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Welcome digiLED Japan!

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digiLED has always had a strong presence in Asia, and today we are delighted to announce the opening of digiLED Japan.

Our knowledgeable and experienced team based in Tokyo will be able to assist our Japanese customers with he latest in LED Screen technology.

Get in touch with our team by emailing us.

 

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Don’t forget to register – New hi-res screen on display!

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PLACES ARE STILL AVAILABLE

on 27th & 28th September (afternoon sessions)

GET IN TOUCH FOR FURTHER DETAILS – racedays@digiLED.com

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Don’t forget to register for our Open Days being held at The Pixel Depot next Wednesday & Thursday (27 & 28 September). If you’re an AV professional interested to learn more about the world of LED from our renowned team of experts and to experience the phenomenal visuals of our spectacular new 4KUHD 1.4mm LED screen on display, please contact racedays@digiLED.com or call 020 7381 7840 to reserve your morning or afternoon place now!

LED Screens Uncovered & 4K Race Day:
Experience unbelievable image quality with the awesome 1.4mm vHRi LED screen
Participate in hands-on demonstrations of our latest product innovations
Get insider tips from our resident LED Screen Experts
Network with like-minded individuals to make sure your next project is a hit
Compete in our 4K Race Day event with a chance to win a prize
Join us for the famous digiLED BBQ & refreshments will be served all day

We look forward to welcoming you to The Pixel Depot and showcasing the latest addition to our award-winning range of LED display solutions.


New digiLED sales office and showroom opens in Shenzhen

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Growth has been a consistent theme in recent months for digiLED and it has continued with the opening of a new office in Qianhai, the new Free Trade Zone in the heart of Shenzhen, China.

digiLED Shenzhen will act as the central hub for the region, home to our knowledgeable Asian technical team responsible for the planning and monitoring of component production to deliver innovative LED products of the highest quality.

新建文件夹IMG_4836“Having a fixed location in China will help establish and solidify relationships with component suppliers in the country as there is often a lack of trust between them and overseas companies,” explained Cherry Tsai, General Manager of digiLED Shenzhen. “This improves digiLED’s reliability and versatility across the production process going forward.”

The new location includes a showroom displaying the latest products in the digiLED range, closely resembling The Pixel Depot at the company’s Head Office situated near London.

“The showroom is going to be an important factor in multiplying business in the region as local clients will have the opportunity to compare product options in one place as opposed to travelling to many different factories across China,” added Tsai. “Having selected a shortlist of products, the reduced number of factory visits can be more productive.”

The expansion increases digiLED’s operation in the Far East with offices in Hong Kong and Tokyo. The company also has offices across Europe, in North America as well as in Africa. Tsai said that there are plans to employ local salespersons responsible for identifying and serving the South American and Middle Eastern markets, demonstrating digiLED’s ability to perform on a truly global scale.

digiLED (HK) Ltd and digiLED (Shenzhen) Co., Ltd are subsidiaries of digiLED Group Ltd.

Say hello to our Asian technical team in their new office by clicking the video link below. Courtesy of Tom Mudd, digiLED Technical Director.

Hello to team @digiled_ in our shiny new Shenzhen office.

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Head to our Facebook and Twitter pages to see more photos of our impressive new Shenzhen office.


Officially digiLED

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We are pleased to announce that all our company names will be changing, effective 1st December 2016. This will complete digiLED rebranding used at our showroom, The Pixel Depot, and trade shows, as well as on letterheads, stationery and business cards over recent months.

This will result in the following amendments:

Display LED Group Ltd is now digiLED Group Ltd

Display LED Screens Ltd is now digiLED (UK) Ltd

displayLED (HK) Ltd is now digiLED (HK) Limited

Our China company Shenzhen Qianhai digiLED Co. Ltd and our US company digiLED LLC are also part of digiLED Group Ltd, and names remain unaltered.

The company will continue to operate in its current structure, and your contacts will remain unchanged, there are no alterations in ownership or staff.

For all official correspondence with the company, including invoices and purchase orders, please ensure that the new names are used henceforth. Should you have any questions regarding the name modification, please feel free to contact us via email at info@digiLED.com or call +44 (0) 207 381 7840.

“The name displayLED was deliberately neutral and reflected our expertise rather than an association with any particular brand,” explained Graham Burgess, digiLED CEO. “When China began to offer credible, lower cost alternatives, we aimed to take advantage and invented a new brand – digiLED.

“Fast forward to 2015 and the name displayLED has lost much of its early meaning, increasingly we are known for our digiLED product range, our knowledge of the LED market and in particular for our expertise with LED production in factories across Asia. All our digiLED products are built in Asia, mainly Korea and China, so we have a team of specialists from those countries based there and this is supplemented with western expertise. The business has moved on and we have to move with it,” Burgess added.

With nearly 15 years in the industry, we at digiLED, look forward to continuing our growth and to serve you in the global market.


Large LED screen display at Paddington Station using digiLED ITe16

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A poetic and artistic tribute to Alan Turing using digiLED ITe16 display screen technology has been officially unveiled near the entrance to Paddington Station, London – close to the pioneering scientist’ s birthplace. United Visual Artists who devised the artwork, titled ‘Message from the Unseen World’, have confirmed it will be a permanent fixture.

The piece comprises large screen LED display technology and has perforated aluminium panels displaying a hard-coded version of extracts from Turing’s ground-breaking Computing Machinery and Intelligence (first published in 1950), visually represented as patterns based on Baudot code. Inside the artwork’s software is an additional text, a specially commissioned poem by Nick Drake, inspired by Turing’s work.

Specifically constructed for the outdoor fixed installation market, ITe tiles use the highest quality LEDs for a full colour video display with exceptional contrast. The LED screen, situated at Paddington Central, underneath Bishops Bridge Road, has a pixel pitch of 16mm and offers clear images in all weather conditions. The digiLED ITe is a top-quality product which features single bin / batch LEDs for perfect screen uniformity and is configured with remote diagnostics for performance monitoring.

“Due to the length of the structure, it was critical that each module lined up precisely with the holes,” explained Tonie Wishart, digiLED Install & Maintenance Manager. “Instead of drilling, we achieved this by clamping to the existing bridge framework as we only had 2-3mm of tolerance.”

The dynamic artwork acts as “a literal in memoriam for Turing”, suggested Matt Clark from United Visual Artists, providing passers-by an opportunity to witness a system attempt to imitate a poet writing, whilst maintaining the thought-process of a machine.

Curator of the work, Rachael McNabb, said that seeing the diversification in content appearing was like watching a brain process its thoughts. “It was really wonderful to see how many people pause and take a minute out of their commute to see this and you walk along and you’re still experiencing the words, the texts and the thoughts as they are being processed.

“It is great that people will experience this on a daily basis because they will never see the same thing twice and I think there is something quite wonderful about that.”

Considered a founding father of modern computer science, Turing was an extraordinary mathematician and codebreaker who not only outlined the concept of the general-purpose computer, but also defined and instituted the field of Artificial Intelligence. Turing was influential in accelerating efforts of the Allies in attempting to decipher German Naval messages using the Enigma code-cracking machine during World War II. Apart from a statue in Manchester, and a minor appearance near Paddington, there is little public art devoted to Turing commemorating his work and enduring legacy. United Visual Artists deemed it appropriate to fashion a public homage to Turing, as his work had been the inspiration for their studio using algorithmic design principles.


Record number of LED Screens on display at the Ryder Cup 2016

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The first day of the Ryder Cup is about to begin, the sun is out, and the digiLED Toura 6 screens are looking pretty good so far. Good luck to both teams! #sittingsafelyonthefence

Case Study: Ryder Cup 2016


Come and visit the largest & original big LED screen showroom

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The Pixel Depot is the largest and original LED display showroom in Europe. If you are looking to invest in an LED screen, whether it be a permanent fixture or for your rental portfolio, then make an appointment to visit – it’ll be worth your while.

Watch our video here


LED screen supplied to Backstage Academy aids degree students

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When a digiLED screen was recently purchased to upgrade an installation at a site in Canary Wharf, the customer asked how their old screen, a fully functioning 6mm Barco display, could be purposefully redeployed. In response to this, digiLED took the modules to their Dorking warehouse where they were refurbed and then stored.

digiLED has an association with Shannon Harvey, Visual Production Course Leader at Backstage Academy, which is part of the University of Bolton. They offer a Visual Production (BA) Hons degree, a three year specialist design course, developed with the support from the UK’s live events industry covering creative, technical and production workflows for visual media and lighting for live events and installations.

Backstage Academy July 2016 (1)Shannon had expressed a need for his students to be able to test content on large LED displays rather than using the available 40 inch LCD screens. So when Tom Mudd, Technical Director at digiLED heard this, he saw the opportunity and suggested that Canary Wharf donate the old kit to the Academy.

The LED panels now provide students with the practical experience of working with LED products, including physical and content design, technical setup, operation, troubleshooting and maintenance. Upon the screen’s arrival, students immediately began working with the display to check and test the individual modules. Within a week they had designed and implemented a setup using 20 of the modules in a split configuration for The Hepworth Wakefield’s 5th Anniversary party in West Yorkshire, UK.

Backstage Academy July 2016 (3)“Having the support of industry leaders in technology like digiLED is critical to giving our students the best experience in the delivery of large format media. This donation by Canary Wharf enables us to work with the technology and develop further opportunities for creative expression,” says Shannon.

Tom Mudd said “It was great to be able to help organise the donation of this used screen with good life expectancy. The next generation of content producers for the events industry will benefit with real hands-on experience of this technology.  There’s nothing like testing the results of your work on the medium it is intended for but unfortunately, buying LED screens is out of the reach of most education establishments.   We look forward to seeing the results of their hard work!”

 


The Worlds largest Centre hung LED screen build is underway at Bristol Motor Speedway

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This phenomenally large screen is the first of four digiLED Toura 6mm LED screens that are being installed at Bristol Motor Speedway in Tennessee, USA. Fittingly named “Colossus,” the screen will give race fans unprecedented high-resolution and sound when it debuts in April. Texas based LED display provider GoVision, who have project managed Colossus on behalf of Panasonic, will have the product available within their inventory when it is not being used at the Speedway circuit.

digiLED Technical Director Tom Mudd is working with the venue and GoVision on the build. He says ‘Working in the world of LED screens, we are used to building big displays, but this build is on a different level, in fact it is a record breaker. Fortunately the digiLED Toura, with its large lightweight modules, makes it a great fit for this project. The 6mm tight pixel pitch typically offers 23 times higher brightness than a home HDTV display, so it will mean that visitors to the Speedway events will be able to enjoy the event as much as those sitting in the front row’.

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Case Study: Bristol Motor Speedway


LED Screens in a dirty old town – Tom Mudd

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Tom Mudd - digiLED Technical Director (3)When changing LED tiles in screens that are located in urban areas, it’s easy to see how polluted the environment we live in can be. Dirt, dust and construction ash all tend to accumulate on the LED screen faces and you may wonder why this doesn’t have more of a detrimental effect on the viewing characteristics. One of the main reasons this grime isn’t a problem is due to the nature of the shaders, also known as louvers, on the front of the LED screen.

The shaders stick out horizontally from the face of the screen and are designed to block the sunlight and place the LED pixel into a darker area of plastic, hence improving in the video picture. A side-effect of this is that it is generally the upper face of the shader that catches the dirt and grime from the urban fallout. Viewers on the other hand tend to sit below the LED screens and look up at the display. From this angle the viewer will see the underside of the shader (generally much cleaner than the top side).

Having a universal layer of grime is can be useful, but you only notice that the tile is particularly dirty when its placed beside a clean fresh tile and in some installations it’s even been known to the spares kit to be stored outside so the spare tiles weather at the same rate as the tiles in the screen.

So in summary while a bit of dirt can be a good thing, it’s also worthwhile having a regular maintenance programme in place to make sure that your screen is kept in pristine condition.


When it comes to LED screen pixel quality, buy once and buy right – Tom Mudd

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Tom Mudd - digiLED Technical Director (3)On 2 January 2014 the 12-year-old Lighthouse Screen at Thompson Reuters, Canary Wharf was ripped out and upgraded with a digiLED ITe10 screen. The new digiLED screen offered a considerable upgrade to the old Lighthouse one, with the latest outdoor rating on the Nichia LEDs, and true 6500 nit daylight viewable brightness. Even so, it was an uphill struggle to persuade the client that it was worth spending the extra money on a better quality Nichia SMD LED chip.

Since that time, more than 750 days have passed. That equates to > 18,000 hours of operation time of the new screen.Why is this relevant? Because last week we had to do the first ever tile swap on the screen.

Undertaking a tile swap requires a brand-new LED tile to be removed from the spares kit and placed into the screen. Of course the brand-new tile has a runtime of less than 24 hours (from factory testing) compared that to the neighbouring tiles on the screen with a runtime of 18,000 hours.

Numerically, the difference in runtime / work life of the two tiles is massive! We warned the client at the time about the potentially visible difference, however when the new LED tile was installed the difference was minimal. Combine that with the on-board calibration memory feature of the digiLED ITe10, and all that was needed was a reboot of the scan card and bingo! The calibration data of the new tile was loaded side-by-side with a calibration of the original tiles.

The end result? The new LED tile disappeared – it became unrecognisable from its neighbours on the screen 🙂

Joy! This is what happens when you purchase quality LEDs at the start of your project. As is often the case, we had a long, protracted discussion when planning the screen with the owner about why you should choose Nichia LEDs and not some cheaper Chinese brand.

“These will give you greater efficiency,” we said. “Nichia will give you greater reliability,” we said. “Nichia LEDs will give you a longer lifespan,” we said… and last week we proved it !


LED screens:13 years of progress – Graham Burgess

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Graham Burgess - digiLED CEO (4)I was at the first ISE show in Geneva back in 2004 where the whole show nestled into a corner of the Palexpo, EU visitors needed to leave the Eurozone and organise a carnet for their LED display equipment to exhibit. Actually I bet a lot of people probably don’t remember that, prior to the Single Market, we used to have to arrange a carnet for equipment to even leave the UK.
Amsterdam last week was a world apart from Geneva 13 years ago, not only because of ISE’s, relatively, enormous size and influence by comparison to that first show but because of the quality of LED we saw last week from all manufacturers. Back in 2004 LED screens were in their infancy and frankly anything coming out of China at that time was…….well, let’s say not very good.
Fast forward to 2016 and, last week, we were hard pushed to find a really bad screen, there were one or two but most manufacturers now, using the right materials, can build a decent screen.
At a fraction of the 2004 price too!

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