Polymedia Drives Formula 1 in Baku

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Formula 1 Grand Prix Europe took place in June 2016 in Baku, Azerbaijan. Polymedia served as the visualization contractor for Eurodesign, the general contractor for electronic provision (from public address to security systems) at Baku City Circuit.

Formula 1 has become the most exciting international event in Baku city life, and for both of the companies was one of the most challenging and complex projects - that’s why all the audiovisual preparation had begun almost a year ago.

Huge LED screens polyLED were installed in spectator and entertainment areas throughout the entire 6-km route of the race. The total area of all the video panels was more than 500 square meters and the biggest screen reached 45 sqm.

Elena Novikova and Rufat Mamedov

Screens and mounting constructions had been specially designed for the event. Polymedia specialists and engineers were able to comply with all requirements for the project, even the most difficult ones to perform: easy mobile installation, strength, safe design and small installations area at the same time.

Weather conditions such as strong winds and baking sun were the most challenging aspect of the installation. Wind-resistant and anti-vandal screens on the DIP-diodes with a pixel of 10 mm perfectly suited to withstand Baku’s harsh sun. Each screen was connected to the control system, which allowed the operator to track operability of the screens at any time.


“We repeatedly checked all the equipment before the start of the show. All the equipment for the racing electronics, including LED, has been specifically assembled for the test operation on a scale of 1:1. The project was a success largely due to the coordinated work of our professionals, Eurodesign team and also to the detailed preliminary design”, says Elena Novikova, CEO at Polymedia. [Shown in photo with Rufat Mamedov.]

“Polymedia was in charge of a full range of works – manufacturing quality control, supply, installation, commissioning and configuration of audio-visual equipment, and even technical support provision during the event. Nowadays it is difficult to find a company that can perform such a complex AV project. We are pleased that Baku has an audiovisual system integrator of such professional level, and look forward to working on new and interesting projects together. On behalf of our company, I thank the whole team that worked on the "Formula 1" project for the professional work! " comments Rovshan Ahmadov, Technology Director at Eurodesign in Azerbaijan.

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