AV Stumpfl drives historical voyage at Hong Kong’s popular tram attraction

AV Stumpfl drives historical voyage at Hong Kong’s popular tram attraction
Hong Kong's Peak Tram, one of the city's most recognisable tourist attractions has recently received a full AV overhaul, including multiple LED canvases powered by AV Stumpfl Pixera media servers to deliver content its visitors as they travel through various multimedia ‘zones’.

The tram, which has been ferrying locals and tourists to the island’s highest point since 1888 – earning its name as one of the world’s oldest funicular railways – now plays host to several multimedia exhibits which trace the tram’s history from the Victorian era to the present day.
Rendering hyper realistic content with pixel-to-pixel accuracy, a total of five Pixera one media servers were used, all managed from one director server across the whole attraction.
Two AV Stumpfl Pixera one Quad server systems deliver synchronised content across multiple LED canvases throughout the ‘Go Wild’ zone which inspires visitors to learn about the local flora and fauna in the surrounding area.

The media servers enable compressed playback across the mapped sections of each zone, with their control capabilities supporting third party devices, allowing content to be triggered by the Peak Tram’s battery management system. The media server also interacts with lighting and audio, as well as the BMS (Building Management System) to provide a full AV experience to visitors.
ASCL (Audio System Consultants [ASIA] Ltd) acted as system integrator for this revamp project, whilst CosmoVision provided technical support.
The tramway resumed service at the end of August after its AV refurbishment, ahead of an official grand opening which took place in early December. Now, whenever a tram arrives and departs, a full ‘wraparound’ video experience with animations and striking visuals overlayed onto the surrounding environment immerse visitors and tourists alike.
The carriage sizes and accessibility of the tramway has also been improved upon, so that over 200 visitors are now able to board the terminal and start their journey through the five distinct zones.

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