|Image: Het Scheepvaartmuseum|
Message from Richmond Sound Design Ltd., Rapenburg Plaza and Het Scheepvaartmuseum:
“On 2 October 2011, the Dutch Maritime Museum – Het Scheepvaartmuseum – reopened following major renovation. The museum consists of several themed exhibitions, object exhibitions and interactive exhibits. Rapenburg Plaza made an important contribution to the interior layout of the Museum.
The Voyage at Sea
“Rapenburg Plaza are responsible for the complete media and lighting control, the major part of the audio-visual installations and also the entire technical content, including the lighting & sound design for the Voyage at Sea – an impressive maritime experience. A Richmond Sound Design SoundMan-Server Virtual Sound System with 96 track playback and 48 input and output channels handles all the sound content and effects as well as all audio from the video sources in this amazing attraction.
“The Voyage at Sea is a twenty-minute show divided over five rooms in which the public is taken on a journey through five hundred years of Dutch maritime history. Rapenburg Plaza was part of the creative and production teams responsible for designing and building the Voyage at Sea. For this spectacular interactive exhibit, we were responsible for the lighting design, the AV and system design and the entire technical execution. Come and sail with us soon!
“To control all three themed exhibitions, the seven object exhibitions and the two interactive exhibits, Rapenburg Plaza designed, installed and programmed a network based on ShowControl. This system was built using Medialon software, KissBox interfaces and industrial network hardware and software. The system allows the personnel complete control over all lighting and AV equipment, however Rapenburg Plaza programmers can also manage and monitor the entire installation remotely.
“Rapenburg Plaza itself was partly responsible for the ingenious lighting control system. An open DMX infrastructure was fitted to low-voltage rails in all the museum’s rooms and showcases, providing more than four thousand individually addressable spotlights with the correct data. All fittings were therefore included in a large E*Net DMX network and can be individually controlled. This not only applies to all LED fittings in the showcases but also to all tunable-white and RGB spotlights on the ceiling rails.
“In addition to the specialisms, media control and lighting design mentioned above, we also supplied and installed all the AV equipment for the seven object exhibitions, the See you in the Golden Age exhibition, Mijn.Expo (the world’s largest iPad) and, of course, the Voyage at Sea.
“Here are a few figures to provide a global overview of the size of the ShowControl network and the DMX and AV installation”
- 79 audio- and/or video players
- 59 PCs or servers
- 36 industrial network switches
- 46 Ethernet DMX interfaces
- 48 DMX splitters
- 56 video projectors
- 28 screens or touch screens
- 47 audio amplifiers
- 238 loudspeakers
- 123 interfaces