Forest County Potawatomi Community Center
SNA Displays Builds Digital Signage Network for Mixed-Use Community Center
The Forest County Potawatomi Community Center’s building design includes 13 networked interior LED video screens from SNA Displays’ BOLD™ Interior display series. The new digital displays are used primarily as scoreboards and to relay information to visitors.
Located near Highway 8 in Crandon, Wisconsin, the 105,000 square-foot community center is a hub for cultural education, recreation, athletics, competition, wellness, and social events. The center’s creative vision was informed by the Forest County Potawatomi culture, from the two levels that follow the natural grade to lessen environmental impact to the floorplan inspired by how an eagle looks when flying.
The community center’s amenities include a 20,000 square-foot wood court gymnasium, 20,000 square-foot fieldhouse with synthetic field turf, and an 8,000 square-foot pool. The fieldhouse is a training and competition venue for field sports such as lacrosse and a key venue for tribal events, seating 1,500 spectators.
Camera Corner Connecting Point (CCCP), a technology integrator specializing in AV solutions, managed the project.
Peerless-AV engineered all mounting systems for the wall-mounted displays on campus. Each mounting system was custom-designed with high engineering tolerances to ensure a proper fit during the installation process.
Polar Focus provided design and engineering services for the intricate mounting structure needed to hang the video circles in the fieldhouse and gymnasium. Because the venue’s roof structure slanted upward from the center of the room and also from front to back, a unique solution was required to suspend the large center-hung video display systems.
The most striking LED display feature in the community center is the fieldhouse’s digital chandelier. The 2.98 mm pixel pitch center-hung display has two main digital signage elements, an outward-facing, 360-degree ring display and a downward-facing circular screen. The digital chandelier contains approximately 2.3 million pixels.
The fieldhouse also has two wall-mounted LED displays that employ a 2.5 mm pixel pitch. Both high-definition screens are 8'10" high and 15'9" wide with a resolution of 1,080 x 1,920 pixels wide for just over 2 million pixels each.
After the fieldhouse chandelier was installed, representatives from the Forest County Potawatomi Community Center opted to add a similar center-hung to the gymnasium’s digital signage network. The gymnasium’s digital chandelier measures 2'5" tall and 24'7" long (252 x 2,520 pixels). Like the fieldhouse center-hung display, it has a 2.98 mm pixel pitch; however, the screen is only the ring section.
Though the original purpose of the digital chandelier was to provide creative content during events, requested software upgrades allow both center-hung features to show live-event scoring.
There are four other digital signage installations in the gymnasium: three 2.5 mm LED displays measuring 4'5" x 7'10" (540 x 960 pixels) – one in each court – and a 2.5 mm main display that is 8'10" high and 15'9" wide (1,080 x 1,920 pixels).
The center’s common area welcomes visitors with three wall-mounted, high-definition 2.5 mm interior displays. Two of the displays are 8'10" high and 15'9" wide (1,080 x 1,920 pixels). The third is 10'4"x 18'4".
The architectural elements of the common area required having multiple screens so all visitors could clearly see the video content. Camera Corner provided a cloud-based digital signage network that allows each screen to show either synchronized or unique content, and the video-over-IP routing system allows for flexible usage of the screens for the space.
The facility’s pool area has two 2.5 mm displays used for exercise videos, informational purposes, and family night activities. Both digital screens are 8'10" high and 15'9" wide with a resolution of 1,080 x 1,920 pixels. Furthermore, the pool LED display panels and internal components are conformal coated to withstand high humidity.
|Community Center Display Asset Summary|
|Display Asset||Pitch||Size (h x w)||Resolution|
|Fieldhouse Center Hung*||2.98 mm||3'3" x 39'4"||336 x 4,032|
|Turf field (2)||2.5 mm||8'10" x 15'9"||1,080 x 1,920|
|Gymnasium Center Hung||2.98 mm||2'5" x 24'7"||252 x 2,520|
|Gymnasium Main||2.5 mm||8'10" x 15'9"||1,080 x 1,920|
|Gymnasium Courts (3)||2.5 mm||4'5" x 7'10"||540 x 960|
|Commons 1||2.5 mm||10'4"x 18'4"||1,260 x 2,240|
|Commons 2||2.5 mm||8'10" x 15'9"||1,080 x 1,920|
|Commons 3||2.5 mm||8'10" x 15'9"||1,080 x 1,920|
|Pool (2)||2.5 mm||8'10" x 15'9"||1,080 x 1,920|
|*Does not include downward-facing circular display|
Overall, the community center has approximately 21.8 million pixels of digital canvas. To learn more, visit SNA Displays' news release about the community center.
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