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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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Backstage Academy July 2016

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 largest outdoor centre hung LED screen in the World makes the front page

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Colossus TV was centre stage at our booth at InfoComm 2016 this year, and because it is such a record breaking success, AV magazine have made it front page news.

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Read the article here


Bristol Motor Speedway’s Colossus TV LED screen on display at InfoComm 2016

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The digiLED booth at InfoComm caused a stir this year, with a replica of Bristol Motor Speedway’s Colossus TV – the largest outdoor centre hung LED display in the World.

The display looked incredibly lifelike in all but size. Bristol in Tennessee’s Colossus TV is built with nearly 1,000sqm of digiLED Toura 6mm, while the centre hung LED screen replica at InfoComm came in slightly less at 10sqm of digiLED iMAG 2.6mm & digiFLEX 6mm, with a backdrop of the digiLED Toura 6mm showing images and videos of the installation.
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Our digiLED screens are worth looking out for at InfoComm 2016

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InfoComm 2016 is only a few weeks away now, and we hope that we’ll be able to treat you to a coffee or a beer on our booth number N1153.

To register for the show for free, here are the details you need:

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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.