Saturday, February 19, 2011

Lighting Designers: What Would You Do?

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Hey lighting designers, want to win a small prize just for some quick brainstorming? Then take a few moments to create an entry for our “Super Bowl Halftime Show: What Would You Do?” contest.

If you were the lighting designer for the Super Bowl XLV Halftime Show, how would you have incorporated Pix2o’s products into the show? Take a quick look at our products and what they can do on our products page.

What makes Pix2o’s products unique? The VideoBlade is a very special modular system that allows the designer to do many things. Some special features include:
- The VideoReel SkyRoll has the ability to roll the up and down quickly resulting in fast set up times.
- The VideoReel GroundRoll can be seamlessly joined together with other GroundRolls, creating screens of nearly unlimited width.
- Touring frames allow the VideoBlade to be mounted in unique shapes that fit your unique video needs.

The deadline is 8pm PST March 5th.

Enter your submission by leaving a comment on this post or email it to us at


Also, be sure to check out our screens at the NBA All Star Game this weekend!

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Pix2o at the Gaylord Opryland Hotel

On November 18th Pix2o had the pleasure of providing video screens for the grand reopening of the Gaylord Opryland Hotel (Grand Ole Opry) in Nashville, TN.  Attended by over 1,500 of country music’s who’s who, the hotel was reopening after floods damaged it in May 2010. 

Pix2o provided three 4-meter wide VideoReel™ SkyRolls™ for use during the show.  The three screens showed a large variety of videos; in some instances with a different picture on each display and in others a continuous scene across all three screens. The show producers made extremely good use of Pix2o’s rolling features as they displayed video while rolling up and down many times during the show. 

The screens rolled up for performers to move from behind the stage and rolled back down once they were on stage.  Dramatic effects were achieved by rolling the screens up and down independently of each other or in sync.   

The outdoor stage was very compact and the VideoReel™ SkyRoll™ was perfect for the job as it rolls up into a small rectangular truss.  This allowed the set designers to fit the roll-up screen in a very small place, keeping the set small. 

Check out the video for a brief view of how the VideoReel™ SkyRolls’™ were uniquely used for this show.

Full Show in HD 720p.
Gaylord Opryland Hotel Part 1:
Gaylord Opryland Hotel Part 2:

Monday, October 11, 2010

Pix2o Video Screens: The Picture of Versatility and Reliability

Two Pix2o video displays recently provided the large-scale video at the Puyallup county fair. The two 20+ square meter screens used were 6 meters wide by 3.4 meters tall allowing a16:9 aspect ratio (220 square feet). By day the video walls enhanced the events at the rodeo...

Live Rodeo Video on a Pix2o Video Wall ... Bright and Vivid by Day night, the video walls added much enjoyment and color to the country and rock music concerts.

Two Pix2o Video Walls by Night ... Vivid, True Colors

 The two Pix2o video walls played the country fair for 17 days, 13 hours per day. And it rained most everyday in the Pacific Northwest.

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Sunday, October 3, 2010

Pix2o -- Easy to transport, fast to deploy, economical to own

The Pix2o large-scale LED video display sets up easily and most everywhere. Here it is erected in an outdoor parking lot -- free standing. The screen in this photo is our "small" demo screen measuring only 3m by 5m (10 x 16 feet), but you can see that the truss and rigging could easily handle a taller and even wider screen. The men in the photo gives an indication of scale. Notice how bright, vivid and clear the image is even in full sunlight.

Pix2o LED Video Display: Bright and Vivid Even in Full Sunlight

The transportability of the screen is truly amazing. Everything you see in the photo above got there in the aluminum trailer pulled by a pickup truck (see photo below)! Pix2o video displays are highly portable and economical to transport from one event to another. What cannot be shown in these pictures is just how quickly the display sets up from rolling it out of the trailer to being erected and showing video -- that's right, under 20 minutes!

Easy to transport: the Pix2o Transport Trailer and Pickup Truck

Imagine how many Pix2o displays could be transported in an 18-wheeler or straight truck. Imagine the labor savings on set-up and operation. Superior video coupled with economy of use, as well as a whole host of benefits, makes Pix2o is the large-scale video display of choice today. Contact us or see our website at to learn more about the many benefits Pix2o can bring to your event and business.

For more information contact Be sure to visit us in October at LDI 2010 in Las Vegas.

Friday, September 24, 2010

Pix2o Announces Leasing Program for Large-Scale LED Video Displays

For some companies, purchasing a large-scale video display presents a financial difficulty -- that is, putting together enough cash to make the purchase. Realizing this, Pix2o is pleased to announce its vendor financing program allowing you to lease the video wall and its associated equipment for terms from 24 to 60 months with very attractive terms. This is quite exciting as you only have to rent out the screen for a few days per month on a 60 month lease to make enough money to meet the monthly lease payment. We ran a simple use example for a 60 month lease with an assumption of renting out the screen for one week per month: we calculated a 100% return on investment for just this one week of rental. That is, your rental income would be twice as much as the monthly lease payment.

Even if you do have the cash to buy a Pix2o video display outright, you still might want to lease it. There are many reasons why:
  • Conservation of working capital. Purchase the equipment you need today while spreading your payments over the useful life of the asset. This allows you to preserve capital for other day-to-day expenses such as inventory, personnel and marketing.
  • Increased company value. Because a lease is not considered a long-term  debt or liability, it does not appear as debt on your financial statement making you more attractive to investors and traditional lenders when you need them.
  • Flexibility. As your business grows and your needs change, you can add to or upgrade through a master lease or add-on addendums.
  • Speed. Leasing allows you to respond quickly as your need for equipment arises. You can be approved with minimal documentation and have the equipment you need generating revenue for your business quickly.
  • Tax advantages. The IRS does not consider an operating lease to be a purchase, but rather a tax deductible overhead expense. Therefore you are able to pay for the equipment with pre-tax dollars rather than after-tax profits.
  • Avoid obsolescence. Leasing is an extremely attractive option for you video needs purchases because technology can change quickly. Upgrade provisions can be added to most leases which are a simple way to hedge against obsolescence.
  • Simple. The lease application is only a single page and approval can come in as little as 24 hours.
For more information on Pix2o's leasing program call: Jerry Gladstone at 800-681-9996 or e-mail at

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Saturday, September 11, 2010

Pix2o at Disney World

Pix2o's large-scale LED video screen rolled into Disney World in Orlando Florida for two engagements. The first photo is the SkyReel unit rolled on its truss and wrapped in its transport cover. This is the Indiana Jones set.
Unloading the SkyReel demo screen

Though the screen was only the "small" 5 meter by 3 meter demo unit, the Disney people were very impressed with its features, performance and rapid deployment. The first engagement was at a dinner event where the screen came off the truck, was flown and showing video in 16 minutes. The ease and speed of use makes the Pix2o video screen a natural for even short events like a dinner.
Pix2o SkyReel at Disney World dinner event

Pix2o's SkyReel was the first video wall to be used on the main stage at Disney World!
Pix2o Video Wall on the main stage at Disney World Orlando

Two 8 meter wide Pix2o SkyReel video walls were shipped to Seattle last week. Watch this blog for pictures and commentary. For more information contact Pix2o: John Deaguiar, 415-948-4956,,