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Chester Cathedral uses Epson projection technology to fashion modern exhibition space

“The Epson EB-G6350 is a popular model for large public display,” says Epson UK’s Paul Wilson.

David Davies

Epson projection technology was integral to a recent multi-sensory audio-visual presentation created in the chmaber of Chester Cathedral, UK. Costing £1.3m in total, the ‘Cathedral at Height’ project has contributed to a recent 300% increase in visitor numbers.

A combined team of architecture and heritage experts including Pure AV were enlisted to deliver the results and overcome specific challenges. The chamber’s louvre windows, for example, meant that the technology would need to cope with damp, wind and cold, while the cathedral’s Grade 1 listing severely limited the type of work that could be done. Consequently, this meant that nothing could be attached to the stone, and the dark sandstone walls were a difficult backdrop for displaying projected images.

In response, Pure AV recommended the specification of Epson’s EB-G6350 projector on the grounds of its quality and versatility. “The images are of an exceptional quality with vivid colours faithfully reproduced,” says Pure AV’s Kevin Wardale. “Importantly, the content can be shown in a variety of ambient light levels due to equally high white and colour light outputs. The projectors also include lens shift and keystone correction technology so we could finely adjust the picture to get a square and bring this atmospheric space to life.”

Invited to consider the scope of suitable applications for the EB-G6350, Epson UK product manager Paul Wilson told Commercial Integrator Europe that it is “a popular model for large public display, including schools, universities and houses of worship due to its high 7,000 lumens Colour Light Output at an affordable price point. The high brightness supports screen sizes of up to 300″ diagonally, and the extensive range of optional lenses allows for flexible installation in a wide range of venues.”