CoStar Irvine’s Ultra-High-Definition LED Displays
SNA Displays provided a suite of ultra-fine-pitch LED video displays to CoStar Group's Irvine location. The high-end digital display technology serves as a cutting-edge digital platform for CoStar to conduct online real estate auctions and negotiated bids. All screens come from SNA Displays' BRILLIANT™ Interior line of LED video display technology.
Combined, the CoStar Irvine LED display systems process more than 58 million pixels.
|CoStar Ivine Display Summary|
|Display||Pitch||Size (h x w)||Resolution||Pixels|
|Lobby Display A (4)||1.2 mm||1'4" x 2'11"||720 x 320||921,600|
|Lobby Display B||1.2 mm||1'4" x 5'2"||1,260 x 320||403,200|
|Lobby Display C (2)||1.2 mm||1'4" x 3'8"||900 x 320||576,000|
|Lobby Display D (2)||1.2 mm||1'4" x 4'5"||1,080 x 320||691,200|
|Lobby Display E||1.2 mm||1'4" x 2'3"||540 x 320||172,800|
|Auction House Video Wall 1||1.2 mm||6'8" x 59'6"||1,620 x 14,520||23,522,400|
|Center Display||0.9 mm||6'8" x 11'10"||2,160 x 3,840||8,294,400|
|Auction House Video Wall 2||1.2 mm||6'8" x 59'6"||1,620 x 14,520||23,522,400|
The reception area’s unique digital art centerpiece sets the tone for cutting-edge technological advancement as visitors enter the Irvine office space. The LED-based art piece features a sleek, modern design with10 vertically oriented 1.2 mm LED screens. Each screen is staggered, with different heights and suspended between wooden columns. The 10-screen setup portrays artistic and mood-setting content.
Auction House Floor
CoStar's Irvine location includes a pair of 60-foot-long, three-sided LED video walls on opposite wings of the auction floor. Both custom-built LED displays are 6'8" tall and 59'6" feet long, turning at 90-degree angles to provide an immersive experience for viewers. With a tight 1.2 mm pixel pitch, the twin display system have a 2,160 pixels high x 12,960 pixels wide resolution and process 23.5 million pixels each.
Directly between the two immersive LED screens is another video wall, an ultra-high-definition screen that employs an incredibly tight 0.9 mm pixel pitch. At 6'8" x 11'10", the 4K LED video wall at the center of the room processes 8.3 million pixels.
Staff use the three-sided immersive displays to monitor and analyze online auctions. The displays can show one large wraparound image or can be segmented into various content streams and visuals. This adaptability is a key resource for an agile, fast-paced work environment such as CoStar's auction house.
Creating digital alcoves on either side of the center video wall required precise installation and give the room the look and feel of a command-and-control center with screens enveloping desks and providing a wide range of data-visualization options. With the center screen flanked on either side by the digital alcoves, the configuration promotes a highly collaborative work environment allowing multiple teams to work with many data streams at the same time.
The backend for the LED display systems at the CoStar Irvine office includes SNA Displays equipment, Analog Way processing, and ~sedna playback technology. Analog Way’s Aquilon C+ processor allows for a full-resolution native background layer and up to eight 4K layers on the enormous UHD LED video walls at once. Likewise, ~sedna’s content management system, called Creator, and the three Media Engine 8k servers offer a versatile platform that ensures high-quality, seamless, frame-accurate playout results.
For more information, visit SNA Displays’ CoStar Irvine news release.