When Hockey Club Roeselare required a cutting-edge digital solution for its sports centre, no other company was better positioned to assist them than Ocular. Experts in interactive installations and immersive designs for leisure and corporate purposes, Ocular has a long-standing connection with the Roeselare Rangers. The company’s founder and CEO, Nicolas Vanden Avenne, serves as a coach at the club, and Ocular has also been a loyal partner and a key sponsor for several years.
The company has opted for the Leyard LA Series, Leyard Europe's latest generation of outdoor fixed cabinets, to construct an ultra-light, ultra-thin outdoor cabinet structure capable of displaying dynamic content, including national team matches. This innovative solution not only boosts the visual appeal of Hockey Club Roeselare for prospective sponsors but also elevates the viewing experience for spectators by improving visibility.
“We chose Leyard for this project because we believe the company provides the right products for the right applications. The LED wall is installed outdoors and faces the sun, so it was crucial to have an 7500-nit visual solution. The Leyard team provided us with an all-in-one package that included integrated mechanics, controls, and everything else we needed. Their comprehensive offering left no loose ends, which is immensely valuable to us. This ensures we can deliver a robust end result to our customer.”
Nicolas Vanden Avenne
Founder and CEO, Ocular bv
To overcome the primary challenge of the project, which was positioning the LED wall outside and installing it at a height of eight metres, Leyard Europe provided a five by three metre, 7500-nit LED wall from its LA Series. The solution, which has a perfect modular structure, offered the requisite high brightness to display the content in all weather conditions and in a easy to use 16:9 aspect ratio.
Vanden Avenne adds, "Another benefit of Leyard's solution is that the Roeselare Rangers can modify the content themselves. They can add or remove photos or videos using BrightSign solution. This feature enables them to include sponsor content or videos of the national team effortlessly. It is a significant advantage for the hockey club since it eliminates the need to design or replace banners every time."
The final installation was completed just in time for the upcoming busy season, and everyone involved expressed how satisfied they were with the final outcome. The newly improved Hockey Club Roeselare sports centre has generated a great deal of anticipation and excitement among the stakeholders.
"Supporting the Ocular team in this project was a pleasure, and our versatile LA Series LED display proved to be the perfect solution for the stadium," concludes Cris Tanghe, Vice President Product at Leyard Europe. "Thanks to the outstanding team effort, which included Ocular's technician Pieter-Jan Nuyttens and Davy De Coster, the outcome is an exceptional visual offering that places the game, spectators, and sponsors in the spotlight."
Outdoor LED Video Wall
Latest generation of Leyard's fixed outdoor LED cabinets. Available pixel pitches: 4, 6, and 10mm