Installing a high-end projector comes with many benefits for venues around the world, but there is one downside to the technology when compared to traditional flat screen displays. In places where acoustics are of upmost importance, projectors can often ruin those acoustics thanks to the high noise output coming from the fans. Thankfully, venues needn’t compromise on acoustics if they want to install a projector, as Tempest’s new Zen range of enclosures can be easily installed and house a high-end projector while minimising the noise disruption.
The Tempest Zen range has been designed for projectors from 10,000-30,000 ANSI lumens. It is fully self-contained, with no external air ducts, making it much easier to install, especially in historic buildings such as theatres and concert halls, where new ductwork may not be possible. The variable-speed fan control and internal baffle design delivers noise attenuation around 25dBA for most projector types, and the user can ‘tune’ the system for a preferred trade-off between acoustic and cooling performance.
“Especially in Europe, where there are so many historic venues, Zen is a necessary installation-friendly addition to our enclosure range, delivering whisper-quiet performance for indoor video projection,” says Tim Burnham, Tempest’s President.
“We know how challenging some projector installations can be. Thanks to Zen’s standalone design, integrators have one fewer aspect to worry about, with no air ducts required. As every project is different, integrators will also welcome the ability to fine-tune the enclosure settings, enabling the prioritisation of either noise attenuation or increased cooling performance depending on requirements.”
Zen is available in three standard sizes, covering most projectors from 10,000 to 30,000 lumens in landscape format. Tempest also offers its conventional Tacit indoor enclosures, with a host of customisable options, including portrait and Ultra-Short-Throw versions.
Zen will be available for installations from Spring 2019.