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Public art commission for 350 Mission Building in City of San Francisco, California
S|N|A manufactured and installed a high-resolution LED video wall at 350 Mission Street in San Francisco. The state-of-the-art 6 mm LED display was unveiled to the public during a digital art show organized by owner Kilroy Realty Corporation. 
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The LED video wall was installed as part of a new office tower developed by Kilroy Realty. The 30-story high-rise is located on the north corner of Fremont and Mission streets in San Francisco’s newest business district. The building is adjacent to the site of the Transbay Transit Center.
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Public Unveiling: Digital Art Show
Kilroy Realty and the City of San Francisco commissioned acclaimed media artist Refik Anadol to create an immersive public art installation on the LED canvas for the unveiling event. Anadol's work was titled "Virtual Depictions: San Francisco." The show included a series of parametric data sculptures telling the story of the city and the people around San Francisco within a unique artistic approach, according to Anadol's site.
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"I'm very, very satisfied," said Anadol about the unveiling event. "Having a dynamic artwork and real-time data sculpture concept was a stress on the creation side, but in the end it fit perfectly for the City of San Francisco. This is the first time I have used such a high-end system."

Almost 7 Million Pixels
The high-resolution LED screen is part of S|N|A’s indoor S|Video™ line of high-end video products. It features a 6 mm pixel pitch, meaning the center of each pixel is only .24” inches from the center of an adjacent pixel. At 38’7” high by 68’6” wide, the installation consists of 2,643 square feet of digital canvas.
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The interior LED display wraps around a 90-degree lobby wall corner. S|N|A designed and manufactured a custom corner module for the project, providing in a tight seam at the turn. The display includes 1,960 pixels high by 3,480 pixels wide including the side wall. The resolution of the lobby wall display consists of 6,820,800 pixels.

Open-Ended Software System
A huge benefit of the S|N|A display system at 350 Mission, where various artists and content managers will provide digital content, is its flexibility  and compatibility with a wide range of software products.
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“For the project, I needed to create a custom software and hardware setup in order to achieve some complex real-time graphics,” said Anadol, a lecturer at UCLA’s Department of Design Media Arts. “And the system was designed completely open-ended for possible creative inputs. It was extremely easy and user-friendly.”
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The LED display system is capable of displaying 4K content natively, but the screen can also be segmented for a variety of looks and purposes. It can play a combination of animations, video, imagery and live data simultaneously. The system includes an audio component as well. S|N|A designed and installed speakers throughout the lobby floor that work in concert with the video content. S|N|A partners Analog Way and Visual Image Display were instrumental throughout the project, including system visualization, engineering, and hands-on support during installation.
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‘Virtual Depictions:San Francisco’ is a public art project by media artist Refik Anadol consist of series of parametric data sculptures that tell the story of the city and people around us within a unique artistic approach for 350 Mission’s media wall in collaboration with Kilroy Realty Corporation / John Kilroy and Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP Architects.
The main idea of ‘Virtual Depictions:San Francisco’ is to bring 21st century approach to public art to define new poetics of space through media arts and architecture and to create a unique parametric data sculptures that has an intelligence, memory and culture. Through architectural transformations of media wall located in 350 Mission’ lobby, home of Salesforce, main motivation with this seminal media architecture approach is to frame this experience with a meticulously abstract and cinematic site-specific data-driven narration. As a result, this media wall turns into a spectacular public event making direct and phantasmagorical connections to its surroundings through simultaneous juxtapositions. The project also intends to contribute to contemporary discourse of public art by proposing a hybrid blend of media arts and architecture in 21st century.

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Leyard and Planar Launch the Industry’s First Seamless LED Touch-Enabled Video Wall at NAB 2017
Leyard showcases patent-pending technology that brings interactivity to LED video walls.

Today at the 2017 National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) Show, Leyard, a global leader in visualization products and Planar, a Leyard company launched the Leyard® LED MultiTouch, the industry’s first seamless LED touch-enabled video wall. This proprietary multi-touch solution revolutionizes interactivity for narrow pixel pitch LED video walls without the disadvantages of front glass—offering a seamless, smooth, lightweight and durable LED touch surface that delivers superior visual performance enabled by the patent-pending Leyard® PLTS™ (Pliable LED Touch Surface™) technology.

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“Up until now, adding touch to a high resolution LED video wall was an exercise in frustration and compromise for customers. With Leyard LED MultiTouch, we are able to provide the fully integrated and seamless touch experience customers have asked for, without compromising performance or increasing cost-of-ownership,” said Steve Seminario, vice president of product marketing at Leyard and Planar. “We’ve been a leader in video wall and interactive touch technology since the beginning of these categories and we’re pleased to showcase this cutting-edge solution at NAB 2017 to broadcast and AV professionals, helping them display their content to customers in new and innovative ways.”

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The Industry’s First Seamless LED Touch Solution

The breakthrough Leyard LED MultiTouch brings advanced interactivity to fine pitch LED video walls, opening up LED display technology to a wide range of collaborative applications that until now were the sole domain of LCD displays. From broadcast to corporate settings to education institutions, Leyard LED MultiTouch offers a seamless touch experience for LED video walls up to 196” diagonal with high resolution 1.2 millimeter pixel pitch. Among the benefits are:

  • High-performance touch: The Leyard LED MultiTouch allows for up to 32 simultaneous touch points, enabling multiple users to simultaneously interact with the video wall without affecting other users. The touch experience is accurate and intuitive, with excellent tactile feel and a smooth, anti-static surface.
  • Superior image quality: Unlike glass panels, which can trap heat and reflect light, the Leyard LED MultiTouch features proprietary Leyard PLTS technology for an anti-glare surface that eliminates the distracting reflections that can occur in well-lit environments. The display delivers a crisp, high contrast image using the highest quality black LEDs, and maintains uniform color and brightness even when viewed off-axis.
  • Durable and easy to service: The Leyard PLTS touch surface material is extremely durable, protecting the video wall from damage that can occur from casual contact or debris getting on the display, while avoiding the heat that is commonly trapped in protective glass installations. The lightweight touch surface can easily be removed and then reapplied, making it easy to service. It is also straightforward to clean, requiring only a simple cleaner and cloth.
  • Fits almost any environment: The Leyard LED MultiTouch is lightweight, thin and unobtrusive, making it ideal for almost any environment since it does not dramatically affect the mounting depth of the video wall.

Best-in-Class On-Air Display Solutions

At NAB 2017, the Leyard LED MultiTouch joins several other cutting-edge LED and LCD video wall innovations ideal for the broadcast industry. Together, these solutions address the broadcast media’s need for superb image quality and highly reliable solutions engineered to meet demanding on-camera applications. These innovations include:

  • A groundbreaking demonstration of a 27-inch 0.7 millimeter pixel pitch LED video wall display.
  • The Leyard® TWA Series, a family of flat panel LED video wall displays that deliver the pixel density and form-factor similar to LCD and rear projection video walls, but with a truly seamless image that can be configured to nearly any size.
  • The Leyard® DirectLight® LED Video Wall System, a family of seamless, ultra-fine pitch LED video wall displays that allow for ultra-slim, front service installations in indoor environments and provide reliability features not before seen in the LED industry.
  • The Leyard® TVH Series, a line of high-performance, fine pitch LED video walls that offer industry-leading image quality, featuring an advanced design and high reliability for a range of demanding indoor applications.
  • Leyard® CarbonLight™ LED Displays, a family of uniquely lightweight, thin, strong and adaptable displays constructed to meet a broad range of creative indoor and outdoor applications.
  • The award-winning Clarity® Matrix® with Extreme Narrow Bezel, a 55-inch LCD video wall system with the industry’s smallest tiled bezel width of just 1.7 millimeters. The display sets the standard for LCD video wall installations with a unique architecture and award-winning features.

Leyard LED MultiTouch extends Leyard’s unique LED portfolio at a time when Leyard has assumed the no. 1 position in the growing LED video display industry. In 2016 Leyard was named the market share leader in the $3.5 billion LED video display business, increasing its standing by 10 percentage points over a two-year period, according to a recent report by Futuresource Consulting.

The Leyard LED MultiTouch is scheduled to ship in the third quarter of 2017 through Leyard and Planar’s global network of authorized resellers.

 

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