Mission Electronics designed an audio/video system that feeds a 4×4-foot video cube consisting of 16 40-inch LCD displays, plus two additional displays on either side of the video wall. The Sierra Pro XL router is rack-mounted behind the video wall, along with the APC network control and the audio processing unit. The router currently sends signals from eight different computers, but its 32-output capacity allows further expansion as the system changes.
Mission Electronics powered the system with Scala 5 networked software for digital signage and interactive technologies. The displays can showcase a single picture, 16 different pictures, or even blocks of four pictures by using the Sierra Pro XL router to direct the various signals. Visitors to Sprint Center, the nation’s number five arena, have enjoyed interactive games with 3-D infra-red motion-sensing technology, multizoned audio that changes as the content on the screens change, and games and live data feeds controlled by phone commands.
“The Sierra Video router runs 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and has never had a hiccup,” Nelson said. “The capability of the display is constantly changing, so a reliable, versatile router is one of the most important components in the system.”