tarmLED 4x4 passed its first “official” hardship test recently during the city of Bucharest, Rumania’s New Year’s-eve celebration. The system withstood temperatures as low as negative 15°C (– 26°F) and also extremely high humidity. A 50 m2 (538 ft2) screen assembled from tarmLED 4x4 tiles served as a background for the “Micro-Arch” stage supplied by Stageco and yielded ultra bright video animations.

After exhibiting exclusively tarmLED 4x4 prototypes at trade shows, tarmLED GmbH & Co. KG presented a system now available for rental at this year’s “World Of Events” show in Wiesbaden, Germany. Following upon an intensive testing phase, the product is now also available to the events market. Hamburg, Germany-based Amptown has developed flight cases that accommodate around 100 m2 of tarmLED 4x4 tiles and guarantee safe transportation.

The first official showing of tarmLED 4x4 was held in Dubai in late May 2007, in conjunction with the Palme exhibition. tarmLED GmbH & Co. KG’s LED solution was also presented at last year’s Showtech exhibition in Berlin, Germany as well as PLASA and LDI.

Managing director Ralf Lottig notes, “tarmLED 4x4 is not intended to be a substitute for conventional video screens. The application areas for this system, which is a first of its kind, are event and concert stages, trade-show displays, and state-of-the art architectural illuminations.”

For outdoor use tarmLED 4x4-modules qualify for Protection Class IP 65 certification (units qualifying for IP 68 certification are optionally available), are extraordinarily bright, and may even be used in bright sunlight without sacrificing visibility.

Lottig adds, “Rentals of tarmLED 4x4 are available exclusively through us, which allows us to guarantee that everything involved will be properly handled and will operate perfectly on site, precisely as one would expect from tarmLED 4x4, which has been active on a worldwide scale for more than 20 years.”