The Hall of Magic - A Video Wall Used for Art



 

Bath Spa University is a public university in Bath, England, with its main campus based at Newton Park on Duchy of Coenwall land. The University has other campuses in the city of Bath, and one at Corsham Court in Wiltshire. The institution gained full university status in August 2005, and was previously known as Bath College of Higher Education, and later Bath Spa University College.

Bath spa Showcase Space

Ranked 8th best modern university in the UK by The Sunday Times in 2016, Bath Spa University strives to raise the bar when it comes to delivering outstanding university education.It is the UK’s sixth biggest providers of Teacher Education. The Institution can trace its roots back to the foundation of the Bath School of Art in 1852, following the impact of The Great Exhibition of 1851.

Bath Spa Uni Campus

Bath Spa University is where creative minds meet. They teach and research across art, sciences, education, social science, and business. This university is a TEF participating institution and has been awarded with Silver.

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TEN AV

The system integrator of this university reception project was TenAV. The company was established for over 16 years before, as a specialist audio visual and video conferencing solution integrator, with expertise in a wide range of solutions for meeting spaces, auditoriums and collaboration spaces.

Based in Leatherhead, Surrey, Ten AV is a strong team of go-getters who love to create unique solutions for their clients. Being a small business, they truly care about each and every one of their brilliant clients, and they appreciate their business which allows themto grow.

Video Wall Assembly

The purpose

Traditionally being a university that excels in the education of creative subjects, Bath Spa University appointed TEN Audio Visual to install a 7.35m high and 3.75m wide video wall in their foyer. In addition to being a focal point of their reception, Bath Spa University wanted to give artists the opportunity to enter their residency competition in which they submit their design for the wall.

Video Wall Art Bath Spa University

The DEXON solution

DEXON Systems’ DXN video wall controller was selected for its picture-perfect display of higher resolution synchronized content.  It is a flagship display area in the main reception space for the university where performances and artwork can be displayed. A significant requirement was to have synchronized outputs allowing for very high resolution content to be displayed seamlessly across the video wall. This was also possible by using Samsung narrow bezel video wall displays.

The DEXON DXN video wall controller manages the large area of 3 monitors horizontal and 10 monitors vertical directions. Altogether 30 monitors delivering 5760 x 10800 total resolution for the audience.

 Bath Spa University video Wall

The basic requirements were totally fulfilled.

  1. The installation provided a very large video wall area that can be watched form a distance, even by a lot of visitors. The big wall installed into the large foyer of the university and so really draws the attention if you step into this hall.
  2. The video wall displays the source information seamlessly over the video wall area with no regards to the monitor borders. So, this area can be used as a coherent video wall area where the total applicable resolution is the sum of the individual monitors used. This pixel-by-pixel precise visualization gives perfect customer experience.
  3. The DEXON DXN video wall controller drives the 30 monitors with precisely synchronized video signal, so no visual frame difference can be experienced. This means each of the monitors receive the very same and synchronized vertical sysnchron timing. This service gives smooth video experience.
  4. The DXN controller scales the input video information to the huge video wall areawith a perfect scale-up algorithm achieving total customer satisfaction. The audience have perfect view and pixel-by-pixel precise visualization.
  5. The scaling and display is performed in real time so no delay can be watched over the wall. The real time display means 60Hz frame rate independent of the video window size or position.
  6. The video wall service allows display of multiple input source information over the video wall each with perfect scaling and real time display.

As a result, the customer has been and is fully satisfied with the solution as this installation works for over 10 years without any stop or problem.

 Video Wall Art used in Bath Spa Uni

The result -  fine visual projects

With a live feed available online, the public are able to view their current exhibitions on their video wall. Also allowing commercial organizations to hire the use of the wall, this further contributes to the university’s investment in their staff and students and is an incredible asset to the department when hosting events such as symposiums and all-important networking events for their students. Recent uses of the media wall include their interactive ‘playTogether’ installation by one of their students.
Bath spa Uni video wall

As a summary you can see and experience even today a successful installation where the demanding Bath Spa University requirement was served by an expert integrator Ten AV. The 30-screen video wall positioned into the foyer of the university used DEXON Systems’ DXN video wall controller and so fully satisfied the project’s sophisticated requirements. Hundreds of students and visitors have been enjoying the perfect visual experience and the artistic ideas of the participants for years.

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