digiTILE LED screens are on the right track at Penn Station

LED screen experts digiLED worked closely with their North American distributor, design and execution company ANC, to integrate more than 3,000 square feet of digiLED LED screens into the stunning new Moynihan Train Hall in New York City.

The main train hall is dominated by four giant 3.9mm digiTILE MAX LED screens, and a further eight 1.5mm digiTHIN HD LED screens are located in prominent positions throughout the station.

Moynihan Train Hall is part of a major redevelopment of the historic James A. Farley Post Office building, expanding Penn Station in Manhattan. Moynihan serves local train services known as LIRR (Long Island Railroad) and Amtrak, the inter-city rail service on the north-east coast serving the cities of Boston, Philadelphia, Washington, Wilmington and New York City.

Natural light spills across the new hall, through its massive 92-foot-high skylight ceiling which houses art installations from some of the world’s most celebrated artists. Daylight coming through the glass meant the ANC & digiLED team had to carefully consider the position of the sunrise and sunset timings over Manhattan. During the planning and design phase of the project, the timings and positioning of the sun were evaluated to ascertain where light would fall on the screens at certain points during the day. To ensure it did not affect the viewing of the screens, digiLEDs outdoor louvres provided all the necessary shading to the 4 main LED screen surfaces (digiTILE MAX) overlooking the train hall.

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic digiLED’s technical team were unable to travel to assist with the onsite installation, thus meaning a lot of communication had to happen via Zoom, WhatsApp and FaceTime. Tom Mudd, digiLED’s Technical Director, worked remotely from his kitchen on England’s south coast, assisting ANC with onsite programming and commissioning helping to finalise the project. digiLED and ANC were able to complete all aspects of the project on time and to positive public response, despite coronavirus-related challenges.

 

 

‘Our partnership with ANC has produced some amazing installations across professional sports in North America, but this Moynihan project gives digiLED LED screens visibility across New York City and the whole of the northeast of the United States’  Graham Burgess, CEO – digiLED.

‘Transforming Moynihan Train Hall into a premier commuter concourse at the nation’s busiest train station, New York Penn Station, is the perfect example of the unforgettable experiences ANC takes great pride in creating. Through our innovative technologies, along with stunning graphics of the great city of New York designed to promote travel, we were able to create a commuter environment that is both welcoming and engaging’ George Linardos, CEO – ANC.


Our LED Screens Play Part in Award Winning Studio

Fantastic news that FX Group Creative Solutions for Broadcast have won a NewscastStudio award for Best Local Lighting Design. Congratulations and thank you for choosing #digiTHINHD to help with this!

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The Big Picture, by Graham Burgess

China Trade Shows

For more than a decade before the Covid -19 pandemic I was in China pretty much every month. I know the regular Chinese holidays – Spring Festival, Tomb Sweeping Festival, Labour Day, National Week – almost as well as I know western bank holidays and make sure I plan my trips around them.

I also make a point of planning trips to coincide with important events; major project sign offs, key client visits, company parties with our China QC and Logistics team but in particular I make sure I am in the Middle Kingdom for LED China, ISLE and other significant LED events.

Since I left China in a hurry last January, on a muddled journey back to London via Singapore and Dubai, escaping what looked like (and was) imminent closure of the border, I’ve only travelled a couple of times.

Once to ISE’s final Amsterdam show during February and then on a protracted US March tour taking in Chicago, LA, Fort Worth, Orlando and finally New York, before, again, running with my tail between my legs before President Trump closed the US borders.

Since then, I’ve sat at home, seeing more of my wife and kids than I suspect they probably ever wanted, wondering if I’ll ever get to use my frequent flyer points.

I worry that our China team now realise they don’t really need me there as they’ve managed fine without me. I’ve been updated on technology and product developments, the latest on key projects and the gossip about many friends in China’s LED industry on a regular basis.

This week was the ISLE trade show in Shenzhen – I still have the air tickets booked for last years’ event. Friends tell me it was full of exhibitors being visited by………other exhibitors and the number of overseas attendees was, understandably, tiny.

That doesn’t mean it wasn’t important though, there were a number of things I’d love to have seen.

Nationstar, fresh from introducing a 4 in 1 device, announced a 20 in 1 flip chip device. Astonishing progress, with 5 times the number of LEDs in one device, equally impressive is the jump it makes to 0.46mm pixel pitch. Real LED TVs, anyone?

 

Lamp showed a 2.6mm LED aquarium (anyone familiar with Chinese culture will know the important symbolism of fish tanks and prosperity, if you don’t, google is your friend) using the same flat and curved screen technology we used, collaborating with our US distributors, ANC, for Cleveland Cavaliers “Energy Tunnel”, same technology but a stunning new application.

On the same booth in this video below, look out for the brief glimpse of a Rubik’s cube, the technology has been around a while, but this is another case of the content being the “star of the show”.

More content, designed for a specific product shape, can be seen here. If anyone wanted proof that China is starting to understand how to get their customers attention, I think these 2 short clips illustrate this very well.

Continuing on the theme of content, we’ve seen a lot of anamorphic 3D material on LED screens in the last few months. That’s 3D content, no glasses, no special electronics – it’s all in the content. This clip below is a good illustration of this, with a “Punch and Judy” theme, showing again the increase in cultural understanding emanating from China.

What a shame LED China and ISLE had to go ahead with little international representation, hopefully next year we will be back to some kind of normality.

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digiLED LED screens proud to play a part at the Presidential Inauguration

digiLED are proud to have played a small part in welcoming the new President and Vice-President on Wednesday.

digiLED LED screens flanked the Capitol Building at the inauguration ceremony of Joe Biden & Kamala Harris, as both were sworn in for duty at this momentous occasion.

What a day! #digiLED #TheLEDScreenExperts #LED #LEDScreens #AV #AVtech #technology #pixel #pixelpitch


Wishing you all a healthy and happy 2021

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Wishing all our customers a healthy & happy new year  from your friends at digiLED


We’re looking forward to seeing you again this year.

 


Update from digiLED regarding the Covid-19 pandemic

In view of the Covid-19 pandemic, we’ve been left with no option but to follow Government guidance regarding social distancing, and therefore will be temporarily suspending all installations and non essential maintenance by our digiLED team, and our office at the Pixel Depot in Surrey is now closed until further notice.

We are however still working, and so if you have a sales enquiry or an urgent technical issue with your digiLED screen which required telephone support then please do get in touch.

We’ll continue to keep you posted on any changes and we hope to see our customers again very soon.


digiTHIN LED display welcomes visitors in stunning new offices

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One of the latest digiTHIN installations can now be found located in the main reception of the prestigious No.1 Spinningfields building in Manchester.

Schroders Real Estate has just refurbished its last vacant floor at No.1 Spinningfields, along with unveiling its groundbreaking new digiTHIN HD 2mm screen in the ground floor reception. The interactive screen has been designed using the most modern and energy efficient systems, and the creative possibilities with this screen are endless.

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ISE 2020 and the outstanding digiTHIN LED screen on display

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Thanks to everyone who made it to ISE, surprisingly more of you than we had thought and it was great to see old friends again and meet new ones.

If you did make it then you’ll have seen our amazing 6k 1.5mm digiTHIN screen on display. Here’s a reminder of the reasons why it was worthy of so much attention at the show:

  • HD/4k/8k compatible LED screen formats
  • BIG on ease of use
  • 5-Year Warranty as standard
  • ‘Direct-to-wall’ fixing with patented z-axis alignment and soFLAT® technology
  • Cableless tile connection
  • Change any component in seconds
  • Squashed frog plate mounting solution for 70″ & 90″ screen formats

Get in touch to find out more or arrange a visit to see it at The Pixel Depot.

 


A whole new LED screen experience for the Cleveland Cavaliers

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The Cleveland Cavaliers Sports Stadium recently reinvigorated its venue with a cool $185 million investment in Ohio, USA. Central to the transformation is a first of its kind ‘Power Portal’ – an LED tunnel covered with 204 sqm of digiLED digiTHIN HD and digiFLEX panels, amounting to a jaw dropping 25 million pixels.

This amazing creation was delivered by ANC, digiLEDs integration partner. To find out more about this and our other projects, get in touch.

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Latest digiTHIN LED screens installed in California office

Blue Shield  have invested in two new large digiTHIN LED screens at their corporate headquarters in Oakland, California.

The larger of the two screens is located in a coffee bar on the main floor lobby of the building, with views straight out onto the two major downtown Oakland streets. digiLED’s digiTHIN HD has been the perfect choice, with the unobtrusive panels easily attaching to the wall, and fantastic image quality easily visible from the pavement outside, so they can interact with the local community on current affairs, company news and local information.

The CEO’s executive board room is also benefitting from a new state of the art digiTHIN LED screen, which will  be ideal for displaying pin sharp presentations.

“The end result of this project is truly stunning, I am so proud to have been a part of it. Once the project was completed, the building looked completely revitalised and modern. The client was very pleased with the outcome.”

Sal Sandoval – Technical Sales Manager of Americas, digiLED

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Parx Casino opens news sportsbook venue with a 165sqm digiLED digiTHIN LED screen

Over the Summer, Parx Casino in Bensalam, Philadelphia opened its $10 million sportsbook, home of another digiLED digiTHIN LED screen.

The phenomenal 165 sqm digiTHIN Q LED display, wrapped around the walls of the room, offers a sharp pixel pitch of 2.6mm to light up the sporting venue. Thanks to the unique ability of the digiTHIN Q to create seamless faceted curves, it was the ideal for this project – both the left and right edges of the display curve around the contours of the room perfectly.

The brand new Sportsbook houses a full bar, 40 seats and 150 recliners for visitors to watch the action as it unfolds 24 hours a day on the multiple viewing options, either on nine ‘beyond HD’ LED walls, or  across 36 displays all at once.

“After a brief morning training course, the union technicians were able to use digiLED’s cleverly designed ‘push me pull you’ system to set up the precise column to column gap required to make the perfect faceted curves.

The industry renowned ability of digiLED’s digiTHIN LED screens to create stunning, flat displays was therefore beautifully blended into the curving returns of the screen. All without the need for different products on the flats and the curves.”

Tom Mudd – Technical Director, digiLED

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