The Wales Millennium Centre (WMC) wanted to give its reception area a face-lift and decided that its rear projection display was no longer suited for the business. Too much ambient light and poor image resolution did not justice to the popular art centre.
To remedy this, the WMC called upon Cardiff-based AV installer Morgan Signs, which promptly proposed a 24 screen video wall, driven by one powerful Signagelive cloud-based media delivery player.
The WMC is situated in Cardiff Bay and according to the annual Survey of Visits to Tourist Attractions in Wales, it’s the top attraction in the region. The number of visitors, excluding those attending performances, reached 1,046,958 in 2011, up 3.1 per cent on 2010.
The 42in panels are arranged in a 12×2 format. The video wall has been split into seven ‘zones’ of differing arrangements of screens.
Rod Hill, Morgan Signs general manager explains: “The digital canvas in the Signagelive system is divided according to with the number of screens. Each layout can have different content but if they want they can also unite the content across the screens.”
Jason Cremins, Signagelive’s CEO expands: “Our cloud based digital signage solution is capable of streaming a wide variety of HD media and content including live streams, news and ticketing information. It also allows total flexibility in terms of layouts and up to the minute content updates for shows. If, for instance, the WMC wanted to change all the screens for a one-off corporate event, it can do that easily. Even live performances from within the centre can be broadcast onto the video wall.”
The content is managed locally by the IT staff and also monitored remotely by Morgan-signs.