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Projectiondesign Makes Headline News At Aragón Televisión, Spain

Norway's projectiondesign has supplied their 3-chip DLP F80 1080 projector to Spain's Aragón Televisión for use in the station's recently upgraded live news studio.
Based in Zaragoza, Aragón Televisión is owned by Televisión Autonómica de Aragón S.A. and broadcasts daily to over a million people in the Spanish autonomous community of Aragón, with many more viewing over satellite and the internet. When the station decided to overhaul the look and feel of its newsroom, it began to explore rear-projection as a means of increasing the visual appeal of the studio's output.
The final projection system was specified, designed and installed in custom furniture so that it complements the Aragón Televisión newsroom design by Arquitectura Audiovisual. Jesús Matute, Commercial Director of local system integrator Arquitectura Audiovisual, takes up the story: "Initially, Aragón Televisión were looking for the widescreen display primarily for studio presenter support as well as to augment the presentation of live on-location camera footage from reporters, studio graphics, weather reports and forecasts.
"The F80 1080 is equipped with an SDI-HDSDI input and projects on to a 2.80 x 1.6 metre rear projection widescreen to show video images from various newsroom sources including graphics images for weather reports, direct outdoor connections with external reporters, and all the other video signal types you would expect to see in a television studio such as 1080p, SDI, VGA and composite video."
It's a tribute to the quality and versatility of the projector that is capable of showing all these with outstanding colorimetry, high resolution, superb brightness, clarity, performance and consistency - all important qualities in studio lighting conditions."
Capable of producing very high brightness levels, projectiondesign's F80 1080 features, proprietary Advanced Colour Optical Processing (ACOP), which combines fixed and motorised optical filters to allow optical calibration with near infinite accuracy, without any loss of bit depth. When combined with projectiondesign RealColor, ACOP ensures perfect on-site colour calibration, the projector is very compact and incredibly easy to install in spaces such as newsrooms where real estate is premium. The dual lamp optical engine with "hot swap" capability ensures failsafe operation.
Matute concluded: "We considered ourselves very fortunate to be working with projectiondesign, who took a real interest in the project and provided the very best in personal support at every stage, from initial assessment to demonstration and implementation."
Mercedes Sainz, Sales Manager, Spain and Portugal at projectiondesign, added: "The projector is operational for eight hours a day on average and we're very excited to be involved with such an exciting installation which clearly demonstrates how well our flagship projector, the F80 1080 performs in the broadcast environment."
The installation was completed in mid-July 2009.
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