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Button Activated Weatherproof Screen – Caerphilly Castle

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We supplied and installed a large 42″ screen built within a weatherproof frame, this was installed via a bespoke bracket system in the top corner of the tower. Connected to the screen is a solid state video player and speakers which are activated via button press, playing two videos one in Welsh and one in English.

Caerphilly Castle has recently been undergoing a massive interpretative overhaul thanks to a Cadw launched initiative designed to improve the visitor experience in and around Welsh heritage sites.

This has included (amongst other things) the addition of touch screen interactives, improved signage, digital fireplaces and a soundscape experience along one of the impressive battlements. We were commissioned to create said soundscape earlier in the year, and were commissioned once again to install a large 42″ weatherproof screen in one of the towers.

Weatherproof Screen

Button Activated Weatherproof Screen for Caerphilly Castle

The client team at Caerphilly Castle had a video they wanted to present to visitors in both Welsh and English. This video, titled ‘The Story of Wales, Normans and Castles’ was to be played in one of the castle towers which although inside, was still somewhat susceptible to the elements. For this reason the screen needed to be very resilient and capable of dealing with temperature at both ends of the spectrum.

We supplied and installed a large 42″ screen built within a weatherproof frame, this was installed via a bespoke bracket system in the top corner of the tower. Connected to the screen is a solid state video player and speakers which are activated via button press, playing two videos one in Welsh and one in English.

Bespoke Buton Activated Box by Blackbox-av for Caerphilly Castle

The buttons needed to be at waist height below the screen, to avoid unsightly wires this meant the use of a wireless system, built into an oak box with an engraved front plate the button box was constructed specifically for this project and installed near the entrance of the tower within easy access of visitors.

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