Digital art gallery Blackdove has announced the introduction of a comprehensive portfolio of solutions for incorporating digital art into custom integration projects, enabling instantaneous delivery of any work of digital art to any display in the world.
Encompassing a hardware media player, purpose-built displays, a control and management app, and a digital artwork subscription service, the Blackdove Art Server repositions displays as digital art installations, with large screens and video walls becoming a central design element, no longer at odds with the aesthetics of a luxury space. world, with NFT blockchain registration and end-to-end encryption.
Additionally, Blackdove has established partnerships with Crestron, Savant, and Control4, allowing its solutions to be thoughtfully integrated into the overall smart home system, with the digital art gallery controlled as part of a client’s existing smart home system.
The Blackdove Art Server allows any display to connect to the Blackdove digital art gallery. The slim server device can be installed in a rack or behind a screen and can connect to the Blackdove cloud via Ethernet or WiFi. The Art Server features a single 4K 60Hz HDMI output, and an SSD Drive for locally caching client art collections. For large-scale applications, Blackdove can create customised Art servers with resolutions up to 26K. The Blackdove Art Server comes pre-loaded with Blackdove software.
“For our sixth install with Blackdove, we used a Blackdove Art Server to deliver video art via Savant’s VOIP to multiple displays throughout a client’s penthouse, including the B&O Harmony and Samsung Frame,” said Ken Johnson, owner of Premiere Systems, part of the Integrators’ Alliance. “The client gave us rave reviews about how much he and his guests enjoy seeing art across the screens in his residence.”
Customers seeking a purpose-built display for digital artwork may instead opt for a Blackdove Digital Canvas, a high-definition commercial display screen with an integrated Blackdove Art Server. Available in an array of sizes up to 98in, each Blackdove Digital Canvas is designed for continuous operation and can hang in either portrait or landscape orientation.
Installing either a Blackdove Art Server or Digital Canvas typically takes 15 minutes or less. Blackdove’s remote integration team is available to log in and support the onsite dealer to complete the system configuration if required.
Blackdove are exhibiting at CEDIA Expo 2021 on booth #3331, September 1-3, at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis.