As tech continues to move into the art and design space, turning integrators into potential art installers, digital art project/curator Blackdove is looking to engage with dealers through a brand-new portfolio of solutions. They’ll also be looking to showcase it at CEDIA Expo 2021.
Comprising a hardware media player, purpose-built displays, a control and management app, and a digital artwork subscription service, Blackdove says the system can instantly serve up any work of digital art to any display in the world. And, with NFT blockchain registration and end-to-end encryption, the solution comes backed with hefty security as well.
Since debuting at CEDIA Expo a few years back, Blackdove has continued to push the idea of incorporating digital art into the integration channel, and since then, its opportunities in design and wellness have only continued to grow.
Dealers Can Get Design Savvy with Digital Art
“Luxury clients consistently seek novel design elements that will set their spaces apart. Blackdove repositions displays as digital art installations,” the company says. “No longer at odds with the aesthetics of a luxury space, large screens and video walls become a central design element with the implementation of Blackdove.”
After a dealer specifies a project, Blackdove’s art advisors can work directly with the client, design partners, or client representative to choose the proper digital art at no additional cost to the dealer or client, the company explains.
Additionally, established partnerships with popular third-party control providers like Crestron, Savant and Control4, allow these installations to further be incorporated into home automation and scene-setting design.
Blackdove Serves Up Easy Integration
The Blackdove Art Server comes pre-loaded with the company’s software allowing any display to connect directly to the digital gallery. Slim and discreet, the device connects to the Blacdove cloud through either Ethernet or Wi-Fi, allowing the device to be installed in a rack or behind a screen.
Integrators may also opt for the Blackdove Digital Canvas, a high-definition commercial display screen with integrated Art Server. Available up to 98 inches, the Digital Canvas is designed for continuous operation and can mount in portrait or landscape orientation, the company says.
For large-scale applications, the company can even create customized Art Servers with resolutions up to 26K.
“For our sixth install with Blackdove, we used a Blackdove Art Server to deliver video art via Savant’s VOIP to multiple displays throughout a client’s penthouse, including the B&O Harmony and Samsung Frame,” says Ken Johnson, owner of Premiere Systems. “The client gave us rave reviews about how much he and his guests enjoy seeing art across the screens in his residence.”
Installing the Art Server or Digital Canvas is easy as well, typically taking 15 minutes or less, according to the company. Blackdove’s remote integration team is available to log in and support the onsite dealer to complete the system configuration if required.
Another version of this article originally appeared in CE Pro.