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Paint or Pixels? Concealing LED Displays in the Chamber Environment

One of the most challenging aspects of integrating technology into the legislative environment is the preservation of a chamber’s aesthetic. After all, these are not just buildings, not just rooms—these are historical landmarks. In every House or Senate chamber in every state in the union, historic moments that have impacted that state have transpired.

So each time we at IRC begin a project which includes LED displays in the scope of work, we approach it with the utmost respect and reverence, with the goal being not only to insert the technology into the chamber environment, but to make it blend and complement.

Even camouflage it.

One way this can be accomplished with large, full-matrix LED displays is to employ our concealment solution. We have devised a system by which a panel of fabric with some unique characteristics can be placed over the surface of the LED displays, allowing the proper amount of light to shine through the fabric weave and still render the high-quality, hi-resolution image and letter quality. The concealment solution is not available only on new displays, either, but can be applied to existing LED display installations.

Onto this fabric, we can have solid colors or even patterns screened. Typically, this would be a color that complements or matches some aspect of the chamber wall. Once installed, and when the displays are blank, the display concealment solution greatly reduces the visual impact of the displays’ presence in the chamber, particularly at first glance.

Simply put, the displays disappear when not in use.

We have completed some recent installations on our display concealment system and we’d like to share them with you. See a couple of these photos below and for more information, click HERE to download our Advanced Display Systems booklet, which covers the wide range of display technologies we offer and also gives a more in-depth look at our concealment solution.

 

 

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Hi-res 4mm LED displays in the Michigan House, featuring display concealment to match the wall color, displaying member names and item information.

 
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Is that a painting of Admiral Oliver Perry or a 4mm LED display concealed with picture frame trim? Displaying artwork when not in session is another method by which the technological profile of displays can be minimized.

 

 

 

 

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