McCann Systems has earned a spot as a finalist for the 2016 Digital Signage Expo Apex Installation Awards. The digital signage innovations at Viacom Times Square have garnered industry attention since completion in early 2015, and have become the digital canvas for the brand’s dynamic content.
Select highlights of the Viacom hub:
- Winner of the New Bay Media AV Technology Magazine‘s inaugural “Out of the Box” Award in 2015
- The lobby comprises two mirror-image entrances: one on 44th Street, and one on 45th Street and Broadway that lead up to the second-floor lobby of Viacom. Passing through the turnstile, and after the security desk, employees and guests are greeted by two massive video walls on the outside of elevator bank walls, made up of 16, 55-inch, LG Super Narrow Bezel Video Wall panels set up in a 4 x 4, landscape configuration, creating a combined 16:9 aspect ratio.
- The White Box event space is 140 feet wide by 50 feet deep. Six, 4-foot-wide by 15.61-foot-tall LED Blades hang from a 190-foot, custom designed track, which runs along the 140-foot wall facing the entrance, and makes a 90-degree turn onto the 50-foot wall at the right of the room. Each Blade can be manually moved to any location along the track, and in any configuration; e.g., each spaced individually along the wall, two-by-two, one-by-two, or all six together creating a 16:9 aspect ratio.
- Two 12-foot-high by 24-foot-wide LED curtains are on the opposite 140-foot wall flanking the main entrance inside the White Box. These are intended to display graphic elements as “digital wallpaper,” and not detract from the content displayed on LED Blades.
- The LED Blades were designed, engineered, sourced, and assembled by McCann Systems.
Gold, Silver, and Bronze awards will be presented in each category during the Digital Signage Expo, to be held at the Las Vegas Convention Center this March.
We continuously strive to revolutionize the way we engage with digital signage and are honored to be recognized by the industry.
See the full list of finalists HERE.