One hundred screens total more than 1,600 sq feet of surface. Hand picked by Chalk’s owners at Planar facility in Portland, the seven 1.8 pixel pitch LED walls range from 10 feet wide to 14 feet wide in size, each custom configured to split into four areas of content and each hung with Premier mounts.
In addition, a different Planar LED wall was mounted to the entry ceiling to run real time sports betting odds and updates. Six 98” Planar displays were also hung at Chalk.
The additional 84 displays come from Samsung on two different Chief mounts that allow easy access to the Crestron NVX signal management behind the displays as well as desktop mounts for the back-to-back displays in booths. These mounts allowed for a streamlined look that wouldn’t impede the wall-mounted displays located at every angle.
Crestron provided control, distribution, and signal management for the project. The system is housed in three Middle Atlantic full-sized racks to support multiple technical aspects from Chalk including audio visual, security, and content management. Multiple rack accessories make the control room stunningly managed and organized.
The challenge with any open concept, especially when the building is covered in hard surfaces, is sound that audiences can hear clearly. But the owners at Chalk didn’t want to stop there. The vision was that the audio would bring energy to the space just like at a real life game. This is especially challenging when the room is full of one hundred patrons cheering on their favorite team.
To help, a mixture of QSC flush-in-ceiling speakers and box speakers controlled with Q-SYS Core. The system allows Chalk to scale up the sound capacity for major sporting events like the Super Bowl and playoff games, but also scale down for business meetings and corporate parties.
The result was screen surface covering the majority of dark wall space, delivering the shock and awe that was envisioned.