KEEWATIN TRIBAL COUNCIL – THOMPSON, MANITOBA
CUSTOMER SUCCESS STORY
GOVERNMENT CUSTOMER SUCCESS STORY
Engaging Video Wall
Keewatin Tribal Council is a council that represents 11 First Nation bands, mostly concentrated in northern Manitoba. This council offers guidance on matters of education, housing, health, and more to these 11 First Nation communities. Their head offices are in Thompson, Manitoba, and they have additional offices across the communities they serve in northern Manitoba.
Technology is a great asset when it comes to educating. It can be used to keep groups of people engaged for a longer period of time. Knowing this, Keewatin Tribal Council wanted technology that would captivate their audience and teach youth and new generations about their First Nation communities’ cultures as well as their historical backgrounds in the region. Ultimately, the technology implemented in this project is used to revive the cultures of these 11 First Nation groups.
Matrix designed, supplied, and installed this project. We also consulted with the client prior to the design to ensure we understood exactly what they were using the technology for. This allowed us to provide the best possible solution for their needs. After initial meetings and brainstorming sessions with the Keewatin Tribal Council, we came up with a video wall solution that was sure to keep everyone entertained and well informed. This solution was installed in Keewatin Tribal Council’s healing centre in Thompson, Manitoba in September of 2019.
The equipment implemented in this project includes the following: nine 46” NEC monitors, an AVFI height-adjustable motorized podium, a wall-mounted PC and touch screen, and a pair of speakers.
The NEC monitors are configured into a 3x3 video wall that nearly spans the entire wall from floor to ceiling. These monitors have a narrow 3.5mm bezel gap, and the entire video wall has a diagonal image of 138”. To enable sound in any videos, we also installed a pair of speakers, one on each side of the display for an even distribution of sound throughout the space. Throughout the project, we worked with Lumo Interactive who provided a custom-built content management software platform that gives Keewatin Tribal Council complete control over the content on their wall. Overall, this video wall allows them to pass down the sacred teachings of their elders in a unique and engaging digital format.
This footage below was the early proof of concept filmed at the University of Winnipeg on the video wall we installed.