KMT Technical Services is one of the many qualified firms helping to preserve Alcatraz Island. Our team has intimate knowledge of the very rich and elaborate history of Alcatraz, beginning with the lighthouse, the military fortification, the military prison, federal prison and today a National Historic Landmark.
We have combined our historic knowledge with our technical knowledge and have been able to offer resolutions from a technical perspective.
After boarding Hornblower Cruises Hybrid boat or yacht, from Pier 33 Fishermans Wharf, you are now on the Island, docking at Alcatraz Wharf. You are greeted by wonderful Rangers who will provide you with a brief introduction.
For most visitors, the tour begins inside the barracks building. This building houses a theater, exhibits and bookstore.
The equipment in the theater was designed and installed by KMT Technical Services. Until recently, the electricity on the Island has been provided by generators. Yes! That also includes the equipment we installed, the audio and the visual. Today, however, “307 kilowatts of photovoltaic capacity now pumps about 400,000 kilowatt-hours into Alcatraz’s wires a year, significantly cutting down the amount of diesel exhaust the island emits into the Bay Area’s already overburdened airshed.” Chris Clark- @canislatrans
Chris Clark of Rewire (Chris Clarke is a natural history writer and environmental journalist currently at work on a book about the Joshua tree. He lives in Joshua Tree) wrote, “it’s an urban PV success story.” I must agree! I have some great shots from atop the lighthouse (off limits to general public but we were anticipating out time lapse) which I will try to locate and post soon.
With our interest in the environment and our passion for sustainability, we wanted to remain in harmony with the energy conditions. We accomplished this by installing Panasonic PT-EX Series projectors. Thanks to Richard Sunderland, Panasonic Representative, our client was able to demo the unit prior to installation.
The images are clear, with HD ready resolution. They are compact, yet bright and high contrast. The best thing about them to me is the intelligent lamp control system that reduces power consumption. When the lamp power is set to “auto” the intelligent lamp control system automatically adjusts the lamp output in accordance with the brightness of the projected image and reduces it by up to 70%! In addition, the cabinet has a dust resistant design and eco-filter that needs no replacement for up to 12,000 hours! These units were perfect for Alcatraz with the number of functions that are provided to reduce power consumption.