Nashville-based PixelFLEX have created an outdoor LED video display designed as the focal point of The Marke, an upscale apartment community in Orange County.
“This was our first time working with The Marke and from the beginning we knew this was going to be an elegant installation,” said Jon Lewis of PixelFLEX. “Understanding their desire to maintain a sense of extravagance in the rooftop pool environment, we had to make sure that the product and installation matched the aesthetics of the space, so we decided to create an LED video wall using our FLEXStorm product line specifically designed for outdoor applications.”
Centred above the spa tub, PixelFLEX installed a custom 17ft by 8.5ft tall LED wall using its IP65 rated FLEXStorm SMD LED display with an 8mm pitch. With front-serviceable LED modules, the FLEXStorm is a completely custom LED video solution that can be mounted directly to any permanent surface.
“The FLEXStorm is ideal for any outdoor application with an emphasis on HD image quality and dependable product performance,” explained Jon. “Due to its custom sizing and pitch options, we are able to use the FLEXStorm to specify and deliver unique and custom outdoor LED video wall solutions, and with its front-serviceable LED modules maintenance is never an issue. At The Marke, the property owners are now able to host events and pool parties while residents enjoy the FLEXStorm from the hot tub, pool or any of the surrounding patio areas.”
To control the FLEXStorm LED wall, PixelFLEX next chose to use its proprietary SU-PRO master control unit. Powered by NovaStar, the SU-PRO is an independent master control with switching and auto-scaling capabilities. The unit offers flexibility with its built-in LCD display screen which allows for configuration without the use of a computer along with easy switching of input sources creating less failure points of your LED video display controls. Input sources for the SU-PRO include CVBS, VGA, SDI, DVI, HDMI and DP, plus it offers DMX512 and GenLock interfaces with fiber output and internet control capabilities as well.
“The SU-PRO master unit is easily one of our most user-friendly control products at PixelFLEX,” concluded Jon. “With its ability to auto-scale all the various inputs, the SU-PRO makes control of the FLEXStorm LED wall simple and easy. One day the customer can be broadcasting HD content directly from their satellite receiver and then with the push of a button they can switch to another input, such as Blu-Ray DVD player, with no concerns over how the content will be displayed.”