At the same time, a giant permanent laser installation is launched for the first time. It is scheduled for continuous operation in January 2012 and will set new standards worldwide. The installation connects the highest towers of the Turkmenistan capital city Ashgabat with dazzling-bright laser beams in the national color of green. Also display lasers are part of the project, used for brilliant building projections, which were seen for the first time at New Year’s Eve.
The rumor goes that the president of Turkmenistan himself had the idea for this project. On his behalf, the largest Turkish construction corporation Polimeks searched for the ideal partner for implementing this demanding project. Numerous companies in the display laser industry brought in ideas, concepts and offers. But in the end, internationally renowned laser specialist LOBO won the competition.
Under one roof LOBO bundles the experience of a leading full-range-manufacturer for display laser systems with the ingenuity of the industry’s internationally most-awarded show design team. LOBO has proven its competence all around the globe with innumerable outstanding large-scale projects, both as permanent installations and on a temporary basis.
But even for LOBO’s experienced engineers, this project was a real challenge. A total distance of almost 30 km had to be spanned between all the towers in an extremely bright environment. Within LOBO’s 30 year history, temporary projects of similar scale have been implemented on a rental basis. But the fully automated and daily operation of such a complex system demanded entirely different approaches.
To provide optimal visibility, all beams were designed bi-directionally. Only lasers of the highest brightness class have been used. The ultra-bright lasers of LOBO’s sparks® series served as the primary technical basis for the project, but COHERENT Verdi lasers were also used. The automation of the installation is handled by LOBO’s proprietary LACON-5 platform. Thanks to integrated GPS-modules, it also takes care of absolutely exact synchronization of all laser systems.
LOBO’s Creative Director Alexander Hennig: “Thanks to our own 10-km-long laser test track, we could show our clients that it is not enough just to install any kind of high-powered laser. We had to achieve an especially high effective brightness. This depends mostly on the interaction of several factors beyond laser power. Superlative beam quality was a key criterion at this project. In the LOBO laboratories, especially designed optics were developed for this installation, guaranteeing optimal light density even over extreme distances.
Considering the enormous extension of the installation, officials of the International Laser Display Association (ILDA) believe that it is the largest permanent display laser installation in the world. Turkemistan’
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According to market analysts, LOBO is a leading manufacturer and rental company for laser show and multimedia systems, bundling 30 years of experience in providing a comprehensive range of products and outstanding creative services.
In more than 70 countries LOBO solutions create stunning experiences at events, in entertainment parks, cinemas, planetaria, theaters, clubs, cruise ships, mobile applications and for advertisement. For its innovative solutions, LOBO received the Innovation Award of the State, the VR Innovation Award, repeatedly the Innovation Award of Ostwuerttemberg, the TiLE Award as well as the LDI Award.
Many renowned companies, associations and even governments rely on LOBO for the implementation of most demanding projects on a rental basis. A large rental park and multi-awarded show production studios guarantee world-class experiences at an unsurpassed level of perfection.
With 134 awards in total, LOBO leads the all-time ILDA Award ranking list by far.