The largest and most successful British vineyard has installed an advanced system of eight projectors to enhance the visitor experience of its lucrative winery tour programme.
Denbies English Vineyard has worked with leading projector manufacturer, Epson, to arrange the set up. Epson worked on a highly customised arrangement that has resulted in a 360-degree panoramic cinema.
To do so it used nine separate models: two of its EB-G5000 series projectors, seven EB-G5150 and one EB-G5200 projector. Between them they will play a series of films relevant to the historic vineyard in Dorking, Surrey, including one on the intricacies of viticulture and another on the heritage of the Surrey estate.
The EB-G5150 and the EB-G5200 projectors are set to a programme that will repeat the films five times a day. The models will the automatically switch themselves off at the end of the day, minimising the maintenance problems that plagued the vineyard's last projector system. The system is controlled by Epson's EasyMP network-monitoring software.
The vineyard's Indoor Wine Experience visitor tour attracts more than 25,000 visitors a year. Bosses at Denbies had been worrying about the state of the business's five-year-old projector system - they had been used for approximately six-and-a-half hours every day, but had been breaking down and causing tremendous disruption to the tour.