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LED wall scores at NHL Heritage Classic

Light-emitting diode-based (LED-based) panels were assembled to construct a 10.4 x 18.3-m (34 x 60-ft) video wall for the 2011 Tim Hortons National Hockey League (NHL) Heritage Classic, which was held on February 20 at McMahon Stadium in Calgary. The panels’ supplier, GoVision, shipped them to Calgary from Arlington, Texas, where they had been used…

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Valentine’s Day made sweeter by chocolate billboard

A confectioner in Japan celebrated Valentine’s Day by unveiling a gigantic fibreglass-reinforced plastic (FRP) billboard in the shape of a chocolate bar adjacent to its factory. Meiji Seika Kaisha produces milk chocolate and other sweets in Takatsuki, about halfway between Kyoto and Osaka, and its factory sits near the Japan Railways (JR) Tokaido Line and…

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Digital signs double up at Montreal-Trudeau Airport

Astral Out-of-Home has expanded its advertising network at Montreal-Trudeau International Airport with the addition of 80 vertically oriented digital signs. The 1-m (40-in.) portrait-mode panels, now referred to as AeroVertical digital faces, were previously installed by Bell Canada throughout the airport, in both pre- and post-security zones. Astral, meanwhile, had installed 100 landscape-mode screens in…

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OOH ads provide warmer shelter

Just in time for sub-zero winter temperatures, an out-of-home (OOH) ad campaign for Caribou Coffee’s hot breakfast sandwiches transformed three bus shelters into giant toaster ovens to help waiting passengers feel warmer. Marketing agency Colle+McVoy came up with the idea, which combines digitally printed graphics depicting Caribou’s new Daybreaker sandwiches with electrically powered ceiling-mounted heating…

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Digital signage powers Mississauga museum

Canada’s first Sikh multimedia museum opened recently in Mississauga, Ont., with touch screens allowing visitors to navigate through hundreds of hours of video, audio, graphics, text and animation content.

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LEDs illuminate path for Calgary airport expansion

Calgary International Airport is installing light-emitting diodes (LEDs) for wayfinding and other purposes as part of a massive facility upgrade, with a new international concourse scheduled for completion by 2015. CP Lights of Kingston, Ont., is providing a variety of LED products from Victoria-based Carmanah Technologies, including solar-powered blue airfield lights (example pictured), sign lights…

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