The Washington Department of Transportation’s (WSDOT’s) very first Traffic Management Center dates back to the late 1960s. Based in Seattle, it held just a few monitors to control the operation of the Interstate 5 express lane. Come 1992, WSDOT’s center was taking up an entire building, with continued exponential growth.
In late 2014, Visions Electronics, a retail chain of 32 electronic superstores within Western Canada, began looking for ways to create increased revenue streams and diversify its audio visual support offerings. Its current mount supplier had a shrinking line, and was limited in their product offering to just the mounting category. Visions was looking to find a solutions supplier with greater product diversity within the mount line that could also add significant value in other product categories, and so began the search for a new supplier.
In August 2016, a large government agency began its search for new signage solutions for its Washington, D.C. facility. With 12 floors, 8,000 rooms, and ongoing renovations, guests and employees often had trouble navigating the vastness of the structure. While the agency had static signage in place, ongoing renovations and room changes made the information on static signage regularly out of date and unusable. The agency sought to upgrade their way finding with a digital solution that would address all of the shortcomings of their outdated current system.
In early July, 2013, Daytona International Speedway (DIS) embarked on a $400 million redevelopment project referred to as DAYTONA® Rising. The goal was to transform the speedway and give racing fans the ultimate experience, everywhere in the stadium. In addressing this goal, DIS focused on the importance of technology in enabling the ideal fan experience and sought out partners to add to its DAYTONA Technology Platform. While DIS was looking for a wide range of technology solutions to support the project, a key emphasis was placed on the need for outdoor, weatherproof displays. Digital displays would make the impossible possible – fans would never have to miss a minute of the action, no matter where they were in the speedway.
In the summer of 2015, Volta Industries, a designer of vehicle charging stations aimed at bettering the world one community at a time, was looking to make a change. The company was embarking on a transition from static to digital signage as well as an expansion of its charging station locations to retail centers across the Midwest. Volta wanted to combine digital signage displays with its electric vehicle charging stations to create the ultimate revenue generating, advertising solution. Further, Volta wanted to stick to its mission of offering free electric car charging to customers and free installation and maintenance to retail centers with its ad-supported stations.
In the fall of 2013, the world’s most well-known theme park was looking to enhance its ticketing process. The park aimed to implement a visual solution that incorporated eye-catching, engaging movement to entertain its guests while in line. The park also wished to encourage ticket upsells by highlighting attraction packages in a fun way, whilst offering the ability to efficiently change graphics. Due to the park’s outdoor environment, location of the displays, safety concerns, and noise pollution concerns, the park had very specific requirements for its signage that had to be addressed in the solution. To make this dream a reality, the park called on Peerless-AV® based on the company’s unique, consultative approach to creating digital signage solutions.
Leicester City Football Club (LCFC), aka the Foxes, is an English professional football team based at the King Power Stadium in Leicester. Following its promotion to the Premier League, the club has invested heavily in upgrading all the rooms within the stadium. This includes remodeling one of its largest conference suites, which now features an impressive 14sqm full HD LG video wall, using Peerless-AV® full-service mounts installed by Pioneer Digital Solutions. This well-positioned, high impact video wall system not only enables effective delivery of live match day content, but it also provides an ideal AV solution for stylish, non-match day presentations during conferences, meetings, banqueting, Christmas, weddings and celebrations.
Mercedes-Benz World is a unique venue located on the historic Brooklands motor racing circuit at Weybridge, Surrey. The attractions offered include automotive exhibitions, a simulator and cinema, driving experiences, guided tours, Silver Arrows Display Team, restaurant and shop, as well as regular events, and conferencing and hospitality facilities - making it an ideal day out for petrol heads, families and businesses alike. First opened in 2006, Mercedes-Benz World was one of the first brand experience centres aimed at engaging with audiences in new and exciting ways, and is packed with the latest technology to impress and inspire.
In early 2014, the University of California, Riverside (UCR) was putting the finishing touches on its new student center, the UCR Student Recreation Center, a building planned as the hub of recreational, intramural, and club sports on the campus. From health classes to casual sports games to personal training and even a rock climbing wall, the 80,000 square foot facility was jam-packed with everything the campus could possibly need to fulfill students’ wants and needs – except for one thing. The university needed to find a way to showcase school events, share news, stream sports games, and more in a visually appealing, high-tech format, in line with the aesthetic of the brand-new state-of-the-art center.
In the summer of 2014, Entré Computer Solutions, a provider of IT services, decided to make a move towards entering the business of outdoor digital signage. The company’s current building is non-descript, and both drive-by traffic and customers alike had trouble recognizing the nature of its business. By integrating an outdoor digital signage solution, Entré would be able to promote its business, along with the products it sells. The staff at Entré wanted to find a way to showcase the solution and be seen as a leader in the audio-visual business.
Since 2006, the Montréal–Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport, the busiest airport in Quebec, Canada, has been in the process of updating and modernizing its facilities and terminals. With the expansion of the international terminal and the addition of new restaurants, shops, and a dutyfree area, the airport was looking to further enhance the space with visual elements that were both eye catching and informational.
In mid-2014, the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium embarked on a project with Peerless-AV® to revamp the facility’s signage. A well-known, non-profit organization welcoming approximately 2.2 million guests annually, the zoo was relying on static wayfinding signage and a handful of flatscreen TVs showcasing videos via the zoo’s internal digital content network. In hopes of enhancing visitor experience, the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium sought out a rugged, reliable, and weatherproof solution to keep guests informed on zoo and aquarium updates, events, and severe weather warnings.
In late Spring 2014, Clean Image Car Wash made the decision to update their facility's signage. Their static services board, located at the entrance of the car wash, required regular upkeep due to weathering and consistent service changes. Clean Image decided it was time to look for a digital signage solution in lieu of their current paper signs and static services board that would look sleek and modern, while offering a cost effective option. Another major requirement of this new solution was the ability to withstand the elements, including any water and cleaning products associated with the car wash, in addition to any natural elements such as dirt, dust, wind, rain, or snow, that various weather conditions could present. Peerless-AV's Outdoor Digital Menu Board Kiosk was the solution.
All eyes will be on Glasgow this summer ahead of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games. Along with the MTV Video Music Awards and BBC Radio 1's Big Weekend and an increased focus in general on the city due to the upcoming independence referendum means it is looking like big summer for Scotland's second city. To assist a new multi-million pound control centre has been opened in Glasgow which features a 12 x 2 video wall comprising of 24 x 55" screens, linked to over 500 cameras across the city capable of monitoring everything from traffic to littering, bringing together previously separate traffic CCTV and security systems.
The state of education has transformed drastically within the past few years, with a small number of students seeing the value of an education rooted completely in traditional learning tools, namely a textbook, paper and pencil. Because of this and the heavy influence of technology early on in children’s lives, students need to be actively engaged for learning to be successful.
In late 2012, the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) rolled out a new digital signage project designed to inform riders on its Metrorail system about track work, weekend closures and other travel issues before they pass through the fare gate at any of the system’s 88 stations. The project required displays that could withstand rain, snow, dust, dirt, pressure washing and other ravages unavoidable in the transit environment.
When it came time to revamp the digital signage at the Palais des congrès de Montréal, it was quickly determined that standard mounting technology would not do. The Palais needed mounts that would blend well with the convention center’s sleek aesthetics, meet safety performance requirements, and be robust enough to support numerous displays with as little hardware as possible. The Palais also needed a partner that could deliver creative installations that would serve as state-of the-art digital signage for broadcasting rich, tailored content. The Palais turned to Peerless-AV’s advanced mounting technology for help.
As Michigan’s Gardner-White Furniture prepared to open its ninth and largest store in 2012, managers faced a digital signage dilemma. They wanted to be able to deliver pre-recorded content to 30 TV screens located throughout the 70,000-square-foot, move TVs periodically to refresh store displays, and avoid having to use a media player at each TV – all without letting long cable runs and installation costs break the bank. The answer was to go wireless with Peerless-AV.
In 2011, convention industry technology provider Smart City Networks began planning a first-of-its-kind digital signage network designed to drive new advertising revenues for the Las Vegas Convention Center (LVCC) and its tradeshows. The network would consist of 14 digital display configurations throughout the North, Central and South Hall public areas. This unique installation consisted of 97 displays in total.
The open air atrium of the Campus Centre at Douglas College in Vancouver, is the heart of student life and the visual centerpiece of the campus. Three floors of open air and natural light provide a framework for casual and formal meetings as well as easy access to campus business and student support services.