Originally featured on BroadcastEngineering.com
5/12/2009 5:00 AM
A new advertising display from Clear Channel Interspace Airport is capturing the attention of travelers passing through Raleigh-Durham International Airport (North Carolina) with stunning imagery provided by a pair of Electrosonic ImageStar HD video processors.
Integrator Graybow Communications Group of Golden Valley, Minnesota, chose Electrosonic's compact, powerful ImageStar HD multiscreen scalars and processors for their superior performance, small form factor and dependability. The slender, stand-alone display, which is framed in stainless steel, went online in January 2009 and runs 20 hours a day, seven days a week. It showcases still and video messages from Clear Channel Interspace Airport which sells advertising in over 200 airports nationwide.
"In digital signage today everyone is aiming for a big image in a small footprint: They want to be able to display a large visual while making the least amount of impact on the real estate in a busy terminal," notes Electrosonic sales consultant Pete Rajcula. "ImageStar HD offers an exceptional quality of magnification in a limited amount of space. For the airport, two ImageStars have been joined together in a custom configuration to work as a videowall."
The Raleigh-Durham International Airport installation is comprised of 8 WVGA mullion-less Orion plasma screens in a 2x4 Array. A pair of ImageStar HD video processors divide the PC source into eight outputs for the highest-quality imagery. Mapping is done across the two ImageStars with one handling the top half of the display and the other the bottom half.
Meeting the slim display's need for a small footprint, the video processors are housed in a 1RU rack space each. Their solid-state construction enables them to run indefinitely in the virtually round-the-clock application.
Electrosonic is a worldwide audio-visual company that operates in three ways: as a systems integrator, as a product manufacturer, and as a service provider for AV facilities. Founded in 1964, Electrosonic has always been among the first to apply new technology to create tailored, state-of-the-art solutions that meet the challenges of the professional AV market.
Electrosonic's product line includes multi-image display processors, HD video players, and encoders/decoders for video and graphics streaming over IP networks. The new ES7100 is among the first 3G SDI encoders on the market and provides unmatched image quality over IP networks. Electrosonic is also a leading innovator in high definition video playback. The new ES9600 is designed for high performance JPEG2000 file playback with up to 2K file support.