Nasdaq rings the bell with Barco video wall

New York, US - 2016

Leaders at Nasdaq wanted first-class image quality when deciding to upgrade the giant video wall in their MarketSite broadcast facility in Times Square, New York. The challenge: how to deliver precise, consistent picture quality across three different audiences (live, television and streaming). The solution? A 44-foot Barco video wall comprised of 85 OL-510 rear projection LED cubes.

The ultimate image quality and operational efficiency
The rear-projected wall proved to be the perfect choice, displaying content in rich, bright colors with high contrast.  “With all of the ambient light in the studio, it was essential to go with a rear-projected solution, and the Barco wall offers the perfect combination of high image quality and low total cost of ownership,” commented Mike Viola, Principal Technologist at Nasdaq.  “We especially appreciate the self-cooling feature, which results in lower maintenance and power consumption, and higher operational efficiency.”

Guaranteed consistency and performance
Because the MarketSite video wall is featured on numerous financial news programs, both television broadcast and live web streaming, it’s essential to maintain consistently high image quality and 24/7 reliability. The modules’ high level of redundancy, not only of the individual LEDs, but also of the LEDs' power supplies and even inputs, ensures guaranteed performance and the ultimate peace of mind.  Barco’s unique Sense6 sensor technology ensures brightness and color stability over time and across the entire display, automatically adjusting the color space as needed. The colors can also be adjusted to the very specific needs of TV cameras.

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