Display and Projection

Daktronics Digital Signage Solutions at InfoComm

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Daktronics  and ADFLOW Networks stand

If you are in Vegas for InfoComm, Daktronics won’t have to go far to show you recent installations. Daktronics has several new high-profile local video installations: the T-Mobile Arena selected Daktronics to design, manufacture and install 25 LED video displays in and around the new venue which opened last month. It includes the first see-through display in the city--and one of the largest in the United States.

In addition, GGP’s Fashion Show, the most prominent shopping center along Las Vegas Boulevard, enlisted Daktronics to help revamp their plaza’s outdoor digital signage. All told, it includes more than 929 sq. m (10,000 sq. ft.) of Daktronics-manufactured LED video.

Daktronics stand

Inside the Las Vegas Convention Center, Daktronics will show a 1.9 mm high resolution display and talk about ADFLOW Networks-- recently acquired by Daktronics for its delivery of digital media solutions to retailers, convenience stores and other businesses. Daktronics will show how they can now impact a diverse group of digital signage applications.

In addition to showcasing ultra-HD LED video, Daktronics will also display its wide range of differing pixel pitch technologies on a module wall consisting of 1.9, 2.6, 4, 6, 8, 10, 15 and 16 millimeter line spacing as well as Daktronics proprietary 13HD and 15HD pixel layouts.

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The Stadium with the Largest “Digital Wrap”

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West Ham United

The London Legacy Development Corporation (LLDC) Planning Decisions Committee approve the proposal to install the largest stadium exterior digital displays in Europe at the Hammers’ new home on Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.

The Club and its stadium partners-- working with leading digital experts—plan to revolutionise the exterior of the Stadium: the largest digital screens in Europe, measuring a massive 83m by 12m, installed on the outside of the Stadium (and flanked by 68 12m high fabric panels similar to those used at Wembley Stadium, the Emirates Stadium and Celtic Park).

The new installation will benefit all partners of the Stadium, enabling events throughout the year, including West Ham United matches, to have a highly-visible, cutting edge digital platform for content, information and promotional material, all in HD.

The screens are expected to respond to different brightness settings, so definition remains at an optimum level for day or night games in any weather condition.

Inside the stadium, Daktronics is helping on what they call the ​​Largest In-Bowl Displays in Europe.  They will install two large LED video displays at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park Stadium, London, in time for 2015 Rugby World Cup. Starting in the 2016-17 season, these displays will be the largest in the English Premier League when West Ham United FC calls the venue home.

Each display will measure 8 meters high by 26.7 meters wide to provide more than 420 square meters of displays space combined. Each display will feature a 15HD pixel layout for  image clarity and contrast with wide viewing angles ensuring a great view from any seat in the stadium. The displays feature variable content zoning allowing them to show one large image or multiple separate zones to show any variety of live video, instant replays, scores and statistics, graphics and animations, and sponsor messages.

"Daktronics is really excited about being part of such a legacy project," says Daktronics Regional Manager Ewan Prentice. "This stadium has already played host to many records through the London 2012 Olympic Games, and now, by installing the largest stadium video screens within Europe, adds another."​

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Transparent and Glass XT3, LED Display from Nexnovo

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The Shenzhen company GWS you may have seen at an ISE is changing its name to Nexnovo, but they remain innovators in transparent and glass LED displays.

These displays don’t show off well in photos but have a certain appeal at retail.

They sell their see-through glass LED displays to many retail outlets like McDonalds, Jaguar dealerships, and Italian fashionistas… but applications even include stage backgrounds (like on example in Greece, shown in a photo below).

Nexnovo at McDonalds

Nexnovo says it spent 2 years in R&D on its latest model, XT3.

This transparent LED display has no any screw visible on outside-- and glass cover on both sides for stronger protection (in case of accidental touching). News on this model doesn’t yet appear on the website, but we can share what we know at this point.

XT3 offers a high transparency of more than 68% and high brightness of 6000 nits-- making it a choice for chain stores and retail shops who want a classy and unusual digital poster. The hi-res pixel pitch is 3mm (2.5mm very soon) and it’s light (about 24kg with carton box packaging) for convenient transportation.

Nexnovo uses an outdoor standard LED with anti-UV, damp-proofing and high brightness. The maker says the display lifetime can reach up to 4-5 years.

Nexnovo’s core technology is 3D SMT where they hold global patents. With this technology, they minimize hardware to increase the transparency, and the LED light connects with their PCB to provide a stable connection and performance.


Christie’s New GS Series Laser Phosphor Projectors

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Christie GS Series

Adding to their 1DLP line-ups, Christie introduces four new affordable premium performance ultra-quiet GS Series laser phosphor projectors, including two HD models with BoldColor Technology, in a compact package for discreet installations in venues such as corporate meeting rooms, trade shows, entertainment venues and rental staging.

More advanced than previous GS models, the four professional-grade models use a grid-based warping and blending processor and also have an option for camera-based warping, blending or stacking to make setups faster and simpler.

They can also be rotated 360-degrees and used in portrait orientation, making them ideal for complex setups in rental staging and medium-sized fixed applications. At only 35dBA, users won't be distracted by projector noise, and the new design (sleeker blends seamlessly into any environment. Lightweight and compact, the four new models use a laser phosphor light source with a 20,000 hour life for low maintenance and a low cost of ownership.

While all four models tout improved colour performance, the 850-GS models incorporate Christie BoldColor Technology for premium colour performance. The increase in colour balance to improve colour accuracy results in the extreme bold colours audiences prefer.

"With two new HD and two more WUXGA laser phosphor models, Christie has a wide-ranging 1DLP® line-up including both lamp and laser phosphor options ranging from 3000 to 13,000 lumens without limiting options to one technology or another," says Curtis Lingard, product manager, Christie. "Our customers said they still need the choice between lamps and laser phosphor, and Christie offers that choice."

Featuring bottom-side HDMI connectivity and rear cover, the new Christie GS models can be ceiling mounted and have a very clean look without all the unused connections, cables and keypad being exposed. All RJ45 connections are fully compatible with the rugged and lockable XLR-shell connection to protect and avoid having to re-terminate cables onsite.

"Designed primarily for a digital workflow, the new models have a 3GSDI, DVI-D and two HDMI inputs but still allow for analogue signal via an HD15 connection making the new GS models a perfect fit for live events and fixed installs," added Lingard.

Available in black or white and backed by a 3-year parts and labour warranty, the new Christie GS Series models ship in the summer of 2016.

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Leyard 8K Video Wall Sweeps Awards at NAB 2016

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Leyard TW Series LED video wall

Leyard and Planar (a Leyard company) pick up five of the Best of Show Awards, presented at the 2016 National Association of Broadcasters Show (NAB) in Las Vegas by NewBay Media’s Broadcast & Video Group.

NAB is the world’s largest annual conference and expo for professionals who create, manage and distribute entertainment across all platforms, covering an array of advances in advertising, virtual reality, and content creation.

The honors were awarded for the highlight of the Leyard and Planar booth, an enormous 8K Leyard TW Series LED video wall. The video wall measures more than 31 feet wide by 18 feet tall (9.5 meters by 5.5 meters) and is composed of 64 Leyard TWA1.2 LED video wall displays with a 1.2 mm pixel pitch, delivering 7680 x 4320 resolution. At a distance of 9 to12 feet from the video wall, says Leyard, “the pixels are indiscernible.”

The Leyard TW Series is a line of fine pitch LED video walls available in 1.2, 1.8 and 2.5 millimeters pitches. The Leyard TW Series is architected to support the highest pixel density and delivers benefits unique to its "flat panel" design including a 16:9 form factor optimized for the most popular high resolution standards, ease of installation and service, and flatness and uniformity.

NewBay Media’s Best of Show Awards at NAB are evaluated by a panel of engineers and industry experts, and are selected based on innovation, feature set, cost efficiency and performance in serving the industry.

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