With this in mind, we worked closely with college leaders to guide the digital transformation and integrate a custom, fully immersive, 7-metre cylinder with full-floor projection at the heart of its newly installed world-class Innovation Space.
The space provides Shared VR environments for students studying a range of vocational subjects, including health and social care, construction, engineering and game design. It also supports the delivery of digitally informed therapies for young people with special educational needs and disabilities.
The cylinder is comprised of six Epson WUXGA 5,500-lumen laser projectors with accompanying UST lenses, plus two Epson WUXGA 7,000-lumen laser projectors also with accompanying UST lenses, to achieve a flawless finish and the full floor projection the college required. Each projector benefits from 4K enhancement for incredibly high-resolution projection.
Alongside this is a state-of-the-art surround sound system, with the walls of the cylinder sound-proofed to reduce noise transfer between classrooms. It also contains a movable podium for system control, which can be placed inside or outside the cylinder.
In terms of software, the college opted for our Enterprise package, giving its staff and students access to the likes of Igloo Web, Igloo Home and Igloo Cast. Igloo Web has been important in allowing the college to gather content from sites with 360° footage and images, like YouTube and Google Street View – both of which work seamlessly in an Igloo immersive space.