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Jimmy Carter Museum Features DPI Projectors

The recently renovated presidential library uses projectors, flat panels and interactive touchscreens to tell Carter’s story.


President Carter was on hand to try the new touchscreens.
Tom LeBlanc · December 23, 2009

Jimmy Carter has been a lot of things: peanut farmer, president, home builder, diplomat and now custom electronics ambassador.

The recently renovated Jimmy Carter Presidential Library and Museum in Atlanta uses advanced video technologies, including six Digital Projection International (DPI) Titan HD-600 projectors and six dVision 1080p projectors, to depict images from Carter’s life.

Lorton, Va.-based Design and Production Incorporated handled the 70,000-square-foot museum installation. It includes:

  • A large rotunda with six 13-foot-tall, vertically-oriented screens
  • Four 65-inch LCD screens, positioned below the large projector-illuminated screens, creating a 10-image synchronized show
  • Six 8,000-lumen Titan HD-600 projectors supplying the large-screen imagery, positioned in portrait mode to create images much taller than they are wide without having to blend two projectors
  • An 18-square-foot Corian-topped interactive table offers a user-navigated overview of post-presidency endeavors, ranging from disease prevention to Habitat for Humanity volunteer initiatives

“The table itself serves as a projection surface,” says Dale Panning of Design and Production. “Embedded are six IRTOUCH T46 infrared touch frames. Six Digital Projection dVision 1080p-XL projectors provide imaging for both the interactive table and teaser text on the floor around the table.” 

President Carter and former vice president Walter Mondale were among a host of dignitaries recently visiting the museum after its reopening.

Check out a slideshow of the museum’s technology.



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