Projects: Dayton High School Gets Private Donation Of $100K In NanoLumens Displays
February 4, 2014 by Dave Haynes
Cool story. Chaminade-Julienne High School in Dayton, OH just got $100K in NanoLumens screens donated and installed for its gymnasium.
Jeff Olich, president of Total Network Technologies, which installed the two 6mm pitch NanoLumens NanoSlim LED displays, said the person making the donation wanted to give the school an amazing way to showcase students’ athletic achievements and breathe new life into the gym.
“When the customer told me he wanted to put displays that were 100 inches or bigger in the gym, I thought it was a great idea,” says Olich. “Once we started looking at the architecture and lighting characteristics of the room, however, we realized that there was no way to successfully use a LCD display or a projection system. With LCD TVs maxing out under 100 inches and the lighting issues with projection systems in very bright rooms, this gym required a unique solution that could only be filled by the NanoLumens NanoSlim displays.”
Because the NanoLumens units are a bit like industrial carpets, and weigh only 450 pounds each (compare that to a video wall), the install was done by simply hanging them from the gym ceiling with aircraft cable.
The displays were also selected because they could handle getting thumped by errant basketballs.
“One of the great things about NanoLumens displays is that they are built tough, and the display panel combines dozens of ‘nixels’ that can be swapped out if one of them is damaged,” Olich continues. “The modular design is what makes it easy for the company to make displays in any size, and it helped us make the sale by telling the buyer that in case anything happens, the whole display won’t be useless. With a projector or LCD TV, one hit from a volleyball could break it beyond repair, and we don’t have that issue with the NanoSlim displays.”
The school is using the displays to generate advertising revenue during games, show player photos and stats during pre-game, share upcoming school events at halftime and even run YouTube clips of exercises and drills that NBA teams use.