Four Winds Interactive at McCarran Airport’s New Terminal -

Four Winds Interactive at McCarran Airport’s New Terminal

Publish date:

McCarran International Airport (LAS) in Las Vegas has partnered with Four Winds Interactive (FWi) to create its own digital signage program.

Image placeholder title

In June, McCarran opened its new Terminal 3, which features hundreds of digital signs to help passengers better manage their travel-related activities, including interactive digital airport directories and double-sided video walls serving as Gate Information Displays outside of each arrival and departure gate.

“One of our goals was to ensure that modern helpful amenities were in place for travelers,” said Randall H. Walker, who oversees McCarran in his role as Director of Aviation for Clark County, Nevada. “Four Winds Interactive’s software allows us to do that by offering a variety of useful information via any single interactive sign. This helps patrons better navigate the airport and become aware of factors affecting their travel.”

Double-sided video walls featuring six portrait screens per side reaching 15 feet tall are placed near departure and arrival gates. Content on the gate signage includes real-time flight information, as well as destination-specific items such as weather forecasts and iconic photo backgrounds of the travel destinations. To remind travelers of the excitement of Las Vegas, synchronized videos of falling dice or slot machines in action are set to play at the top and bottom of the hour on the video walls at every gate in the terminal.

The digital wayfinding aspect of the signs was a crucial element throughout the development and planning stages of the new terminal project. Emphasis was placed on the use of 3D custom floor maps, with more than 1,500 path-finding directions plotted to help guide visitors to various destinations inside McCarran. Through the digital wayfinders, travelers are able to find information about shopping, dining, airport clubs, and other airport amenities. The “map it” feature enables travelers to see an animated visual route from their current location to their destination, as well as turn-by-turn directions. These directions can be sent from the wayfinder to the travelers’ smartphones via a QR code.

“Interactive digital signage was essential to this project,” said Walker. “Four Winds’ new contributions will further improve visitors’ and locals’ travel experiences when flying in and out of McCarran.”


Four Winds Interactive Excellence Awards

Digital signage solutions provider honored by industry association and trade magazine for developing interactive wayfinding technology for Royal Caribbean International Digital signage solutions provider Four Winds Interactive (FWi) has won three recent awards for technological excellence. The Digital Screenmedia

Four Winds Interactive Joins Gaming Standards Association

Four Winds Interactive (FWi) has become the first Digital Communications company to join the Gaming Standards Association (GSA). FWi will implement the GSA System-to-System (S2S) protocol to standardize messaging between Gaming, Non-Gaming and Digital Display systems for its casino-operating clients.

Four Winds' New User Software

Four Winds Interactive (FWI) announced a new software release that improves how clients build, deploy and manage their enterprise visual communications networks.

NEC Digital Signage for Las Vegas Airport’s New Terminal

NEC Display Solutions of America has announced that Las Vegas-McCarran International Airport selected and will be deploying more than 900 NEC large-screen displays and 800 single-board computers (SBCs) for the city’s new $2.4-billion Terminal No. 3, slated to open June 27. NEC is displaying digital signage and other display technologies at InfoComm12, Booth No. C6819 from June 13-15 in the Las Vegas Convention Center.

Four Winds Interactive Launches New Digital Signage Website

Four Winds Interactive (FWi) is excited to announce the launch of their redesigned digital signage website. Consistent with FWi’s new branding, the site is the place to find digital signage facts, software details, client stories and digital signage examples. Through several new features including a digital signage ga

Image placeholder title

Meyer Sound Loudspeakers for Houston Airport’s New Terminal

A self-powered 48 V Meyer Sound loudspeaker system has been installed in the south concourse of the new Terminal B at Houston’s George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH.) Despite large reflective surfaces and tall ceilings, announcements and music are projected with a crisp clarity difficult to achieve in transportation facilities.

Four Winds for Washington State Ferries

Four Winds Interactive has announced the launch of a digital signage network for the Washington State Ferries. The goal of the new visual paging system is to effectively communicate with all of their passengers, including those with hearing disabilities. "Four Winds is one of the most innovative, thorough and tenacio

Four Winds for Marriott San Antonio

Four Winds Interactive (FWi), a digital signage software and services provider, has partnered with the JW Marriott San Antonio to develop a unique digital signage system for their property.   With over 125 digital signs, the JW Marriott is taking advantage of several popular features and applications in