This project is a real-time artwork with interactive waves, tides and currents from an island cluster in Australia. The PC that the artwork is generated from reads the tidal information in real time and converts it into the artwork. As the wind blows, waves ripple across the screen and during high tide the islands are covered with water.
A digital set-top box allows display of commercial TV channels for breaking news and events if relevant to the building occupants. The LED cabinets are mounted onto a custom aluminium-extruded mounting frame to ensure sub-millimetre accuracy required for an extremely flat image without visible cabinet lines.
To support the video art, a sound system with 25 speakers across three separate zones and 8 audio channels allows for optimal tuning and configuration. The audio resides on a QSC digital sound processor platform supporting network audio. This enables visitors to listen to highest quality sound from a range of audio sources. Control of the video wall takes place via a Crestron control system with a wireless touch panel that technicians can access from the foyer. All head-end equipment is powered by a 2KVA uninterrupted power supply, allowing soft power downs in case of power outages, helping extend the life of the system.