of dnp Infinity Screens (distributed in the UK by Visual Displays Ltd.)
The IET had originally specified micro-perforated screens. However, given the client’s objectives, Snelling’s demonstration of a dnp Supernova Infinity Screen changed their minds, with its visual improvement and its ability to meet the consultants’ stringent 15:1 contrast ratio requirement.
Two Infinity Screens — respectively measuring 287” and 164” — were installed, in combination with Panasonic PT-DZ16K HD projectors.
For their Kelvin Lecture Theatre, Snelling’s creative engineers designed and manufactured a bespoke periscopic projection rig. The projectors were edge blended, so the dnp screen had to be installed to exacting standards.
In the Turing Theatre, meanwhile, the relationship between the optimal projection position and the screen surface meant that structural engineers had to laser-cut an RSJ to allow the projected light through.
The IET is now using its new installation for live events including seminars, conferences, symposiums, etc.—and displaying live content as well as high-resolution graphics.