YYC INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT – CALGARY, ALBERTA
CUSTOMER SUCCESS STORY
TRANSPORTATION CUSTOMER SUCCESS STORY
Impressive Digital Art
The Calgary International Airport (YYC) is one of three international airports in Alberta, Canada. It spans an area of 21 square kilometers. With nonstop flights to a wide variety of destinations in North and Central America, Europe, and Asia, it served almost 18 million passengers in 2019, making it the busiest airport in Alberta and the fourth busiest in all of Canada. The airport was originally built in the late 1930s. Since then, it has undergone many renovations and new constructions. It now has four runways (two north-south and two intersecting), two terminal buildings (domestic and international), and five concourses as well as warehouses and other infrastructure.
Digital art is all the rage nowadays. More and more companies are opting for digital solutions that allow them to switch between their favourite art and videos instead of traditional, static pieces. This ability to switch between different mediums of art enables businesses to capture more of their clients’ attention, and thus, leave a lasting impression on a greater number of people. Knowing this, the Calgary International Airport wanted to test out a video wall to display digital art that would amaze their travelers, and Matrix got to work designing the perfect solution. Additionally, they also required a PC software to push directed content to all screens throughout the airport.
To fulfill the Calgary Airport’s needs, Matrix fully designed and installed a video wall—following the airport’s specifications—that fit seamlessly into their space. We also provided them with a powerful digital communications platform to direct content to each of their screens.
This particular solution involved the implementation of a Samsung LED video wall, made up of 18 individual panels. The pixel pitches are 2.5mm, and the wall itself measures approximately 6 feet by 9 feet. This video wall is exclusively used to display virtual art. The Omnivex software mentioned above runs off a PC to direct flight information and important messaging to every screen throughout the entire airport.