BenQ, an internationally renowned provider of visual display solutions, today announced that its high-lumen BlueCore laser projectors are installed at POST Houston, the former USPS-headquarters-turned-mixed-use venue in downtown Houston that opened in November 2021. Ten 8,000-lumen BenQ LU9715 BlueCore laser projectors were chosen for the venue’s 4,000-square-foot and 10,000-square-foot art galleries, which feature a revolving selection of contemporary art and video streaming programming.
“Artists are creating with video, film, audio, and computer-based technologies, so they need really powerful projectors to accurately depict their work,” said Christine Starkman, art curator for POST Houston. “They won’t use anything below 8,000 lumens. They also need that level to hold the wall in our galleries. BenQ’s laser projectors have continued to exceed our artists’ expectations.”
As contemporary artists work more deeply with technology in the creation process, how it appears in its final state — its brightness, color, and size — is the priority. However, not just any projector will do, with more artists now requesting high-end, cinematic laser projection technology, which is cost prohibitive for contemporary art museums with numerous film-based installations that require multiple projectors. BenQ’s high-lumen and color-accurate large venue and museum projectors break new ground in price, capabilities, and long-lasting performance.
For POST Houston, 10 LU9715 laser projectors — part of BenQ’s BlueCore large venue LU Series projectors — deliver a 3,000,000:1 contrast ratio, flexible support for 360-degree and portrait installations to fit the wide range of art setups, and 20,000 hours of long-lasting performance with no yellowing or color decay. As a result, POST Houston can confidently install multi-channel art exhibits that require multiple projectors to be blended together seamlessly. The venue doesn’t have to worry that adjacent projectors will generate different levels of brightness after a period of operation. With an impressive WUXGA (1920 x 1200) native resolution that far exceeds Full HD 1080p, the projector also ensures the details and clarity of the artist’s work remain true to the original creation, even when installations, such as those from Drew Bacon and Charles Lim, must fill the expansive walls of the art galleries. Leveraging the projectors’ installation versatility and brightness, Starkman can continuously adapt the raw gallery spaces as needed for upcoming projects, including a venture with Rice University’s architecture school, a live feed from the International Space Station, and more.
BenQ is one of the leading laser projector manufacturers, putting its decades-long legacy and expertise to use to tamp down on costs while ramping up brightness, color accuracy, and zero-maintenance that museums and large venue installations demand. It’s been able to do this by leveraging the visual technology advances that have made the company a leader in esports and healthcare markets, where the highest attention to picture detail is required. The result is the LU Series large-venue BlueCore laser projectors that deliver affordable models with more than 8,000 lumens of brightness. Its latest additions, the 8,500-lumen LU9750 and 10,000-lumen LU9800, broke new territory in the pro AV projector market for producing high lumen count and precise image accuracy for less than $15,000.
“The POST Houston is a world-class undertaking of architecture, culture, and art,” said Bob Wudeck, senior director of business development at BenQ America Corp. “We’re not only proud to lend our support in creating a leading art museum in such a visionary space but also to work with Christine and POST to ensure each piece is projected accurately and delivers the color, clarity, and brightness that artists require for their work to evoke an emotional response from guests.”
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