Sign & Digital Graphics

September '14

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12 • September 2014 • S I G N & D I G I T A L G R A P H I C S S E P T E M B E R 2 0 1 4 In the News Daktronics Installs World's Largest HD Video Display LED video, messaging and scoreboard solutions provider Daktronics, Brookings, S.D., has built and installed what it says is the world's largest HD video display at EverBank Field, the home of the Jacksonville Jaguars, in Jacksonville, Fla. The unit made its public debut at an unveiling cer- emony July 25th. Surrounding the unveiling itself, EverBank Field hosted a friendly local soccer match and a concert by country music superstar Carrie Underwood. The two massive end zone displays measure 60' x 362' and feature a 13HD pixel layout built on more than 35.5 million LEDs. With more than 21,700 square feet of digital canvas, each display is longer than a football field and can feature three full-size HD windows for maximum versatility during any event. A section of 60' x 106' provides enough real estate for such a feat while also providing an extra 44'-wide buffer space for addi- tional graphics, statistics and other content. Almo Professional Teams Up With NanoLumens Philadelphia-based audio-visual and electronic digital signage (EDS) equipment distributor Almo Profes- sional A/V and LED display maker NanoLumens, Inc., Norcross, Ga., have teamed up to outfit five Western Canadian Lottery Corporation Casinos throughout Canada with custom curved LED displays. Through Almo's E4 AV Tour—a traveling network- ing, training and expo event—the two companies got involved with the casino project team, and were charged with the design, installation and support of the custom digital signage displays. "The idea for this design came out of our E4 event, where we had the opportunity to collaborate with Allied Environmental Signage, the U.S. inte- grator that brought us into the project," says Sam Taylor, executive vice president and COO for Almo. The yearlong sign project, named "Smoke Signals," is now complete and the displays are operational. Additional installs are expected at more Western Canadian Lottery casinos over the next year. Anapurna Prints Cover the Panthéon Wide-format printer manufacturer Agfa Graphics, announces that its Anapurna M2500 large-format inkjet printer was recently used to produce graphics to cover the dome, the cupola, and the floor of the famous Panthéon building in Paris while restorations are completed. The outdoor advertising cooperation JCDecaux Advertising and the Parisian municipal team in charge of events developed and installed more than 3,000 m² of canvas both on the inside and on the outside of the building. The project was sponsored by the Centre des Monuments Nationaux, which commissioned the design of the canvas sheets to JR, a contemporary and inter- nationally renowned artist. He created a participatory work encapsulating the humanistic and universal values embod- ied by the Panthéon. It consists of more than 5,000 portraits that were taken of visitors to nine national monuments, or uploaded to the project's website earlier this year. The realization of the project required more than eight months of study and validations. The canvas walls and the floor were printed at the facility of Agfa Graphics' customer BS2i in France.

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