The National Geographic Society, which is celebrating its 125th anniversary, enjoys seemingly limitless high-definition video content of the natural world. It wanted to celebrate that universe of content with displays at the National Geographic Museum in Washington, D.C.
For more than a century one could explore the world and all that’s in it through National Geographic Magazine. In recent years that’s also been possible through programming on the National Geographic Channel, on the society’s engaging and constantly evolving website, and recently on an interactive, tablet-based version of the magazine.
Avitecture’s interactive touch-screen displays enable visitors to join researchers in unlocking secrets, solving mysteries, and uncovering unexpected events in Civil War records of the National Archives. The exhibition features letters, diaries, photos, maps, petitions, receipts, patents, amendments, and proclamations.
Under contract to the AV system installer Avitecture, Akt3, which reps ETC in the Mid-Atlantic region, provided the lighting installation and control package, including programming. There are three ETC dimmer racks and the Pharos control unit. Akt3’s Greg Orth, the systems integrator and Pharos programmer, used RS232 serial communication protocol to program the interface between the Pharos and the AV system.
Avitecture completed the design and installation of the state-of-the art multimedia systems at the New Yad Vashem Holocaust History Museum in Jerusalem, Israel.