Monthly Archives: September 2017
Oslo Central Station employed a 100-screen videowall to provide travellers with digital information for arrivals and departures as part of a modernisation programme across the Norwegian public transport system.
AV-Design AS integrated what was hailed as the largest optically enhanced LCD videowall in Europe. The 100-screen monster, dubbed G-Wall, covered an area of nearly 60m2 and replaced a display powered by Auorescent tubes and installed in 1999.
Forty-six inch LCD TFr bonded screens from manufacturer, GDS Displays were chosen for the videowall. The IP65 rated screens were used because of the risk from brake dust reducing screen life. They boasted narrow bezels with the manufacturer claiming that from a distance the gaps between the units were all but seamless.
Jernbaneverkerket (JBV) manages Norway’s railways and wanted to install the display to improve information for its passengers and, by using a digital solution, allow it to easily adapt the content d
Competing against more established fashion brands, the US retailer Forever21 was relatively unknown within the UK market and had to make a big impression with its first UK store. The vast store frontage offered an opportunity to create a high visual impact using NEC video wall technology with specialist integrator, Decorum-Technology and mount solution provider Unicol.
The video wall was to be part of the shop front and was required to fill a huge area, two storeys high, alongside the store entrance. Forming the physical shop frontage, issues of security and longevity were paramount, the screens would need to be robust enough to withstand physical assault to ensure continued peak performance with easy access for maintenance. An additional glass frontage would be costly and would pose a problem for cleaning due to the close proximity of the video wall. The sheer size and unique configuration of the project required extreme adaptability, and presented a challenge
When Vodafone wanted to refurbish their stores across the UK they contacted Fujitsu Services to specify the AV installation. The concept was to have one or two 46inch screens, portrait mounted, with a profile as slim as possible and placed in the window ‘goal post’ style. Fujitsu invited UNICOL to meet with Vodafone to discuss how this could be achieved and after discussion it transpired that the ‘goal post’ columns had to be in stainless steel to match the door furniture, the mounting metalwork and screen or screen housing needed to be in white. NEC had already been chosen to supply MultiSync P461 or X461HB (High Bright) displays and because they only came in black it was assumed that the display would be placed in a white enclosure.
The structural aspects of mounting a goal post style solution, which bolted to the floor and was fixed in the ceiling void was a standard procedure for UNICOL. However, whilst it was recognized that a high-bright display was the