There is a lot to look at in Hawaii. So Ford Audio-Video had its work cut out for it when providing large-scale digital signage displays at Honolulu International Airport (HNL).
The Oklahoma City-based integration firm has worked with HNL for years, delivering public address and flight information displays as well as gate management system maintenance and AV integration.
The goal of this most recent project, however, “was to provide departure flight information that could be visible throughout each of the two lobbies that are approximately 120-feet in depth,” says Ford Audio-Video project engineer Travis Ellis. “Additionally, the airport required that there be additional LED real estate space to show additional content of passenger interest, such as a destination city’s weather and a Hawaii tourism video slideshow.”
Oh, and it has to stand out amid the busy Hawaiian airport.
Ford Audio-Video got creative and leaned on NanoLumens‘ flexible LED display visualization solutions, installing two 44.65-foot-by-7.28-foot NanoLumens NanoSlim LED display solutions that now serve as the central traveler communications platform.
NanoLumens, which has grown dramatically since launching in 2011, is finding traction with airports around the world. HNL joins London’s Stansted and Heathrow Airports, the Detroit Metropolitan Airport, the Miami International Airport, the Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport and the Darwin International Airport in Australia.
“More and more airports understand that large format LED based visualization solutions are the best way to cut through the clutter and engage hurried travelers with critically important messages, information, and, in many cases, sponsored advertising content,” says NanoLumens regional sales manager Eric Seigler.
Ford Audio-Video installed SITA manufactured software running on Dell Optiplex XE2 computers to generate the flight information in addition to a BrightSign 4K242 solid state media player to output the destination city weather and Hawaii Tourism video slideshow.