“We‘re very happy with the newly installed projector system. Many people come to our theater repeatedly, and they comment that the images are now better. The system is easier to operate than before, and the staff is also pleased with the new system."
Manager of the All-Around Theater
Most people do not have many opportunities to know the activities of the Japan Air Self-Defense Force except for those reported by the media. In view of this, Air Park, the only information center in Japan for the Japan Air Self-Defense Force, opened in the JASDF Hamamatsu Air Base in 1999. At the Air Park, visitors can see actual retired fighter jets and defense equipment on display, operate simulators and try on a flight suit. The Air Park offers various attractions that people of all ages can enjoy.
The All-Around Theater is among the most popular attractions at the Air Park. Visitors become glued to the dynamic images that expand panoramically above their heads, such as the acrobatic flight of the Blue Impulse jets. The image projection system has recently been upgraded from the previous film system to a projector system. Panasonic PT-DZ10K 3-Chip DLP™ Projectors were selected.
Huge All-Around Theater measuring 15 m in radius.
From its opening in 1999, the All-Around Theater used a 70-mm film system. It was an image display system with a proven track record for use in planetariums. However, it was decided to replace that system with a digital system since the general trend is moving toward digital and also because digital is advantageous in producing content. The staff examined a number systems, and selected a system configured with Panasonic PT-DZ10K 3-Chip DLP™ Projectors.
The system was adjusted so that images projected on the large 360-degree semispherical screen form a single continuous image. The large, clear images are very popular with the staff and visitors.
Projector platform at the center of the theater.
The left unit projects images on the front side of the screen. The center unit uses a mirror to project images on the screen behind the audience.
The right unit projects images upward.
PT-DZ10K units installed next to the screen.