Located on the River Medway just outside London, Chatham Dockyard has played a vital role in supporting the Royal Navy for over 400 years. .
From the Spanish Armada in the 16th century to the Falklands crisis, ships have been built and repaired at Chatham. These include Lord Admiral Nelson’s ships – the Victory and the Valient.
The Chatham Historic Dockyard Trust wanted to re-interpret its Wooden Walls of England Gallery with new technology and interpretation techniques. This exhibition, now over 20 years old, showed how wooden warships were made when dockyards were the industrial centres of Europe.
Sysco Audio Visual was commissioned to advise on AV technology for the experience and joined the creative team which consisted of Chatham Historic Dockyard Trust, designer – Land Designs Studios, media content creators – ISO Design, lighting designers – Studio ZHA and Peter Key Sound Design
Sysco installed 7thSense Delta Nano Media Servers to playback the main show media. The Delta Nano servers provided the complete video playback solution for the projection, and maintained the synchronisation and triggering of media with frame accurate dependency. This also provided the attraction with frame-accurate lighting cue triggering and enabled multiple subtitle options to be switched via the control system depending on the language preferences of the visiting group.