The Customer: Edinburgh Airport
The Challenge: Edinburgh Airport required an LED panel, occupying a position above the baggage carousel that offered limited ceiling height, which would be clearly visible from all areas of the check-in hall and could deliver striking visuals from a distance and as close as 2m.
The Solution: nuvideo worked in partnership with Datapath to plan and implement the huge canvas comprising of 560 Absen A2725 Plus cabinets, amounting to 2,240 LED modules. It includes a Datapath VSN1172, and two VSN1100X expansion chassis, with link cards providing high-speed, low-latency inter-connectivity to an 85m self-check-in LED environment.
Utilizing several of Datapath’s VisionSC-UHD2 (4) and VisionSC-HD4+ (10) advanced video capture cards means that up to 48 physical sources can be flexibly displayed across the LED canvass, while WallControl 10/Pro software ensures ultimate flexibility, control and ease of use.
A total of 140 prefabricated frames were mounted on to the surface of the wall and aligned end to end, with each vertical frame consisting of four Absen cabinets, slotted into the frames and interconnected in a daisy chain fashion.
The Result: The traditional check-in desks at Edinburgh Airport are now replaced by an 85m self-check-in LED display, ensuring wayfinding, flight information and marketing are clearly visible from anywhere in the hall.
The install was carried out by us specialist integrators nuvideo – sales manager Michael MacNeil stressed the need for maximum impact: “One of the critical considerations in the design of the new check-in facility was to ensure that flight information, wayfinding and emergency information systems would enable passengers to quickly and safely navigate their route through the check-in hall. This was particularly important given the introduction of multiple new self-service check in systems.”
Adam Wilson, Edinburgh Airport’s Operations Director said: “We’re excited to use this capability and really utilise the full potential that the wall offers us.”
The result is a display that has increased footfall and ‘eyes on’, while providing a more streamlined messaging service – allowing the airport to communicate effectively with its customers in a safe and efficient manner, particularly during the Covid-19 pandemic.