Don’t just visit a museum, live it. Digital Signage at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science

February 14, 2017 by Hannah Evans

When the fourth largest U.S. museum with more than 200,000 square feet of space for exhibits, a planetarium, and IMAX theater wanted to showcase incredible visual content, they sought a unique way to do it.

To show the content, officials at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science decided to move toward larger displays – far beyond what flat panels are capable of today. Traditional digital signage is used to convey a message to customers, but in the case of DMNS, they are simply using it as eye candy to draw attention.

The museum needed technology that would emphasize the experience for visitors and serve as a visual centerpiece for the exhibits. Officials chose a 4K resolution Christie MicroTile video wall consisting of 117 tiles. A Christie Vista Spyder video processor with multiple HD outputs powers the MicroTiles and allows unrestricted blending, mixing and scaling to produce dynamic content.

DMNS also uses an Aurora LED display. LED display technology has much lower pixel density than MicroTiles but offers portability for them to use the screen for live events.

Another video wall behind the ticket counter shows museum pricing, IMAX times, highlights current exhibits, and allows museum officials to change any of the displayed information.

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