Wallern, Austria, October 2017: In August 2017, Avinor opened the new terminal at Bergen Airport in Flesland, Norway. Construction has been ongoing since 2014. Designed to be modern, spacious and logical and feature a wider range of restaurants and shops, the new terminal adds 63,000 square metres of space to the existing 22,000 square metres. It also benefits from state-of-the-art video provided by audiovisual systems integrator Stagelab with Bright Norway, and powered by AV Stumpfl’s Wings Player Pro and Avio Master show control system.
In the check-in area, video is projected onto the southern sidewalls using seven projectors delivering a total of 217,000 lumens and 14 million pixels of resolution to create an image 57 metres long and between 4.5 metres and 7 metres high. On the wall in the gate area that stretches across the walkway to the old terminal, an image is projected that is around 20 metres wide and between 3.5 metres and 5.5 metres high. Here, three projectors provide total brightness of 93,000 lumens. The content is images and video of the picturesque area surrounding Bergen.
The AV Stumpfl equipment is installed in the basement of the building, with content transferred to the projectors via fibre optic cable. Onscreen images are regularly recalibrated using advanced camera calibration, and the brightness of the projectors is automatically adjusted depending on ambient light levels in order to provide an optimal image at all times.
“The playback system is entirely controlled using AV Stumpfl’s Avio Master,” said Torgeir Kaarvann Dahl, product and project manager at Bright Norway. “This is a very prestigious installation, with millions of eyeballs on it each year, so the renowned stability and reliability of AV Stumpfl’s system was a natural choice for us.”
“It’s also a very simple system to manage – even remotely,” he continued. “We can easily run automatic camera calibration for setup, even when we’re not at the location. That’s particularly important, because the content changes with the seasons of the year. The Wings Player Pros handle not only video playback, but also image blending and the image masking necessary to blend with the terminal’s architecture.”
“We know the quality of AV Stumpfl’s products from previous projects, so we had no hesitation in choosing Wings Player Pro, even though it’s a new product,” he continued. “We were intrigued to find out how good it was – and we were very impressed.”
“AV Stumpfl’s systems have once again proven capable of delivering state-of-the-art imagery,” concluded Dahl. “They also provide us with more efficient work flow monitoring, servicing and updating of the installation’s content. AV Stumpfl’s reliable systems with camera calibration and remote management help keep the cost of service and maintenance low - and who doesn’t want that?”
In addition to the AV Stumpfl equipment and IDS industrial cameras, the installation features Panasonic PT-RZ31K laser projectors and a Crestron 3-Series control system, light sensors and DM fiber extenders.
The existing airport terminal at Bergen airport was originally built to handle 2.8 million passengers. Today more than 6 million people fly either to or from the airport in the course of a year, and the airport now has capacity for 7.5 million. Bergen airport is the second largest airport in Norway and the most important transport hub of the Bergen region and Western Norway.
Stagelab and Bright Norway team members responsible for the project were: Arthur Botnevik, project manager; Torgeir Kaarvann Dahl, product manager and system design; Per Sjømoen, sales; and Trond Sørensen, head of the installation department.
Photography credit: ©T.K.Dahl - Bright Norway
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