French tennis equipment manufacturer Babolat deployed eyevis omniSHAPES LED rear-projection cubes in a racquet-shaped videowall on a presentation stand on at the recent French Open 2013 at Roland Garros, Paris.
The videowall promoted the new Babolat Play, a connected racquet that collects game data every time it hits the ball, giving players information to analyse their game.
The videowall displayed tweets animation from visitors to the question: “What do you expect of the Babolat Play racquet?” Each tweet was first displayed in a prominent position in the upper region of the racquet’s head. With every new tweet the previous one slid down and became part of the racquet’s visual stringing.
The handle consisted of a base, three omniSHAPES high. On top, a 2×3 set of the cubes was attached, with cut-off corners on the four corner cubes to give a rounded look – something, says eyevis, that is only achieveable with omniSHAPES.
To build the wall it was necessary to develop a structure that allowed a set of 2×3 monitors to be placed on a base that is only one display wide.
Because of a very tight timetable, eyevis’ design engineers had only four days to design and the construct this videowall. To realise the T-shaped connection between the handle and the head of the racquet, eyevis offers standardised connection plates – making it easy to build a two-display wide set of omniSHAPES onto a one-display wide base, for instance. The customer also wanted to connect sidepanels to the omniSHAPES, so the eyevis design engineers developed new connection plates between the cubes that could also hold the side and rear panels of the construction.