The Arrivals Terminal at Miami International Airport has undergone a major upgrade with Miami-Dade Aviation Department (MDAD) specifying a 60m-long, double-sided NanoLumens NanoCurve display to welcome visitors.
With more than 40 million international passengers travelling through it each year, the Miami International Airport is the country’s second busiest airport for international travellers.
“You never get a second chance to make a first impression. We wanted our International Arrivals Terminal to provide a sense of place and put a big smile on the faces of our visitors from the minute they arrived in the area,” explained Miami-Dade Aviation Department’s chief of aviation signage Richard Garcia. “We literally wanted to create a moving, visual experience for travellers that brought the natural beauty and wonders of the region right inside the arrivals area, and we accomplished that, thanks to NanoLumens.”
MDAD selected NanoLumens to design a 60m, double-sided NanoCurve LED display to showcase images and video of Miami and the South Florida region.
“When we began researching LED displays and other platform options, we found a few other companies that offered curved displays,” Garcia continued. “However, to make them double-sided, two displays would have to be installed back-to-back, making the end result extremely thick and heavy. NanoLumens was the only company that offered a truly double-sided, bezel-and line-free display that could curve in the exact shape needed for the new International Arrivals area.”
After MDAD selected the 4mm pixel pitch NanoCurve solution, they turned to Virginia Beach-based integration firm Architectural Graphics for the installation.
“We’ve been working with Miami-Dade non-stop for about 15 years,” said Brian Lucas, VP of the architectural division at AGI. “For this project, MDAD wanted to enhance the visitor experience in the International Arrivals terminal; they wanted to give incoming visitors a dynamic welcome to Miami. MDAD chose NanoLumens because they could guarantee the smooth curve around the terminal’s ramp while maintaining a thin cabinet size.”
“We want people to experience Miami and smile as soon as they arrive in the terminal,” Garcia added. “The NanoLumens displays empower us to create a welcome that travellers to the region will never, ever forget. Thanks to NanoLumens, our airport is making the very best possible first impression on the millions of travellers who visit us every year.”
To show these images, MDAD specified a Clickeffects Blaze control system that can present one large image across the full-length of the NanoCurve surface. The system allows content management operators to alter complex content to fit the display, creating the beautiful imagery international travellers in the Miami International Airport view each day.