Discovery Park of America’s Earthquake Simulator
The new Discovery Park of America in Union City, Tennessee, USA, has been supplied with leading-edge media serving technology from 7thSense Design. The Delta® Media Server has been installed inside the Earthquake simulator by system integrator, Electrosonic and serves as one of many state-of-the-art educational and entertainment experiences on display.
Tim Wilson, Project Manager at Electrosonic explained, “The Delta Nucleus was the perfect solution given the project’s need for five synchronous uncompressed 1920 x 1080 outputs along with the demanding edge-blending and geometry correction requirements for the curved screen.” The huge $100m park project, funded mostly by Robert and Jenny Kirkland also of Olbion County, is dedicated to enhancing educational experiences for children and adults alike.
Part museum, part education centre, the Discovery Park of America spans 70,000 square-feet in Obion County, Tennessee – two hours from the city of Memphis. Hailed as a world-class educational space and filled with a range of exhibits, the family attraction holds ten experience galleries – most of which feature audio-visual equipment installed by AV integrator, Electrosonic. As one of the most iconic and prominent exhibits, the earthquake simulator theatre was supplied to recreate the earthquakes of nearby Reelfoot Lake that occurred between 1811 and 1812. The immersive experience features a Delta Nucleus Media Server powering a five-channel Christie DS 6K-M projection system onto 270º wraparound screens, all installed by Electrosonic. High performance special effects audio and tremors simulate the earthquake for the standing audience.