Canon projectors selected for 360° dome installation at Dutch National Military Museum

London, UK, 22 January 2019 – Canon Europe today announces that the Dutch National Military Museum – located between Amersfoort and Utrecht, Netherlands – has re-selected Canon as its projection technology partner to deliver a 360° dome installation, for its permanent exhibition of heritage in military missions through the decades.

Dutch National Military Museum – Anne Reitsma

  • Nine XEED WUX6600Z laser projectors tailored to a dome projection, controlled by a 7th sense Media Server
  • Eight RS-SL05WZ and one RS-SL03WF delivering unbeatable optical quality
  • Additional installation projectors anticipated to be replaced in the space over the next two years

Planned for installation this month, running until at least 2024, the Dutch exhibition will utilise nine of Canon’s high-brightness and high-resolution XEED WUX6600Z projectors. The Canon lenses include the RS-SL03WF wide fixed lens and eight of the RS-SL05WZ wide-angle zoom lens for unparalleled brightness, focus and installation flexibility.

Marco van Zuidam, Contract Manager Services at the Dutch National Military Museum describes what they were looking for in a new supplier: “Our dome installation is one of the highlights of the museum, so when looking to replace our existing set-up we wanted to work with a trusted brand who could bring our vision to life. Canon was able to deliver on a technical level with strong total cost of ownership (TCO) and very low downtime rates which was an essential step change. We were also looking to move away from our lamp-based projectors, in a bid to reduce down-time and improve optical image quality. With the laser-based XEED WUX6600Z, Canon was able to provide liquid-cooled projectors that solved the existing issues while keeping maintenance and running costs to a minimum, removing the need for filter and lamp replacements. Canon was an extremely competitive manufacturer that met all of our needs.”

Colin Boyle, European Product Marketing Specialist, Canon Europe:  “It’s extremely encouraging to witness how laser technology, high resolution image quality and installation flexibility can dramatically enhance the way museums and education institutions tell visual stories. We’re delighted to be working with the Dutch National Military Museum on this incredible dome installation and we’re proud that the XEED range continues to meet the needs businesses, institutions and education institutions require with its ease-of-installation in complex environments.”

The installations’ Systems Integrator, Sierk Janszen, Owner, Co-Founder and CTO at Rapenburg Plaza, comments:  “Canon has a very strong and trusted brand name in the industry and in the testing phase the XEED laser products lived up to the high-quality image standards we’ve come to expect and the ease of installation systems integrators, like ourselves, require.”

XEED WUX6600Z key specifications:

  • Powerful brightness and a high native contrast ratio
  • Full HD video reproduced in perfect detail
  • HDMI port
  • Industry standard control protocol
  • Creston Room View for control
  • Easy remote wireless operation
  • 5-year warranty (T&Cs apply)
  • Free next-day loan unit in case of fault (T&Cs apply)

RS-SL05WZ key specifications:

  • Wide, fixed lens with spigot fitment
  • Capable of projecting a 100” image from only 1.7m
  • Projection ratio of only 0.8:1

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