Since ancient times humans have desired to understand the universe. While our ancestors looked to the sky, these days many of us study astronomy in planetariums. Though astronomy can be vexing, it doesn’t have to be. According to Mehrabian’s rule, 55% of the sensory information we receive is visual. Furthermore, colorful and graphically rich content helps viewers retain information 82% more effectively. Offering projection solutions for circular video walls and interactive globes, BenQ can help planetariums show the secrets of the universe through immersive interactive experiences that visitors won’t soon forget.
By combining a solid-state BlueCore Laser module with innovative DLP technology, BenQ Laser Projectors are engineered to produce unrivaled high-lumen brightness. This allows planetariums to create realistic models of planets or the universe that will be clear even in well-lit rooms. To harness the high output of BlueCore laser light, the BenQ Laser Projector’s dual color wheels are fully integrated to produce flawless RGBY color with enhanced color intensity, balance, and fidelity.
The BenQ Laser Projector's powerful BlueCore laser projection utilizes a dual color wheel system to produce unparalleled color performance. Reaching up to 95% of the Rec. 709 standard, BlueCore technology lets viewers appreciate the true vibrant colors of the planets or the subtle hues of space.
BenQ Laser Projectors are based on the absolute reliability of the 1-chip DLP design. The highly durable DLP chip can last over 100,000 hours without degradation, ensuring true-to-life colors and pristinely legible text over countless uses.
With four times the resolution of Full HD 1080p, 4K UHD can produce interactive star charts and globe projections that will leave planetarium-goers awestruck. Delivering 8.3 million pixels of high-brightness performance, BenQ Laser Projectors make it possible to create images that are nearly indistinguishable from reality.
Edge blending adjusts the brightness near intersecting areas of multi-screen projections. Meanwhile, color matching can be used to calibrate differences in the color output profile of each projector. BenQ Laser Projectors also feature Picture-in-Picture (PIP) and Picture-by-Picture (PBP) modes for enhanced multi-source projection.
Producing larger-than-life images in tight spaces with a 0.8 short-throw ratio, LK953ST eliminates distracting shadows and glare so that viewers can focus fully on the exquisite beauty of the universe.
360° rotation and portrait orientation capabilities allow for a multitude of installation options, especially when combined with optional lenses. These lenses maximize installation flexibility and let users choose exactly where and how big they want projected content to be. With 360° rotating projection, BenQ Laser Projectors empower planetariums to create comprehensively immersive experiences that are full of captivating detail and have zero gaps or blind spots.
BenQ Laser Projectors boast a wide range of convenient systems to assist with fine adjustments, including motorized zoom, focus and horizontal/vertical lens shift systems. This combination of features can help planetariums overcome unique installation challenges such as raised ceilings and surfaces with sharp angles. Furthermore, customizable memory enables multiple settings to be saved and recalled to optimize projection characteristics for a variety of content and applications.
Custom Light Mode modulates light power output from 20% to 100% in increments as small as 0.5%, allowing planetariums to realistically simulate the night sky’s transition from dusk to late night and back to dawn and clearly portray how stars and other astronomical objects shift throughout the night. It also lets planetariums optimize projected content for a wide variety of ambient light conditions and makes it possible to blend multiple projected images with consistent brightness.
BenQ Multiple Display Administrator (MDA) software dashboard enables projector control, identification and task management from a single computer. MDA can simplify routines such as opening and closing procedures with scheduling features and by allowing remote power on and off.
The international, award-winning space center reinvents its planetarium by incorporating 16 BenQ Laser Projectors to create seamless, high-brightness images that impress audiences of all ages.