MGM Grand Lights Up Huge Lobby Video Wall

January 18, 2012 by Dave Haynes

It’s really not that long ago when people in this sector were pretty giddy to even see a digital signage screen or two  integrated into the back wall of a hotel reception desk. Now, with dropping prices and better technology, digital signage can BE the back wall.

David Levin, the president of Four Winds Interactive, sent over a couple of snapshots of the new video wall that just lit up at the lobby reception desk of the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. This is a 48-display wall, four high and 16 wide – set for three four by four segments.

The stopping power is pretty amazing, and it shows how very large flat panels can now sport very thin bezels that ALMOST disappear. Not quite, but seams are not really an issue. This would be FWI’s software driving this, as the Denver company is already a big MGM vendor. Its platform runs the big marquee signs for MGM at Aria, Bellagio, Mandalay Bay, Mirage, Monte Carlo, New York New York, Luxor and Excalibur

The screen showing UFC is live data from people standing in the lobby tweeting about the fight, and voting on who they think is going to win.  The program was put together by Randy Dearborn and his team at MGM.

Very nice, and now on the list of “gotta-sees” when in Lost Wages in a few weeks. One minor quibble – and I can almost hear Stephen Randall at Locamoda – is the social visualization could be tweaked so the Tweets could be easily read from a distance. The text is pretty small unless you are closer in to the desk.

  1. Tony Scott says:

    Good article. Really nice installation. A very minor comment that it must be a 16X3 = 54 screen setup.

    It is actually identical to a 4X4 single video wall we installed recently for the Auckland Museum. Unfortunately they could only afford one of them !

  2. Dave Haynes says:

    16 multiplied by 3 equals 54?

    Is that a Kiwi thing ;-]

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