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Panasonic Revamps Technology in Petersen Automotive Museum with Projectors and Professional Displays

Panasonic played a pivotal role in the renovation of the Los Angeles-based Petersen Automotive Museum, which reopened in December. The 14-month long project placed a significant focus on technology and making the exhibits relevant from an experiential point of view.

Adam Langsbard, Chief Marketing Officer of the Petersen Automotive Museum said, “We instantly saw the need for video to become an integral part of the museum experience. Rather than recreate dioramas that show a freeze frame of history, we quickly decided we needed a video partner to deliver content in a dynamic, fresh way throughout each gallery.”

The museum integrated video into every one of the 25 galleries across the museum’s three floors, including a 180- degree gallery that required the projection images to be stitched together via edge blending technology. Due to Panasonic’s flexibility, the museum was able to customize that content and have a flexible configuration for each room.

Overall, the installation leveraged 47 projectors and 15 professional displays, including the:

  PT-DZ780U 1-Chip DLP™ Projector
  PT-RZ670U 1-Chip DLP™ Projector
  PT-DZ870U 1-Chip DLP™ Laser Projector
  TH-98LQ70 98" 4K Professional Display
  TH-70LF50 70" Full HD Professional Display
  TH-80LF50 High Brightness Professional Display
  TH-55LF80 80" Full HD Professional Display

Ease of use and installation was important for the renovation. With Panasonic’s HDBaseT feature DIGITAL LINK™ —which comes native for all the projectors selected and most of the displays used at the museum— there were fewer things to troubleshoot from an integration perspective. The feature enables transmission of uncompressed HD videos, audio and control commands over shielded CAT6 cable. This allowed for Scenic Route, a global production company tapped to oversee the deployment of the project, to keep native format from the output side to input side without needing additional adapters. As a result, the video distribution was streamlined, which saved the museum both time and money.

The complete Petersen Automotive Museum case study can be downloaded from the Panasonic website here.

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