Yesterday I attended the official launch of SkyNet at the Colorado Convention Center. SkyNet is a brand new outdoor video display technology that has temporarily transformed the outside of the Convention Center parking garage right at 14th & California into a giant television screen. The pictures don’t really capture the quality of the broadcast.
Measuring 32′ by 44′ this giant screen will stay up until September 8th through three of Denver’s biggest conventions this year - Fire Rescue International, Democratic National Convention, and CEDIA. I am impressed that it only took them two days to install the screen and that it just attached to the facade without any other kind of structural support required. During the DNC, CNN will broadcast live on SkyNet from from 6pm - 10am every day.
This also serves as a preview of a possible technology that could be used in the new Denver Theater District further down on 14th by the DCPA. According to the SkyNet spokesperson the screen unveiled yesterday can be much larger and even wrap around a ninety degree corner of a building. Also impressive is that this kind of screen could be hung on a glass curtain wall and still allow for 60% visibility through the glass. SkyNet was developed by Centennial-based ADTI Media Inc. and all components are produced in the United States.
I am excited that this will be one more way during the DNC that Downtown Denver will get great exposure and promotion. I think technology such as this has the ability to really create a vitality and identity to this part of Downtown and will increase foot traffic significantly.