Christchurch Airport was the first international airport in New Zealand, opening in 1950. Today it is the second busiest airport in the country with increasing passenger numbers and the construction of a major terminal upgrade has recently been completed.
Pharos’ local partner ELS was approached by Mark Herring Lighting in Christchurch to assist them with supplying the client CIAL with a control solution for the Danpalon LED walls already installed throughout the terminal.
Six networked Pharos LPC 1 controllers were retrofitted by ELS at six separate control points around the site. Programmed using Pharos’ Installation Manager, all the equipment can be controlled and accessed remotely. Pharos’ versatility in providing a fully networked and easily programmable control solution means that the LPCs can be tasked to run the LED walls independently or synchronized to act as a single output.
The scalability of the system allowed ELS to present an intuitive and convenient platform to CIAL, and accommodated the reuse of the existing 600 RGB LED fixtures for a full pallet of colour chase effects. Further fixtures and controllers can now easily be added without creating complex programming issues or diminishing performance.
As the first carbon neutral airport in the Southern Hemisphere, and the second worldwide, it was important to maintain and enhance the airport’s environmental credentials, and this was facilitated by the remote triggering of programmed real-time commands included within Pharos’ Designer software.