India’s National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) in Mumbai needed a new AV system in its boardroom. M/s Cosmos Business Machines confidently recommended installing a dnp optical rear projection screen to provide an optimal combination of quality, economy and aesthetics. Cosmos went on to devise an excellent technical solution, which wins our August 2015 Installation of the Month award.
Mumbai partner wins project with dnp rear projection screen
When it came to choosing Audio Visual Technologies for their new, state-of-the-art boardroom, NABARD consulted their Architect & Consultant Mr. Sandeep Govalkar. He in turn asked several Audio Visual System Integrators to present the latest and best technologies. M/s Cosmos Business Machines, integrator and a dnp Partner in Mumbai, won the pitch after a convincing live demo of a dnp optical rear projection screen. The 135” dnp Giant Wide Angle Screen they showed impressed the client, and in consultation with Dharma Teja of DistroTech, the decision was made to adopt a rear projection system for optimal performance.
Quality and cost paramount
Mr. Pankaj Patil, Senior Manager at Cosmos, explains their reasons for choosing dnp: “First, the quality is equivalent to that of an LCD panel but with no bezel. Second, dnp gives real value for money, taking into account cost, performance and maintenance.” Other competing solutions seemed to be cutting edge, but were ruled out because of high costs and problematic maintenance. With its clarity and brightness, the maintenance-free dnp screen emerged as the option that would deliver the best value and lowest total cost of ownership for NABARD.
Rear projection wins
The dnp screen is now in full use for video conferences and presentations in the NABARD boardroom. “It delivers superb clarity and picture reproduction, even with high ambient light,” says mr. Sunil Mohana Krishnan, Ass. General Manager, Dept. of Premises, Security & Procurement, NABARD. After the successful installation, Dharma Teja of DistroTech commented, “This case confirms that rear projection is still highly competitive on quality as well as cost. It stole the show in an open tender against many competing technologies.”
- Customer: National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development, Mumbai, India
- Installer: Cosmos Business Machines, Mumbai, India
- Screen: 135” dnp Giant Wide Angle Screen
- Projector: Panasonic DZ 680 Projector + Lens ET-DLE080