Retail centres are now the new 21st century village square in a very high tech glitzy manner. With their modern interiors, everything you need mentality, combining entertainment and retail with leisure centres like skating rinks, cinemas and bowling centres. They are the place to hang out, socialise, shop till you drop, and a good dose of retail therapy and self indulgence.
These air conditioned mini cities aim to cater for every retail sensation. Whether it is shopping for luxury brands, high grade products or average shopper needs, retail shopping has become the location for in store retail theatre and drama.
The claim for the biggest mall in the city, country or region seems to come along every 6 months as the growth continues unabated as street side stores struggle to survive and destination shopping malls continue to be built. New Zealand has seen its fair share of destination malls for its tiny population where each weekend every car park seems to be full with a continual stream of cars. A world away in Moscow, the city Mayor Sergei Sobyanin aims to increase the shopping mall space by up to 62% by 2016 so instead of the 741 ft per sqm the aim is to step that up to 12,000 sqft per 1,000 population which is still below the 15,000sq ft in many western countries.
These growth opportunities in retail destinations opens up exciting opportunities for the innovative range of ICE brand large format display technology especially the LED, Interactive and Projection screen solutions. Each shopping centres aims to be bigger, brighter, more innovative and more glamorous than the next. In this sense ICE LED have a very important role to play to bring the magic in the screen alive.
It is without a doubt that we are in a world of visual displays and ICE is offering indoor and outdoor solutions for retailers and mall developers a range of eye catching LED solutions to inform, communicate and entertain shoppers.
Glass plays a significant role in the construction and here the ICE Glass LED Panels can turn exiting glass walls, interiors and windows into elegant digital surfaces. By allowing visual transparency, light egress through the screen the screens and along with high resolution digital display capability, the effect meets many requirement for the architect, advertiser and lighting effects director without blocking the exterior view by staff within the building.
For long distance viewing we offer a number of solutions and so the LED screen choice will be influenced by a number of factors. First will it be indoor or out door viewing, installation position, solid wall or transparency, viewing distances, placement and size.
An ideal solution for long distance viewing is the ICE LVSS model and allows remarkable diversity in installation techniques. Pitch ranges from 25mm up to 50mm and can be installed in either Strip or Integrated configurations. Brightness caters for full daylight conditions and IP68 for outdoors however it is equally suited for indoors. The strip mesh effect is ideal for reduced wind loading
due to the inter strip space. The LVSS solution can be installed indoors or outdoors. Pictured left it has been installed behind the glass walled atrium allowing sunlight to pass through the screen.
Many screens can be installed in a hanging configuration and will be influenced by weight considerations, permanent or temporary, general appearance and brightness requirements. One type is the ICE Mesh Curtain Panels and typically consist of 1000 mm x 500 mm panels that are bolted together to the size required. They have an open rear area and normally the electronics is contained within a central cabinet cavity column. They can be either in an open transparent strip mesh or solid LED panels.
The Sphereonic Globe LED screen is a innovative an unique application of LEDs. Instead of being flat or curved the screen is an actual 360 degree sphere with the digital display area covering the entire area. These come into categories Dynamic and Static. The Dynamic model combines robotics with digital display and moves in accordance to programmed sequence where each LED panel segment extends and contracts in pattern required. The Static is a lower cost version where it is best thought of as a large LED ball with wrap around display area.
A variation is the half size Sphereonic Globe allowing innovative floor, ceiling or wall curved screens as pictured below. The use of digital screens that have different and unusual forma factors helps cut through the visual clutter and certainly is sure to capture viewer attention due to the innovation.
Sometimes flexibility is crucial where the creative implementation is required. here if could be the implementation of the FlexiRoll, FlexiMag, FlexiFold of the Hang-Roll-Fold models deliver the only way technique to create the finish based on the creative design.
The traditional metal rear opening LED cabinet is still a strong contender for solid LED walls and now the resolution pixel continues to be finer reaching down to an incredible 1.8mm for wow factor images. The typical installation will easily make use of 5 – 12m and create high quality images.
The average metal cabinet will weigh in the region 30-50kg and can be built in front and rear cabinet construction. Variations on the solid wall LED cabinets in metal are the Plas480 which is an industrial grade plastic cabinet with a 6kg weight per panel.
Of course LED screens can be installed into shopping mall floors and ideal when shoppers can look down on to them from a higher floor. In this application LED floors are perfectly suited for shopping mall atrium, in the vicinity of escalators for descending shoppers or in view from transparent elevators. Having them positioned correctly allows them to be incorporated into promotional activities, live performers stage, fashion parade stage, special event activities allows the screen to become part of the event rather than just displaying associated display. For example if vehicles were in place during a promotion then moving roads, landscapes could be displayed, or live camera feeds from would allow shoppers to see themselves beneath their feet, or walking on water or walking over clouds all adds a visual experience that brings alive the concept of retail theatre.
The ability to add enhanced technology that makes the ICE LED floor screens interactive brings a whole new shopper experience, delivering brilliant high bright images and responses to shopper interaction.
We welcome enquiries from mall developers worldwide. Within the ICE Group of partners, manufacturers and collaborators we are able to design, manufacturer, deliver and install state-of-the-art LED solutions.
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