The Wellington stock ticker has come a long way since our project announcement in October last year.
Over the past few months we've been working towards final installation - including the removal of the existing ticker, design and engineering of the new bracket system, configuration of the content delivery solution, design of electrical and data systems, scaffolding setup, testing and configuration of light levels and final creative design, plating of all brackets and fittings, and more.
All the preparation has finally paid off as this week we've been on-site completing the installation of the new ticker. Check out the photos and time-lapse video below to see the progression.
We're incredibly proud of what our team has achieved. It's amazing to finally see the new ticker in action, the new panels look great in-person and the ticker is sure to be a highlight of the Wellington waterfront. Many thanks to project sponsors Panasonic and Wellington City Council for making this possible, as well as our construction partner Melbar Engineering.
The ticker spans 64 metres wide and is 600mm tall, seeing an increase of 180mm over the previous ticker. The LED panels have a total of 7,000 nits of luminance, and feature a brightness control system which manages luminance during both day and night time with an ambient sensor as well as a timed control system.
The updated panel is slimmer than the previous design and is mounted at a flat angle against the side of the building. As LED technology has greatly improved, the downward angle of the previous ticker is no longer necessary.
The ticker brings a fresh and modern approach to the Wellington waterfront. As the NZX ticker is a highly visible and eye-catching part of the area, maximising the viewing capability was an important aspect of the renovation project.
To welcome in the new ticker, NZX will be hosting an official opening ceremony at the Odlin's Plaza on the 21st February. The Eyemagnet team will be there of course, you're invited to come celebrate the occasion with us!
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