North Carolina Biotechnology Center Upgrades 170-Seat Auditorium with Planar LED Display Technology

Based in North Carolina’s Research Triangle Park, the North Carolina Biotechnology Center (NCBC) is a life science economic development organization and the nation’s first state-sponsored biotechnology initiative. Founded in 1984, the NCBC helps bring ideas to market, provides custom market research and works to grow North Carolina’s cluster of life science companies to meet industry needs. Its mission is to accelerate life sciences technology-based economic development through innovation, commercialization, education and business growth.

NCBC recently partnered with the AVCON team to integrate their audio-visual systems in a phased project to update their facilities to the latest technologies on the market. The improvements included the organization’s 170-seat auditorium, which was equipped with a projector display that was nearing the end of its lifecycle. For that space, President and CEO of AVCON, Frank Yarborough, introduced NCBC to the idea of a video wall as a replacement. NCBC consented and our team installed a nearly 14-foot-long, 8-foot-high Planar® TVF Series LED video wall with a 1.8mm pixel pitch (TVF1.8) in a 7×7 configuration. When asked about the completed project, NCBC’s audio-visual specialist Sean Thegen said, “The new video wall really stands out. It increases our relevancy and delivers a pretty obvious wow factor!”

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