Media Resources Inc. Builds and Installs Canada’s Largest Digital LED Display – Again.
Oakville, Ontario – June 22nd, 2017 – Media Resources Inc, an integrated sign services and manufacturing company in Oakville, Ontario has recently completed a build and install of one of the largest single screen LED displays in Canada.
The massive LED display is a stunning three sided curved display that measures 26 feet high and over 188 feet long. The screen can be seen atop the future flagship location of Shoppers Drug Mart at Yonge and Dundas Square in Toronto, Ontario. The project included building a new steel support structure on the heritage building, fabrication of the LED display at the Media Resources headquarters in Oakville, Ontario and installing the display.
Astral Out of Home, the outdoor advertising division of Bell Media selected Media Resources from a number of other companies who all pitched for the RFP in 2016.
Kevin Martens, Director of Construction with Astral Out of Home says, “We selected Media Resources as we felt they were the best company to take the project from concept to completion. We worked with them hand in hand on the design, through to the final installation to meet our deadline. Overall our clients were very satisfied with the impact and overall appearance of the display. Many partners were involved to complete this project on time which required a great team effort by everyone.”
Prior to this LED display, Media Resources also built and installed another of the largest LED displays in Canada at the Fallsview Casino in Niagara Falls. The Fallsview sign is 4500 sq. feet, 3 Sided with full motion LED displays and measures up at 130 feet tall by 20 feet wide.
The Yonge and Dundas Digital LED Roof-scape uses a 10mm SMD product having almost 4.7 million pixels and provides advertisers with the ability to display video as well as static images.
Jeff Rushton, Co-Owner, President and CEO of Media Resources states: “We are delighted to have been selected by Astral on this exciting project. Both the technology used in the sign, the size of the display, the curved corner design and the location of the sign all make it one of, if not the landmark digital display in Canada and one of the top displays in the world. As one of the owners of Media Resources, I am most proud of the employees from all of our divisions who came together to engineer, manufacture, and install this world class digital display. We are very proud of the effort they put in.”
About Media Resources Inc
Established in 1967 Media Resources is an integrated sign services and manufacturing company providing Large Format Printing, Digital LED Displays, 3D Printing and Sign Installation services to the sign and display industry. Media Resources has completed work in Canada, the United States, Central and South America
June 15th, 2017
Oakville, Ontario – June 15th 2017 – Media Resources Inc., an integrated sign services and manufacturing company in Oakville, Ontario has acquired US sign installation, service and restoration Company, Signs Unlimited with headquarters in Fort Mill, South Carolina.
This acquisition is a major step in Media Resources’ corporate growth strategy as the company aggressively expand their services in the United States. Already with sales offices in Florida, Charlotte, St Louis and Phoenix, this acquisition, which includes a large facility and a fleet of trucks and cranes makes Media Resources the only sign services company with operations in the Unites States and Canada.
Keith Edwards, one of the founding owners of Media Resources states: “Dennis Taylor is an industry icon and the company he has built in Signs Unlimited is well known for high profile national installs for companies like Bank of America, Wells Fargo, Everbank and so many more. I speak for myself and the entire Media Resources team that we are proud to continue Dennis’s legacy with Signs Unlimited”
The merging of these two sign industry giants adds a combined 300 years of industry experience amongst the management teams and 85 combined years of serving the sign industry.
“As I retire I can rest assured that I am placing Signs Unlimited in the very capable hands of Media Resources. From what I have seen in our history of working together, Media Resources has a long and successful history of supporting sign companies with not only installations but with Digital LED, Printing and the exciting new world of 3D Printing”, says Dennis Taylor, the President and Founder of Signs Unlimited.
About Media Resources Inc
Established in 1967 Media Resources is an integrated sign services and manufacturing company providing Large Format Printing, Digital LED Displays, 3D Fabrication and 3D Printing, Sign Installation services to the sign and display industry. Media Resources has completed work in Canada, the United States, Central and South America
About Signs Unlimited
Founded in 1976, Signs Unlimited specializes in sign installation and service exclusively, including high-rise, freestanding, and building signage. Signs Unlimited specializes in changeover and re-imaging projects of almost any size and scope, often within very brief time frames.
As we have stated time and time again, Media Resources is the leading supplier to the outdoor advertising community. We supply solutions to complement any media campaign from simple POP displays through to large, technical and complex LED signage. Add in our expertise in custom-made 3D displays and the endless potential of using print to tie in and integrate with your campaign, this all makes us the go to resource for any of your signage needs.
We carry a number of leading edge products, one of which we are most proud of is our intelligent VISIONiQ LED system, this system has been supplying indoor and outdoor LED products to the out-of-home advertising community, sports, education and entertainment industries as well as to re-sellers for years.
New technologies and fresh thinking are changing what is possible and we are at the forefront of this change, making smart use of technology and opening up the potential of this ever growing medium.
Our LED’s are high resolution, slim and light weight and can connect to real-time networks. These signs are capable of displaying all forms of digital content whether inside or out in the elements.
Media Resources is leading the way in LED technology with our VISIONiQ sealed module system. With front and rear service, the VISIONiQ technology allows for a hassle-free installation and maintenance of each panel, which comes fully equipped with its own diagnostic software for around-the-clock monitoring. Waterproof cabling and cabinet construction ensures your product is protected against the harshest of elements.
Other Highlights of purchasing your LED signs from Media Resources are:
Here is a list of some of the ways we can help you with your LED signage needs, depending on your business:
Our VISIONiQ modules are highly innovative, waterproof, temperature controls, featuring a multi-latch (front & rear service standard) configuration with 185 mph pull-out rating; with common module size. We offer a number of options as broken down below:
Now that we’ve got the technical stuff out of the way, let’s have a look at the many different uses for our LED’s and how we have helped hundreds of companies across North America with their digital LED signage projects.
Cylinder LED Can Video Screen
State of the Art digital sports scoreboard designed, built and installed by Media Resources for the Oshawa Generals OHL hockey team in the GM Centre in Oshawa Ontario.
Back in April 2016 the Oshawa Generals and the City of Oshawa announced that they will be releasing a Request for Quotations for a new state of the art sports scoreboard system for the GM Centre and the Oshawa Generals OHL team.
The announcement states:
“This is an exciting time for the Oshawa Generals organization and our fans. We have been working with the City of Oshawa over the last few months to come to an agreement to have a new video scoreclock in place for the 2016/2017 season. We have the best fans in Canadian Hockey League who have continued to support us through this journey; this gives us the opportunity to provide them with the best game day experience possible,” said Rocco Tullio, President and Governor, Oshawa General Hockey Club. “This puts us one step closer to being able to submit a bid, to be a host city for a Memorial Cup. It took an incredible partnership between the Oshawa Generals, City of Oshawa and General Motors Centre to make this a reality.”
Media Resources quickly got to work on our quotation and in July of 2016 we got the news that we had won the bid to build and install this incredible state of the art digital sports scoreboard using our VisioniQ Sports Scoreboard System.
This particular installation includes a 4-sided centre hung scoreboard features four 11’x16′ 5.2mm video screens, an upper illuminated advertising ring and four corner identification/sponsor ad units, a beautiful 5.2mm lower ring, 360 degree cameras, GOBO lighting, and a completely redesigned front end control room with state of the art software.
“The City of Oshawa, Oshawa Generals, and Spectra Venue Management selected Media Resources to design, manufacture, install, configure, and service a state of the art video scopeboard system for the General Motors Centre. We selected Media Resources based on their experience across a board range of projects, the obvious high quality of their product and attention to detail, competitive pricing, and their ability to offer a complete turnkey solution utilizing their in-house team of professionals.
Once they were selected, Media Resources was excellent to work with providing ideas, sound recommendations and solutions over and above our initial expectations. They completed the entire project on time and have been available every step of the way. Once installed, they helped to train us on the custom software, on the use of the video display system, and have been present at our initial games to ensure everything went smoothly. The 5.2mm 4-sided display with matching lower video ring is simply stunning; and the City, Team and fans love it! We could not be more pleased with the results”
– Vincent Vella, General Manager GM Centre
This amazing, high resolution sports scoreboard made its debut on Friday September 30th at the 2016 Oshawa Generals Home opener against the Peterborough Petes.
Rogers Media video of the scoreboard unveiling with an interview with the Mayor of Oshawa, the owner of the Oshawa Generals and an Oshawa Generals super fan!
Since 2013, Canadian Business Executive Magazine has recognized companies from across the country that have committed their enterprises to success, satisfied employees, and superior products and services through the annual Best of Canada awards.
This year, Media Resources was one of 17 companies selected from nearly 200 eligible featured businesses for the 2016 Best of Canada honor due in large part to our industry contributions and forward-thinking nature.
Steve Gallow, one of the managing partners at Media Resources says, “We are honoured to be recognized with the recognition of a “Best in Canada” company by Canadian Business Executive. This reflects the amazing work our employees do ever day to deliver solutions for our customers.”
Media Resources is honoured to be included in the list of winners along with these great 2016 Best of Canada honorees:
You can view the original announcement by Canadian Business Executive at this link for more info.
Designing, engineering, building and installing a digital LED billboard is no small task and at Media Resources we do it all from scratch from sizing and cutting the metal work to piecing the whole thing together, without the use of welding to all of the electical wiring and programming the LED components. If that wasn’t enough we also make sure the entire unit is sealed tight and waterproofed, that the LED components are perfectly lined up and the whole unit is put together and tested right in our warehouse. Then, we take it all apart and prep it for shipping, we load it safely onto a transport truck and we follow it to it’s new home and we install the whole thing.
What you, the consumer see’s when you drive by one of these huge LED billboards is all just the icing on the cake, below we will take you through the steps required to design, engineer, build and install a 14×48 foot long digital LED Billboard.
After the metalwork assembly is complete, a full inspection guarantees the frame is ready for population. The frame is then mounted to a moveable bracket system with castors that doubles as a shipping bracket. The population team then installs the LED modules, places power and control components, routes and connects cables/wiring, installs cabinet doors and hooks up the unit for test. Specialists then produce and install the networking and computing equipment into the door-mounted compartments.
Media Resources is the winner and runner up for Sign Media’s competition for the Out-of-Home Advertising category. The winning entry is a custom fabrication of Mike’s Hard Lemonade drink can that was installed in the summer of 2013 along Yonge Street in Toronto. The runner-up entry is a 3D billboard of the Olympic medal standings for the Sochi Games that was on display in Toronto and Vancouver.