Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Medialon Show Control at Heart of New "One Piece" Comic Dark Ride in Japan

Châtillon, France -- Huis Ten Bosch is a theme park in Nagasaki Prefecture in Japan, which recreates a Dutch town. The spacious resort is suffused with a European atmosphere with its picturesque canals, iconic windmills, gardens and architecture.

Huis Ten Bosch houses various amusements and rides, including 3D technology theatres, a haunted house, a replica of the Domtoren (Dom Tower) of Utrech, a boat ride related to the hit comic series "One Piece" and a new indoor ride based on “One Piece” characters and story.

Tokyo-based TV & Event Lighting company, Fuji Lighting Technology’s Designer Junichi Nakahara and Kyushyu region-based Tatsuya Ifuku from Stage Lighting company Kyushyu Stage, selected Medialon Show Control system technology to be part of “One Piece – For the new World”, the new indoor ride at Huis Ten Bosch theme park.

The show programming was mainly made by Mr. Tatsuya Ifuku, and Mileruntech Co Ltd., Medialon’s products distributor in Japan, helped for the show programming, and also trained the staff on Medialon Control System.

Mileruntech Co Ltd. also designed a user-friendly Graphical User Interface for Huis Ten Bosch’s staff. The interface allows them to easily monitor the show remotely.

All the AV devices are controlled and synchronized thanks to one Medialon Showmaster PRO embedded show controller. The Showmaster PRO controls:

- 1x Medialon MAS PRO 32 channels audio server

- 1x BSS/BLU -800

- 3x BSS/BLU 160

- 3x Panasonic Projectors PTD-6000

- 1x NEC Projector

- 17x Media Players

- 2x DMX Recorder

- the ride lighting and shooting system control

- the rack power control

The Medialon MAS PRO 32 CobraNet channels audio server controls the audio tracks and effects.

“Mr. Junichi Nakahara and Mr. Tatsuya Ifuku felt that using Medialon was highly valued for real-time programming.”, declares Usami Kouichi, General Manager at Mileruntech Co. Ltd.

“They appreciated the fact they could use Showmaster Editor Software from anywhere in the attraction’s building, by using the Wifi and a laptop. It allowed them to make changes in their program and to test them in real time.”, adds Usami Kouichi.

“Medialon’s ability to control a wide variety of products using Low Level Communicator (that allow to control any devices of your choice by easily creating your own serial, TCP/IP or Midi driver), even for non-standard brand of media players installed on the ride, was really reassuring for both programmers and designers’ of One Piece attraction.” , concludes Usami Kouichi.

“One Piece – For the New World” attraction ride opened in July 2012.

For further information, please visit:
www.huistenbosch.co.jp
www.mileruntech.com
www.medialon.com

ABOUT MEDIALON
Medialon designs user friendly yet powerful, IT based audiovisual control solutions, for simple to mission critical applications such as Museum Media Control, Theme Park Wide and Attraction Control, Live Entertainment Show Control and Corporate Showrooms to name just a few.

Our products range includes Show & Media Control Software, Embedded Controllers, Digital Audio Servers, Scheduling Software, and Redundant Control Servers.

With offices in the USA and Europe and international distributors, Medialon solutions are available worldwide.