Best Brackets & Mounts Brand
Unicol has been awarded Best Brackets & Mounts Brand 2012 in the AV News Awards. The Channel Awards are given to the best current brands in selected areas of AV technology, as assessed by channel professionals. The selection process is based on criteria including the quality of communication from the brand to the channel and the nature of any marketing support, as well as the quality and reliability the products supplied. Unicol marketing director, Robert Seward commented "It is gratifying to know that British manufacturing can still win against strong US and European competition".
Mobile Information Display System
What happens when you want to inform your customers of the current situation in a crisis? This MIDS trolley has been designed and rolled out by Touchstone Electronics at Heathrow for such an event with 4 x 40” screens in portrait displaying information and one 40” screen in landscape displaying news or entertainment. Surveillance cameras and WiFi mounting points have also been added along with a large cabinet to house 2 x 10-way PDU’s, Network Switch and associated cables for deployment. The unit can be electrically lowered from its deployed height of 2.4m down to 1.9m (top of screen) for storage.AV in the Oldest Classroom in the World!
Local AV Installation company Profile Video were asked by King's School, Gloucester to provide an updated AV solution for their classrooms. The school is one of the seven famous Cathedral Schools established by Henry VIII in 1541. However, prior to that date, there was a school on the grounds of Gloucester Cathedral ever since it was first built as the Abbey of St. Peter around the year 1100. This makes King's one of the longest certifiable running schools in the world. Whilst initially a Choir School, it has grown considerably over the years into the leading co-educational independent school in the area, with around five hundred pupils, aged three to eighteen. Even though the school is old it has always been progressive in terms of technology but needed an upgrade and because many of the buildings are listed, equipment could not just be sited anywhere. However, Profile Video and the Schools IT Department collaborated to provide a fully functioning and efficient AV system that will provide the school's pupils with the technology to prepare them for the modern world. One classroom reputed to be the oldest in the world could not be altered in any way so Profile Video used one of their "Travel Trolleys", designed especially for them by Unicol.Digital Window Display System
Traditional printed material and Mannequins are relatively easy to move around a window display but moving your dynamic signage on a 60” screen fixed to the ceiling along with the cabling offers a daunting challenge – until now. Not only did the screen have to move along the window from side to side but it also had to rotate from landscape to portrait. Unicol Special Products Division set to work and produced a roller track system that would support a variety of different sized screens with the ability to be moved across the window. The design included the desired rotation and also added swivel so that the screen could be angled for the best viewing position. Rolling 175” Giant Touch Screen
The Unicol Adapta-Wall system was chosen to create a 4 x 3 video wall using 12 x 46” screens. A custom built U-Touch panel was then fixed to the front to turn it into a giant touch screen. The client wanted the whole video wall to have the facility to be pushed backwards for cleaning and maintenance so a roller system was designed to take the place of the normal bolt down bases. This allowed the 4m wide and 2m high unit to be rolled back a distance of 770mm.5x5 Video Wall for Proctor & Gamble
Ten AV erected a giant set of pillars to hang the Unicol Adapta-Wall system to. The 25 screen video wall brings to life the cavernous atrium of Proctor & Gamble UK Headquarters but like many atriums there was nothing to fix the video wall structure to. In collaboration with Ten AV a design was agreed to erect 2 pillars in the form of a giant goal post on which the Unicol system could be fastened.