Originally posted on 05 Dec 2012
After the architectural firm’s designs were presented, approved, and accepted by the College in May 2011, the Peerless-AV Team took on the challenge. They came back just eight weeks later with a preliminary design and concept. The video wall matrix would hold nine 46” NEC displays in a 3 x 3 array. Each screen would need to independently move in and out to address any maintenance or service issues. The total weight that would have to hang and move on the two hinges was approximately 1,800 pounds. The entire apparatus would be balanced so that one person could change the viewing angle of the display.
By early August, the final product was completed and shipped to British Columbia. Once on the site, installing the unit was the final challenge. Special scaffolding was erected just for the installation of the mounting system. Almost a ton of weight was being added to the structural upright so careful adjustments had to be made to counterbalance the additional load that the structure would bear.
By September 22, 2011, the Douglas College administration and student body unveiled the new display system at a ribbon-cutting ceremony attended by the Peerless-AV Custom Solutions Team. Everything worked perfectly. The display, easily moveable by a single person, could face outward for general usage, or turn inward for formal presentations.
The product ultimately delivered by the Peerless-AV Custom Solutions Team was strong, efficient, and aesthetically pleasing, fitting in seamlessly with the design of the space and the needs of the people who use it. On time, on budget, on target, and exceeding expectations, this project was a win for all involved.