Hannouf Media Group’s Tech Team reviews the HD LED “Jumbotron” display
Marc Hannouf, Founder and CEO of Hannouf Media Group (HMG) invited his programming wizards and designing druids to comment on the mega-pixel oversized HD LED display screens that have recently dominated football stadiums and shopping malls all around the planet. Given that HMG is a premier provider of Über state-of-the-art LED screen displays, LED furniture, and SMART LED installations Marc wanted to share his team’s creativity and thoughts on the progress of modern LED (Light Emitting Diodes) technology with the media.
The question was put to them: “What do you think of the “‘Jumbotron” HD LED Display Screen?”
Their answers were ingenious. According to Alex, one of HMG’s programmers, who, incidentally, could give Bill Gates a run for his money in the tech department, the massive gizmo was originally a Sony invention that became defunct at the end of the 20th century. Since then, the term “Jumbotron” has become a generic urban word for any enormous LED light display. Cyril, an SEO specialist who could run rings around Mark Zuckerberg, pointed out that the massive screen was, at its genesis, not a LED display, but rather multiple components made up of more than 15 flood-light cathode ray tubes (CRT), emitting red, blue and green phosphors that delivered an inferior resolution.
Vlad, cyber-security guru, told us that Mitsubishi developed the first Diamond Vision grand-scale LED system in 1980, when they discovered that LED-based structures have a performance lifetime 10 times longer than CRT systems, whilst consuming a fraction of the energy. Vadim, Python tech extraordinaire, was eager to add that one of the biggest “Jumbotrons” used to be at the Skydome in Toronto, Canada, with a height of 10m/33 feet and a width of 33.5m/110 feet. It cost $17 million USD. On the contrary, says he, a LED display of the same dimensions would only cost about $3million USD in today’s market. This group of ridiculously bright tech experts all concurred that they would have been terribly bored back in the days before LED screen displays were “intelligent” and programmable and therefore thrive developing smart devices.
Marc and his team will be at the Luxlive Middle East exhibition at Abu Dhabi in April 2016. For the past five years, Luxlive has enjoyed overwhelming success in the United Kingdom and is the ultimate commercial lighting exhibit in Europe. For anyone in the LED industry, attendance is practically required. Who knows, you may even meet Marc himself and share your thoughts on LED bar stools!