To commemorate 130 years of Charlie Chaplin we're taking a look back at last year's project with integrator Vision Color in Switzerland
Chaplin’s World by Grévin, which opened its doors in April 2016 in the Manoir de Ban (Switzerland), where Charlie Chaplin lived for almost 25 years, came about through the determination of several organisations: Genii Capital, Charlie Chaplain Foundation Museum, Compagnie des Alpes, By Grévin and Domaine du Manoir de Ban SA.
The initial idea had been to bring together, in a single area, Charlie Chaplin’s entire cinematographic legacy and the details of his private life. In fact, these details cast a different light, even a new light on the man and his work. Faced with this requirement, Chaplin’s World by Grévin decided in August 2017 to call upon the services of AV integrator Vision Color Sàrl to install two outdoor displays, suspended back to back.
Vision Color had to be able to overcome three constraints. The first one was ensuring protection against water, knowing that the screens would be used outside. The second was safety, given the location of the screens. The last constraint was the architecture. In fact, the two monitors (124 cm each) and the mount had to be able to blend into the aesthetic look of the museum.Vision Color opted for 49” screens from the Xtreme Outdoor Daylight Readable Display range, which have an IP68-rated, fully-sealed weatherproof design and comply with safety standards. The screens are suspended 2 to 3 metres above the ground to make sure that everyone can see them. In terms of features, it was also important that the screens operate quietly while visitors are standing in the queue.
Since the two Xtreme displays were installed, Chaplin’s World by Grévin has seen an improvement in the customer experience. Visitors have access to practical information, there are fewer enquiries and they are moving faster between the various activities.
“Since the two Xtreme displays were installed, Chaplin’s World by Grévin has seen an improvement in the customer experience.”
Peerless-AV Xtreme High Bright Outdoor Display
The award-winning display features a patented Dynamic Thermal Transfer™ system that allows the display to operate in extreme temperatures ranging from -35°C to 60°C, making it ideal for any digital signage application, including sporting venues, theme parks, transportation, retail, education, hospitality, and more. With the highest environmental rating in its class and a high TNI panel, the Xtreme™ High Bright Outdoor Display thrives in all applications, especially in direct sunlight, without compromising the life of the panel or its colour accuracy.
Available in 43″, 49″ and 55″, the Xtreme™ High Bright Outdoor Display comes with a rich feature set that includes:
Remote and local monitoring functionality
2500 nits of brightness to combat high ambient lighting conditions
Widest operating temperature range in its class (-35°C to 60°C)
Updated input panel/compartment and cord cover
IK10 rated impact resistant safety cover glass for protection against damage
Optic bonding element for improved direct sunlight readability and contrast
Completely sealed IP68 encasement to ward off any liquid or solid particle ingress
Quarter wave plate polarizer allows for landscape or portrait orientation for a flexible install
IR control lockout and button board lockout for secure installations