Drive in Museum Rotterdam relies on InnScreen R3 HE-Series
In special times, new and innovative concepts emerge. This was also the case last summer in Rotterdam’s exhibition halls. The “Boijmans Van Beuningen” museum had already closed before the pandemic in 2019 for renovation reasons. And since the exhibition halls in Rotterdam have not been used since March 2020, the museum was able to implement an unusual exhibition format there and initiated a drive-in exhibition. The image formats of the exhibits and media installations were also unusual. Visitors drove independently through the large, thirteen-meter-high exhibition halls in their own or rented emission-free electric car. They sat protected in the vehicles while observing the applicable safety distances and experienced the installations and digital works of art in the exhibition through the car windows. A total of four huge LED screens, each 14 m wide and 8 m high, were set up and filled with digital art. The LED panels were hung diagonally in the room for optimal viewing from the car and enabled full-format viewing through the window panes. The only 3.4 to heavy LED displays were planned, statically calculated and installed for the partner company VidiSquare from Belgium by the Wuppertal company Innlights Displaysolutions. The InnScreen R3 HE LED panel with a 3.9 mm pixel pitch was used, which has already been used at various major international events, such as the Pan American Games 2019 in Peru. The LED batch covers 1,000 square meters and is therefore one of the largest 3.9 mm batches for indoor/outdoor use in the European market.
Innlights realized 130 sqm LED with smartphone control .
In the new, expanded InCavall „VIP Club“ on the Cologne Ring, the modern interior design and the large-format LED screens create a completely variable, virtual room that can be controlled with a smartphone. Depending on the theme of the event, the guests immerse themselves in a dynamically animated world of images and videos. The implementation and conception on the one hand, as well as the technology and installation on the other hand, were realized by the Wuppertal company Innlights Displaysolutions. The Innlights LED product InnScreen S3, with a material thickness of only 42 mm, was used here. The LED modules were mounted directly on the drywall and can be easily inspected from the front. For safety reasons, fire-resistant Macrolon panes were installed as an overlay for the LED screens. The media installation in the Cologne club InCavall extends over a length of 53 meters with different image heights. The technical specifications of InnScreen S3 demonstrate their outstanding quality using Black Face LED technology for indoor use: fine pixel pitch of 3.9 mm, wide viewing angle of 140° vertically and horizontally, very good brightness of up to 1,200 cd/sqm and a high refresh rate of 3,840 Hz. The low power consumption of an average of 216 W/sqm is a great advantage given the long operating times of the permanently installed LED technology. The media installation is supplemented by a further 18 sqm with two impressive LED panels on the counter and on the DJ desk. The feed via a total of eleven Full HD containers is controlled via the Innlights software Remote Control App (Innlights RCA). Kolja Birkenbach from Innlights: „We made a conscious effort to ensure that the feed via smartphone or tablet is easy for the customer to use, so that content-related program changes and customizations can be made on site at any time and without specialist knowledge.“ This means a networked RCA system for the installation with master/slave synchronization. The customer can call up different moods and also edit text via overlay, which can be animated over all LED image surfaces using an alpha channel. TRENDCARD, as the supervising agency, is responsible for the import of current themed image programs and thus supports the constant further development of the LED image world. As part of a service contract, the Innlights ServiceDesk 24/7 is responsible for the technical control of the extensive media installation. This ensures for the customer that the technology is permanently monitored, including an on-site service in the event of any malfunctions, without the customer having to take any action. TRENDCARD managing director Thomas Klem is very satisfied with the result: „The unlimited possibilities of visual digitization, in connection with the modern and stylish architecture, make the InCavall a special place in downtown Cologne. We provided project management, media technology, electrical and fire protection planning and installation. For operation, we also supplied the server structure with the necessary IT processes, including the camera system, with which we can monitor the quality of the media installation at all times. With the experience gained in this project, we will now specifically promote 360° media installation projects.“
12 LED pylons show the way in Centro Oberhausen
Innlights Displaysolutions is a leading provider of high-quality LED displays and LED system solutions. With the self-developed InnVision video controllers (SCL and SCXL) and the Innlights Remote Control App (Innlights RCA), the company from Wuppertal has established powerful hardware components and user-friendly control software for LED displays of all sizes. In addition, Innlights designs and develops customized solutions and recently implemented and commissioned a new LED parking guidance system for Centro Oberhausen. After two months of successful test operation, the twelve pylons with the LED display boards have been in use since July. The grafic representation is based on location-dependent text, remaining parking space and arrow matrix representation. While the text LED displays have a pixel pitch of 10 mm, the striking directional arrows of the guidance system are displayed using LED modules with a pixel pitch of 16 mm. The maximum brightness of the LED modules is 5,500 cd/sqm. For use in public spaces, each pylon is equipped with its own sensor, so that a sufficiently bright, but glare-free brightness is guaranteed at all times. The parking guidance system is EMC-certified and all relevant values are well below the applicable limit values. In addition, each pylon is connected via LTE for control. An essential part of the project is the software connection to the „CUR” car park management software. For this purpose, the LED controllers were integrated on site using interface programming. Each pylon has its own IP address, which is also used for remote maintenance from the service desk. Any messages from the system are transmitted via a web-based service. In addition, all parameters of the pylons can be checked at any time from the service desk via the cloud service. Markus Remark, the managing director of Centro Oberhausen, is very satisfied with the new LED parking guidance system: „We are very pleased that the approach to a free parking space is now very clear and easy. Our visitors and customers can find their parking space quickly and easily at any time.”
Innlights “Kitchen Beach” equipped with InnScreen R3 from Innlights.
“We deliver that holiday feeling in the heart of Wuppertal! We launched Kitchen Beach so that our guests can chill out in the best beach atmosphere. What would be more appropriate than the sight of the sea from the beach lounger with sand under your feet? ”Paolo Frisella, owner of the Kitchen Klub, is enthusiastic about the success of his summer idea in the middle of Wuppertal-Elberfeld between CinemaxX and Schauspielhaus. And the beach concept with LED picture background was also very well received by “wuppertalaktiv!”, the location marketing association for Wuppertal. And so the “Business Breakfast” took place on August 25th in the popular beach location. In view of the large amount of space available on around 2,000 square meters, all current pandemic requirements can be met without any problems. And so the visitors enjoy the beach with a view. And it has it all: At 16 meters, the ocean surf can be seen in the highest quality with 4,096 px in width as a panorama image. Innlights InnScreen R3 with its fine pixel pitch of 3.9 mm makes this possible. Kolja Birkenbach from Innlights Displaysolutions lists the advantages of the installed LED technology: “The outdoor LED panorama is of course weatherproof and robust, high-resolution and with 4,000 cd/sqm capable of unlimited daylight. The viewing angle is very large at 140° vertically, resulting in a homogeneous panorama image for the viewer. InnScreen R3 is also very energy-efficient in operation. Our own video processing with InnVision SCL is also used for this project. ” The LED panorama is displayed in a particularly user-friendly manner via the Innlights Remote Control App (RCA). The customer can intuitively prepare, control and change the video content himself from his mobile phone via Innlights RCA. A special highlight of the Wuppertal beach project is the connection of the Innlights RCA to local weather data and time, so that the sea view always matches the actual weather mood. The guests can see the last rays of sunshine at Kitchen Beach and at the same time experience the atmospheric sunset by the sea. For the event from wuppertalaktiv! of course, it wasn’t the sea, but the Wuppertal suspension railway rushing through the panorama picture. Thanks to Innlights RCA, the pre-produced image content could be easily adapted for the event. Now, in September, summer is drawing to a close. But Paolo Frisella is already working on other eye-catching concepts for Kitchen Beach and Kitchen Club and can be sure that Innlights can support him with the right LED technology.
Innlights implements several full-service installations
Special times need special solutions. Instead of large LED displays for trade fairs and events, large format LED video wall solutions for drive-in events are in demand. Here, visitors can experience variety safely and at a distance from each other outside the home, with the family or in pairs. Kolja Birkenbach from Innlights Displaysolutions notes: „The tried-and-tested drive-in format is currently experiencing a revival. Thanks to bright LED technology, the image is bright and completely independent of dusk or dark. This allows organizers to freely plan their program.” In Remscheid, on April 22, 2020, Innlights installed an almost 20 meter wide LED wall for the drive-in cinema of the organizer Clalüna Connection GmbH on Schützenplatz. „Because of the large parking areas, drive-in cinema also means large, impressive cinema images in high resolution for a lasting viewer experience in every visitor vehicle“, says the client Patrick Clalüna. InnScreen Y4 HE and X4 HE were used, whose LED modules differ only in their size. Planning and implementation of the project was carried out by Innlights Displaysolutions. This also included the application and approval of the exclusive VHF radio frequencies for the sound transmission via FM transmitter. This enables viewers to receive the sound directly from their car radios. Innlights also supplied the playback technology for the drive-in cinema on Schützenplatz. The in-house technicians look after the media installation on a daily basis.
Movies are shown in the afternoons and evenings. In a second installation, Innlights also installed an LED display with a width of 18 meters and a height of 7.5 meters for the drive-in cinema on P4 at Paderborn Airport on April 29, 2020. With the high-resolution LED wall (4,608 x 1,920 pixels), a very high image contrast and the brightness of 4,000 cd/m², the pre-program and cinema films shine in the best quality. The fully compatible InnScreen Q3 HE and InnScreen R3 HE LED modules are used. Both systems are equipped with the “Black Face SMD 1921”. The InnVision SCXL video controller launched by Innlights in March enables perfect video playback. Innlights RCA also uses products developed in-house for playback technology. Trailers and advertising blocks for various cinema screenings are quickly and easily played here. The entire project was implemented by Innlights on behalf of Impossible Show Solutions GmbH from Hamburg. This also included the planning of the Layher scaffolding for the free-standing 135 sqm screen. The construction was developed in cooperation with the company Thönen und Partner. „As part of our full service, we use trained industrial climbers and have driving permissions for all vehicles and lifting devices required on site. We set up the LED wall in just two days. Amongst other things 40 t of weights placed for protection“, says Kolja Birkenbach. Thomas Klem, managing director of Innlights Displaysolutions, sees the revival of the drive-in cinema as a success story: „We currently have many inquiries for drive-in cinema solutions and are already implementing other projects, not just for the playback of cinema programs.“