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AMLABEL Digital Gallery Display Replaces Gallery Cards

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AMLABEL Digital Gallery Display

The AMLABEL Digital Gallery Display in USA is an editable, real-time in-gallery digital label developed on electronic paper to replace existing gallery cards.

The AMLABEL Digital Gallery Display is the digital replacement to existing paper gallery cards, it runs on electronic paper display technology powered by Visionect, and has been built by museums, specifically for museums.

Through the use of existing Wi-Fi networks and a customized CMS platform designed from the ground up, AMLABEL Digital Gallery Display allows museums to manage and display gallery and exhibition object content in real-time, without the cost of printing paper labels. This is a significant concern: Of a group of museums recently surveyed, 66% print 200 plus labels per year; 33% exceed 500 plus labels per year. All report an average cost of $70-$100 per label.

With a screen that adapts to the ambient light of its surroundings and an energy consumption 99% lower than traditional LCD screens, the AMLABEL is completely cordless,with little to no effect on the integrity of the gallery space. In addition, AMLABEL’s interactive touchscreen allows for complete language and font customization.

The importance of the AMLABEL Digital Gallery Display has not been lost on the industry. The museum label has just received the 2016 Thought-Leadership Award for its use of green technology and peer development.

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AV Stumpfl Resurrects Norway’s Olympic Highlights

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Panorama by Jørgen Damskau

The Norwegian Olympic Museum in Lillehammer (opened by H.M Queen of Norway in early 2016) is a showcase filled with adventurous video installations, curated exhibits of cultural and historic artefacts and Olympic memorabilia. It’s worth a look at the video listed at bottom of this article.

The Museum centerpiece is a large-scale circular raised-platform interactive model measuring 3.5 meters in diameter, representing the Olympic “jump hills” or Lysgaardsbakkene.

Local systems integrator Bright Norway (thank them for the photos you see here) achieved a true-to-life interactive presentation using AV Stumpfl Wings Engine Raw uncompressed 4K media servers and Wings VIOSO calibration software to manage and warp native video content across 4 edge-blended projectors.

Wings Engine Raw

Bright Norway was also responsible for multimedia and presentation equipment for large-scale video projections throughout the Museum. All multimedia content was created by Centre Screen, London and all exhibit areas designed by Mather & Co.

“Lysgaardsbakkene is the centre piece that visitors experience as they move through to the core of the Museum,” says Børre Linberg, Head of Installations at Bright Norway. “It was a challenging space to programme because first and foremost it’s a functional space and a unusual circular shape with two giant jump hills that descend from the ceiling. Visitors usually spend considerable time watching the video elements during their visit.”

Elsewhere in the Museum, a large-scale 5.5-meter wide by 1.5 meter high AV wall display shows 2D animations of the Ancient Games.

opening ceremonies

And a 6.8-meter wide by 1.5 meter high panoramic wall celebrates the opening ceremonies, and one of the celebrated showcases from the Olympic Museum in Lausanne, the spectacular Inside the Race, is projected onto a curved wall surface measuring 14.5-meters wide by 2.7 meters high.

Wings VIOSO software was used to blend and align all projectors.

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UN Award for Anti-Bullying Project with Visionect Signage

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Visionect   and PARE360

No one likes a bully. In cooperation with the United Nations’ World Summit on the Information Society, The World Summit Award for Inclusion and Empowerment goes to Community HUB in Mexico.

Developed on Visionect epaper technology, the Community HUB integrates cognitive computing with an electronic paper touchscreen in a solar-powered kiosk installed in schools, allowing students to report violence anonymously and safely.

According to the American Psychological Association, 40% to 80% of all school-age children will experience abusive behavior from their peers at some point during their school careers.

There's a pattern of extreme violence in Mexican schools. As much as 44% of the country’s students have been victims of violent incidents and 25% reported to have been threatened. That same year the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) ranked Mexico number one when it came to cases of abusive behavior in middle schools.

Visionect Safety In Signage

So this interactive signage project has worldwide relevance, and the UN award signifies that other communities with school bullying have a technology model that can help.

The Community HUB by PARE360 allows students to report violence anonymously and safely, by answering a few simple questions on a robust and easy-to-read Visionect epaper screen.

“Community HUB is, for all intents and purposes, a black box of violence prevention,” explains Alfonso Flores, the founder of PARE360 and the force behind the concept. “The system has been developed from scratch to detect risk factors among youth and develop policies to prevent and combat school violence through reporting and community engagement.”

The report generated by the Community HUB is transmitted in real time to the school director for immediate action, as well as to a mapping software. This allows for qualitative and quantitative analysis of the data gathered, assessing the safety of a school and shaping preventative policies, as well as enabling a deeper understanding of a child’s needs and values.

Strengthening the social inclusion of individuals, the reporting and alerting system was hailed as unique “because it mixes psychological factors with technological innovation and community participation that perfectly integrate the protective and predictive factors against crime.”

As electronic paper becomes ever more present in everyday life, Visionect says the Community HUB marks just the beginning of socially-conscious projects that can be made possible by epaper technology, from wayfinding to alert systems and real-time notification screens installable everywhere.

Let's call it "safety signage." Visionect's power-saving technology shows that digital signage isn't always about commercials and branding.

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Virgin Media Builds Boats for Bolt

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VirginMedia at LondonEye

Virgin Media celebrates Usain Bolt’s 9.58 second world record with a 9:58pm spectacle on London’s River Thames-- inmcluding a 100m-long, floating flat screen to showcase Bolt’s world-beating 100m time.

Kerris Bright, CMO at Virgin Media says: “Virgin Media has been at the forefront of bringing faster broadband speeds to Britain for the past ten years. By bringing our ambassador, Usain Bolt, to the centre of London we wanted to help celebrate a summer of sport, mark what is going to be a landmark year for Usain and demonstrate what it’s like to ‘be the fastest’.”

Virgin Media’s Vivid 200 broadband offers the UK’s fastest widely available broadband (download speeds of up to 200Mbps) so their association with the world’s fastest man makes perfect sense. They are expanding this through a £3bn programme, Project Lightning, which will reach 17 million UK premises by the end of 2019.

After a Grade 1 tear in his hamstring, Usain Bolt hopes to show fitness at the London Anniversary Games on July 22 to earn selection for the Olympic Games in Rio. To mark exactly one month until he arrived in Rio de Janeiro to defend his world record title, Virgin Media created an ambitious installation bringing symbolizing Jamaican sprint star Usain Bolt to the River Thames.

Virgin Media Boat Screen

In a celebration of Bolt’s 9.58 second 100m world record, at 9.58pm the river in front of the London Eye was transformed into a 100m-long video screen, while the Eye itself became a giant stopwatch counting down Bolt’s time. Viewers within the London Eye were able to witness Bolt’s record-breaking speed, thanks to a 100m-long, floating screen stationed on the river beneath.

The screen itself is the longest of its kind ever constructed, comprising 108 floating pontoon decks topped by 600m2 of horizontal LED screen. It was built at King George V Dock in Newham, taking more than 1000 man hours to build and four hours to sail to Victoria Embankment.

The 3-minute film centres on the concept of speed and the fastest man of all time, Usain Bolt, ahead of a pivotal season in Bolt’s career. Speed unlocks the difference that Virgin Media provides, and for Bolt, speed defines him. It is voiced over by fellow sprinter, Michael Johnson, who made a documentary with Usain Bolt in 2010.

The film lifts the lid on the real Bolt. It shows the ‘overwhelming rush of hurt’ he describes when talking about his grueling training schedule, the impact his achievements have had on his country and adoring fans, his perceived “superhero” status, and the Jamaican dancehall culture he is still a part of. The film even provides a real-time dramatisation of the historic 9.58 second record breaking run, mimicking the distance and speed he ran it at, across Jamaican locations he grew up at as a boy.

As well as showcasing the six-time champion’s world-beating run, the screen showcased never-seen-before footage of Bolt shot by Virgin Media in his native Jamaica earlier this year before the athlete went into lockdown on his training. The content brings to life the feeling of speed and how Bolt’s career has been shaped by the Caribbean influences which surrounded him growing up. 

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Polymedia Drives Formula 1 in Baku

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Baku Maiden’s Tower

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.

POLYLED Screens

“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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