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Plumbers and mechanics raise video wall

At its new global headquarters, the International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials (IAPMO) has installed a liquid crystal display (LCD) array to help showcase its initiatives around the world. The video wall, comprising six 1.2-m (46-in.) LCDs manufactured by NEC, displays a world map to demonstrate the organization’s sphere of influence, including its various…

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Montreal restaurant introduces touch-screen tables

Now open in downtown Montreal, iBurger is a new fast-food restaurant where customers can order their food and drinks directly by interacting with customized, high-tech ‘touch menu’ tables. The restaurant’s owners, Alexandre Maher and Frank Roche, reportedly spent a year developing the tables, which are similar to other restaurants’ Microsoft Surface systems and Apple iPad…

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Immigration monument debuts in Halifax

The Canadian Jewish Congress (CJC) recently unveiled the Wheel of Conscience, a new monument designed by architect Daniel Libeskind, at Pier 21, Canada’s immigration museum in Halifax. The 1.9 x 1.9 x 0.8-m (6.2 x 6.2 x 2.5-ft) steel monument memorializes the nearly 1,000 Jewish refugees who arrived aboard the MS St. Louis in 1939,…

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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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Canadians win at Digital Signage Expo

A variety of Canadian projects were among the award winners announced during the annual Digital Signage Expo (DSE), which was held this year in Las Vegas, Nev., from February 22 to 25.

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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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