Communications Electronic Design
The Art and Science of Audio Video Technologies
Portal 31 Exhibition Coal Mine
At Portal 31, visitor's can take a ride back in time when coal mining was a booming industry in Eastern Kentucky. As the man-trip navigates through the mine shafts, animatronics tell the story of what it was like to work in the mine in the early- to mid-1900s.
Each stop has an RFID card that triggers a combination of audio, video, and animatronics that are controlled via an AMX control system. The entire AV system is encased in weather-proof enclosures in order to sustain the damp conditions of the mine.