By Missy Burrell
The Griffith University Gold Coast campus will boast its first outdoor LED video wall following construction on the project this month.
Senior Deputy Vice Chancellor and Head of the Gold Coast campus, Professor Ned Pankhurst, said the video wall will greet students, staff and visitors as they enter the Gold Coast campus from Parklands Drive.
“This video wall is an exciting addition to our Gold Coast campus and will act as a dynamic platform to welcome visitors and VIPs, as well as engaging current students and staff,” said Professor Pankhurst.
Celebrating our community
“Displays on the video wall will celebrate the activities of the Griffith community, through showcasing student achievements, highlighting the efforts and accomplishments of staff and furthering our reputation as a world-class University.”
The six metre by four metre, high resolution and weatherproof LED Digital Screen and audio system will sit outside G11 Learning Commons and display images, video and webpages, as well as live- streaming events and television.
The aggregation of various social media, and sharing conversations within the wider Griffith community, will feature heavily in the latest addition to the University’s digital signage platform.
Real-time social engagement
“Staff and students will not only be able to submit their own creations and content for the wall, but also be involved in real-time social engagement and conversations happening on-screen,” explained Professor Pankhurst.
“We foresee the G11 video wall becoming an important tool for the Griffith community to stay up- to-date with events, announcements and initiatives, as well as keeping abreast with what’s ‘trending’ – not just within our University, but breaking news and events in general.”
The hot tip for viewers is to pick a spot on the common grassed area adjacent to G11 – around 14 metres from the screen – to soak up that high-definition, broadcast digital television-worthy resolution.
And the great news is the master plan for the Griffith University Gold Coast campus includes increasing the grassed area – making room for a bigger audience to enjoy all the new video wall will have to offer.
Construction on the video wall starts on Thursday March 19 and is expected to be completed in mid- April.