Melbourne Airport unveils new 85m LED display

30 October 2018 (Last Updated October 30th, 2018 10:14)

Melbourne Airport in Australia has unveiled a statement LED display to the public after expanding its Terminal 2 International Baggage Reclaim Hall.

Melbourne Airport in Australia has unveiled an LED information display to the public after expanding its Terminal 2 International Baggage Reclaim Hall.

The ‘Carousel’ project features more than 85m of 2.5mm pixel pitch SiliconCore LED panels, which has been installed at the airport’s Terminal 2 baggage carousel.

SiliconCore Technology’s LED display has been installed by EngieAV via John Holland Group for MelAir.

For this project, EngieAV worked with Grimshaw Architects in order to deliver a new arrival experience for long-haul passengers at the baggage reclaim area. They also ensured that the baggage area met the growing demand at Terminal 2.

Melbourne Airport Aviation chief Simon Gandy said: “The new carousel is a necessary piece of infrastructure, which will enable the airport to process more international travellers, especially during the peak morning and evening periods.

“The new carousel is a necessary piece of infrastructure, which will enable the airport to process more international travellers.”

“The reality is we are growing at a rapid rate, handling on average 96,000 travellers each day and we need to upgrade our assets across all areas of the airport in order to meet the demands of our passengers.”

The SiliconCore 2.5mm display features a patented common cathode technology that offers high resolution, colour and brightness uniformity.

The airport opted for a black and white colour palette to give prominence to the LED ribbon.

Siliconcore Technology APAC vice-president Glenn Bailey said: “It was very pleasing to be involved in such a professional project process from design, construction and installation through to a smooth go-live.

“With the project based on providing an engaging digital art platform, it was the perfect installation for utilising our latest Z.A.C.H technology with HDR for improved grey scale and vivid imagery throughout the display.”

Melbourne Airport selected the new screen over an LED video wall of adverts in order to provide travellers with an inviting experience.