dnp Supernova XL provides boost to Philippine Red Cross rescue missions

Karlslunde, Denmark, April 2017: Whether developing long-term strategies or devising emergency responses to disasters, the Philippine Red Cross (PRC) is dependent upon receiving accurate information. This has now been enhanced to a new level of visual acuity, thanks to a dnp Supernova XL Screen, provided by Fil-Nippon Technology Supply, dnp’s partner in the Philippines.

When Typhoon Haiyan (known locally as Super Typhoon Yolanda) struck the Philippines in 2013, PRC immediately mobilized its manpower, starting with the Board, to assess the situation and come up with the most efficient and quickest solutions. In order to respond to disasters of such magnitude, PRC needed access to correct information, presented with real clarity through a high-quality audio-visual (AV) installation. The challenge was to find an affordable solution that gave the visual quality necessary to make such important decisions.

The Board, increasingly dissatisfied with its existing AV display, called in Fil-Nippon Technology Supply who provided a complete service, including the loan of a demonstration screen for extended testing. Technicians at dnp headquarters in Denmark were also on call in case the Board needed their expertise in operating the device.

The Philippine Red Cross eventually selected an optical 130” front-projection dnp Supernova XL Screen, with near ‘flat-screen’ optical quality — run in tandem with an Epson EB-1985WU projector.

Offering up to seven times the contrast and double the brightness of a standard front- projection screen, the dnp Supernova XL Screen was more than capable of satisfying the Board members’ exacting demands, even in their brightly lit boardroom.

In-house AV engineer Mark Abeleda, who uses the number of complaints received as his performance benchmark, said, “With their old AV display, the Board members complained constantly that they could not see what was on the screen. But with our new dnp Supernova XL, the complaint rate has dropped to zero. And that means no headaches for the technical team.”