Located on the waterfront at the Apollo Bunder area in South Mumbai, the Gateway of India was erected to celebrate the landing of King George V and Queen Mary on their visit to India in 1911. Standing at 26 meters (85 feet) in height and made of basalt, it has also been referred to as the Taj Mahal of Mumbai and is among the city’s top tourist attractions. The spectacle has been put together to commemorate India’s independence and 75th anniversary of the withdrawal of British troops from the country, as well as the contribution of Maharashtra in India’s struggle for Independence. The projectors were installed and commissioned by E Factor, a leading event planner that provides end-to-end solutions for the creation of unique experiences in India. A total of eight Christie Crimson WU31 laser projectors were used for this permanent installation.
The E Factor team, in collaboration with Christie, designed and manufactured bespoke weatherproof enclosures for the Crimson WU31 projectors. These enclosures are equipped with intelligent automation systems that can detect any changes in temperature or humidity, ensuring that the projectors remain functional and secure. To prevent automation failure, E Factor installed an external parameter reading system that provides digitalized readings in real-time.