A BLOCKS STORY

THE EDGE
SAAB VISITOR AND EXPERIENCE CENTER

STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN


The place.

The new Saab Group headquarters in downtown Stockholm, opened April 2018. An entire floor is dedicated to "The Edge"
– a premium, corporate show room.

The brief.

Build an impressive and fully automated presentation environment that's flexible enough to host small as well as large groups of visitors, product launches and other events.

 

The core is dedicated to Saabs main product areas, allowing each area to be highlighted using lights, displays and other media technology available. All controlled from a mobile phone.

The brief.

Build an impressive and fully automated presentation environment that's flexible enough to host small as well as large groups of visitors, product launches and other events.

The core is dedicated to Saabs main product areas, allowing each area to be highlighted using lights, displays and other media technology available. All controlled from a mobile phone.

Play

The delivery.

A high-end PIXILAB Blocks server handles all systems management functions as well as media storage and streaming of 4K/HD content.

 

Enterprise-grade local network and wifi subsystem using multiple access points, supporting the mobile control devices. All media players, displays, projector and other devices controlled via the network.

The delivery.

A high-end PIXILAB Blocks server handles all systems management functions as well as media storage and streaming of 4K/HD content.

Enterprise-grade local network and wifi subsystem using multiple access points, supporting the mobile control devices. All media players, displays, projector and other devices controlled via the network.

The setup

Large PIXILAB Blocks Server, with dual 10GB network ports.

  • Three groups of horizontal/vertical 4K display combinations.
  • One group of 6 synchronised displays.
  • One group of 3 synchronised 4K displays.
  • Two interactive spots (3M touch displays).
  • Other 4K displays in various configurations.

Three Samsung phones for general system management. One touch panel for reception use (lights, audio and TV-channels).

Network-controlled devices:

  • 4 WATCHOUT clusters running on WATCHPAX 20.
  • 23 Asus Chromebox i3.
  • 23 Christie Access.
  • 6 Christie Performance.
  • Christie DHD700-GS projector with multiple inputs.
  • 5 HelvarNet/DALI subnets for architectural lighting.
  • 8x8 zones audio switcher and volume control.
  • MOXA nPort serial control.
  • Global Caché iTach Ethernet-to-IR transmitters.

DMX/Artnet, Modbus I/O, Miscellaneous:

  • 48 RGBW LED strips (192 channels).
  • 30 Single channel LED lights.
  • Unifi network switches and wifi.
  • 11 Unifi network cameras.
  • MOXA E1214 I/O device for:
    • Power amp standby control.
    • Display power.
    • Fire alarm input trigger.

Credits

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