Armagard Screen Enclosures Provide Protection at London Olympics
About London Olympics
The Olympics took place in London between July 25 and August 12, having been selected as the host city on July 6, 2005. Over 10,000 athletes from 204 National Olympic Committees competed in the Games.
For London, these particular Olympics marked a significant milestone as the city became the first to host the modern Olympic Games on three separate occasions, having previously done so in 1908 and 1948.
The 2012 London Olympics was set to attract a massive audience, with thousands of people from all over the world heading to London. Many organisations required a cost-effective solution for mass communication in order to reach the large crowds.
Armagard was approached by several organisations prior to the event to help provide digital signage solutions across three high-profile locations in London. Each location required a different application, with units needing to be pole-mounted and wall-mounted and able to accommodate a multitude of screen sizes.
Armagard got involved in several projects ahead of the Olympics, manufacturing several standard and custom-made enclosures.
The famous Mall Road, which runs from Buckingham Palace to Admiralty Arch, installed eight, 42” outdoor TV enclosures, which were used to show TV and event information during the cycling and running events.
The Olympic Park location, which underwent major redevelopment in preparation for the Games and became home to the Olympic Stadium, required five LCD Enclosures to accommodate screens used in a giant image booth. The booth enabled visitors to get a picture of themselves with the entire Olympic Stadium in the background.
Specialising in hardware protection since 1994, Armagard’s range of LCD enclosures are sealed to international IP and NEMA ratings and offer waterproof and rugged durability against outdoor weather conditions, collisions and vandalism.
Available from 24” to 75” and designed to accommodate most commercial grade displays, an Armagard enclosure can be integrated with a separate media player, and provide hardware protection even in the harshest of environments, with operating temperatures ranging from -30°C to +40°C.