Orlando International Airport is in the process of putting in some 700 55-inch ultra-thin-bezel videowall displays in the departures area behind airline counters to create a continuous 1,561-foot digital display wall.
The airport authority is putting another 350 in double-sided overhead videowalls intended for wayfinding from the check-in areas to concessions and other services leading to security checkpoints, where there also 1 by many videowalls on the bulkheads above the TSA screening entrance.
The airport authority says in a press release the videowalls are unique tools to provide customers with a new travel experience – one that conveys all the pertinent information that customers have come to expect while traveling, including wait times, flight information, wayfinding, destination time and weather and gate information.
It appears LG won this deal over Samsung, which had a pilot up at two airline counters in the airport.
In what is a mind-wobbling trend lately, LG’s press release was among many I’ve been getting lately that go on endlessly about the awesomeness of their displays and the project they’re being used in, and then DON”T INCLUDE ANY PHOTOS!!!
Visual medium, kids. Kind of important to show what you did.
This is a concept image from a few weeks ago, NOT provided by LG.
Dave Haynes is the founder and editor of Sixteen:Nine, an online publication that has followed the digital signage industry for some 14 years. Dave does strategic advisory consulting work for many end-users and vendors, and also writes for many of them. He’s based near Halifax, Nova Scotia, on Canada’s east coast.