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Media Gallery - FACT Film, Art and Creative Technology Amplicon

Visitors to an interactive arts and media centre in Liverpool are being televised live for public view thanks to an LCD display system supplied by Amplicon.

A series of custom-made LCD monitors and small form factor industrial embedded PC systems engineered to receive "real-time" CCTV and Internet feeds have been installed in the Orientation Wall at FACT, which opened in 2003.


 

The £10 million centre, designed by award-winning architects Austin-Smith:Lord, is Liverpool's first purpose-built cultural project for over 60 years and seeks to bring technology and art closer together for the benefit of the public.

Situated in the centre's main foyer, the Orientation Wall features 14 LCD screens housed in custom-made, brushed stainless steel enclosures. While the Wall's lower tier of seven 18" monitors display live gallery and cinema programme information, an upper tier of seven 15" screens carry a collage of live images featuring events and visitors captured by CCTV cameras located throughout the building.

In addition to sourcing and supplying the monitors, Amplicon was commissioned to provide the seven small form factor industrial embedded PC systems with VIA C3 processors that run the display software.

"We are extremely pleased with the contribution that Amplicon has made to this project", comments Clive Gillman, Lead Artist and Associate Director for FACT. "It underlines their ability to customise product technology in a way that fully meets specification requirements and we are now talking with them about several other collaborative ventures for the future".

 
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