One installation at the Arab Media Forum, The Future, provided a timely insight into emerging developments pertaining to cross-media technology integration. Realised in association with real estate giant Nakheel, The Future incorporates a news editing ‘smart hall’, located at the media centre of the AMF.
JBM Studio’s co-founder and CEO, Benjamin Monié, created the original concept of the installation and also acted as the main producer.
Dubai-based event production specialists TechnoPro provided the necessary equipment in addition to taking care of the actual system integration and installation. TechnoPro was also responsible for the operation of the coolux Pandoras Box media servers, LED screens, Meyer Sound MM4 loudspeakers and Galileo 616 processors, and the LITEC truss structure installation.
All the visuals within the showroom were played out using three coolux Pandoras Box servers, in conjunction with the Pandoras Box Manager PRO and the Widget Designer PRO software for realising the interactive aspects of this installation.
The Widget Designer received OSC input signals from an interactive user interface, which was programmed by German interaction specialist 2RISE. The Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates, Sheikh Muhammad bin Raschid Al Maktum, attended the opening of The Future installation and personally activated an interactive LED screen cube.
The client and international media representatives were said to be very satisfied with the final result of the installation.