The Schaulager, the permanent home of the Emanuel Hoffmann Foundation‘s collection of contemporary art in Basel, Switzerland, is using a Medialon Manager V4 Pro and two Medialon Manager V4 Lites to create, control and play back playlists for videos and other still and text projections on a pair of large LED screens on the entrance facade.
The Schaulager primarily warehouses, in optimum climatic conditions, the collection‘s work which is not on display elsewhere. It is also a center for conservation and research for museum staff, restorers, curators, researchers, students and teachers. The Schaulager is open to the public only when special exhibitions are scheduled.
“Medialon is the core of the whole installation,” says Tobias Waldmeier of integrator Bildflug GmbH. “The client wanted to be able to bring up any kind of video or still-format images to the LED screens. We searched for a playout system capable of doing that and decided on Medialon. Medialon brings the user interface for the customer to create, modify and preview any playlist they make and, in turn, Medialon brings the power to play back the lists on the LED screens.”
The embedded Graphical User Interface programming tool in Medialon Manager V4 has been designed to allow fast and easy control-panel and touchscreen programming inside the software itself. In addition, Medialon Manager comes with free user interface design software to easily deploy multiple control interfaces over a network.
At the Schaulager Medialon Manager V4 Pro controls the two Medialon Manager V4 Lites on a network plus an Electrosonic Vector for LED source management and two Pioneer DVD players for back up.
Integrator Bildflug GmbH, based near Lucerne, creates and designs solutions for fixed installations and events, specializing in media control and widescreen applications. Visopta AG delivered and installed the Schaulager‘s LED and video components.
Founded in 1992 and based in Europe and in the USA, Medialon designs and distributes software-based control systems for audiovisual equipment and digital media. As a leader in the show-control market, we count among our customers the largest museums in the world (Centre Pompidou, Vulcania, Metropolitan Museum of Art), prestigious theme parks (Futuroscope, Asterix, large US parks) and famous entertainment venues (Lido, Wynn Las Vegas, Apollo Theater NYC).
Manager software allows users to program and synchronize an unlimited number of devices (audio, video, lighting, image processors, special effects, etc). Its programming environment enables the easiest creation of scenarios, from the simplest to the most complex. Designed to be used in networks, it controls the latest-generation equipment over TCP IP. With more than 1000 licenses used daily in the world, it is now the industry standard.
Medialon‘s MIP is a multimedia hardware player which plays any type of digital media: Flash, Mpg, Divx, PPT, JPEG, HTML, URL, etc… with an integrated playlist programming and planning tool. MIP is used for the playback of media, interactive kiosks and digital signage in state-of-the-art museums such as the Musée du Quai Branly in Paris.
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