• Wednesday , 23 January 2019

AV News Awards 2019: Product and Project finalists

AV News Award Finalists….

Following our customary practice, we are announcing the finalists, in the product and project categories, one month before the winners of these, and the individual and industry categories, are revealed at the presentation ceremony, on the opening morning of ISE 2019. All of the categories attracted record numbers of entries with the vast majority reflecting well on the standing of the AV industry.

AV Project of the year (Education)

Promethean
Moscow Online Schools project.

With more than 20 years of experience in K-12 classrooms, Promethean is a global leader in education technology. Promethean’s combined hardware and software solutions are designed to transform learning spaces into collaborative and connective environments, promote student participation and engagement throughout the learning process, and provide access to limitless interactive teaching and learning resources that bring lessons to life.

In 2018, Promethean’s interactive front of class display was selected to fulfil the Moscow Online Schools project. Promethean was chosen to produce a bespoke IRBIS panel for schools across the city of Moscow. The IRBIS panel is an all-in-one solution, incorporating the 86-inch interactive flat panel, OPS and a comprehensive education software. The Promethean IRBIS panel offers a tablet-like interface with a customisable home screen making it easier for teachers to adapt to the new technology.

The solution has also been created to be convenient for administrators and managers. Integrated with the infrastructure of the Moscow Online School providing on-hand management and online monitoring. Over 7,600 bespoke IRBIS panels were delivered to the city by the end of 2017 and a further 14,000 IRBIS panels confirmed in January 2018.

Pure AV
Cyber Lab Energus

The Energus Cyber Lab, the first of its kind in the North West, seeks to tackle the skills shortage in Cyber Security. Complete with an immersive environment capable of simulating the experience of an attack; the lab is used to deliver apprenticeship frameworks, STEM programmes and commercial training for the NDA Group, Nuclear Supply chain and local businesses.  The Lab designed and installed by Pure AV has helped to secure Energus funding to train 350+ CyberFirst students between 2018 and 2024 and open their services up to a whole new customer base.

Multiple displays facilitate collaborative working: The lab itself is a single room capable of housing up to 14 students and a tutor. The technology in the room includes two Philips 84” touch displays at the front of the room, a Philips 55” display at the side of the room, two Epson ultra-short throw Laser projectors, projecting onto interactive Smart Glass on the other side of the room and a 65” Iiyama touch table in the middle of the room. There are desktop-based workstations for each student. Any workstation, laptop or smart device can be shown on any display and controlled from any touch display. Wireless connectivity is managed using Kramer Via collaboration equipment and switching and distribution is handled by an Extron DTP Crosspoint device with control delivered via a Crestron control system. In addition, the tutor has full control of the system including the dynamic lighting via a touch screen programmed with a simple user interface.

AV Project of the year (Commercial)

Clear VC and Optoma
The London offices for The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW)

The London offices for The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales needed a major upgrade of its AV equipment throughout its buildings including its 20 x 20m Great Hall, 120-seat auditorium and 21 meeting rooms. Although a grade II listed building, ICAEW wanted to embrace the technical developments of the 21st Century. Clear VC, specialist provider of audio-visual communication solutions, was appointed to manage the AV installation. In just eight weeks, while floors and furniture were replaced, the team, working closely with English heritage, installed the latest AV equipment, lighting and conferencing facilities throughout the institute’s city headquarters.

Tall windows that stand 4m high and span the entire side of the Great Hall, were obscured by an old stage backdrop, which blocked all natural light coming into the room.  English Heritage was keen that these, complete with their original wooden shutters, were uncovered as part of the refurbishment but this created the challenge of an entire wall of windows to project towards and meant it needed significantly brighter projectors. Clear VC chose three Optoma ZU650 powerful laser projectors to project across a new 12m-wide fast-rolling electric extra-large Gerriets Megascreen in the Great Hall.  A further ZU650 was installed in the Auditorium Council Chamber. Clear VC installed stage and architectural lighting with down lights to give ICAEW and its private hire customers the ability to wall wash colours across the hall using amBX lighting server and Studio Due light fittings.  Companies can match their logo perfectly within the environment by taking a single pixel from the logo projected on the ZH400UST laser projectors each side of the stage and use this as the basis to colour match the room. The Great Hall, Auditorium and ICAEW’s 21 meeting rooms now have exactly the same user experience.

NEC
The Quadram Institute of Bioscience (QIB)

The £75m scientific institute is Europe’s largest gastrointestinal and endoscopic research site and fully functional NHS facility. The QIB is the product of a unique pioneering vision where researchers, students, scientists and clinicians collaborate under one roof, in real-time, making the AV infrastructure a key success factor in facilitating effective collaboration between many diverse groups. Designed and integrated by Snelling Business Systems using the latest display technologies from NEC, multiple adaptable meeting spaces provide bi-directional interaction with live streaming of clinical endoscopic procedures. Delivering zero-latency uncompressed 4K video to support medical innovation, this ground-breaking deployment demands mission critical performance.

The AV infrastructure was designed and deployed to support this unique facility, the first of its kind, where collaboration is the critical success factor. Focusing on the study of food and the human microbiome (the bacteria in our guts), the building houses 400 research students, scientists and clinicians. This is a unique environment – a scientific research and education institute and an NHS facility working in such close proximity, collaborating to improve the health of patients around the world. This deployment is the first endoscopic installation to provide uncompressed 4K video (SDVoE) over a 10GB Ethernet network using fibre interconnectivity. Live video can be broadcast to any point inside the building or indeed beyond its walls. The Quadram Institute is amongst the first healthcare facilities in Europe to adopt an end-to-end AVoIP infrastructure and, combined with best-in-class NEC HD display technology, the result is outstanding.

Oblong Industries
JLL NXT office

Professional services and investment management company JLL launched the NXT Office, an interactive and futuristic presentation space at its London headquarters designed to reinvent the customer experience. The NXT Office is powered by ground-breaking technologies including Mezzanine from Oblong Industries, an immersive visual collaboration system, to deliver all the essential property information that clients require in one easy to navigate, interactive and highly visual workspace. The NXT Office has had a positive impact on productivity, considerably reducing the time that senior decision-makers spend searching for property and visiting locations. Decisions that would previously take numerous weeks and multiple meetings, now often take just one hour.

The NXT Office includes a Mezzanine 650 Series and a Cork Board Server connected to a PC running the JLL NXT Application. Mezzanine is used alongside Matterport, a technology that creates and displays 3D building walk-throughs. JLL has also developed their own proprietary NXT application to capitalize on Mezzanine’s large, interactive workspace—offering a superior customer experience unmatched in the property industry. This solution, coupled with next-gen control via the Oblong gestural wand, creates a very valuable and WOW experience for the client.

Mezzanine coupled with JLL’s large database allows the company to present all real estate options in the capital to their customers, often within an hour, saving clients a tremendous amount of time. The NXT Office experience includes a virtual tour of the properties and all relevant information for the client to enable him/her to make a faster decision. The launch of the NXT Office in London marks a key phase in the roll-out of this dynamic concept which is also successfully in operation at JLL’s Paris headquarters, also powered by Mezzanine.

 

AV Display Innovation of the Year

Avocor Windows Collaboration Displays

In June 2018, Avocor and Microsoft announced a new category of teamwork devices: Windows collaboration displays. These large, interactive displays will let people experience Microsoft 365 collaboration tools: Office, Teams and Whiteboard at room scale, and include built-in sensors that can connect to Azure IoT spatial intelligence capabilities. This incredible technology will allow facility managers to utilise environmental data to make real-time decisions, enabling greater control and ultimately efficiency in the meeting space. Working closely in partnership with Microsoft, Avocor are the first-to-market with innovative, intuitive displays that deliver a simple, fast and seamless solution that finally enables workplace collaboration to reach its peak potential.

Windows collaboration displays by Avocor address common workplace issues such as the frustrating and often time-consuming problem of connecting devices and people in meetings with a simple, seamless and fast solution. Avocor and Microsoft have created a single-cable solution that immediately and intelligently connects a Windows 10 PC to the display. It allows for immediate control of the camera and mic for video and audio, as well as providing hard-wire Ethernet connection and power to the laptop. No more struggling with cycling through the source, searching through a sea of connection cables or ports, bringing power cables to meetings or struggling with WiFi and passwords. What used to take 10 minutes and cause undue stress and distraction is now a seamless single-cable connection that takes seconds.

Clevertouch Pro Series

Feature-rich and designed for a secure networked environment, Pro Series was the first touchscreen developed specifically for Enterprise, that’s been shaped by the customers it serves. An all-in-one interactive touchscreen for meeting rooms, auditoriums, receptions or breakout spaces, it’s a highly versatile display. The central hub within an evolving workspace; it’s an essential workplace tool that integrates and connects with other devices and network functions across an organisation. Connecting multiple users on a common platform, Pro Series supports Unified Communications and BYOD, WebEx, Skype for Business, Zoom, STAGE and other video conferencing solutions that enables teams to collaborate better.

Seamless integration into any environment is a key consideration for new enterprise technology solutions. The Clevertouch open platform approach allows for seamless integration with existing technology and software without compromising the security needs of a user organisation. At Clevertouch, we don’t think our enterprise users should work around their interactive collaboration display – it should operate the way they need it to. Every Pro Series system can be designed to fit our customers’ unique networking and security requirements.  To that end, Pro Series can be run in either tablet or PC mode with locked down settings that can be controlled by IT and system managers using the Clevertouch Remote Management software. Completely free to use, the Remote Management tool can be accessed be anywhere in the world to run diagnostics and shutdown displays if required. It has built in dual Wi-Fi, integrated networking and IP control, giving users the ability to choose the appropriate security set-up for their organisation.

Samsung OMN Series

Samsung OMN and OMN-D series, its brand new semi-outdoor displays available in 46 and 55-inch, are designed with a storefront window display in mind and capture viewers’ minds with comprehensive innovation. Brilliant, vibrant images with superior picture quality, high brightness, and contrast ratio are packed in a slim and neat design. OMN-D series, dual-sided semi-outdoor display, especially enlivens the store, both in window fronts and indoors, bringing more freedom in space and boosting efficiency. Along with enhanced energy efficiency and IP5x validation, it provides 3 step protection system with its own embedded solution, MagicINFO 6 solution powered by Tizen 4.0.

Samsung OMN and OMN-D series presents modern and innovative design in both 46 and 55-inch sizes. OMN series has remarkably slim design with 54.5 mm depth, nearly half of conventional products. Its compact size makes the display a natural extension of the store, as opposed to an addition that ties up valuable space. The OMN-D series features a double-sided screen, with each side adjusted for the environments in which it is utilized. It can be easily mounted on a stand or hung from a ceiling, giving retailers more options for positioning. It maximizes operation efficiency by offering retailers more room to market themselves to potential customers on both sides with one display. The OMN series will deliver vivid and crisp contents to viewers with its excellent visibility ― even in direct sunlight ― through high brightness of 4,000 nit and high contrast ratio of 5,000:1. OMN-D series presents 3,000 nit brightness on the window-facing side to help maintain picture integrity regardless of sunlight while the in-store side feature 1,000 nit, delivering information clearly.

Digital Signage Innovation of the year

Peerless-AV Xtreme High Bright Outdoor Display

Peerless-AV’s Xtreme High Bright Outdoor Display offers the highest environmental rating in its class and the widest operating temperature range in the industry. The capabilities of this fully-sealed, weatherproof commercial display are currently unmatched, making it one of the most hotly anticipated Digital Signage technologies of the past 12 months. Since June 2018, more than 400 units have already sold around the world to a wide variety of customers, including major international airports, universities, race tracks, advertising companies and ski resorts.

A fundamental feature of the new Xtreme is optical bonding, a process used in the manufacturing of outdoor displays that accomplishes multiple feats. Firstly, as mentioned above, optical bonding significantly increases image contrast by eliminating the air gap between the panel and the safety glass. Secondly, it reduces glare and reflection through the adhesive gel inserted between the protective glass and the screen to dramatically improve the readability of the display in direct sunlight. Thirdly, this adhesive layer prevents entry of moisture and formation of condensation.

Samsung 8K QLED Signage

Available in an 82-inch model, the new QLED Signage combines the market’s highest resolution with Artificial Intelligence (AI) technology that optimizes content for 8K presentation—producing truly lifelike images and enabling users to enjoy much more immersive viewing experiences with 4,000 nit peak brightness. An 8K QLED Signage features a resolution of 7,680 x 4,320 pixels, which means roughly 8,000 pixels are packed into each horizontal line of the screen. At this level of pixel density, the individual pixels composing an image become imperceptible to the human eye—even when viewed up close.

8K QLED Signage features Samsung’s proprietary Quantum Processor 8K. For contents providers, Samsung’s proprietary 8K AI Upscaling technology based on machine learning transforms picture quality to a level compatible with 8K regardless of the original source quality or format. HDR (High Dynamic Range) 10+ technology optimizes the brightness levels with the peak brightness of 4,000nit and produces pristine colours and images to deliver pictures as intended by creators. By applying Local Dimming and Quantum Light Control, BLU (Back Light Unit) with highly concentrated light, 8K QLED Signage has enhanced black colour presentation and widened viewing angle.8K QLED Signage’s slim design, with the depth of less than 40 mm, provides hassle-free installation by adopting slim wide-angle lens.

SedaoLive CLOUD

Sedao Digital Signage was established in 2004.  In 2017 the company was acquired by Sahara Presentations Group who retained the services of founder and developer David Oades as Group Head of Product Development and Helen Kenniff as Product Marketing Manager. SedaoLive CLOUD is the only digital signage solution on the market to offer a complete digital communications solution across enterprise, education, retail and hospitality sector industries. With the ability to integrate with any large format display screen, Sedao dedicated RoomXchange room booking, and all Clevertouch interactive flat panel displays, SedaoLive CLOUD is unique in the marketplace.

SedaoLive CLOUD offers a range of features and capabilities like no other on the market. It is the only solution to integrate with LFD’s, room booking and collaborative panels making it a complete offering for multiple industry sectors. This simple to use platform, easy to follow training videos and professional templates to ‘rebrand’ opens up digital signage to everyday users. Triggers – virtual buttons, physical buttons and QR codes – enable users the ability to hand control of screens to the audience for maximising engagement and satisfying viewer interaction demands.

Vestel Digital Signage

Towards the end of last year, Vestel revealed new display, including a stunning new PCAP model. In a number of solutions jointly developed with Intel, using the latter’s Unite technology. This allows the user to control any display from any other connected display. Intel demonstrated a variety of possible use cases, including options for pairing its NUC and OPS platforms. Use of Intel’s vPro certified technologies will provide reassurance for uses tasked with mission-critical and compute-intensive applications used in corporate and organisational applications.

Vestel has announced cloud collaboration and digital signage solutions for the mainstream market. Designed with an Intel Core vPro processor-based hub, Vestel 55/65/75/84” interactive flat panel displays offer a wireless connection to Intel Unite, a content sharing software that ensures flexible and fuss-free screen sharing. Requiring no additional devices, licensing or training to use, this solution lowers the total cost of ownership, enabling businesses of every size to ensure better communication, transparency and co-operation between different departments, offices and third-party partners.

Supporting wireless screen sharing across a variety of different devices and operating systems, this solution overcomes the challenge of lack of interoperability, providing a content-sharing platform that works in mixed technology environments. Delivering a flexible collaboration platform, right out of the box, it saves business owners the trouble and expense of having to standardise the various devices and operating systems that are so often used, even within the same company.

Presentation Innovation of the year

Samsung
The Samsung Flip

Samsung’s interactive digital flip chart, the Flip, enables interactive meetings and creates a more productive working session with its state-of-the-art design and intuitive technology. Its UHD display empowers simultaneous on-screen notation and content sharing, facilitating more engaged and involved discussions. The display’s wheel-based stand transforms any office location into a huddle space, with portrait and landscape orientations available to suit all needs. In lieu of taking photos or writing notes, participants can share content directly from the display via email, printing or USB.

The Flip’s portable, wheel-based stand empowers anyone to start a meeting anywhere, anytime. This helps to elevate any personal office or available room into a fully-functional huddle space. Through the Flip’s broad connectivity, Flip Capture lets you and your team share and make notations within a variety of content files, all maintained at optimal visual quality. Conversations can easily be saved within the display’s central storage and then shared with colleagues through mobile and digital channels. Additionally, Flip Protection helps to ensure that your game-changing ideas remain confidential through a reinforced data security system. Each in-office team can set a unique numeric password to lock the display and remove critical content from view.

Featuring a versatile pivot mode and ergonomic stand, each Flip interactive display can configure to a portrait or landscape orientation to match collaborative needs. Additionally, the Flip can tilt 4.5° when in portrait mode for a more natural writing angle. Flip Navigation provides an intuitive, user-friendly menu that simplifies navigation and reduces the time required to access controls or view content in its entirety. Facilitators can also preview individual content pages and make instant changes directly on the screen.

Vivitek
NovoTouch

In line with Vivitek’s strategy to offer a visual solution for meeting rooms or huddle spaces of all sizes and in all locations, they offer the NovoTouch Flat Panel Displays that allow users to engage employees in team collaboration via large displays and interactive technology. With 20-point touch capabilities, a suite of office productivity Apps, and Vivitek’s NovoConnect collaboration software, users can actively engage with presentation materials to bring meetings, brainstorming or training sessions alive.

Its built-in NovoConnect collaboration software allows for up to 64 users to connect wirelessly and display up to 4 screens simultaneously on the large format display. With on-screen annotation, mark up and wireless file sharing, NovoTouch offers a complete collaborative solution to engage all participants in the meeting and improve meeting efficiency and productivity at the same time.

With a range comprising of 65”, 75”, 86”, and 98” panels, with each offering a rich feature set. The new iFPD screens are available in Ultra HD 4K, delivering outstanding detail and stunning visuals. It includes a suite of office productivity Apps, such as a whiteboard App, an Office document and PDF viewer, a screen recorder App, and its on-screen mark-up capability, making it ideal for office environment. Its built-in digital signage application (NovoDS) provides a new dimension for users to configure and use this product beyond conducting meetings.

Collaboration Innovation of the year

CTOUCH Leddura 2MEET

Leddura 2Meet is developed to make collaboration more accessible and more interactive in any meeting room. Everything you need for an effective meeting comes together in 1 system: wireless content sharing, whiteboarding, video conferencing with Skype for Business, and direct insight into the availability of meeting rooms. Most companies use Skype for Business for video conferencing. The Leddura 2Meet touchscreen is specifically designed to integrate seamlessly with Skype for Business. This makes using our touchscreens easy and trustworthy. The touch functionality allows simple and interactive editing of documents and content during meetings. Whether you want to call with Skype for Business users, H323 devices, or phone numbers: video conferencing with colleagues around the world has never been so easy.

Simply start the whiteboarding feature with one press of the button. Everyone in the meeting can simultaneously write, annotate, share files and add new pages. Everything works perfectly with Office 365, and furthermore, you can easily call up a web browser or install your company apps. Schedule a meeting in Outlook, then go to the meeting room and start the meeting with 1 press of the button. Is there a meeting room free? You can also easily make a reservation from the screen. Did you forget to cancel a meeting? No problem, if the room is not being used, Leddura 2Meet will release it automatically after 15 minutes. The 2Meet also works well with existing Microsoft Exchange-based room-booking systems.

Leddura 2Meet works with an open architecture that works with the most common infrastructures, such as Microsoft Office 365, Skype for Business and SharePoint:

Logitech MeetUp

Logitech MeetUp is a premier all-in-one conference camera that includes a speaker, microphone and 120-degree field of view 4K camera. It is a plug and play USB-based solution designed for huddle rooms with enterprise-quality audio and video, with minimal cabling. Built from the ground up for huddle rooms, MeetUp is a game-changing solution that offers great simplicity, allowing companies of any size to scale video conferencing across huddle rooms at an affordable price. Here are five reasons why this product deserves to win the Video Collaboration award:

MeetUp is one of the most innovative offerings for the huddle room on the market. MeetUp is the first ConferenceCam that effectively combines a 120-degree FOV (field of view) 4k camera with integrated audio and a 13-megapixel sensor. In addition, the product boasts three horizontally aimed beamforming mics and a custom tuned speaker. The product also offers excellent audio capabilities, with an additional expansion mic, which extends the audio range from 8ft – 12ft. Combining these has resulted in a sleek all-in-one device that packs a punch in the huddle room.

Mersive Solstice

Mersive’s Solstice wireless collaboration solution boosts productivity by putting content at the center of the meeting experience. Building on the success of its core wireless collaboration solution, Mersive is leveraging Solstice as a platform to continue expanding its offerings to improve the meeting experience. With the recent addition of Kepler, our meeting room monitoring and analytics solution; digital signage capabilities; native screen mirroring support for all major operating systems; and Spoken Screen Key that assists the visually impaired by speaking the screen key when a user connects; Mersive is leading the way in revolutionizing wireless collaboration in the meeting space.

Mersive Solstice is leading the way to revolutionizing how wireless collaboration solutions interact with and support meeting requirements. The inclusion of Miracast support for native streaming makes Solstice a leader in content sharing capabilities by allowing anyone to share content regardless of operating system or device type. Solstice’s meeting analytics tool, Kepler, goes above and beyond other monitoring tools by gathering data like meeting length, room usage and meeting peak times to help technology and facilities managers make data-driven planning and budgeting decisions. Solstice’s digital signage capabilities turns any display screen into both a collaboration tool as well as a digital sign with the ability to playback HTML content from a designated URL between meetings. This makes digital signage an affordable option in every meeting space in a building including the smallest huddle rooms.

ViewSonic ViewBoard IFP7560

Founded in California in 1987 and celebrating its 31st anniversary, ViewSonic is a leading global provider of visual solution products. ViewSonic aims to keep the world connected with a portfolio of products that enhance the way we compute, collaborate, communicate and connect. The ViewBoard IFP7560 is a 75-inch 4K interactive touch panel designed to be an intuitive collaborative platform for teachers and professionals – embedded with a range of features to help bring curriculums and group discussions to life.

Designed to improve the impact of group activities and audience engagement in presentation environments, the ViewBoard IFP7560 allows up to 20 users to simultaneously write or draw on the display – bolstered by the accurate InGlass touch screen experience. To cater for its 75-inch screen, the display has a native 4K resolution that provides an immersive viewing experience and enables people to learn via the use of multimedia content.

Featuring ViewSonic’s proprietary Cast and myViewBoard software, the ViewBoard enables content to be wirelessly shared and annotated from mobile devices, tablets and laptops – improving one-on-one interaction and group discussion. Content can be shared via the Cloud using the built-in Google Drive function, while presentations can be recorded and accessed remotely at a later date. ViewSonic does not charge additional subscription fees to use the freely scalable software – allowing an unlimited number of users to benefit.

AV Project of the Year (Live Events)

Macom
BMW Vision iNEXT World Flight

An airworthy showroom in a Boeing 777F for the worldwide presentation of the new BMW Vision iNEXT prototype – an event over five days (98 hours) and four destinations on three continents: BMW Vision iNEXT World Flight presented the new BMW Vision iNEXT to more than 300 international press representatives in Munich, New York, San Francisco and Beijing. The showroom with its outstanding AV technology and the prototype of the BMW Vision iNEXT was installed directly in the belly of the Boeing 777F. Ten hours after landing at each location, the press show began, and just four hours after the end of the show, the Boeing took off again to reach the next station.

Installed in the Boeing were, soft edge projections, approx. 40 sqm LED floor, various light installations, such as light ceiling and light arcs provide over 78,000 pixels coupled with the highest quality sound and lighting technology made the prototype tangible. Kinetic installations included a turntable and two drop gates, centrally controlled by the show director. The physical and digital came together in a truly impressive show that gradually released the individual elements of the car and segments of the showroom. All the more impressive due to the space constraints of building in flying airplane!

NEC
Royal Opera House ‘Open Up’ Project

The Royal Opera House ‘Open Up’ project aims to attract new visitors, enabling opera and ballet to be experienced by everyone. By physically ‘opening up’ the venue through architectural developments, incorporating new technologies and offering a broader spectrum of events and attractions, the ROH is widening its appeal. Partnering with NEC Display Solutions, the ROH brings to life its modern and inclusive approach through a range of visual technologies including large format displays and projection solutions. The striking showpiece is a 28.5sqm 90-degree curved LED screen shining out onto the world-famous Covent Garden Piazza.

Perfectly and uniquely positioned to offer a broad range of visual technologies including LED, LCD and Projection; NEC was chosen to be the Display Technology Partner for the ROH to specify and install the perfect fit solution across a variety of applications within the venue. The NEC global strap line ‘Orchestrating a Brighter Future’ neatly resonates with the goals and objectives of the ROH and the Open Up project.

Designed in the 1850s, transforming the historic building into a venue to appeal to today’s audiences was not without its challenges. Harnessing the latest technology whilst preserving the architectural heritage is a major achievement in this landmark deployment. Now a venue where you can experience the arts without even having to buy a ticket, visitors are invited to relax in the new café, restaurant and bar areas where visual stimulation serves to enhance the experience.

Samsung
360° LED Scoreboard at Atlanta Hawks’ State Farm Arena

Samsung installed the first continuous, 360-degree video screen with HD-quality, 6 mm LED video display in NBA history. The Atlanta-based State Farm arena is now equipped with new videoboards, featuring 12,000 square feet of Samsung SMART LED Signage. This renovation was the second-largest in NBA history, and on October 20, 2018 the arena welcomed approximately 10,000 people to view the screen. Fans will be immersed in stunning video displays no matter where they are seated in the bowl. The high-definition video will enhance the in-game experience for Hawks fans, and make every fan feel like they are sitting in the first row.

The centre-hung videoboard includes a massive 4,477 square feet of high-definition video display, offering true-to-life colours and dynamic details with 6 mm pixel pitch. With Samsung’s LED display technology, 4 displays are seamlessly connected with curved edge displays making it the first 360-degree LED screen in NBA history. The centre-hung structure features two additional displays mounted in its interior. Measuring 20 feet wide by 9 feet high, these displays offer an additional 360 square feet of active video viewing area. With more than 30.42 million individual LED pixels, these displays deliver crisp, clear content throughout the arena. Incorporating these displays ensures that this iconic venue is well positioned to keep up with the rapidly evolving sports entertainment industry. More than 20 LED displays have been installed throughout the arena, for a total of 12,047 square feet of LED video.

 

Winners’ Presentation

Winners of AV News Awards will be announced at in rooms G106/G107 at ISE 2019, RAI Amsterdam at 8.30 on the 5th February. The presentation event is invitation only. Invitations are available only from Award sponsors or the organisers office from kim.atkinson@avnews.co.uk. The event will also be live-streamed. Find details of the player from avnews.eu or myShowGuide.com.

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