This dramatic-looking offering from digiLED, the product manufacturing arm of international screen specialist displayLED, was first unveiled at InfoComm this June, and offers a full video pixel slice with some very practical as well as innovative and creative properties.
In its native form the slice’s 10mm pixel pitch allows a true 10mm display surface. But the product really comes into its own when creating variable pitch displays with video effects and organic shapes to complement highly creative stage and set designs. The digiLED Navigator NV makes sure the content is perfectly mapped on the display and resolutions can be scaled to any custom requirement based on array alignment. With six different mounting methods, the LightSlice can be attached to truss, decking, catenary, scaffolding or custom structures. With all this in mind, the product is particularly suited to indoor and outdoor events where set designs require creative video solutions that don’t conform to the module and panel format of standard LED screens.
displayLED CEO, Graham Burgess, said: “One of the reasons we are so excited about LightSlice is that it is so versatile. The only design limitations exist in your head, so however mad your idea we will probably be able to create a solution; and one that is completely bespoke and original. It’s also a 'use anywhere' creative product; you can bolt it to staging, use lifting eyes, mount it on MAGfeet, build onto Rexroth or thread on cables. Best of all, there's no additional power or data boxes. We believe it will provide a great option across numerous markets, including live events, TV and for exhibitions.”
Placed end to end, many kilometres of LightSlice can be used and a display can be as big as the customer wants, with multiple Navigator NVs keeping everything under control. The innovative design means there’s no need for external control boxes, slave units or power supplies. Instead, Japanese micro-PSU and data cards are integral to the Staple Gun which are loaded into the chassis of the LightSlice as required.
Burgess explains: “This means less to ship, less to rig and less to worry about. Having said that, if there is ever an issue with the system, it’s just a case of clicking in a new Staple Gun to give fresh power and data, and that’s a five second job.”
LightSlice and a wide range of other products can be seen at displayLED’s state of the art showroom, The Pixel Depot in Dorking, England.