Canada’s largest cycling studio has opened its doors in the new Altea Active Club in Toronto’s Liberty Village with a Christie GS Series 1DLP laser projector, courtesy of sparkAV.
Altea Active retained the services of the integrator to select and install the AV technology in the various facilities of the club, including the bike studio.
“sparkAV needed to design and implement immersive technology solutions related to all aspects of AV, network and video surveillance, with links to modern fitness technology and customer engagement,” said Derek Shama , president and co-founder of sparkAV.
The goal was to achieve Altea Active’s stated vision “of an elevated fitness experience in an environment conducive to physical and social well-being”.
The bike studio’s intention was to create an experience that would transport members to roads around the world. With 75 bikes, surround sound, music-synced lights, and a 285-inch screen with a Christie laser projector, the bike studio is a club highlight.
sparkAV explored several projectors for the cycle studio. “Ultimately, the Christie DWU1075-GS projector was chosen because of its specifications, industry excellence, support and presence in Canada, and superior image quality,” said Shama.
Beyond high image quality, the GS Series range of 1DLP projectors are ideal for high-use environments due to the reliable, low-maintenance, long-lasting operation associated with laser technology.
The projectors are quiet and compact, making them ideal for educational spaces, houses of worship, corporate environments and small entertainment rooms.
Despite the pandemic and unprecedented supply chain issues, sparkAV was able to successfully deliver the project on time and within budget and is currently collaborating on other Altea Active sites in Canada.