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The forthcoming UEFA Euro 2012 championship is being held in the Ukraine and Poland next year, with UEFA wishing to promote football in areas not previously having hosted the tournament.
This posed several challenges for the former eastern block countries as they have had to ensure their sports stadium infrastructure is equipped to cope with a modern football tournament.
The Olympic National Sports Stadium in the Kiev, for instance, while having played host to premier events in the Ukraine since 1920, needed to be kitted out to cope with the tens of thousands of football fans that will descend on the stadium next year.
And digital signage and information screens are to play a large part in that providing crucial information around the stands and ensuring visitors, most of whom will be different language speakers, have a safe and enjoyable time at the event.
Renovations for the stadium are underway and with such a big project competition was fierce to provide the facilities and services for the site; however, when it came to digital signage, the installers had already decided on the screens and equipment to be installed, but there was a problem.
The screens chosen by the installers were designed for indoor use, and whilst they were going in the concourses inside the stadium, the environment wasn’t suited for the use of such hardware.
Kiev can get very cold in the winter and the inside of the stadium has temperatures level similar to the ambient outside, furthermore, in such a raucous location, with tens of thousands of football fans expected through the concourses, there was a need for protection.
The company installing the screens turned to LCD enclosure manufacturer Armagard for a solution to protect the array of 52” screens being installed around the stadium.
Armagard supplied 265 of their 52” LCD enclosures, which are designed to accommodate any make or model of screen.
As LCD enclosures contain climatic modules such as heaters and air filtration systems, the screens can be kept at their optimum operating temperature. Also being waterproof and manufactured from quality steel, the enclosures provided a comprehensive solution for the stadium.