EHC Redbull Munich starts Sling-Shot
New interactive break game on the ice in 4K-UHD quality
Ice Hockey Club Redbull Munich is the latest sports venue to install a video projection system. EHC Salzburg started with interactive spectator entertainment last February. Now Munich’s Olympia Ice Rink is also being equipped with a comprehensive video projection system for the 2013/14 season. As in Salzburg, 10 HD projectors suspended above the ice are used and use the playing area like a gigantic screen at the cinema. Such a surface requires the correct resolution: images in 4K-UHD quality, meaning 4x more pixels than offered by HD, were used in order to project a crystal-clear image onto the ice.
Hockey cracks, players in the audience and the ice resurfacer are all captured by means of wireless transponders. The data on their position is then used for the interactive effects. zactrack’s very own game engine then relays the interactive contents in 4K-UHD quality to the projectorsin real time.
Effects are once again full of imagination and amaze spectators. The ice resurfacer suddenly becomes an icebreaker. The bursting ice floes whiz through the air. Below the ice, bubbling lava comes into view. The ice floes plunge down into the depths of the glowing core of the earth with a loud splash and spray of sparks.
The highlight is also a new spectator game in Munich: Sling-Shot. Two voluntary members of the audience are given zactrack transponders and can then collect colourful objects with their “game discs” by moving their bodies to move the discs. Whoever is faster and displays better skills receives more points and wins the match.