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HARTING connects U2's giant 360° LED screen

HARTING connects U2's giant 360° LED screen
September 29, 2009 - HARTINGs provided a connectivity solution for the world's first transformable 360° LED screen used on the latest concert tour for the world-renowned rock band U2.

The LED screen, developed by Barco, surrounds the band while they are performing, and can change shape in all directions during concerts. This revolutionary approach to video measures 79 X 53 feet, and incorporates more than 500,000 pixels, making it the biggest LED screen ever used in concert touring.

The requirement was to provide a rugged and vibration-proof mated connector solution that could be mounted to the surface of the moving displays. The system transfers the latest HD (High Definition) TV pictures networked over an Ethernet link. HARTING non-reflective black Han hoods and surface-mounted housings from the company's heavy-duty industrial connector family were chosen so that they would be inconspicuous to the audience.

Han-Modular Quintax inserts were used to provide EMC shielded video transfer. HARTING also built the custom cable assemblies, providing the end installer with the complete solution from one expert source.
The HARTING surface-mounted housings are fitted on the rear of the moving expandable mechanical frames which retain the LED modules.

All HARTING products are supported and available for sale from HARTING North America, Elgin, Illinois.
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