Sprint Goes Ultra- Thin for Videowall at JFK Airport

Sprint Goes Ultra- Thin for Videowall at JFK Airport


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The Scharff Weisberg sales division recently sold 14 46-inch NEC MultiSync X461UN LCD displays to Tronic for the eye-catching, curved Sprint videowall in the American Airlines Terminal at JFK. The ultra-thin bezel allows for screento- screen distances between two adjacent displays of only 7.3mm — a nearly 450 percent improvement over NEC’s previous MultiSync 20 series displays. The barely-perceptible gap between the X461’s ensures an almost seamless image across all of the displays.

The videowall, designed by Tronic Studio in conjunction with Goodby, Silverstein & Partners, showcases the functionality, speed and breadth of Sprint’s products and services. It also includes quirky information about New York City as well as real-time data about flights, weather conditions and traffic on major local roads.

Experiential design and production firm Formavision oversaw the fabrication and installation. Scenic Corp., under owner Randy Alexander, crafted an elegant custom frame to encase the 14x461 displays. Three Byte Intermedia served as AV designer and software programmer for the project and determined the most effective display configuration, as well as supplied a custom video solution featuring 11- megapixel native resolution frame sequence playback.

Scharff Weisberg’s sales division also furnished Three Byte with a complement of Dell computers and Matrox triple-head-to-go cards to complete the videowall’s connectivity infrastructure.

At Scharff Weisberg, Michael Alboher was video engineer for the project and T.J. Donoghue the installation supervisor. Chris Keitel programmed the videowall for Three Byte.