Nashville, TN (1/16/2019) – Created to meet the high demands of budget-friendly, indoor video installations, the award-winning LED video manufacturer PixelFLEX™ is proud to announce the new EF Series. With its economical and efficient design, the EF Series meets all the PixelFLEX standards for quality performance and reliability, while offering an innovative simplicity to installation and serviceability.

“As a company, we strive to develop products that we know we can stand behind, and that our customers can trust,” said David Venus, PixelFLEX Chief Marketing Officer. “Our goal with the new EF Series was to offer an economical solution, without affecting the performance quality that our customers have come to expect in our innovative LED video product lines.”

In addition to its straight-forward design, EF Series tiles are fully front serviceable making it an ideal wall-mount solution for your house of worship, entertainment venue, corporate facility, and more. The EF Series also offers custom upgrade capabilities to meet the specifications for right-angle and curved displays, and is available in a 3.9mm, 5.2mm or 6.25mm pixel pitch. With multiple cabinet sizes and built-in alignment pins to guarantee proper alignment of panels, the EF Series is complete with standard power and data connectors, as well as pass through channels, making wiring quick and easy.

“Understanding the fine line between quality and affordable LED video solutions, our talented engineering team developed a high-resolution and creative product line which reduces the manufacturing and installation costs, and allows us to pass those savings on to the end user,” added Venus.

To find out more about new PixelFLEX EF Series, visit the product page at www.pixelflexled.com, watch the EF Series product video on Vimeo, or contact PixelFLEX at sales@pixel-flex.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.

Experiential design firm Advent renovates the story behind the University of North Carolina basketball program using a FLEXTour 2.8mm LED video display

Nashville, TN (1/7/2019) – Located on the campus of the University of North Carolina, the Carolina Basketball Museum originally opened in 2008 and chronicles the history of the UNC basketball program. Highlighting Carolina’s numerous NCAA and ACC Championships, along with the players, coaches and staff members that made it all possible, the interactive museum recently underwent a renovation on the heels of its 7th National Championship. Working with the experiential brand specialists at Advent, the museum wanted to update their main video display as part of the branding refresh, and they did so using a 2.8mm FLEXTour LED video solution from PixelFLEX™.

“We had previously worked with the University of North Carolina on an update for the Smith Center locker room that went really well, so they asked us to come back and take a look at the Carolina Basketball Museum,” began Davy Fisher, Advent Design Principal. “It was a great project because they were fresh off the excitement of their latest National Championship and they wanted us to update the storytelling, freshen up the branding, and reframe the experience through the use of more current technology.”

A robust, high-definition and curve-able LED video display, FLEXTour is designed specifically for the high demands of live entertainment productions. With its unique rigging capabilities that allow for traditional and off-set configurations, each 500mmx1000mm tile is fully front-serviceable and its integrated climbing ladder allows for quick access to displays flown high overhead. Built with the highest standard in components including the new NovaStar A8s receiving card, FLEXTour is completely flicker-free making it one of the premier LED video design solutions available today.

Fisher continued, “The old space was a little bit off-brand with different blues and varying signage headers over elements that were needing to be related to each other. Our main goal was to make it a cleaner branding experience and simplify the story, so a good portion of the project was replacing and upgrading all of the digital surfaces and get it on-brand, through color and language consistency.”

Turning their attention to the digital surfaces on the museum, one of the main displays was an LCD projection system which hung at the entrance. Needing a feature to capture the attention of guests from the moment they arrive, the previous projection system proved difficult to format and never seemed to measure up to the task.

“The initial installation that we replaced was a strange, concave screen that had an image projection-mapped onto it, but it never really worked the way they wanted it to,” explained John Downie, VP of Digital Experience, Advent. “It’s a rather large space and the display is the first element you see when you walk in. With the original system, they found it hard to update and it required a lot of post-production to format correctly. Knowing this was an issue, we decided to give them an LED video solution that was easy-to-update in a 16:9 ratio, so they could easily drop in high-resolution, wide-screen footage without any post-production needed.”

Ready to begin the installation of the FLEXTour LED video display, the video panels where easily connected to a header bar which hangs from the ceiling using aircraft cable. Measuring 16-feet wide by 9-feet tall, the system was quickly ready for content which would be driven by the proprietary Advent content management system.

“For the control, we are using our Advent web-based CMS that allows the client to quickly update content through the simple upload of a media file, while also giving them options for various modes of operation,” continued Downie. “During the build-out process, the first reaction upon turning it on was absolute amazement. With the previous projection image, the colors were never quite right, and it just didn’t look like a quality display. For that to be replaced with a beautiful, high-resolution, tight pixel-pitch FLEXTour LED screen, it really blew their minds.”

Now complete, the Carolina Basketball Museum reopened its doors for the start of the 2017-18 season ready to showcase a completely new fan experience. Greeted by the FLEXTour LED display from the moment they enter, the museum has become a better reflection of a successful program.

“When fans now walk through the doors of the Carolina Basketball Museum there is an immediate feeling that you are about to have a great experience.” concluded Fisher. “The old projection system had a lot of light-loss which translated into a diminished experience. With a feature that needs to be so bright and so vibrant, the FLEXTour LED video is a significant upgrade. Being the first thing you see when you walk into the space, it presents as a wonderful showcase for the UNC athletes and the quality of their program.”

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.

Engineering Manager Seth Morth oversees the retrofitted AVL design of a modern, broadcast worship environment including two FLEXTour 3.9mm LED video walls   

Nashville, TN (12/4/2018) – Under the leadership of Senior Pastor Dr. Tony Evans, Oak Cliff Bible Fellowship in Dallas, Texas, is dedicated to demonstrating the power of life-changing discipleship. With a Worship Center that accommodates a congregation of over 10,000 members, a total redesign and upgrade of the church’s multi-media integration system was necessary to enhance and maximize the worship experience for both the church and Dr. Evans’ national radio and television broadcast ministry that impacts lives worldwide.  As they wanted to renovate the technical design behind their worship services, the church worked with the AVL integration specialists at Clair Solutions who installed two FLEXTour 3.9mm LED video walls from PixelFLEX™.

“This was our first time working with Oak Cliff Bible Fellowship, and we were brought in to handle both the design and systems installation on the project, as part of a full lighting, audio and video renovation,” began Seth Morth, Engineering Manager, Clair Solutions. “On the video side, they had been using two 16-foot wide, 4:3 Standard Definition, rear projection systems in the sanctuary. Since they had already been through several iterations of projection equipment, we went in and modernized almost every facet of their AVL technology including the installation of the FLEXTour LED video walls.”

A robust, high-definition and curve-able LED video display, FLEXTour is designed specifically for the rigorous demands of live entertainment productions. With its unique rigging capabilities that allow for traditional and off-set configurations, each 500mmx500mm tile is fully front-serviceable and its integrated climbing ladder allows for quick access to displays flown high overhead. Built with the highest standard in components including the new NovaStar A8s receiving card, FLEXTour is completely flicker-free making it one of the premier LED video design solutions available today.

Morth continued, “From a worship standpoint, they wanted to make it easier for technology to tell their story without changing the architecture of the space and making it unfamiliar to their congregation. Since they have worked closely with Dr. Evans’ national broadcast ministry for a number of years, video is very important to them. They did go back and forth a bit on whether to use another projection system, but in the end, we decided on an LED video solution with many more live switching capabilities to create a new experience for their congregation.”

When looking at the video solutions available, Morth knew that the church would be relying on the use of live IMAG as a primary component in their worship services. With very specific product requirements and standards that would make this possible, he found the design specifications of the FLEXTour LED video to be exactly what they needed.

“When doing live IMAG, we always strive for as little latency as possible, and it’s about who can give us a raster that is pixel-for-pixel for what is coming out of any camera switcher,” admitted Morth. “It’s not really about background graphics, but more about making sure the video is fast to reduce lip-sync between what the audience sees on video and what they hear. When we started looking at the technology out there, it really came down to product performance and budget, and the PixelFLEX technology fit both the project requirements and the mindset of the customer.”

Ready to now begin the LED video installation, the new system would consist of two walls measuring approximately 21-feet wide and 12-feet high. By using revitalized infrastructure of the church to support the video panels, the retrofitted design would easily be able to benefit from the high-resolution performance of a FLEXTour system.

“For the install, we used the PixelFLEX rigging headers to clamp to a 1.5-inch pipe that is dead hung from the ceiling,” explained Morth. “We were easily able to hang the weight of the LED video walls from above, and from a service standpoint, it also allows us to get a little bit further off the wall just in case we need to get behind the system for any reason. The two walls are identical in size and composition, and it looks great.”

Utilizing an experienced technical crew, it was time for the modern technical design at Oak Cliff Bible Fellowship to highlight the new worship environment. In a design created specifically to feature the message of the pastor and other worship leaders, the LED video walls became a part of a state-of-the-art production facility.

“At the church, they have been blessed with talented full-time and part-time technical staff members who have all worked inside the live broadcast and production industry,” added Morth. “For the services, they are using a total of six cameras with a Ross Ultrix Router, two Ross Carbonite Switchers, and a Clear-Com IP-based intercom system. They now have a very advanced video broadcast production system, with two rows of control and a monitor wall for visibility into their signal path at any point for all content.”

With the retrofitted production design at Oak Cliff Bible Fellowship now fully complete, the church is taking full advantage of their updated capabilities. Having been dissatisfied by the maintenance costs of their outdated projection system, the durability and robust performance of the a FLEXTour LED video system is a significant improvement.

“When the technical staff saw the new system, they started to see what LED video could do,” concluded Morth. “Having grown tired of servicing and maintaining the old projection system, and it simply wouldn’t work in this new, modern space. Over time, the return on investment in LED video simply makes it a winner compared to traditional projection systems, especially in a large house of worship installation.”

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.

Parnelli Award-winning LED video manufacturer partners with Avolites, Froggys Fog, Kinesys, and Vectorworks to assist with their live entertainment tradeshow experiences

Nashville, TN October 8th, 2018 – With the opening of the 2018 LDI Conference and Exhibition quickly approaching, the Parnell Award-winning and Nashville-based LED video manufacturer PixelFLEX™ is proud to be partnering with four industry leaders exhibiting at the show. As entertainment professionals from around the world gather to celebrate the organizations 30th Anniversary, the tradeshow experiences for Avolites, Kinesys, and Vectorworks will all feature a FLEXTour LED video system, while the FLEXCurtain HD will be on display with Froggys Fog.

“LDI draws an elite audience of live design professionals that demand top-of-the-line products,” said Dan Monaghan, vice president of marketing at Vectorworks. “With this need in mind, we’ve partnered with PixelFLEX to use their state-of-the-art LED screens to showcase our award-winning entertainment design software.”

Located in Booth 3139, Vectorworks is a global design and BIM software solutions provider serving professionals in the architecture, landscape and entertainment industries. With their 2D/3D cross-platform software, designers can build data-rich, visual models without sacrificing the design process, while collaborating efficiently throughout a project life-cycle.

“We are thrilled to be partnering up with PixelFLEX once again for LDI 2018,” said Scott Karan, director of marketing at Froggy’s Fog. “Because of the FLEXCurtain HD we have been able to create an unforgettable launch to our new machine line and 2019 marketing initiative. We absolutely love the FLEXCurtain HD, it is easy to ship, set up, operate and really kicked our trade show presence up to the next level.”

Showcasing their product lines in Booth 1617, Froggys Fog is the premier fog fluid manufacturer who only utilizes lab-grade UV-Filtered de-ionized water and pharmaceutical grade chemicals approved by the FDA. Supplying their customers direct as the manufacturer, they offer “A Fluid for Every Effect!” whether you are a home haunter or a major theme park.

The 2018 LDI Conference and Exhibition will take place October 15-21, 2018 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. The exhibitor showcase will be open from October 19-21, 2018, where the PixelFLEX LED video technologies will be on display with Avolites (Booth 2304), Froggys Fog (Booth 1617), Kinesys (Booth 139), and Vectorworks (Booth 3139). For complete information on LDI 2018 and a full exhibition schedule, visit www.ldishow.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.

Nashville-based wrestling promotion firm adds a high-definition FLEXCurtain HD LED video system to their passionate, live event Luche Libre productions  

Nashville, TN (8/27/2018) – Created to bring the high-energy of Lucha Libre professional wrestling to the United States, the sports and entertainment media firm Aro Lucha produces a number of exciting live events and television productions. Led by founders who have already achieved success in the professional wrestling industry, the production team understands they must create a dynamic environment that can match both the passion of the fans and the wrestlers taking the ring. Working with their partners at UNO Branding, Aro Lucha decided to enhance the impact of their design even further with the addition of a high-resolution video wall using a FLEXCurtain HD 6.25mm LED video solution from PixelFLEX™.

“This is a relatively new production design as we only started the company in late 2017,” began Jason Brown, Chief Executive Officer, Aro Lucha. “When we decided to launch the promotion, we wanted to focus specifically on Lucha Libre and its popularity in the United States. To do this, we needed to create the same sense of excitement that our fans grew up seeing in Mexico. With our backgrounds in professional wrestling production, we have always relied heavily on LED video, so it was a natural choice for us to bring the FLEXCurtain HD into our design.”

The 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.

“To give our fans an authentic taste of home, we needed a bright, colorful environment filled with action, music and entertainment, all rooted in the Hispanic and Latino culture,” continued Brown. “Our two founders, Ron and Don Harris, had both worked with PixelFLEX in a live event environment, and we were familiar with their work in the touring industry as well. We have always felt that we needed to surround ourselves with experts, and the team at PixelFLEX was no exception.”

Ready to implement the new LED video wall into the high-energy environment, the production would now be able to create an even deeper level of intrigue for the fans. In a world where the characters are the true stars, the FLEXCurtain HD system would clearly showcase the Luche Libre story.

“At our events, we set up the FLEXCurtain LED wall behind the entrance staging elements, so as a wrestler is announced and comes on stage, they are standing in front of the high-definition video,” explained Brown. “During this time, it is typically playing their entrance visuals, and then we also use it for our own show storylines and content. At the end of the day, we are storytellers and there is simply no better visual than a large, high-definition LED video screen.”

As with many sports and entertainment productions, corporate sponsorships are a key component to the success of the program. By implementing the FLEXCurtain HD LED video wall into their event design, Aro Lucha is now able to offer their partners a dynamic, visual medium to heighten consumer interest and engagement.

“We do rely on the FLEXCurtain HD to assist with our internal branding, as well as integration into our sponsorship programs,” added Brown. “To be able to play their graphics and branding assets on the HD screen really gives them a significant presence at our live events to reach our audience. With so many advertisers looking to interact with the Latino and Hispanic community, this is a great way for us to create an impact for their brand in front of our ticket-buyers.”

Now fully integrated into the production design of Aro Lucha, the FLEXCurtain HD system is proving to be a valuable asset in communicating with the fans of Luche Libre. Looking at how so many people consume information today, Brown is confident that there is simply no substitution for high-definition LED video.

“Most companies, whether or not they know it, are storytellers,” concluded Brown. “They are either telling a story about their customers, their brand, or their service. If you look at our world today, everyone walking around has a screen in front of their eyes to consume content, and there is no better way to communicate to your audience than through a visual manner. Overall, LED video enhances anyone’s ability to accomplish their objectives when communicating to their audience, and the FLEXCurtain HD system truly makes an impact in our live event environment.”

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.

 

Aro Lucha is a high energy, family-friendly Lucha Libre promotion based in the United States. Its principals have produced over 200 hours of network television, specifically in the professional wrestling arena. They are focused on bringing authentic Stars, Characters, and Storylines to their fans through live events, social media, and digital content. Aro Lucha is a company that fans can be proud to support. For more information, visit www.arolucha.com.

Nashville-based LED video manufacturer set to showcase innovative and award-winning technologies at Booth 632 inside the Music City Center Exhibition Hall

Nashville, TN (8/20/2018) – Offering a complete schedule of innovative sessions, workshops and educational opportunities, the ACI-NA Conference and Exhibition brings together more than 2,100 delegates from over 200 airports nationwide. With an exhibition showcase opening on October 1, 2018, inside the Music City Center Exhibition Hall, Nashville-based PixelFLEX™ will be in Booth 632 to display their line of award-winning LED video solutions designed to create a more interactive and stress-free airport experience.

“Digital signage plays a significant role in how consumers receive information, and that is especially true at airports,” said David Venues, Chief Marketing Officer, PixelFLEX. “It can inform, engage, and persuade, and the technology has evolved from the simple listing of arrivals and departures, into many new applications involving dynamic visual content that heightens passenger engagement while traveling.”

With technologies designed to provide airport solutions to Wayfinding, Advertising, Entertainment, and even Emergency Information, the implementation of LED video is both a cost-effective and ideal way to provide airline passengers and employees with a unique airport environment. To find out more about how digital signage impacts airports around the world visit www.pixelflexled.com.

The 2018 ACI-NA Annual Conference and Exhibition will take place September 30-October 2, 2018 at the Music City Center, 201 5th Ave S, Nashville, TN 37203.  For complete information about the ACI-NA Conference and a full Exhibition schedule, visit www.annual.aci-na.org.

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.

VP of Digital Experience John Downie uses 3.9mm FLEXLite NXG to deliver a custom, free-flowing digital display inside the new University of Minnesota Athletes Village

Nashville, TN (8/13/2018) – At the grand opening of their 338,000-square foot, $166 million Athletes Village, the University of Minnesota has ushered in a bright new chapter in the history of their Athletics program. Consisting of three new buildings, the University wanted to create a memorable experience for their recruits, fans and their 700 student-athletes. Looking for a dynamic visual environment, which included the creation of their Letterwinner tribute, the University called upon the experiential design specialists at Advent who installed an immersive LED video display using 3.9mm FLEXLite NXG from PixelFLEX™.

“The overall vision was to create a unique digital experience inside the new University of Minnesota Athletes Village with slightly different approaches in a few key locations,” began John Downie, VP of Experience, Advent. “For the Football Hall of Fame area, we used the LED video in a very targeted way to create a custom and highly-impactful display using the FLEXLite NXG technology which recognizes all Letterwinner student athletes in the football program.”

With fully front-serviceable video panels, plus seamless right-angle corner capabilities, FLEXLite NXG is one of the highest resolution LED video displays on the market today. Available in 2.6-6.25mm pitch options, plus a 6.25mm full outdoor IP65 version as well, the FLEXLite NXG 500mm x 500mm video tiles are calibrated directly out of the box to ensure perfect color and brightness to help realize the full potential of any LED video design.

“We wanted to immerse the visitors in the story by creating it in an unexpected way that honored these individuals and fit into the modern look and feel of the space,” continued Downie. “To do this, we decided to create an angled LED wall that would transition the visitors from a passive observer of the story, into something that was much more dynamic as we enveloped them in the LED video experience.”

Having worked with a number of Universities to enhance the energy around their Athletics programs, Advent understands the need to give each design its own unique, visual impact. By incorporating both the brand identity the story behind the program, the Advent team is able to capture those moments through the use of the latest technologies available.

“We really try to inject a sense of action and energy into the environment and we always try to do things in ways that are unexpected,” admitted Downie. “This was a completely custom-design where we started by understanding exactly what the story should be, and then how we can express that story in a way that is both meaningful and faithful to the University brand. We then have to look at what is viable in terms of technology in order to express that story, and the PixelFLEX technology really helped us realize this idea.”

Ready to begin the installation of the Letterwinner tribute, Downie needed to find a way to create a seamless, digital display which could fly over the heads of the visitors. Using both the die-cast aluminum frame of the FLEXLite NXG, along with a Unistrut framing system, the design was able to come together in a free-flowing visual design.

“To create the angled display, we used Unistrut which was locked onto a plywood backer on both the ceiling and on the wall,” explained Downie. “On the ceiling portion, we used a top row of angled Unistrut brackets and two rows of turnbuckles to lower down the second half of the ceiling-mounted panels. This allowed us to get a perfect joint between the two sections of the LED video wall and it looks great.”

With the installation drawing to a close, the University prepared to begin populating the display with the names of those to be honored. In a program where the number of Letterwinners is expected to continue to grow, the University also implemented the custom Content Management System created by Advent.

“For control of these types of digital environments, we offer a very advanced digital signage scheduling package that gives the client a single point of content management, with technical support and maintenance monitoring,” added Downie. “Through our system, they have complete control over the content they wish to display, and it allows them to simply update any athlete names needed as they add more content.”

Now complete, the University of Minnesota unveiled their new Athletes Village, ready to heighten the experience behind being both a Golden Gopher student-athlete and fan. In a world where the dependence and expectations of digital elements are increasing, Downie is conscious to also remain focused on the University’s return on experience, to guide the continued success of the design.

“In a space that is public-facing, digital video gives the design a ‘wow’ factor, and when implemented well, should be able to provide meaningful statistics on the success of the displays through their interactive digital points,” concluded Downie. “The power to real-time measure the experience and implementation of the digital elements allows us to monitor the usage so that we can more effectively control the conversation around what is the return on experience.  There is great value in being able to better understand how a diverse audience interacts with a space, and digital video gives a University the ability to create a moment that is truly memorable; especially when talking to younger audiences who expect digital touch points.”

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.

Digital signage plays a significant role in how audiences receive information. It can inform, engage, and persuade. That’s especially true at the airport. Digital signage in airports isn’t new, but it has evolved from being ill-designed lists of arrivals and departures. Now, LED displays are everywhere. Let’s look at how airports are using LED digital signage to improve the passenger experience:

Wayfinding

Getting lost in an airport is rather easy and usually increases in large airports. Many flyers won’t have intimate knowledge of that airport’s layout. So, they’ll need some help. Navigating with LEDs over paper has several advantages.

Not only can wayfinding help passengers get from gate to gate, it can also be changed at any time to correlate with any closings of areas or the need to re-route. This keeps passengers moving in the right direction.

Emergency Information

Should an event occur, weather-related or any other emergency situation, you need to disperse information quickly and accurately. Directing passengers to where they need to go with the help of LED displays. This can keep crowds calm while informing them of what to do next. Because your signs can be updated at any time and across all screens in a network, you have a flexible, adaptable channel.

Entertainment

LED digital signage also offers entertainment for passengers. It can include news headlines, sports scores, entertainment news, and more. You may see these live feeds in certain sections of the screen rather than the whole screen. Because digital signage design has become very adaptable, the top half of the LED display could be playing promotions, while real-time content flows at the bottom.

Advertising: Internal and External

One of the most often used capabilities of LED digital signage in airports is to advertise, which could include internal or external clients.

For internal advertising, groups of digital signage in the terminal may communicate what the dining options are throughout the airport as well as retailers. This can work on the passenger’s impulse purchasing decisions. In fact, according to Digital Signage Today, 42 percent of passengers were more likely to make an impulse purchase when businesses promoted duty-free items.

Externally, it makes sense to offer screen time to local businesses, especially restaurants, hotels, transportation, and attractions. This type of signage is most likely found in the path of arrivals and sits prominently at the baggage claim. Offering this ad space is the same thing airports have done for years with banners and static signage.

LED Digital Signage as Art

One emerging trend is the use of digital signage as art. These have been made even more alluring with LED video walls that can bend and wrap. Airports can deliver a more upscale experience. Plus, the “art” can change out regularly based on season or events. It could also be tied into advertisements with internal and local businesses.

Use Unique Screens for Unique Experiences

There is a lot of waiting at the airport with a large audience, which pays attention to LED screens now more than ever. Much of this is due to the new applications and dynamic content. To create these experiences, a new breed of display is necessary, which is exactly what PixelFLEX delivers. The FLEXUltra is a cutting-edge curve-able display that can fit any spot, and the FLEXMod can flex, bend and blend in with any space seamlessly.

Explore all the PixelFLEX solutions for airports by checking out products. Those in the industry can also see solutions at the ACI-NA (Airports Council International-North America) annual conference in Nashville this fall, where PixelFLEX will present its options for airport LED digital signage.

Live event and production management firm invests in a robust and high-resolution FLEXTour LED video system to meet the changing demands of their clientele

Nashville, TN (6/12/2018) – Specializing in live production and event management, Mountain View Staging (MVS) is an industry leader in creating innovative events focused on the attendee experience. Dedicated to using the latest technology to provide a compelling and memorable platform of audience interactivity, MVS began to look at a LED video option that would allow them to display high-resolution presentations. Also needing a durable and proven technology that could withstand the challenges of live event production, they decided upon a FLEXTour LED video solution from Nashville-based PixelFLEX™.

“We have been in business for 18 years and have been using LED products for the last 10,” began Peter Johnson, Mountain View Staging CEO and Owner. “Since LED now rivals projection, we have switched priorities to the new technology to keep up with changing demand from our clients. It’s all about the increased resolution, contrast, dynamic range and image quality, and the FLEXTour solution checked all the boxes for our priorities.”

A robust, high-definition and curve-able LED video display, FLEXTour is designed specifically for the rigorous demands of live entertainment productions. With its unique rigging capabilities that allow for traditional and off-set configurations, each 500mmx500mm tile is fully front-serviceable and its integrated climbing ladder allows for quick access to displays flown high overhead. Built with the highest standard in components including the new NovaStar A8s receiving card, FLEXTour is completely flicker-free making it one of the premier LED video design solutions available today.

Johnson continued, “Since we mostly work with tech companies, the ability to display software demos with sharp text and graphic elements was a high priority. When you look at the FLEXTour panels and the way they are built, including the design of the locking mechanisms and the LED pixels themselves, it is clearly a superior product. Additionally, the support and service we receive from PixelFLEX is outstanding, and that was the real deal-maker in this decision.”

With the FLEXTour LED video solution now in stock, MVS was ready to deploy the technology in its initial rental application. Asked to produce a compelling three-day client event in California, the design team would be able to create the ideal display for a successful product launch.

“We deployed the FLEXTour panels in a curved setup for the first time at the Event Marketer Summit in support of Opus Agency and their launch of a new mobile app for live streaming video sharing,” explained Johnson. “This was during the annual Ex Awards at the Historic Warfield Theater in San Francisco. The juxtaposition of the brand-new, high-tech FLEXTour LED wall in this old historic theater really made the experience memorable for three separate events back-to-back, including an executive summit, the Ex Awards and the EMS general session the next day.”

In the fast-paced world of live production, MVS believes that an event company is only as good as the people behind it. Applying that same philosophy to its technology partners as well, Johnson is excited to be joining the growing PixelFLEX rental partner network.

“The LED market can be frustrating to get into but PixelFLEX has a quality product at a good price point with the service and support to match,” concluded Johnson. “That is rare to find all those things together in one product from other brands, and there is absolutely no question that we would make the same decision again.”

To inquire about the new FLEXTour LED video system now in rental inventory at Mountain View Staging, visit www.mvstaging.com, email info@mvstaging.com or call 801-489-7302.

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.

 

 

Industry leaders in technology innovation set to demonstrate the creative potential of a dynamic architectural or commercial design in booth 1157 inside the Javits Center

Nashville, TN (May 31, 2018)Bringing together the world’s most creative architects, designers and design firms, the 2018 American Institute of Architects (AIA) Conference on Architecture will open on June 21, 2018, inside the Javits Center in New York City. With a conference expo that showcases the technologies needed to create the next generation of architectural innovation, PixelFLEX™ and Vectorworks will partner together in booth 1157 on the third floor to demonstrate the dynamic possibilities of an architectural or commercial LED video design.

Based in Nashville, Tennessee, PixelFLEX offers a complete line of award-winning LED video display technologies that allow architects and designers to create one-of-a-kind visual experiences.

“Over the last several years, we have seen a tremendous growth in the implementation of LED video and digital signage in the architectural market,” said David Venus, director of marketing at PixelFLEX. “We feel this growth is in response to the many unique, indoor and outdoor applications now available, and working with Vectorworks is the ideal partnership to quickly convey the expansive technology potential.

Vectorworks is a global design and BIM software solutions provider serving professionals in the architecture, landscape and entertainment industries. With their 2D/3D cross-platform software, designers can build data-rich, visual models without sacrificing the design process, while collaborating efficiently throughout a project life-cycle.

“Creating and communicating a compelling design is a fundamental need for our users, and therefore our business,” added Dan Monaghan, vice president of marketing at Vectorworks. “Our AIA booth needed to reflect that core value, thus the reason why we teamed up with PixelFLEX, so we can showcase the amazing possibilities of our BIM software with one of their state-of-the-art LED screens.”

Learn more about PixelFLEX and Vectorworks at the co-sponsored Happy Hour on Thursday, June 21 at 3:00 p.m. in the Tech Pavilion.

The AIA Conference on Architecture takes place on June 21–23, 2018, with the Architecture Expo on June 21-22. All conference activities will take place at the Javits Center, W. 35th St. and 11th Ave, New York, New York, 10001. For more information about the AIA Conference on Architecture and the A’18 Expo visit .

About PixelFLEX

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 FacebookInstagram or LinkedIn.

 

About Vectorworks, Inc.

Vectorworks, Inc. is a global design and BIM software solutions provider serving over 650,000 professionals in the architecture, landscape and entertainment industries. Since 1985, we’ve been committed to helping designers capture inspiration, nurture innovation, communicate effectively and bring their visions to life. With our cross-platform software, designers can build data-rich, visual models without sacrificing the design process, while collaborating efficiently throughout the project life-cycle. Headquartered in Columbia, Maryland, with offices in Atlanta, Georgia, Newbury, England and London, England, Vectorworks is a part of the Nemetschek Group. Learn how we empower designers to create experiences that transform the world at .