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Fonterra Selects Epson Projectors for Dynamic Edge Blending

Fonterra's new visitor’s centre

Fonterra’s new visitor’s centre

New Zealand dairy co-operative, Fonterra, is owned by a significant number of New Zealand farmers and produces approximately 16 billion litres of milk across 30 sites each year. When they centralised their staff into the Auckland head office, they approached Epson for their audio visual needs.

“Previously Fonterra’s 1500 employees were spread over three separate buildings. Earlier this year the company made the decision to go with a new, more efficient, activity-based working model and centralise all of their staff into one main building. Part of this building housed a new auditorium and a new visitor’s centre and both areas had very specific AV requirements.” – Rupert Brown, Design Engineering Manager for Automation Associates (AA).

The solution that was designed and implemented centered on Epson’s edge-blending the EB-G6970WU projectors. These are used to project entire backgrounds around the auditorium. Some of the reasons that the Epson EB-G6970WU was used included:

  • Image quality
  • Projector reliability and functionality
  • Great short throw with minimal shadow
  • On-board HDBaseT

“Fonterra wanted a wow factor in the auditorium so we came up with a design that integrated thirteen Epson EB-G6970WU projectors which seamlessly edge blended to give a 270-degree projection onto custom-designed motorised screens. This is incredibly impressive as it means Fonterra can now dynamically change the screen and edge blending as the room configuration changes.” – Rupert Brown

The new 270-degree projection solution which incorporates Coolux Pandoras Box media and show control system removes the need for Fonterra to consider external venues for training, seminars and hosted events.

270-degree projection onto custom-designed motorised screens

270-degree projection onto custom-designed motorised screens

For more information on the Epson EB-G6970WU projectors gcan be found on Epson New Zealand’s website.

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