NEC to install massive LED wall at STC facility

NEC Display Solutions has signed an agreement with STC to install a 256-square-meter LED display on the STC campus in Riyadh.
Updated 05 August 2019

NEC to install massive LED wall at STC facility

One of the world’s largest control room LED displays is set to come to Saudi Arabia as Japanese display technology manufacturer NEC Display Solutions has signed an agreement with STC to install a 256-square-meter LED display, featuring over 200 video wall screens, at the Unified Network Operation Center (UNOC) on the STC campus in Riyadh.

NEC’s comprehensive involvement in the project includes design, manufacture, supply, installation, testing and commissioning of the massive video wall. Working along with Saudi Media Systems SMS, NEC will be responsible for the supply and installation of about 216 video wall units, several meeting room displays as well as other smaller LED solutions. It will also provide the complete back-end processors for the successful functioning of the UNOC.

“Our agreement with STC represents a landmark project that highlights NEC’s status as one of the very few manufacturers in the world that is capable of providing a complete custom-made display solutions to government entities and major companies. NEC covers the entire aspect of the project, starting from feasibility studies, design and manufacture to installation, testing and commissioning. We select the right display technology and the right kind of back-end processing solution for not just network operation centers but also data centers, control rooms, and security operation centers,” said Bernd Eberhardt, CEO of NEC Display Solutions GmbH.

“STC is happy to join hands with NEC Display Solutions to provide a complete turnkey solution for the successful functioning of the UNOC. The agreement reflects STC’s constant efforts to build strategic partnerships with global entities to provide world-class digital services and innovative solutions to our customers, enabling the digital transformation of the Kingdom,” said Abdullah Al-Mazrou, general manager, buildings and fleet management at STC.

As a total display solutions company, NEC holds a leading position in the display market in the Europe, Middle East and Africa region. The installation of the massive LED wall in Saudi Arabia is the latest milestone for the company that has earlier pioneered other major projects such as the world‘s first RB laser projector in 2017. 

NEC Display Solutions has so far manufactured and delivered over 1.5 million large-format displays. Its success story includes partnerships with more than 200 airports worldwide and delivery of over 125,000 displays over the last five years in leading fast food restaurants across Europe.

The Japanese display technology manufacturer, headquartered in Tokyo, is a wholly owned subsidiary of NEC Corporation, which has been a global technology leader for over 120 years.


Bentley marks 100 years at Monterey Car Week

Updated 21 August 2019

Bentley marks 100 years at Monterey Car Week

As part of its centenary celebrations, Bentley hosted a number of events during the Monterey Car Week, from Aug. 15 to 18.

To mark the occasion, two models debuted — the new Flying Spur luxury four-door grand tourer, and the EXP 100 GT: A vision of luxury mobility in 2035.

The third-generation Flying Spur sets new standards of driving enjoyment and luxury, showcasing Bentley’s application of modern technology, while integrating the latest British craftsmanship and innovation features.

The new Flying Spur will be the most advanced luxury grand touring four-door available. 

Alongside its totally new and advanced aluminum and composite chassis, it features optional electronic all-wheel steering — a first for a Bentley, coupled with active all-wheel drive and the Bentley Dynamic Ride active anti-roll system powered by a 48V architecture.

The Flying Spur was put on display on Aug. 16 at the Quail — a motorsports gathering and at the Home of Bentley for the remainder of the weekend.

It was joined by the EXP 100 GT concept car, which made its US debut. With the EXP 100 GT, Bentley has reimagined the idea of grand touring for the future.

The EXP 100 GT is pure Bentley, inspired by the company’s deep understanding of the desires of its forward-thinking customers. It embraces artificial intelligence (AI) as a means to reassert the car as a place for creating, experiencing and capturing extraordinary human experiences and emotions.

It displays the future of luxury craftsmanship with a seamless fusion of materials and the intelligent curation of technology. The vehicle’s battery system will power four motors that deliver superior performance. Projected performance figures include a 0-60 mph time of less than 2.5 seconds, a top speed of 186 mph, and maximum torque of 1,500 Nm.

Ahead of the EXP 100 GT’s Americas debut, Bentley launched a new and dedicated app for Apple devices.

Released on Aug. 12, the “Bentley 100 AR” app uses a printable QR code to provide an augmented reality experience of the EXP 100 GT, allowing users to explore the exterior and interior of the concept car. Users can even interact with a virtual version of the car in full scale, by using the app at selected Bentley retailers.

Bentley was a featured marque at Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, where numerous classic models competed in Bentley Centennial classes, including Vintage 4 Cylinder, Vintage 6 Cylinder, Derby and Postwar.