Monthly Archives: July 2019
Posted: July 23, 2019Categories: UNICOL, Case Studies, Retail, Transport, Events
With digital signage continuing to expand across all market sectors there is the increasing issue of ensuring it is safe/durable in outdoor climates. This issue is compounded when you take into consideration the size of the screens often required for digital signage scenarios such as; advertising, sharing sporting events, acting as departure boards, rebrands and more. With large screens comes a high risk of accidental damage, dust, machinery spray, high / low temperature ranges and more – so how do you keep them safe?
Posted: July 17, 2019
In a previous blog, we spoke about the universal VESA fixing standard that is a standard feature of all modern TV screens. In this blog, we look at the other aspects that need to be taken into consideration in order to ensure the mount you purchase will support your screen both safely and aesthetically.
The Gyrolock solution is a complete mounting system for projectors up to 20kg when ceiling suspended and 12 kg when wall mounted. The Gyrolock projector mount was first designed approx. 17 years ago in response to projector manufacturers producing cheaper and lighter projectors many of which were targeted at the education sector. <!
As UNICOL celebrates its 56th birthday, we turn back time to 1963 and take a meander down the leafy lanes of Oxford to Marston village, home of the first UNICOL building. A young man, who works in a Metallurgy Department, transforms a wooden shed into a fabricating plant. His father, who works as a teacher, introduces the new 35mm slide projectors into local schools, and asks his son to design a portable stand to demonstrate the new technology. The schools fall in love with the projectors and the portable stand and thus, the wooden shed becomes a production hub. To fully establish himself, the young man needed a company name, but what to call it? The portable stand, made of interconnecting components including a base, a platform and one column (made from 2” water pipe at the time), became the inspiration for the name. ‘One column’ = ‘uni col’ and thus UNICOL was born! The company has been synonymous with safely mounting AV equipment ever since.