Lighting Up Expo Milano with Over 640 Displays & Projectors

Millions of visitors traveled to Milan, Italy, last year to enjoy the one-of-a-kind world fair known as the Expo Milano. The 2015 Expo devoted itself to one of the most pressing issues facing the world – sustainability – with the theme “Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life.” Exhibitors representing their home countries needed high quality, reliable visual systems in their pavilions to ensure the best possible experiences for countless visitors. For Expo Milano 2015, Panasonic supplied more than 640 visual systems across 40 pavilions, which operated 15 hours per day throughout a six-month period. About 98 percent of the products required no repairs, proving their marathon endurance, reliability and dependability. Below are three highlights that captivated expo-goers with some incredible AV technology:

One section of the Brazilian pavilion, which emphasized the country’s significant agro-industrial values and strengths, used 25 1-Chip DLP™ PT-DZ870 projectors hidden in the ceiling to illuminate high quality images across a long corridor. Another section of the pavilion used 22 PT-DZ870 projectors fitted with ET-DLE030 ultra-short-throw lenses to display edge-blended widescreen presentations. An array of 25 narrow-bezel TH-47LFV5 flat-panel LCD displays presented information with clarity and color accuracy with the help of LED-direct-lit IPS panel technology.

Germany’s dynamic, multi-level pavilion highlighted the nation’s pastoral landscapes with interactive and innovative media presentations. Thousands of visitors gathered at the German exhibition each day to play with their own personal SeedBoard, a tool that displayed information projected by PT-DZ570 1-chip DLP™ projectors. Optitrack sensor technology helped to engage the audience by adding an interactive component to the SeedBoards, allowing visitors to choose their content via their movements. The German pavilion also employed Panasonic’s high brightness 1-Chip DLP™ PT-DZ680 to transform typical umbrellas into stunning canvasses, while PT-DZ570 projectors were used for presentations inside helmet shaped video domes.

Thailand’s pavilion dedicated itself to the country’s rich food culture by featuring traditional Thai cuisine and by displaying the nation’s efforts for sustainable agricultural practices. Panasonic supplied eight reliable 3-Chip DLP™ PT-DZ21K projectors that were mounted to the ceiling to create a spectacular montage across a dark floor. Thailand’s pavilion also used Panasonic’s 1-Chip DLP™ PT-DZ870 with edge-blending functions to encompass visitors with a vivid, colorful 360-degree panorama for viewers to enjoy.

Check out the full Expo Milano case study to learn more about the AV technology that helped bring each country’s exhibit to life.