Serving as the nerve center for its recreational, intramural, and club sports on the campus, the new University of California, Riverside (UCR) Student Recreation Center houses a vast array of health and sporting activities designed to help its students have fun and stay fit. With so many options available, the school needed a way to showcase events, share news, stream sports and games in a visually, high-tech format.
Low profile, high performance and perfectly consistent color
Working with AV integrator High-Tech Electric and Almo Professional A/V, Barco developed a low-profile, versatile media wall system comprised of 49 OverView KVD LCD displays, and automatically calibrated for continuous color and brightness by Barco’s exclusive Sense X software technology. The near-seamless wall is powered by a pre-configured and easy-to-use TransForm ECU-110 controlle
r, which manages video sources to enable a multitude of layouts with the ability to control content remotely via tablets and smartphones – without impacting the university network.
Remote power supply – an industry first
One of the most significant benefits of the video wall is its remote power supply, located on a rack mount system 100 m away from the wall for easy servicing. This also decreased the heat/load conversion on the panels themselves. The wall also includes a redundant power supply, a spare unit that automatically takes over the functionality in case the original unit fails.
“It was a leap of faith, as we were the first to use the Barco KVD LCD displays
with their ingenious remote power supply – but they worked immediately and delivered beyond expectations,” commented James Gulke, Project Lead at High-Tech Electric.
The Barco OVD/KVD Series LCD video walls
were designed to guarantee consistent image quality, even when used in 24/7 applications. A highly affordable video wall among large-scale visual displays, it is also economical to operate thanks to its energy-efficiency, low maintenance and minimal maintenance.
“We are pleased to work with the University of Riverside and our partner, High-Tech Electric, to produce an impressive, yet economical video wall for the new student center,” comments Hans Dekeyser, Vice President Strategic Marketing – Industry & Government for Barco. “Our new KVD/OVD Series LCD displays are an ideal solution for large-scale media applications with high expectations but low space availability.”