Podlasie Opera and PhilharmonicOne of the biggest cultural complexes in Poland has been built in Bialystok. An LTT-led consortium was responsible for executive designs and implementation of the Opera's entire stage technology.
The Wroclaw Opera is one of the biggest and most influential opera scenes in Poland. It is famous for its stupendous, monumental super-spectacles played in front of audiences of thousands in the Wroclaw Centennial Hall or on open air, and also for countless opera and ballet performances. The Opera is housed in an impressive, historical building, erected in 1841, which has retained most of its original adornments. There are 200 square meters of crystal mirros and 10 thousand square meters of gilt in the Opera.
In 2004 LTT delivered, installed and deployed in the Wroclaw Opera a complete stage lighting and multimedia projection system. The project also involved staff training.
The lighting control system in the Wroclaw Opera is the first fully Ethernet-based control system implemented in Poland. At its core are two Compulite Vector Red consoles - main and a backup that takes over the main consoles functions in case of a failure. A number of two-way Ethernet-DMX converters have been used, which allows the consoles to be plugged into the system from any place.
The projection system is controlled by the same consoles and fully synchronized with lighting. Four Barco projectors have been used. The projectors support stacking, that is mechanically attaching the projectors to each other and overlaying their projected images in order to increase image brightness. The image is generated by Coolux and Martin Maxedia media servers. The video signal is being transmitted via twisted pair cables through Kramer converters, which increases the maximum transmission distance.
LTT installed over 480 regulater circuits based on Compulite CompuDim 2000 and CompuDim Cabinet dimmers, 64 non-dim circuits and 40 maintenance circuits. Each dimmer is equipped with doubled circuitry; dual control modules take over each other's functions in case of failure. Dimmer Monitor control system has been used, allowing for remote readouts of every dimmer's state (output levels, temperature, possible bulb failure etc.)
The Opera is equipped with Selecon and Robert Juliat lights as well as Martin moving heads (among others, MAC 2000 Wash, MAC 2000, MAC 550 and MAC 600). About 100 Compulite Whisper color changers and a modular libretto display were also installed.