BrightSign entertains 250,0001 February 2010
Recently, BrightSign – a division of Roku – announced that six Full HD BrightSign Media Players have been supplied to the Hilversum visitor centre.
For ISE visitors of a certain age, the name ‘Hilversum’ conjures up nostalgic memories of listening to the radio – before the invention of the transistor. That’s because Hilversum has long been the Netherlands’ major centre for broadcast media production.
Today, Hilversum offers a visitor experience, with 250,000 passing through its doors each year. The experience features a permanent exhibition of 15 themed multimedia areas.
Recently, BrightSign – a division of Roku – announced that six Full HD BrightSign Media Players had been supplied to the Hilversum visitor centre by system integrator Visual Hardware Services. Each unit delivers 1080p resolution output to a video projector.
By dividing each screen into 24 zones, tiled six horizontally by four vertically, the exhibit simulates a long video wall of 108 individual displays. Video and moving still images tell the story of one of the Netherlands’ best-loved entertainers, and are displayed along the timeline of his 40-year career.
Five of the BrightSign players are synchronised to the sixth, which operates as the master unit. Slave players are linked so that they receive a simultaneous start command when the exhibit is refreshed. During playback, all the players run according to their own schedule and timing.