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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.


Another successful digiLEDucation day

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IMG_2458Coordinated by digiLED’s team of industry experts, the latest digiLEDucation course has been run at The Pixel Depot, Europe’s largest LED screen showroom of its kind.

The course is designed to offer those looking to sell LED screens an insight into the complex multi-technology solutions available to end users. The aim is to transfer knowledge to those who have previously had little or no exposure to LED displays to both specify the technology and demonstrate expertise by being able to answer any questions their clients might have.

Jon Perkins, digiLED Group Technical Sales Manager, hosted the latest event and explained: “It is always amazing to see how quickly attendees engage with the technology, content and demonstrations, gaining a solid understanding into the world of LED screens in the process. We’re delighted with the interest and the positive response we get for our courses.”DLCT 1

Other speakers included Graham Burgess (digiLED CEO), Guy Horrigan (digiLED Commercial Director) and Tom Mudd (digiLED Technical Director).

There was plenty of positive feedback from those in attendance at the event. 91% found that the training was “very useful” and 79% suggested that they would be interested in further training courses held by digiLED.

To find out about future digiLEDucation training sessions or to visit The Pixel Depot, please get in touch at info@digiLED.com today.

 

 


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.


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.

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We’re AV Award 2016 finalists!

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We’re delighted to announce that our Bristol Motor Speedway ‘Colossus’ project in Tennessee has been shortlisted for the Hospitality & Leisure Project Award at the #AVAwards 2016. The Awards recognise best practice, reward innovation and celebrate excellence across the global audio visual industry.

This outdoor project, using nearly 1,000 square metres of digilED Toura 6mm LED built into a 4 sided centre-hung structure with a lower LED ring, is the largest of its kind in the World.BMS launch 2

Graham Burgess, digiLED CEO says “We’re thrilled to be shortlisted for the AV Awards 2016 for this huge project. Our friends at BMS, GoVision and Panasonic, together with all the other Partners involved are all so proud of what we achieved and we are thrilled to have been a part of such a dynamic and thrilling installation.”

This isn’t the only entry for digiLED products at the AV Awards, the Saville project at Sheffield Hallam University has also been shortlisted, which includes a digiLED iMAG 3.2mm LED screen installed in their state of the art new lecture theatre. Roll on 30th September!


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!”

 


Colossus TV, the largest centre hung LED Screen display in the world, is unleashed!

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The phenomenal Colossus TV, the worlds largest centre hung LED display at Bristol Motor Speedway in Tennessee, has now gone live.

This gargantuan structure has four sides, each with a huge digiLED Toura 6mm LED screen measuring 19.2 metres wide by 9 metres high. That’s nearly the height of a three storey house. In total, the full system hosts almost 20 million pixels.

The digiLED Toura was designed by us to meet the specification requirements of our clients, GoVision, Panasonic and BMS. The 6mm pitch means that the pixels are grouped tighter than any other large-scale, permanent outdoor display. The result: a glimmering visual experience capable of offering 281 trillion different colours, is 23 times brighter and 25 percent sharper than the typical home HD TV.

The display hangs from a halo-shaped truss and features an additional circular LED display beneath the screens measuring over 6 metres in height. Between the screens and the LED ring, that’s more than 10,500 square feet of high-resolution, active viewing area.

Graham Burgess, digiLED CEO says “I’ve been doing this for a long time and been involved in some innovative and exciting projects. What we managed to achieve at Bristol took the use of LED screens to a different level. The thrill of seeing something on the scale of Colossus TV come together was truly awe inspiring. I’d encourage anyone to see this monster live, it is just amazing. Our friends at BMS, GoVision and Panasonic, together with all the other Partners involved are all so proud of what we have achieved and we are thrilled to have been a part of such a dynamic and thrilling installation!”

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A ‘Big LED screen’ will never be the same for me again – Tom Mudd

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I have spent my entire career working on “big” screens but after Colossus, the latest project with GoVision using digiLED Toura 6mm and being installed at Bristol Motor Speedway, I’m seriously going to have to re-evaluate quite what the “big” means.

Everything about this project dwarfs all my previous builds. Until now, it was easy to describe sizes as “the size of a double garage” or “half a tennis court”. This job changes everything!

Every single face of screen weighs in at more than four and-a-half tonnes and measures 19.2 metres wide and 9 metres high. To put that in context, if Curries was promoting this, they’d call it an 835 inch TV. Each face of screen has 3,888,000 pixels – that’s 1.8 million pixels more than your domestic HD telly. The surface area of just one screen (and bear in mind there are 4 of these in the Colossus installation) is large enough under UK planning for 15 car parking spaces. Each screen is 2.7 Storeys high from bottom to top but bear in mind too, the top row of pixels sits 140 feet in the air (and that’s half the axel-height of the London Eye).

The bottom ring (flown just beneath the four faces of Colossus) contains 144 panels, (2,332,800 pixels) with a circumference so long that the Mars Curiosity Rover would take twenty four (and a half) minutes to drive around the ring.

A grand total of 20,217,600 pixels are installed within Colossus fed by a fibre optic loom containing more than 140 cores. Behind this sits a mega-rack with more than 36 digiLED Navigator-NV LED Processors dividing and distributing the multi-4k-content.

All in all, the gigantic Colossus is just that, absolutely colossal.


LED Screen in Sheffield Hallam University lecture theatre is a groundbreaking first

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Sheffield Hallam University has recently installed a new LED Screen in their flagship lecture theatre, the first of its kind in the UK. Provided on behalf of Saville Audio Visual and in partnership with AV distributors AVM, this digiLED iMAG-R screen, 5m wide x 3m high with a 2.6mm pixel pitch has been chosen for its excellent image quality with high impact and great contrast, even with bright light levels in the theatre. The LED screen also adds benefit by enabling detailed content without the distraction of a projector shining in the presenters eyes.


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 !


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