Selecting a LED product was all about the usability for us, particularly the ability to build a screen quickly and safely, because of the associated labour cost. We really like the unique magnetic locking system, as it means just one person can clip a panel in place. We didn’t find another product on the market that could do that.
SIGNAL, POWER AND CONROL
We’re doing all of our processing with Novastar R5 controllers always configured for running redundant signal paths, and CVT4K-S fibre convertors for long distance signal transmission via Neutrik OpticalCon tactical cable. We use LSC Advanced Power System distribution which gives us monitoring of volts, amps, and load per phase and per circuit. We use Barco E2 and S3 Event Master switching almost exclusively. This gives us ultimate flexibility given the various aspect ratios used with LED.
ULA Group provided us with both the warranty and a service level agreement with regards to replacement. All the panels are modular, made up of the LED panels, the chassis, and the control block. They’re all hot swappable, so if there’s a
failure we can swap a module live on-site. ULA will then replace any items that are swapped out. We’ve found the failure rate to be so low, it’s a non-issue. There’s a big, wide world of LED panels out there, and there’s massive variation in quality and pricing. Local support from the distributor was vital to us, and ULA has an office right on the Gold Coast. The quality of the VuePix ER Series is equivalent to any comparable product in the market and having local support within Australia was the top of our list when making a purchasing decision.