Melbourne Airport’s 85m statement LED for digital art

Deployed by EngieAV, the Carousel project consists of over 85m of 2.5mm pixel pitch SiliconCore LED panels powered by Delta Media Server, which run continuously around the Terminal 2 baggage carousel.

Melbourne Airport in Australia has unveiled a statement LED display from SiliconCore Technology to the public, after completing an expansion to its Terminal 2 International Baggage Reclaim Hall.

Deployed by EngieAV via John Holland Group for MelAir, the Carousel project consists of over 85m of 2.5mm pixel pitch SiliconCore LED panels, which run continuously around the airport’s Terminal 2 baggage carousel. EngieAV also worked closely with architects Grimshaw on creating a memorable arrival experience for long-haul passengers while addressing the primary objective of accommodating the immediate demand of Terminal 2.

Simon Gandy, Melbourne Airport chief of aviation, commented: “The new carousel is a necessary piece of infrastructure, which will enable the airport to process more international travellers, especially during the peak morning and evening periods. The reality is we are growing at a rapid rate, handling on average 96,000 travellers each day and we need to upgrade our assets across all areas of the airport in order to meet the demands of our passengers.”

The SiliconCore 2.5mm display offers a complete canvas of 33600 x 405 pixels at a brightness of 1700 nits, with 160 degree vertical and horizontal viewing angles. The display features SiliconCore’s patented Common Cathode technology, which enables high resolution, colour and brightness uniformity, as well as low power consumption of up to 40% less than other displays.

Content is controlled via a 7thSense Design Delta Media Server.
In February 2019, Engie AV Technologies was recognised by the prestigious inAVation awards for the project, winning the title of Transport Project of the Year.

** Reproduced from original article published by AV Magazine **