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Christie laser projectors power new dome theater

January 27, 2021

The Five Senses Bubble in Xiong’an New Area is lit by five Christie DWU8902-GS 1DLP® laser projectors

Photos courtesy of Zhongqing Yingye Group

BEIJING – Christie® GS Series 1DLP® laser projectors are delivering vivid and lifelike visuals in a new dome theater located in Xiong’an New Area, a self-sufficient and sustainable city in Hebei province developed by the government to prioritize “green development and environmental protection”.

Known as the Five Senses Bubble, it is the first dome theater in the fledgling city and is situated along Luosa Street in Rongcheng County, which has been earmarked for cultural and community development under the “Harmony Life” theme. With a diameter of 8.5 meters and a height of 6.3 meters, the Five Senses Bubble is constructed using air-film reinforced concrete, while its exterior is adorned with golden spirals to create artistic effects that represent the different senses.

Inside, the visuals are powered by five Christie DWU8902-GS 1DLP laser projectors fitted discreetly around the dome theater to display highly immersive images measuring 3.2 meters in height. The projectors are installed and commissioned by Zhongqing Yingye Group, which has been appointed the distributor of Christie’s 1DLP projection systems in 2020. The company has extensive experience in professional audio and visual systems integration.

A spokesperson for Zhongqing Yingye Group commented, “The Five Senses Bubble dome theater is a unique structure that integrates technology with arts and culture to strengthen community bonds in this new city. We are pleased to be involved in the projection component of this project, and the Christie GS Series laser projectors have been our top choice since day one. Not only do they deliver stunning image quality, realistic color reproduction and reliability, their quiet operation and small footprint also make them remain ‘invisible’ during the shows.”

The projected contents embody the theme of “life” and “harmony”, which evoke the senses and enable visitors to enjoy a fully immersive viewing experience. “It’s amazing how brilliant projections can create a brand new experiential space that generates excitement,” said the spokesperson, adding that the Christie DWU8902-GS projectors’ built-in warping, blending, and color matching capabilities have resulted in a relatively smooth installation process.

“Our technicians had worked tirelessly in sub-zero temperatures to complete the projectors’ integration and calibration on schedule, and the end results speak for themselves. We are particularly pleased with the color reproduction, thanks to Christie BoldColor Technology that displays bold and lifelike images at high brightness levels, giving rise to richer, more appealing visual content,” he explained. 

Since its opening in early January 2021, the Five Senses Bubble has become a popular destination for locals and visitors who are keen to enjoy an immersive visual experience. One visitor remarked, “I’m completely mesmerized by the bright and colorful contents that seem to transport me to different environments – from floating snowflakes to soaring sky lanterns at night, to mysterious underwater worlds and the infinite boundaries of space. These rapidly changing worlds have created a highly realistic and entertaining experience.”

April Qin, director of sales, Enterprise, Christie China, commented, “Kudos to Guangzhou Zhaocheng Electronic Technology for completing this amazing dome installation with our tried-and-tested Christie GS Series, which is the go-to projection system that offers brilliant color and premium image quality for high-usage environments. This is a great combination of technology and culture that provides a highly immersive visual experience for all visitors.”

Featuring laser illum​ination, the Christie GS Series eliminates the need for lamp and filter replacements, providing 20,000 hours of low-cost operation. Wireless connectivity, a small footprint, low-weight, quiet operation and a full suite of lenses makes the GS Series ideal for boardrooms, conference rooms, education, houses of worship and other similar venues.

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