12.09.11

Electrosonic brings life to Dover castle

AUTHOR: Inavate

When English Heritage opened the new attraction at Dover Castle, “Operation Dynamo: Rescue from Dunkirk,” it deployed audio-visual and show control technology from AV systems integrator Electrosonic to recreate the drama of World War II’s Dunkirk evacuation.

Situated in the network of 60-meter long secret tunnels, 26 meters underground behind the famous White Cliffs of Dover, the attraction makes extensive use of AV technology to present the events of May 26 to June 4, 1940. In the highlight of the attraction, twenty-three Optoma EX785 DLP projectors, computer-controlled to ensure synchronization and to warp and blend the images into one long panorama.

Sound is used not only for narration and special effects but also to draw visitors through the space, much of the audio is reproduced by Meyer Sound MM4 loudspeakers.