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Health Center Video Wall Engages Visitors

Gesture-controlled "attract mode"

UCSF Medical Center Prysm video wall

The University of California at San Francisco Medical Center recently installed a video wall to inform and entertain visitors. The wall consists of Laser Phosphor Display tiles from Prysm, a Silicon Valley-based video wall manufacturer. The video wall is installed in the passageway between UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital and the main hospital lobby.

The new video wall was dedicated as an expression of gratitude to UCSF-MC donors who have contributed more than $600 million to the research campus. The Prysm system incorporates a broad range of content and user interactions to deliver a high level of engagement with visitors. A gesture-controlled “attract mode” captures the attention of visitors walking past the installation, while touchscreen capabilities accommodate multiple simultaneous users who are able to access information about donors. There’s also interactive content about UCSF Medical Center’s hospitals, faculty, staff and programs.

“With Prysm’s Olympic video wall as the centerpiece, we’ve designed an installation that shares UCSF Medical Center’s story and its great service to the community in a compelling and engaging way,” said Randy Byrd, president and ceo of Sensory Interactive, the digital media and consulting firm for the project.

UCSF worked with Sensory Interactive, the consultant and integrator on the project, to select the Prysm system. The UCSF donor wall is 13ft wide by 4ft high, and it is made up of Prysm’s Olympic video walls, built from LPD tiles. They offer punchy contrast and colors, as well as best-in-class energy efficiency.

At the heart of Prysm’s Olympic video walls is Laser Phosphor Display technology. Fundamentally different from LED- and LCD-based technologies, LPD video walls offer bright images, wide viewing angles and high efficiency. Compared to other display technologies, LPD technology has the lowest total cost of ownership and offers competitive features.