- 3x3 Videowall at Crabby Joe's newest flagship location
- London, Ontario
- 9 – 55" HD Orion display panels
- Crestron Panel
ABOUT CRABBY JOE’S
Crabby Joe’s Tap & Grill is managed by Obsidian Group Inc. – a management company formed to develop, market and manage hospitality and real estate interests. Since its incorporation in 1996, Obsidian Group Inc. has assembled an impressive team of hospitality professionals. One of the most valuable holdings of Obsidian Group Inc. is the Crabby Joe’s Tap & Grill system, trademarks and rights.
The owners of the newly renovated Crabby Joe’s at 276 Dundas St. in London, Ontario knew they needed to go big with their AV system to draw guests from local competition. A videowall was their top choice for displaying major events and multiple events at once, so they went to the AV professionals at Advanced to design and install the biggest videowall that would fit.
THE ADVANCED SOLUTION
During the initial meeting, Crabby Joe’s owner Howard Pennell told Advanced that he wanted something that would blow his guests away as soon as they walk through the door. We determined that the best solution was to build a 3×3 video wall that would allow them to show a single video feed or all six available video feeds at once.
There was enough room for us to create a 165” videowall composed of nine 55-inch HD Orion display panels, and we installed a simple-to-use Crestron system to give them fast, easy control over which video feed plays on which display. We configured the videowall to allow for all nine panels to show a single feed, or to show the main feed on the four upper-left most displays while each of the remaining five displays can show the other five independent video feeds. The installation gives Crabby Joe’s a sophisticated multi-display solution that is simple to control.
To ensure the installation went according to plan and that the customer would be 100 percent satisfied with the result, the team at Advanced installed, configured and calibrated the videowall at their warehouse before the real on-site installation even began.
Monitors need to be color calibrated and LED LCD technology tends to work through most of its color shift in the first 10 hours. We like to get every installation right the first time, so we rig up each videowall we build in our warehouse and make sure everything is working and calibrated before the customer ever sees it. The last thing we want is to start hanging panels in the restaurant and find that one of them is defective. This pre-installation testing process allows us to sort out issues so the customer doesn’t have to.
Pennell knew that not every AV company can pull off this type of installation. After deciding he wanted a videowall for the new restaurant’s grand re-opening, he researched companies in the area that specialize in large, complex AV systems, and found that Advanced had the experience and expertise he was looking for.