University of California, Riverside - Student Recreation Center

Riverside, California, US - 2015

Serving as the nerve center for its recreational, intramural, and club sports on the campus, the new University of California, Riverside (UCR) Student Recreation Center houses a vast array of health and sporting activities designed to help its students have fun and stay fit. With so many options available, the school needed a way to showcase events, share news, stream sports and games in a visually, high-tech format.
Barco and AV integrator High-Tech Electric and Almo Professional A/V created a low-profile, versatile media wall system comprised of 49 OverView KVD LCD displays and powered by a pre-configured and easy-to-use TransForm ECU-110 controller. The solution features automatically calibrated, continuous color and brightness enabled by Barco’s exclusive Sense X software technology. The near-seamless wall features a multitude of layouts, and content can be controlled remotely via tablets and smartphones – without impacting the university network. 

The video wall’s remote power supply is especially unique in that it can be located on a rack mount system 100 m away from the wall for easy servicing, while also reducing the heat/load conversion on the panels themselves. And, with a fully redundant power supply, it automatically takes over the functionality in case the original unit fails. “We were the first to use the Barco KVD LCD displays with their ingenious remote power supply, which worked immediately and delivered beyond expectations,” commented James Gulke, Project Lead at High-Tech Electric. 

The Barco OVD/KVD Series LCD video walls were designed to guarantee consistent image quality, even when used in 24/7 applications. A highly affordable video wall among large-scale visual displays, it is also economical to operate thanks to its energy-efficiency, low maintenance and minimal maintenance.

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