Award-winning house of worship LED video solutions will be on display in Booth 507

Nashville, 8/22/2016 – On September 21st in Louisville, Kentucky, WFX 2016 will open its doors to technical directors, worship leaders and pastors all eager to see the latest technology for the house of worship market. Inside the Kentucky Exhibition Center in Booth 507, Nashville-based PixelFLEX will be on hand to showcase a variety of its award-winning LED video technologies, highlighted by the new FLEXLite NXG, the FLEXLite Plus, and the FLEXCurtain HD, all with the capabilities to transform any worship environment.

“WFX is a wonderful opportunity for us to demonstrate the power that can be felt from a worship service enhanced by the use of LED video,” said David Venus, PixelFLEX Director of Marketing. “With the product evolution creating a sustained affordability, we are seeing a number of our technologies being used at houses of worship across the country, and WFX gives us a chance to develop relationships with even more congregations.”

With one of the highest resolution displays on the market, the FLEXLite NXG is available in two sizes (500mm x 500mm and 1000mm x 500mm) to meet the needs of any house of worship. Using a die-cast aluminum frame for durability, the FLEXLite NXG is available in 2.6-6.25mm pitch options, plus it also includes a 6.25mm full outdoor, IP65 version as well. For optimum performance, FLEXLite NXG tiles are calibrated directly out of the box to help decrease any failures in the field and ensure perfect color and brightness, and with serviceability in mind, easy access to the panels allows for quick and simple on-site repairs.

Capable of a 15-degree curve in any direction, FLEXLite Plus is one of the highest resolution curve-able LED displays on the market building on the importance of meeting the needs of every house of worship through its new and improved features. Because of its bright, dense display and high refresh rate, FLEXLite Plus photographs and videos smoothly and its tiles are also calibrated directly out of the box to help decrease failure, and ensure perfect color and brightness of your LED screen.

The Parnelli Award-winning FLEXCurtain HD is a lightweight and flexible LED video screen ideal for high resolution video playback and video effects for a wide range of worship applications. Its hi-res LED video can be driven by any DVI output, and the multi-directional, flexible design of the FLEXCurtain HD makes it easy to store and transport. FLEXCurtain HD is 60-90% lighter than the competition, and using the quick-lock system, 500 square feet of FLEXCurtain HD can be setup and broken-down in under 15 minutes.

To see the innovative and award-winning PixelFLEX LED video screens at WFX 2016 visit Booth 507, or for more information log-on to www.pixelflexled.com.

For more information on WFX 2016, visit www.wfxweb.com.

An American-based LED manufacturer, PixelFLEX offers creative solutions, reliable products, and dependable service for our industry-leading LED display technologies and solutions. Driven towards excellence to meet your standards, PixelFLEX offers a one-of-a-kind design for your tour, event or installation through our award-winning line of LED video walls and video screens. Working with architects, designers, engineers and consultants, PixelFLEX is proud to develop custom LED solutions for each and every customer while also providing top-tier customer support throughout the entire experience. For more information on the complete line of PixelFLEX LED video walls and video screens, visit PixelFLEX at pixelflexled.com, follow us on Twitter at @pixelflexled or find us on Facebook, Instagram or LinkedIn.

Supervising art director and segment producer Korey Washington uses the award-winning FLEXCurve 8mm LED technology supplied by Atlanta Audio Visual

Nashville, 8/18/2016 – Held inside the New Orleans Theater at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, the McDonald’s 365 Black Awards, helmed by Andrew Logan, Creative Director from powerhouse agency Walton Issacson, recognizes extraordinary people and franchise owner/operators whose vision, compassion, and courage have a significant local, national or global impact. Held in conjunction with the ESSENCE Festival, supervising art director and segment producer Korey Washington was brought on to give each portion of the show its own unique look for the BET broadcast. To do so, he wanted to broaden the scope of the production design using LED video, and so working with Atlanta Audio Visual he chose the award-winning FLEXCurve 8mm LED from Nashville-based PixelFLEX.

“This is my second year working with the 365 Black Awards and I was brought on by the production designer Brent Trammel to create specialty looks for the different artists and internal segments of the show,” began Washington. “I wanted to create an environment that would open up the event design through visual and visceral movement in the peripheral of the camera. One of the reasons I wanted to use the FLEXCurve 8mm LED technology was that it would allow me to really broaden the scope of what the camera sees and it was the perfect fit for what we wanted to do.”

The Parnelli Award-winning FLEXCurve breaks all barriers in the rigid tile category through an innovative dual wing curving LED tile. With an 8mm – 12mm pitch that is designed for both indoor and outdoor applications, the FLEXCurve is available to meet the needs of those looking for high definition LED displays while still maintaining the unique flexible characteristics of PixelFLEX LED video screens. Designed with rigging flexibility in mind, FLEXCurve LED video screens feature easy top-mounting, “Rig and Click” vertical interconnect, hassle-free alignment, plus quick horizontal interconnect and curve setup.

The performance area of the stage set we created inside the New Orleans Convention Center is approximately 20 feet wide so we needed to create a video design that could be expansive depending upon what was happening on stage,” continued Washington. “The production was shot with 6 cameras so we decided to use the FLEXCurve as not only a center stage LED video element, but we also had LED video towers stage left and right as well. The center potion measured 24’ wide x 12’ high, and the side towers were approximately 5’ wide x 12’ high, with about 4’ of negative space between them. Beyond these three, we then spaced out yet another LED tower approximately 3’ wide by 12’ high, and together all of this gave me purposeful negative space. On some shots it literally made the wall seem to be about 35’ wide, but since we had the negative space it completely broadened the perceived scope and created the illusion of a much larger space in the other camera shots.”

With the FLEXCurve LED video walls on site, Washington and his crew were quickly able to complete the load-in process and then moved onto refining the details of the design for the show. Knowing he would have to adjust for some camera angles, the FLEXCurve articulation capabilities provided him with yet another design advantage.

“I have had the opportunity to work with many of the LED video technologies and when creating a design you really have to choose the right product that will serve your design best,” admitted Washington. “One of the things I loved about the FLEXCurve was it allowed me to do something very helpful to overcome light refraction by adjusting the last curve by only 5% so the side camera didn’t get a reflection off the face of the wall. With this versatility, I could go into the truck and have them pull up all the camera shots and see the exact LED video wall design that we wanted to see.”

With the show almost ready to begin, Washington was excited to see the design in action, and he was confident that they had chosen the exact LED video product needed based on the recommendation from PixelFLEX production rental partner Atlanta Audio Visual.

“I’ve worked with Atlanta Audio Visual on several different occasions and they are really keen at approaching projects from a technical side and being innovative with the products they put on a project,” added Washington. “Their inventory is relevant for a number of different applications and no matter what type of design I am working on, they have the precise technology I need.”

Now that the McDonald’s 365 Black Awards have drawn to a close, the production will air on September 1, 2016, on BET. Thinking back in what he was able to accomplish, Washington is quick to note that the FLEXCurve LED video gave the production a higher-level of artistry through not only its eye-catching performance, but also its innovative product design.

“Simply put, the FLEXCurve as a product allowed me to elevate my creativity in many dynamic ways,” concluded Washington. “In this design the LED walls were the animated elements in the room and they gave me the ability to quickly transform the stage environment. I also love that the FLEXCurve has a dense substrate so that when things go to black, they are truly black. With other walls, I sometimes have to spend more time dealing with what’s behind it, instead of what’s on it, but that’s not the case with the FLEXCurve because it always looked good.”

An American-based LED manufacturer, PixelFLEX offers creative solutions, reliable products, and dependable service for our industry-leading LED display technologies and solutions. Driven towards excellence to meet your standards, PixelFLEX offers a one-of-a-kind design for your tour, event or installation through our award-winning line of LED video walls and video screens. Working with architects, designers, engineers and consultants, PixelFLEX is proud to develop custom LED solutions for each and every customer while also providing top-tier customer support throughout the entire experience. For more information on the complete line of PixelFLEX LED video walls and video screens, visit PixelFLEX at pixelflexled.com, follow us on Twitter at @pixelflexled or find us on Facebook, Instagram or LinkedIn.

 

Dallas-based Reflect implements FLEXLite NXG 3.9mm LED video technology with front and rear serviceable panels into a new and engaging retail experience

Nashville, 8/15/2016 – As a leading lifestyle brand focused on making yoga and fitness accessible for everyone, Gaiam currently has a worldwide network of approximately 38,000 retail environments with 18,000 of those located within existing retail locations. So when Macy’s began a new initiative to transform a retail location into the “Store of the Future,” they approached Gaiam with an opportunity to create a completely new retail environment meant to achieve a higher level of customer engagement. Understanding exactly how they wanted to capture the attention of Macy’s shoppers, Gaiam began working with Reflect who chose to incorporate FLEXLite NXG 3.9mm LED video technology from Nashville-based PixelFLEX into the exciting, new retail environment.

“As a fitness and wellness brand partner of Macy’s, we were very excited about the opportunity to take part in their technology renovation and feature a space in their ‘Store of the Future,’” said Hannah Gilmore, Gaiam’s Visual Merchandising Manager. “The primary objective of the redesign was to demonstrate what the future of the Macy’s retail experience is going to be, so we truly had to make an impact with our design. We have used LED video in the past to engage our consumers, but never at this scale. As this was the ‘Store of the Future,’ we needed state-of-the-art digital technology and the most effective product; the FLEXLite NXG was the perfect LED video solution.”

Beginning the design process of their innovative retail environment, Gaiam was introduced to Dallas-based Reflect who has been working with Macy’s for a number of years as their instore digital media partner.

“Gaiam was a brand that we had not yet engaged with so we were excited to be able to work with them to provide the ideal LED video solution,” explained Matt Schmitt, President and Co-Founder of Reflect. “To get started we brought in our solutions engineer, Chas Thornhill, to work on the initial design. After meeting with the Gaiam team, we knew the LED video product had to install easily and be able to operate efficiently in a retail store environment with a smaller pixel pitch for a high definition display. We then spoke with PixelFLEX to find out what LED video solutions might be available, and we found that solution in the 3.9mm FLEXLite NXG with both front and rear serviceable panels.”

With one of the highest resolution displays on the market, the FLEXLite NXG is now available in two sizes with 2.6mm-6.25mm pitch options for an even deeper layer of creativity, plus a 6.25mm full outdoor, IP65 version as well. For optimum performance, FLEXLite NXG tiles are calibrated directly out of the box to ensure perfect color and brightness; and with serviceability in mind, easy access to the back of panels allows for quick and simple on-site repairs.

Now that the LED video technology solution was in place, the design team got to work installing the FLEXLite NXG into the Gaiam retail environment.

“We were essentially given a blank canvas to work with and we wanted the digital experience to be a main focal point, drawing customers into our space,” Gilmore continued. “The FLEXLite NXG LED video wall ended up being about 6 feet wide by 10 feet tall. Once the grid structure was installed the LED tiles quickly locked together creating a seamless digital wall.”

“On the project, there was a bit of a tight timeline and PixelFLEX really went above and beyond to meet our deadlines which was extremely helpful,” added Schmitt. “At Reflect, we continually work with strategic hardware partners to identify solutions that are beneficial for our clients and in creating these partnerships, we look for a company that is partner-centric. It always works better when we can bring in a consultative partner for a fully integrated project offering and PixelFLEX always seems to go above and beyond. Because of this, whenever there is an opportunity for an LED video wall experience, we now lead with PixelFLEX.”

With the LED video wall in place, it was time to give life to the new retail visual experience using the motion graphic content created by Gaiam specifically for the Macy’s “Store of the Future.”

Gilmore explained further, “The motion graphic included User Generated Content from Gaiam gurus across the nation along with a custom video that showcases Macy’s-exclusive apparel and hardgoods. We wanted the presentation to show how anyone can easily incorporate yoga and fitness into their individual lifestyle. The final product was a 5-minute video that relates to a broad audience. The FLEXLite NXG LED video technology truly provided the seamless integration we sought and it was crucial in making our retail experience cohesive.”

As retail environments continue to evolve in order to compete with the growing trend of online shopping, retailers are constantly looking at which technologies will draw consumers into their store front locations.  With the introduction of new technologies, not only are they able to create these unique environments, but they are also now able to conveniently update their branding content throughout all their locations.

“At Reflect we have seen a tremendous rise in the interest of implementing visual digital experiences into the retail environment,” admitted Schmitt. “With our core product offering ReflectView™, we allow clients to load and update this visual content across many locations quickly and easily, but we also need a hardware partner throughout the process. Through the LED video solutions provided by PixelFLEX, we are not only able to complete the design process, but we can now offer a truly engaging medium that provides our clients with a superior visual experience.”

“When we finished the installation and saw the final video for the first time, we were all amazed by the brightness and vibrancy of the image; you could literally see our digital wall from multiple vantage points throughout the store,” concluded Gilmore. “In this day and age of interactive digital experiences, LED displays are the future of retail design, and I can see PixelFLEX LED video technology being an integral part of that future.”

An American-based LED manufacturer, PixelFLEX offers creative solutions, reliable products, and dependable service for our industry-leading LED display technologies and solutions. Driven towards excellence to meet your standards, PixelFLEX offers a one-of-a-kind design for your tour, event or installation through our award-winning line of LED video walls and video screens. Working with architects, designers, engineers and consultants, PixelFLEX is proud to develop custom LED solutions for each and every customer while also providing top-tier customer support throughout the entire experience. Gilmore concluded; “this was our first time working with Reflect and PixelFLEX and I look forward to our continued partnership in the future.”

For more information on the complete line of PixelFLEX LED video walls and video screens, visit PixelFLEX at pixelflexled.com, follow us on Twitter at @pixelflexled or find us on Facebook, Instagram or LinkedIn.

For more information on Reflect, please visit www.reflectsystems.com.

For more information on Gaiam, please visit www.gaiam.com.

MSI Productions tech director Tom Bollard uses FLEXLite Plus 3.9mm LED video technology to create a dynamic and immersive entrance to the event inside the San Diego Convention Center

Nashville, 8/8/2016 – Held in conjunction with its annual All-Star Game, the Major League Baseball FanFest provides fans with an opportunity to celebrate the players, the game and the community of baseball as a whole. This year, under a mandate from the new Commissioner, the production team behind FanFest, BaAM Productions, was asked reenergize the fan experience inside the San Diego Convention Center. Having worked with the event producers for the last 25 years, MSI Productions tech director Tom Bollard knew that one of the key elements to the reinvigorated design would be a truly immersive LED video entrance which he chose to bring to life with FLEXLite Plus 3.9mm LED video technology from Nashville-based PixelFLEX.

“We have been involved with the MLB All-Star FanFest since the event first took place in San Diego back in 1992,” began Bollard. “This year the new MLB Commissioner wanted to breathe new life into the event and the large, curved HD LED video entrance designed by BaAM Productions would be one of the main design features to really bring a higher level of excitement. Having worked with PixelFLEX on another production, we knew they would have the ideal product solution for the curved LED video entrance and that solution was a FLEXLite Plus 3.9mm LED video wall.”

FLEXLite Plus from PixelFLEX is one of the highest resolution curve-able LED displays on the market and is capable of a 15-degree curve in any direction. With its bright, dense display and high refresh rate, FLEXLite Plus photographs and videos extremely well and its tiles are calibrated directly out of the box to help decrease failure, and insure perfect color and brightness of your LED screen.

“At the entrance, the producers wanted the fans to have a feeling of walking through an immersive tunnel, and at the end of the tunnel they would see the world’s largest baseball,” continued Bollard. “Understanding our guests were going to walk inches away from the screen, we needed an incredibly high-definition display in a tight 2-3mm pitch configuration, but the product still had to give us the curving aspects needed. After speaking with PixelFLEX to discuss all the product performance capabilities, we felt very comfortable that our best product choice would be the FLEXLite Plus 3.9mm technology.”

Now getting to work on the construction of the curved LED wall entrance, Bollard and his team took a trip to Nashville, Tennessee, to meet with the specialists at PixelFLEX. At the factory, they were able to not only able to collaborate on the final design together, but they were also able solve any potential challenges which may have occurred in San Diego during the load-in.

“For the build-out, we shipped PixelFLEX our custom, curved truss structure and then my production manager and I flew out to Nashville to their headquarters to create a full-size mock-up in their shop,” explained Bollard. “Because we were able to do this, we solved a lot of design challenges that would have been difficult to overcome onsite. This was a tremendous advantage and allowed us a relaxed, on-time installation in San Diego with ample programming time, which made the project even more stunning.”

With the curved LED entrance now in place inside the San Diego Convention Center, Bollard and the team began the process of loading the custom content created by the MLB design team which would showcase the true effectiveness of the FLEXLite Plus 3.9mm LED video wall.

Bollard added, “For the content, MLB Productions created a custom video presentation which played alongside a 5.1 surround sound audio track, and from the moment we turned the screens on we knew we had hit a home run. They were so dynamic and the graphic display looked absolutely incredible. The producers of the show were completely blown away with how the final product turned out and it was exactly what they wanted the MLB FanFest experience to be.”

As the final out of the 2016 All-Star Game was made, the American League bested the National League with a 4-2 win. But looking back on the FanFest experience, Bollard is quick to admit that while the American League may have won the game, it was the assistance of the team at PixelFLEX that allowed the fans to come away with the ultimate victory.

“PixelFLEX has a variety of great products but more importantly they have many talented project managers and technicians who personally connect with your event,” concluded Bollard. “If you have a project that is unique, or maybe even something that has never even been done before, PixelFLEX has the vision to make your design a reality and I can’t say enough good things about their team of talented professionals.”

An American-based LED manufacturer, PixelFLEX offers creative solutions, reliable products, and dependable service for our industry-leading LED display technologies and solutions. Driven towards excellence to meet your standards, PixelFLEX offers a one-of-a-kind design for your tour, event or installation through our award-winning line of LED video walls and video screens. Working with architects, designers, engineers and consultants, PixelFLEX is proud to develop custom LED solutions for each and every customer while also providing top-tier customer support throughout the entire experience. For more information on the complete line of PixelFLEX LED video walls and video screens, visit PixelFLEX at pixelflexled.com, follow us on Twitter at @pixelflexled or find us on Facebook, Instagram or LinkedIn.

Visual Productions LLC utilizes the award-winning FLEXCurtain HD LED video technology to design an energetic and dynamic visual experience for the annual Gala

Nashville, 8/1/2016 – Held on the eve of the Kentucky Derby, Unbridled Eve is a black tie-optional event which pairs a VIP cocktail reception and dinner with live entertainment provided by celebrity musical artists. Located annually inside the Galt House Hotel Grand Ballroom, Marcus Cambron and his team at Visual Productions have been creating the evening’s production design over the last 18 years working with a number of event sponsors. Knowing this year the organizers wanted to capitalize on the performance capabilities of LED video, Cambron turned to Nashville-based PixelFLEX who provided him with FLEXCurtain HD LED video technology to create an energetic and dynamic visual experience.

“Every year at this event our production design changes a little bit to keep the show engaging for the guests, and so this year we really wanted to use LED video to give the show a new look,” began Cambron. “I first used the PixelFLEX technology on a design last year for 100 Black Men and it worked so well that I have now used the technology on several different occasions. I love how the PixelFLEX product lines are both affordable and offer the highest performance quality, and the FLEXCurtain HD LED certainly lived up to all our expectations.”

The 2015 Parnelli Award-nominated FLEXCurtain HD is a lightweight and flexible LED video screen ideal for high resolution video playback and video effects for indoor and outdoor applications. Its hi-res LED video can be driven by any DVI output, and the multi-directional, flexible design of the FLEXCurtain HD makes it easy to store and transport. FLEXCurtain HD is 60-90% lighter than the competition, and using the quick-lock system, 500 square feet of FLEXCurtain HD can be setup and broken-down in under 15 minutes.

“This year our stage set up was 42’ wide x 24’ deep and so we used a 16’ wide x 8’ high FLEXCurtain HD configuration to really fill up the space behind the performers,” continued Cambron. “Prior to the event, we asked the artists for any specific content they might like to use, and then we generated the remaining custom content needed for the event design, which really allowed us to be extremely creative with the visual experience.”

With their video solution now in place, Cambron and the team moved into the load-in phase of Unbridled Eve. Understanding that the production schedule would not be conducive to technical challenges, Cambron would rely heavily on the dependability he knows to be true of PixelFLEX LED technology.

Cambron explained, “For the load-in, we actually come in on the Wednesday prior to set-up for the 100 Black Men event that takes place the day before Unbridled Eve. With a small crew on site, the LED wall had to go together quickly, and it had to be dependable because this year we featured an all-star musical line-up who would all be using the LED wall in their performances. When dealing with events such as this, the total production cost is a big factor and the FLEXCurtain is simple to set-up, has less wiring, and it’s lighter than many on the market which all saves you on total cost making this cutting-edge technology affordable for just about everyone.”

As the production was ready to get underway, the 2016 Unbridled Eve Gala included performances by Robin Thicke, John Elefante, Dennis D. Young, JD Shelborne and Winona Judd. With so many talented artists taking the stage, Cambron was excited to see the response from both the crowd and the event organizers, because he knew they had achieved the new look desired for the show.

“Simply put, the FLEXCurtain HD LED video wall brought a much deeper visual experience to Unbridled Eve that we would not have had otherwise,” concluded Cambron. “The LED wall really gave the performers a great backlit look and it made the production design seem more of a complete show. Nowadays in production design, people always want a little bit more and the FLEXCurtain HD really gave us that heightened sense of visual excitement for Unbridled Eve.”

An American-based LED manufacturer, PixelFLEX offers creative solutions, reliable products, and dependable service for our industry-leading LED display technologies and solutions. Driven towards excellence to meet your standards, PixelFLEX offers a one-of-a-kind design for your tour, event or installation through our award-winning line of LED video walls and video screens. Working with architects, designers, engineers and consultants, PixelFLEX is proud to develop custom LED solutions for each and every customer while also providing top-tier customer support throughout the entire experience. For more information on the complete line of PixelFLEX LED video walls and video screens, visit PixelFLEX at pixelflexled.com, follow us on Twitter at @pixelflexled or find us on Facebook, Instagram or LinkedIn.

For more information on Unbridled Eve, please visit www.unbridledeve.com.

For more information on Visual Productions, please visit www.visualproductionsllc.com.