BrightSign, LLC, the global market player in digital signage media players, has announced that its players have powered sixty digital screens at Mercedes-Benz pop-up stores in high-end shopping malls in Chicago and Miami.

This summer Mercedes-Benz opened a pair of pop-up stores for a limited run of just two months to showcase some of their newest models in a relaxed shopping mall environment. 

BrightSign’s media players were used throughout the spaces with design and technical consultation provided by Gorilla Production Group and Red Dot Digital Media.

“Limited square footage required that we think creatively about how to utilize the space as efficiently as possible – and that’s where digital signage offers a huge creative advantage,” says Paul George, president of Gorilla Production Group. “The video walls we installed function not just for the sake of information delivery, but as artistic focal points to draw-in customers and serve as striking backdrops to the cars on display.”

Sixty displays are carefully distributed in each of the Mercedes-Benz stores, 16 of which create a traditional 4×4 video wall that displays videos, vehicle specifications and other anecdotal information about Mercedes-Benz.

The two other video walls are mounted on separate walls that join at a 90° angle where dozens of displays are tiled together in a mix of vertical and horizontal orientation, mounted at various depths to create a three-dimensional look. These video walls synchronize to create a single piece of art, displaying a mix of artistic photography and animated art, interlaced with Mercedes-Benz branding. The remaining displays are wall-mounted horizontally in a casual seating area framed by leather couches.

Feeding the beast

BrightSign’s HD223 media players feed content to all 60 displays in each store, including 41 43in screens, 15 32in screens and four 65in screens. BrightSign’s BrightWall feature within BrightAuthor was used to create and publish content that synchronizes across all three video walls.

“Creating three video walls in a relatively small space required that we space the individual displays just right, and that the content displayed perfectly on each screen to create the impact we desired,” says Darryl Kuder, oresident of Red Dot Digital Media. “BrightSign’s hardware and software works seamlessly and are essential to perfecting high-visibility projects like our latest collaboration with Mercedes-Benz.”

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