A New Zealand First: The Magic is in the Screen is certainly true with our recent installation in NZ with the Plas480 LED screen panels.

ICE AV Tech’s LED Division established a New Zealand first with this stunning new aquatic cinema LED screen installation. Large format LED Screens are making an increasing inroad to numerous sites for diverse uses.

Aquatic Pool LED Screen

Industrial Grade Waterproof Plas480 cabinet LED screen

For many though unfamiliar with LED screens are all a bit of a mystery as it is the only display technology that can be used to build digital screens ranging from 1 sqm to 1,000’s of meters that can cover entire buildings, placed underwater or on the wall in a retail store.

The core building block of an LED Screen is the LED tile which in turn is mounted into the actual LED cabinet. It is the actually cabinet that the integrator installer will handle to fit into the mounting structure. In this video we show you the relatively straight forward method to assemble a large LED screen using the ICE Plas480 industrial LED cabinets in this installation building a 3.36m High x 1.92m Wide LED screen.



In the case of the ICE AV Plas480 cabinets measuring 480mm x 480mm they will typically mounted onto a steel frame structure. For expo and temporary use they can be hung from wire rope clamps. The aspect to consider is whether the screens can be accessed from the rear or from the front. This will dictate the type of bracket used, simple in style they have functionality for either front panel removal or rear access. Each panel is an independent unit that is interconnected to the adjacent panel in the row with external data and power connectors. An LED screen itself does not have the typical DVI, SDI, Composite or VGA type inputs, however it is capable of displaying all these and others. So is that contradiction? No not at all, as typically every LED screen has at least three other crucial component.
1 – Either a Computer or LED Source Switcher
2 – LED Data Processor – commonly called a Sending Card
3 – The Receiver Card Processor .

LED Screen Switcher

By using the switcher numerous external media sources can be displayed immediately on the LED screen.

For the Plas480 Panels they have the unique design of the Power / Controller box being able to control a number of Panels. So depending on the screen size you would install one or more units, whereas the common design has a receiver card installed inside each LED cabinet. In addition to the Plas480 ICE has a diverse range of LED screen models to cater for a wide range of installation requirements.

So delivering the signal or source into the LED screen is via the computer or the LED Source Switcher. Typically the Sending Card is installed in either one. So If you are using the LED Source Switcher we install the special LED data processor within the unit or if only using a computer to host all media and no switcher is used on the system, then we install the Sending Data Card processor internally on a PCI slot.

We recommend that the computer is able to be connected via the internet for remote support and maintenance. In addition installing one of our remote IP camera options allows us to monitor the screen performance and especially crucial during remote adjustment enabling us to stand virtually in front of the screen.

Swimming pool screen

Mounted high to be visible from every part of the Aquatic Centre

All our screens can be used as cinema, scoreboard or message screens. ICE AV is able to offer a range of sports scoreboard software applications plus also offer customised scoreboard displays.

ICE LED has a selection of LED screens that will appeal to owners who have a diverse range of requirements. Download one of our catalogues here.
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ICE AV is a specialist company that has expertise in a wide range of technologies and we are able to bring this knowledge and capability to bear on your projects and requirements. We have a strong solution focus and can draw on an extensive product range, team of experts to deliver value for money and can present the pros and cons for any options and reasons why we recommend.

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The Big Screen for the Big Pool

LED Screen Division – Have you noticed that every where we look today, there is every likely hood you are looking at a digital screen, big or small. The role of outdoor digital displays is a recent trend that started with the cinema screens, moved onto TV sets and since then the diversity, has gone ballistic and installed in every country on the planet.

swimming led screen

Bring your aquatic venue alive with the big screen experience.

Never before has society become so addicted, influenced and connected to digital displays. Whether it is watching a movie on your phone whilst you travel on the bus, reading a novel on a kindle or watching a football replay on a stadium screen, the range of technologies currently available provides options, alternatives and opportunities.

One area that ICE AV is increasingly being asked to help with is the public swimming pool. Aquatic Centres today are places to learn, have fun, experience family time and have become community centres. The facilities typically being included today include creche, cafe, club facilities, class rooms, toddler pools, dive pools, training rooms, exercise rooms and now the latest trends many acquatic pool owners are implementing are large format digital LED screens.

Many Aquatic Centre managers have realised to ensure continued patronage and ensure their facilities are seen to be exciting places to be, they are looking to the big screen experience to give them that edge for their digitally connected visitors.

Large format screens have become a standard feature in public environments and many are familiar with the large outdoor LED screens in Tokyo, Time Square, Picadilly Square and of course many roadside and stadium locations around the world.

Hinged LED screen

So what are Aquatic Centres wanting to use large format LED screens for. The obivous use is sports timing for race meetings, however the entertainment value is what Aquatic managers are thinking off to increase the experience.

Applications such as movies, roving pool camera, messages and advertising enhance the visit of all the swimmers. Furthermore with the growth and influence of Social Media the large format LED screens becomes and ideal way for a venue’s community to engage and merges the on-line / off-line local presence as a seamless bi-directional communication channel. One local semi outdoor pool complex that has used a large format movie screen in the Auckland region has been the Waiweria Hotpools, though it has suffered from quality and visibility issues due to not using LED screens. Nevertheless this experience has allowed swimmers who like to lounge in the hot soak pools to watch a movie as part of their visitor experience.

ICE AV Technology has introduced its Plas480-10 Industrial grade LED cabinets as an ideal solution for pool side large format digital screens. The screens can be configured to any size according to budget, viewing distance and resolution required and being manufactured from industrial grade plastic will not rust or detoriate in these humid environments. To minimise egress of moisture internally the screen cabinents can be sealed, thereby minimsing future problems such as internal corrosion.

Plas480 Cabinets


The Plas480 can be installed in a variety of manners. Pictured here is where the cabinets have been assembled onto a swing up frame that can be wall mounted. In addition a screen could be floor mounted on a moveable platform allowing relocating and changing viewing angles depending on activities.

International sports events such as the Rugby World Cup, Formula One GP and of course the Olympics have shown that large format LED screens add greatly to the visibility and enjoyment of events. This familiarity by the public, is an underlying aspect that where ever people gather that there will be be a large format LED screen technology.

In recents years the R&D, quality and reliability has taken huge leaps and bounds meaning the cost has now become alot more affordable. ICE AV recommends that a 1.92m x 1.92m screen as a minimum size to consider installing into an Aquatic Centre to achieve a sufficient display area. The LED screen size can be increased in 480mm steps in vertical and horizontal dimensions.

The PLas480-10 is a 10mm pitch resolution screen and is an excellent starting point for Aquatic Centres to consider. If budget constraints are a factor according to desired screen size then 15mm and 20mm options are available. Alternatively if venues desire the high definition experience we recommend considering the Plas480-5, a 5mm high defiintion option.

One of the unique features of the Plas480 range is the high Horizontal scanning refresh rate making it suitable for TV cameras for event broadcasts. Low refresh rates typically mean viewer screen flicker when television cameras have the screens in their field.

For the luxury complex and hotel often what has been missing in recent years is the visual aspect to entertain and pamper guests as the swim and take in a pool poolside.

High definition LED screen alongside the luxury pool

The Underwater Swimming Pool screen is manufactured in certain micro step lengths and base width dimensions. Pool constructors and architects should talk to us early on during the pool design process to maximise the integration of this high tech solution.

Underwater Digital Screen

The ICE Underwater Swimming Pool Screen is the ultimate screen for a true state of the art swimming pool.

By adding our unique Ultra Sound Underwater Speakers we now offer one of the most exclusive audio visual experiences that has ever been developed. When combined with the ICE Ultra Sound Underwater speakers we create the most amazing entertainment experience underwater as the audio is only heard whilst your ears are below the water. Lift your head above water and the Ultra Sound can not be heard.

Imagine the fun you could have with this! Add a microphone and you could actually talk to those swimming underwater. By adding Ultra Sound to a training pool, coaches could actually talk to their swimmers as they practice.

By converging imagination, technical know how and the latest technologies, ICE AV is able to create your large screen experience above and below the water for the coolest immersion experience.

Contact ICE AV Technology
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