Cologne, April 30 2014 – The world's largest free-standing video wall totem has been constructed in Messe Düsseldorf's north entrance hall. With a height of almost seven metres, the installation is a true attention getter and replaces the printed posters that hung in its place before. The design and construction of the video wall, which consists of 24 NEC 46'' screens, was conducted by general contractor InoNet Computer GmbH. The structural integrity of the wall presented quite a challenge; at a height of 6.80m, the stability of the construction had to be absolutely guaranteed. Proper ventilation also came under careful consideration to keep the screens from overheating under constant operation. Driving the installation is a single InoNet Magnius® video wall controller, which is capable of daisy chaining up to 144 screens. The software providing the content for the video wall is kompas, the award-winning Digital Signage software made by dimedis. kompas is in control of everything that can be seen on the screens, such as a site map, Twitter wall, videos and news. Since kompas uses HTML5 to display the content, the video wall practically acts as one of the largest browser windows in the world. It was put into operation on April 7 2014, coinciding with the start of this year's wire and Tube. The video wall will be used for all future trade fairs at Messe Düsseldorf.
Bernhard Wagner, Marketing Director at Messe Düsseldorf, about the project: „We are very proud to be setting a record with our video wall. The aim of the project was to equip the central hub of Messe Düsseldorf with a way to offer visitors orientation and information. The video wall is a much better means to this end than the printed poster walls we used before. Now, we can display dynamic images and up-to-date content such as news and Twitter feeds. We're using the kompas software by dimedis, a solution that has worked for us before. We chose kompas because it makes it easy to schedule and combine static and dynamic content alike using drag and drop.“
Patrick Schröder, Division Manager Digital Signage at dimedis, about using kompas for the video wall in Düsseldorf:
„The world's largest free-standing video wall totem breaks more than just one record. Aside from its sheer size and the large number of screens, the wall challenged us to find a simple, reliable and appealing way to manage and present content for such a huge setup. kompas displays all of its content using a browser, so we're quite proud to be running one of the world's largest browser windows! The technical challenges we overcame for this project prove that kompas is the ideal tool to manage multimedia content. With this video wall, our customer Messe Düsseldorf makes an impressive example of how Digital Signage can work as the central communication tool for trade fairs and events.“
The InoNet Computer GmbH designs and produces computer systems for industrial applications. Founded in 1998, the company serves prestigious customers in the industrial, Digital Signage and medical sectors. InoNet provides tailor-made solutions on the basis of carefully selected components especially for the industrial environment. Rugged mechanics and qualified electronics ensure reliable products. InoNet focuses on solutions that are precisely tailored to each customer's requirements. To achieve this goal, the development, sales, logistics and design departments work closely together at the central headquarters in Taufkirchen, situated close to Munich. Numerous new developments and a knack for problem-solving characterise the company.