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Solomon Group in first install of Tempest Oasis enclosures for ‘Expressions of America’

Tempest’s new Oasis projector enclosures recently debuted in an outdoor projection mapping experience at the National WWII Museum in the heat and high humidity of New Orleans. 

Expressions of America is an immersive night-time sound and light experience, transporting audiences to the 1940s through projection, special effects, songs and words of the everyday people serving the US during World War 2. 

Solomon Group carried out the install, which included a total of eight Panasonic projectors protected by Tempest Oasis enclosures. Medici Media (formerly known as Mousetrappe) was responsible for concept design and production.

“The Museum constantly upgrades its campus to appeal to a new generation of learners and keep the story alive through new and inventive ways,” said Barry Mendelson, Audio/Visual Programmer, Solomon Group. “We were tasked with delivering an immersive experience celebrating the power of individual Americans to impact the world around them during a time of monumental conflict.”

Solomon Group used eight Panasonic projectors – six PT-RQ50K, one PT-RQ32K, and one PT-RQ22K – each protected by a Tempest Oasis active-cooled enclosure, maintaining a constant cool internal environment. “The cooling was so effective that we had some initial problems with fogging at the port glass,” added Mendelson. “Tempest quickly came up with an innovative solution, and there have been no issues since.”

“We’re delighted to have been able to work with the Solomon team to produce this amazing experience, even in such a challenging humid environment,” said Felipe Hermosillo, Tempest’s VP of Sales. “It’s a stunning project and an exciting debut for the Oasis enclosure family. The latest RGB laser projectors are amazing, but they are sensitive to heat and temperature fluctuations, and this is where Oasis really wins, even in a challenging environment like the Big Easy.”

Oasis IP66 outdoor enclosures use the latest in inverter heat pump technology, enabling projectors to operate in ambient temperatures from -15 to 50°C (5-122°F). Oasis models are available for most projector/lens combinations, from 5,000 to 50,000 lumens, with landscape, portrait, ultra short throw and many custom options.

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