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Offline deborah@nex-tech.com

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LED Screens
« on: October 20, 2009, 10:53:58 AM »
We have always used Scala to broadcast on our cable system, and are just now wanting to add some signage outside our larger offices.

We've been looking at a 4 x 8 LED at 19mm from Watchfire, but of course, it has proprietary software.  We'd rather use Scala.

Can anyone recommend a good screen that would be bright enough for an outside installation? 
If you know a ballpark on cost that would be great!
Also, what video card would work best with this sort of installation?

Offline stefan.kima

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Re: LED Screens
« Reply #1 on: October 21, 2009, 03:08:47 AM »
Hi

We've installed a Scala controlled LED this year. I don't know the brand right now.
Point is, that LED has a "screen grab" function. You plug the LED over its controller box directly to the PC and configure the controller box to grab a specified area of the PC output. This area is, of course, where the Scala Player is running.
With this solution, any graphics card can work with the LED

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Re: LED Screens
« Reply #2 on: October 21, 2009, 03:48:24 AM »
We've been looking at a 4 x 8 LED at 19mm from Watchfire, but of course, it has proprietary software.  We'd rather use Scala.

Try not to use a wall that gets the sun all day. And anything you do will be expensive.

Tried Lighthouse? http://www.lighthouse-tech.com/
We've used a few of these at shows, their indoor black ones are amazing. The one we used at Interop one year was blinding at full brightness.

Basically this sort of gear you feed DVI and adjust them to pick up the bit you want to see.

The ribbon example is, I think AVIX, its actually 4 units driven in parallel each chopping out a section. So we don't really have a graphics card outputting 2560x40, we have a scala monitor file lying about it and the actual screen is 1024x768.

Barco do LED gear for outdoors too. DVI panels daisychained to a controller that does magic with whatever you feed it. I don't think AKAMI do installs outside Japan, however, they say ATI cards are best.

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Re: LED Screens
« Reply #3 on: February 10, 2012, 12:28:04 PM »
Movingmedia in Peterborough Ontario Canada has extensive experience in selling and configuring outdoor LED signs and interfacing them to Scala.  You can reach them through movingmedia.ca