NanoLumens® Takes Home the Gold at the DSE 2018 APEX Awards for Changi Airport Terminal 4 Installation!

NanoLumens®, award-winning creators of uniquely compelling interactive LED visualization solutions, today announced that its Changi Airport Terminal 4 LED display installation received a Gold Award in the transportation category at the 2018 DSE APEX Awards.

“Every part of the Changi airport points the way to the future for the entire global air transportation industry,” NanoLumens Vice President of Global Marketing Joe’ Lloyd said today.  “We are so proud to have played a role in the project’s success and we thank Electronics & Engineering for partnering with us to make this installation the success that it is.”

At the 2018 DSE APEX Awards, Gold, Silver, and Bronze Awards were presented to winners in nine digital signage categories from a field of 116 entrants from 10 countries. In the Transportation category, Eventscape Inc. won the Silver Award for Pearson International Airport (GTAA Passenger Information Zone), which includes a NanoLumens ‘flowering’ LED display, and MTA Arts & Design was awarded the Bronze Award for “The Fluid.”

Located above Changi Airport’s Terminal 4 centralized security screening area, the NanoLumens “Immersive Wall” is an impressive 70 meters wide by 5 meters tall with a 6mm pixel pitch and has been dubbed one of the largest indoor airport displays in the world. NanoLumens also installed a 10-meter-wide by 6-meter-tall, 4mm pixel pitch display in the departure transit area’s Heritage Zone, which is built directly into a shophouse facade with several faux building fronts that highlight the island nation’s architectural evolution from the 1880’s to the 1950’s.

Chosen because of their ability to meet strict RFP specifications, NanoLumens created a custom solution specifically for Changi based on a redesign of their proprietary Nixel SeriesTM technology that was able to accommodate content created by Moment Factory. The solution required several mechanical enhancements in order to overcome EMI, EMC and other strict RFP specifications. The new rigid NixelTM technology is truly optimized for being flat with a larger diode for the highest brightness and is rear serviceable. Being able to access the displays from a high vantage point through rear service will keep traveler visibility of the displays at an absolute maximum.

Both displays run throughout the day, with the Immersive Wall displaying flowing, geometric waves of 3D animations, picturesque life-like scenes from throughout Singapore, and a funny, playful animation of the imaginary journey luggage takes after check-in. The Heritage Zone display, on the other hand, is integrated convincingly into the zone’s facade, comprising the second floor of two of the buildings and showing Peranakan Love Story, a dramatic original film set in 1930s Singapore. The video seems to blend right into the buildings, giving passersby a seamless view into the country’s cultural history. All of the digital content was produced by Moment Factory. According to NanoLumens Vice President of Sales Almir DeCarvalho, the gorgeous final product is the result of successful collaboration and a highly detailed bidding and engineering process.