USA - Adaptive Video Walls and Displays (http://adapttechgroup.com; InfoComm Booth C9547) has teamed up with Sharp Electronics and WorldStage to create what may be the world’s largest flown LCD video wall display. The companies built the display for Surf the Musical, a new musical production in Las Vegas featuring the 1960s Songs of the Beach Boys, and it has been submitted to the Guinness Book of World Records.
For Surf the Musical, the rigged visuals will take up the entire stage backdrop of the show. Crew members will hoist and lower them with powerful winches up to 41 times over the course of the nearly two-hour show. Adaptive Video Walls and Displays engineered an incredibly precise and load-rated flyable frame for the Sharp PN-V601 60-inch monitors, which make up the massive display.
The Adaptive Video wall LCD frame interlocks into eight-deep columns, in the landscape orientation. Overhead rigging beams accommodate one huge five-wide by eight-deep video wall comprised of 60-inch monitors that are flanked by two (four)-wide by eight-deep video walls, which are surrounded in turn by an additional two (two)–wide by eight-deep video walls, for a total of 136 pcs. monitors. The visual experience is extraordinary and the combined crisp and clear displays, along with the use of some external elements, bring the audience onto the stage and into the show, perhaps more than ever before.
In addition to the frames designed for use in this production, Adaptive Video Walls and Displays provides interlocking load-rated frames for many other LCD and plasma models that are employed in many permanent and rental and stage applications around the world, including narrow bezel models produced by NEC, Orion, Samsung and ViewSonic.
“We’re thrilled to provide the backdrop for such an exciting and innovative musical production as Surf the Musical,” says Paul Allen, president, Adaptive Technologies Group. “It goes to show how our years of engineering expertise in audio and video-wall frame technology can be leveraged for some of the most stunning visual events and productions in the world. We also want to acknowledge Sharp Electronics and WorldStage for working with us to make this record breaking display a reality. We hope that people will see it and realize just how far the technology has come, and how they can use it to truly add dazzle to their events.”
Surf the Musical premieres on June 19, 2012 at the Planet Hollywood Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas. InfoComm attendees can view components of the Surf the Musical video display at the Adaptive Technologies Group booth (C9547).