When it comes to attracting attention, it’s hard to compete with a 43-foot-wide floor-to-ceiling aquarium teeming with 5,000 colorful sea creatures an arm’s length away from diners indulging in gourmet dishes prepared by a Michelin-starred chef. But Neptune’s Restaurant at the Ocean Park oceanarium and amusement park complex in Hong Kong’s Southern district pulled it off with help from AV integrator BAP Technology Consultants, Ltd., Hong Kong, and Extron.
Neptune’s hosts intimate dinner parties, large weddings, and corporate gatherings. Sophisticated multimedia presentations are integral to the guest experience. The AV system that delivers the multimedia to the restaurant’s varied venues features automated audio and video processing and distribution, controlled from an intuitive custom touchscreen graphical interface that non-technical people can operate with confidence.
“With the versatile matrix switcher and fully networked audio system, combining and dividing rooms is simple and efficient, with all inputs and outputs automatically assigned in pre-set states,” says Marco Tang, BAP sales director. “We were confident that our Extron solution would provide a stable guest experience and make system maintenance and operation easier.”
An Extron DTP CrossPoint 86 4K 8×6 Scaling Presentation Matrix Switcher and DMP 128 Plus C AT ProDSP Processors with Dante handle video and audio processing and distribution. IPCP Pro 555 and IPL Pro CR88 IP Link Pro control processors regulate operation of the matrix switcher, the audio processors, Blu-ray players, displays and projectors, screen raise and lower, and even the mood lighting. Users interact with the system through a custom graphical user interface on a TLP Pro 725T 7″ TouchLink Pro touch panel at the reception desk or on WiFi-connected iPads that allow remote control from anywhere in the building.