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British Swimming Benefits from Armagard Enclosure Installation

British Swimming Benefits from Armagard LCD Enclosure

About British Swimming

British Swimming is the National Governing Body for Swimming, Diving, Synchronised Swimming, Water Polo and Open Water in Great Britain. It has an international responsibility to ensure the high performance representation of the sport.

The Challenge

Requiring 60” screen protection for their facility at the University of Bath Sports Training Village, British Swimming came to Armagard.

The solution needed to be able to endure the rigours of a swimming pool environment, staving off the effects of humidity, temperature changes, and provide protection against water damage.

Why a Pool Side Screen?

Performance Scientist for British Swimming, Ben Holliss, came up with the idea of installing a screen for use as a coaching tool.

The installation of a 60” pool side screen enabled swimmers to view themselves on screen while training, helping them to improve their swimming technique.

PDS LCD Enclosure in situ

'PDS LCD Enclosure'

The Solution

British Swimming installed an Armagard 60” enclosure from our PDS range, an IP66 industry rated unit that’s completely watertight.

The enclosure was equipped with temperature regulating systems to cope with changes in humidity and to stave off the effects of condensation.

The unit is fitted with a polycarbonate viewing window, which is 10 times stronger than glass, to protect against any accidental collisions.

Various security features are also attached to the unit to prevent theft and the enclosure also protects the screen from vandalism.

Manufactured using a rust resistant, powder coated mild steel, and sealed to industry standards, the PDS LCD enclosure is an indoor and outdoor ready unit.

It can be used for industrial and commercial purposes and is available in a variety of sizes ranging from 19” up to 72”, keeping screens functioning in temperatures as low as 0°C and up to +50°C.

The unit is fully watertight, a must have feature for British Swimming’s project, and is completely dust proof. It is low maintenance and easy to clean with standard cleaning products.

The PDS LCD enclosure can be wall or stand mounted, while screens are mounted using a universal VESA mounting bracket.

One of the unique benefits of this unit is that it’s completely customisable. Choose from a toughened glass or polycarbonate viewing window, add anti-glare or anti-reflective technology to maintain screen visibility in bright locations or add a touch screen feature for increased user interactivity.

PDS LCD Enclosure in swimming Pool

Benefits for British Swimming

The Armagard PDS LCD enclosure makes it possible for swimmers to review real-time footage of their training.

Swimming trainers are also able to observe techniques, without having to have their eyes on the pool.

They can also rewind and playback footage for review in greater depth.

Designed to last for up to 10 years or more, the screen will be protected from a number of damage threats, preventing the need for screen repair/replacement and reducing costs.

Enclosure versus Dedicated Waterproof Screen

Compared to a dedicated waterproof screen, the PDS LCD enclosure can cost up to 50% less and can protect your current screen, removing the need to invest in an entirely new, more expensive solution.

The Results

The unit blends seamlessly into the environment and its protection of the digital screen enables swimmers to enjoy a live, interactive view of their training as they take to the pool.

Ben Holliss had this to say: “Our Armagard TV case is perfect for our needs – it allows our GB Olympic Swimmers to watch themselves swim on a 60” screen, which is protected to deal with the rigours of being based in a swimming pool environment. It’s great to know that it’s been made in the UK, with that added quality assurance. Thanks a lot!”

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