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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!


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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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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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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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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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.