MiPIX is Barco's brand new modular intelligent LED pixel block, which measures only 40.3mm H × 40.3mm W × 22mm D (1.59" × 1.59" × 1.38"). Its small size and shape allow for it to be used to create intelligent lighting effects on large-scale backdrops of any form, shape, or size, while also offering the possibility of full video content on 3D logos or other free-form shapes. The MiPIX blocks further facilitate the construction of large-scale backdrops by the fact that they can be spaced apart at various distances, making the pixel blocks a cost-effective medium for ultra-large applications.
The MiPIX pixel block, which weights a mere 34g (1.2oz), has a resolution of 20mm, and is sold as part of a system comprising 128 pixel blocks and a control unit. Each pixel block consists of four SMD LEDs that deliver a brightness of 1,300 Nit. Due to the SMD LED technology, a MiPIX display accommodates viewing angles of up to 145 degrees.
The first sale of the new MiPIX pixel blocks goes to Barco rental partner, XL Video, who installed the product on the spectacular Daimler-Chrysler Mercedes booth at the recent Frankfurt Auto Show. XL Video won the contract to install 47,000 MiPIX blocks totaling 1,800 square meters on the Mercedes booth. The total length was 2km (1.24 miles) with a display that was 12m (39.37') high and stretched around a show space of 150m (492').
Rene De Keyzer, managing director of XL Video states: “We are enormously proud of our first purchase of MiPIX. The small, lightweight pixel block with its SMD LED technology offers us a wide scope of creative opportunities. By providing us with the flexibility to build LED into backdrops and shapes of any size or form — and to display both video and/or intelligent lighting effects — MiPIX enables us to differentiate ourselves from our competition. It allows us to bring our clients another creative medium with which they can realise their designs.”
The Mercedes project, which was four months in the making, saw Barco work closely with rental partner XL Video and Mercedes booth designer Markgraph.
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