Two LED videowalls created from Chauvet Professional PVP S5 video panels have been installed in the new Hard Rock Café in the chic heart of Santo Domingo, the Dominican Republic’s bustling capital. Measuring 16ft wide by 10ft high, the first wall is the largest LED video display in the city. Set behind the large stage in the café’s club, it lends a true concert atmosphere to the glittering mix of EDM, island and pop performers that rock this venue well into the evening.
The second smaller wall pays tribute to the Dominican Republic’s island character by mesmerising guests with an alluring and constantly changing seascape. Featuring a variety of azure hues and exotic fish that evoke images of the Caribbean, the wall measures four panels across and three panels down.
Both walls were created by Jhansen ‘Mangu’ Reinoso of Word Up Sound and Lighting. “The aquatic-themed wall is in a room to the side of the club that hosts meetings and special events,” said Reinoso. “When the room is used for a corporate function, the wall also showcases company messages. The larger club videowall displays a variety of images, including live video content, text and pixel graphics. We’ll also use the bigger wall to colorise the room. It’s very easy to feed the walls new images, because the Chauvet VIP Driver that controls the panels is very user-friendly. Training the staff at Hard Rock on it was a simple process. ”
Reinoso also had high praise for the panels’ performance features, including the 1,500 nits brightness and rich colours of their SMD RGB LEDs, as well as the clarity of their 5.2mm pixel pitch. “The closest guests get to the panels in the club is about 25 feet, so the resolution works out perfectly,” he said. “Our client loves the way the panels perform.”
Installing the panels was also easy, reports Reinoso. “We built a truss structure with Chauvet TRUSST and attached the panels to that for our larger videowall,” he said. ���The panels’ rigging clamps made it very simple to align them with no space between the panels, which helped cut our installation time.
“Overall, the panels were a perfect fit for this site,” continued Reinoso. “Initially our client was considering buying video panels directly from overseas, but we convinced them that the combination of service, reliability, quality output and training from going with us and Chauvet was too great to ignore. They agreed and are now very glad they made that decision.”