The Collegiate Church of Santa María de Orreaga in Roncesvalles updates its 12th century facilities with audiovisual technology


The solution consists of a Hitachi / Maxell Laser projector
and Vivitek's NovoPro wireless collaboration systems.

The project executed by the distributor Satrustegi , by the hand of Charmex, consisted of equipping the main congress hall of this enclave located between the Pyrenean mountains to the north of Navarre and starting point of the Jacobean Route towards Santiago de Compostela.

An important requirement was not to affect the aesthetics of the site where the pilgrims' hostel used to be, built at the end of the 12th century and restored for the Xacobeo 1993. It is a space 30 meters long by 10 meters wide and 8 meters high. .

"The installation of the screen was made with minimal work on the original stone, the location of the projector is on one side above the sound cabinet so as not to add elements to the building", explains César Campo, commercial technician at Satrustegi.

This 5,000 Ansi Lumens projector, WUXGA resolution and laser technology, is the ideal tool for fixed and demanding installations, with a long duration of the light source, which reaches 20,000 hours of life.

And he adds, "the Hitachi LP-WU6500 technology was chosen for this project because it gives us the technical needs for the projection: great luminosity, duration and adjustment of the corners".

The Collegiate Church of Santa María de Orreaga in Roncesvalles updates its 12th century facilities with audiovisual technology
The Collegiate Church of Santa María de Orreaga in Roncesvalles updates its 12th century facilities with audiovisual technology


In addition, Vivitek 's Novopro collaboration system has been installed to encourage participation, allowing content to be shared wirelessly from PC, MAC and mobile devices in presentations over a wireless network.

"As we used to, we trained the Collegiate Church of Santa María on the installed systems, we taught them the operation and management of the equipment and why, we chose the installed elements," explains the Satrustegi technician.

For their part, from the collegiate church they have been satisfied with the service provided by Charmex and Satrustegi. "I would highlight that the projected images look very good and how easy it is to connect the computers to share information on the projection screen," says Bibiano Esparza Tres, Prior of Roncesvalles and parish priest of Orreaga's pastoral area.

To take advantage of the room's staff, it is expected to give the greatest possible use in meetings, with pilgrims, groups of colonies and other meetings organized by the church during the year.