The foyer to this commercial property in Melbourne’s CBD could hardly have been more anonymous. Tiled floors and white plaster, it lacked spark and inspiration.
The reimagining of 525 Flinders Street is now luxurious and inspiring thanks to a refit of the interiors that includes an eye-catching video wall.
The Aurora LED video wall integrates with a green wall, something that initially gave SKS Technologies project manager, Justin Dillon, pause for thought: “I was a little concerned that the moss wall would need watering, and whether the warmth coming from the LED panels would be good for the moss. Turns out it’s largely self sufficient and the heat from the panels is negligible.”
The 2.6mm pixel pitch Aurora panel also integrates with a 65-inch Samsung LCD, installed in portrait mode, that takes care of directory duties for those embarking on the elevator journey.
Behind the Aurora video processor is a PC running Smart Sign software: “It’s easy to set up and easy for the client to use and maintain the video wall,” remarked Justin Dillon.
There are 29 Aurora LED panels in all. SKS Technologies handled the installation with Aurora chipping in with some specialist assistance given the unusual nature of the configuration.
“We’ve done eight or more projects using the Aurora LED and apart from the competitive pricing we’ve found the product to be very reliable. In fact, we’ve got a number of foyers upgrading to Aurora LED at the moment.”
It’s easy to see why. With the display installed deep into the foyer, it’s a feature that naturally attracts foot traffic into the building. It’s more than bright enough to be seen from the street.