Speaking of LED displays at InfoComm 2015 one can’t help but agree with Jonathan Owens from CTS: “The LED pixel pitches were tighter, the displays were bigger, and 4k seemed to be the phrase of the week”. This apt conclusion summarizes the main trends in the large LED displays market today. InfoComm 2015 found major LED manufacturers presenting fine pitch solutions for the control room, boardroom, retail and corporate applications at close viewing distances (1.3 meters and less). Here is our brief summary of the most remarkable products showcased.
LED Screen Guru - large indoor and outdoor video display assistant - Daktronics
Clemson University has commissioned Daktronics to design, manufacture and install a new visualization system for the renovated Littlejohn Coliseum sports facility. The system consisting of multiple LED displays will bring in over 270 square meters of video display space to the Coliseum, the press release said.
The 1.2mm LED display was installed in the lobby of Unibail-Rodamco's corporate headquarters in Paris, according to Daktronics announcement. The project was completed in February in partnership with design team Admemori.
Seneca Buffalo Creek Casino in Buffalo, New York, has its new expansion fitted out with two new LED displays and an audio system. The project has been delivered in conjunction with Indirap, a professional video production team, to bring interactive content to the screens.
Renowned for its large-scale LED installations the company proceeds with the recent projects in Las-Vegas, Nevada, and St. Louis, Missouri.
The company announced they have designed, engineered and put into manufacturing a large-scale set of LED displays for the Mercedes-Benz Stadium, home of the Atlanta Falcons and Atlanta United FC. The installation, which is a total of 7664 square meters, includes an innovative 360-degree halo display, digital LED column and 12 other LED displays installed throughout the facility.
The company received a prestigious industry award for the project at CentrO Mall in Oberhausen, Germany. The awards ceremony was held on 29th of September at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London, UK.
The importance of digital solutions for sports facilities is hard to overestimate. As LED technology goes down in price more local sports centers, adopt top-notch video display systems to enhance their fans’ game-day atmosphere.
Land Securities, the UK property company and the owner of the Piccadilly Lights, has initiated the major upgrade of the London’s iconic landmark. The redevelopment implies the replacement of a current patchwork of smaller displays with a seamless 4K LED canvas that will retain the renowned curved shape of the location.
Daktronics of Brookings, South Dakota, will supply over 2322 square meters of LED video displays for a new stadium in Minneapolis, Minnesota, which is currently under construction.
Daktronics of Brookings, South Dakota, has partnered with Mexican company Pantallas Publitronics to provide two new LED video displays for Estadio BBVA Bancomer in Monterrey, Mexico.
Daktronics of Brookings, South Dakota, will produce and install a giant curved LED display for a soccer stadium in Carson, California. The installation will be implemented by request of StubHub Center and LA Galaxy soccer team.
The newly opened T-mobile Arena in Las-Vegas features over 1500 square meters of LED video technology installed in and around the venue. The installation includes a massive see-through video wall of irregular shape above the main entrance as well as a center-hung configuration, fascia, tunnel entry, scorer's tables, and exterior displays, the press release said.
On 29th of October the company announced its first 1.9mm indoor LED display had been installed for the longtime customer New England Patriots at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Massachusetts. The installation joins over 900sqm of Daktronics’ outdoor video equipment installed at Gillette Stadium previously.
The company has announced it will design, manufacture and install a total of 17 LED video displays for the UCF’s indoor and outdoor facilities. Supplementing the video set will be two custom audio systems installed in the football and basketball venues.
Daktronicshas announced the advancement of its digital billboard technology with innovative DB-5000 series. The product is described as featuring enhanced image quality, high reliability and lowered TCO, the company said. Supplementing the DB-5000 package is the Venus Control Suite software developed for out of home (OOH) advertising.
Daktronics started in 1968 as a small company that manufactured electronic voting systems for state legislatures. Today, having been on the market for almost fifty years, it is one of the world leaders in the display industry. According to iSuppli Corp., Daktronics has been holding 30 percent of the entire worldwide LED video display market share since 2001. With an extensive portfolio including electronic scoreboards, programmable display systems, large screen video displays, and audio systems, the company provides a full range of services for its type of business.
Nearly 1000 square meters of the Daktronics-manufactured LED equipment will be deployed to renovate FedExForum, a home arena of the Memphis Grizzlies basketball team. The installation, which includes 24 displays totally, will be ready by the start of 2017-2018 season, the press release said.
Traditionally DOOH signage relied on large pixel pitch solutions intended to be seen from afar, like billboards or displays positioned high on buildings. The location implied that viewers would be located at a considerable distance from the screen, which could have pixel layouts as large as 50mm and larger.
Making ready for the start of the 2017 game season, the Detroit Lions are improving their home stadium with a large-scale LED video system from Daktronics. Consisting totally of 21 displays the system is said to provide over 2400 square meters of digital space.
GoVision LP, a full-service LED screen provider from Argyle, Texas, has acquired the assets of Custom Design and Fabrication, LLC, a company specializing in building mobile display trailers. The move marks the company’s fifth strategic acquisition since the beginning of 2014 and expands its portfolio of services with decades of expertise in the design and manufacturing of LED support elements, the press release said.
The ISE 2017, a joint venture of CEDIA and InfoComm, took place from 7-10 of February in Amsterdam RAI. The event drew nearly 74 thousand attendees who came to experience first-hand the cutting edge innovations from all sectors of AV industry. Growing bigger each year, ISE sets its own records and reflect dynamic and vibrant progress that the AV community undergoes these days.
From the 9th till the 12th of February the world of pro AV centralized in Amsterdam to experience one of the most prominent industry events, the Integrated Systems Europe. With the record number of registered attendees topping 65 000, over 1000 exhibitors on the show floor and the most extensive education programs from CEDIA and InfoComm, the ISE2016 has been officially confirmed as the biggest and best show so far in its 13-year history.
Today, when digital technologies are at their height, the market of LED displays is a dynamic, competitive space that features all kinds of product offerings. With its history dating back a little more than two decades, it is quite young yet develops in giant leaps, especially recently. Among the abundance of companies that the market is burgeoning with, there are those that have been maneuvering through its turbulent waters over twenty years, facing challenges, living through ups and downs yet inexorably moving to success.
Royal Caribbean International has a new hi-tech RoboScreen® system installed in its new Quantum Class cruise ships. The system features six custom-made Daktronics’ displays mounted upon movable robotic arms produced by ABB.
Daktronics LED video technologies were used to create a memorable visual centerpiece within the NewPark shopping mall in Newark, California. A curved LED video display surrounded by linear freeform elements encases an elevator at the mall's center court offering a unique marketing opportunity for the mall’s retailers.
On the 4th of August, the company announced receiving an Infrastructure Partner Award from Switzerland's largest travel and transport company, Schweizerische Bundesbahnen (SBB). The award marks the successful pilot installation of two LED displays in the city of Neuchâtel performed in October 2014.
On 14th of April, the company announced that they will design, manufacture and install a new LED video display system for the Minnesota Timberwolves and Target Center. According to Daktronics, the facility will feature nearly 800 square meters of LED display space with a 15-display center-hung configuration highlighting the installation.
The company will design, manufacture and install a 12-display center-hung system and ribbon displays at Colonial Life Arena on the campus in Columbia, South Carolina. The installation will be completed by the end of the summer, according to the press release.
Within the partnership Daktronics will provide 35 LED displays to Lawrence Joel Veterans Memorial (LJVM) Coliseum in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. The installation, which includes nearly 500 square meters will be completed this summer for a new 2017-18 games season, the press release said.