november 17, 2016
Audio Spotlight in Interactive World War II Exhibit in the UK
Holosonics' Audio Spotlight directional speakers allow visitors to develop their knowledge of the Battle of Britain by immersing them in the interactive 'Scramble Experience' at the National Memorial to the Few's 'Wing' visitor centre in the UK.
Audio Spotlight ® In the Cockpit of WWII
The Battle of Britain Memorial in the UK opened their new building, "The Wing," in 2015. Aptly named, The Wing serves as a dedication to "The Few," Britain's Royal Air Force pilots who took to the skies in 1940 to fend off the German attack in World War II, when the fate of Britain hung in the balance. The new facility houses 'The Scramble Experience,' a sprawling interactive exhibit using Audio Spotlight's state-of-the-art directional sound technology along with a video wall to engage visitors and help them understand what it was like to take part in one of the most important battles of the Second World War. The immersive Scramble Experience features multiple massive, wall-sized videos, complete with interactive hands-on elements, such as the ability to take command of the British fleet.
The projections, lighting and audio effects all combine to create a highly stimulating, fast paced and exciting presentation on the experience of aerial combat. Delivering the sounds of the sky field battlefront, filled with plane engines, communications, gunfire, explosions and all, were a series of thirteen Audio Spotlight speakers. The exhibit's designers selected the AS-24i model, for its available output power and low frequency response, in addition of course to its unparalleled ability to provide a narrow beam of focused sound, audible only to those standing within the coverage area. The Audio Spotlight technology proved to be the perfect fit for The Wing's multi-sensory exhibits, fully immersing visitors in another time and perspective.
Audio Spotlight in Action
The Audio Spotlight system creates focused beams of sound by using a narrow beam of ultrasound as a "virtual" sound source. While ultrasound itself is outside the range of human hearing, this innovative technique causes the air itself to change the ultrasound's "shape" as it travels. This change leads to the creation of clear sound that can be directed to a precise location, with directivity and control far exceeding any traditional loudspeaker. This directional audio technology is regularly used for enhancing a wide variety of commercial applications including museums and galleries, digital signage, retail displays, trade exhibits, and art installations around the world. Holosonics was a proud partner in enhancing the experience of this historical exhibit.
About Holosonic Research Labs, Inc.
Holosonic Research Labs, Inc., a pioneer in directional acoustics, develops and manufactures the Audio Spotlight® directional sound system. Founded in 1999 by MIT graduate Dr. F. Joseph Pompei, Holosonics’ Audio Spotlight technology is used in a wide variety of applications including museums, libraries, offices, reception areas, retail displays, trade shows and retail kiosks. The world’s top organizations and companies use the Audio Spotlight directional sound system to beam sound to their listeners... and preserve the quiet.™
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