Chauvet launches LED panel for rental and integrator markets18 July 2016
Chauvet Professional has released its new 4.8mm pixel pitch VIP F4 Video Panel, for both the rental and integrator markets.
The new video panels feature cable-free magnetic LED modules and a removable control/PSU box, and are fully serviceable from the front or rear. The panels can be removed easily from the front using an MT-03 tool, making it practical to install the F4 flat on a wall in permanent installations.
Running Chauvet’s VIP Driver 43Nova Novastar Controller, which takes video input and outputs it over an Ethernet control system. This allows the videowall to be mapped without a computer. The Novastar protocol can be used to scale video output, adjusting colour, brightness and other parameters.
Chauvet worked with Novastar to develop unique control features for its controller/panel system. These features focus on advanced mapping functions with visual feedback directly on the panels, to help simplify the process for users.
To replace F4 tiles on a videowall is straightforward with magnetic tiles, which are easy to remove using Chauvet Professional’s MT-03 tool. An advanced Memory on Module design ensures that when a panel is swapped, the replacement will match its brightness and calibration. The new F4 panels are not only service-friendly, they’re also easy to install. The screw-less front masks allow users to install them by hand, using a clip-on design.
“We designed the F4 to reflect the diverse range of ways videowalls are used today,” said Albert Chauvet, CEO of Chauvet. “The panels are equally at home in all markets and can be controlled without extra equipment, making them more convenient for all end-users. The panels are also extremely versatile. Our goal was to create a panel that excelled in the widest range of possible applications.”
The F4 has 21,632 RGB SMD 3528 black body LEDs that produce high contrast images. Its 140° viewing angle and 1,500 NITS ensure that its output will be vivid and crisp from any perspective at a range of ambient light levels. A display refresh rate of 3,840Hz helps to ensure that it will perform well in a variety of applications, including broadcast. The panels can also be rotated 90° to create different shapes.