Located in Cicero, Illinois, Sherlock School is an elementary school focused on using state-of-the-art technology and design to enhance the learning environment. For the newly-built facility, Cicero District 99 sought to create an environment that would motivate the district’s students by introducing them to technology in ways they might not have encountered before.
With the opportunity to build a new school, Cicero District 99 wanted to implement technology solutions throughout the facility to create flexible learning environments for the students. This included eye-catching video displays that would be installed in various locations of the school, such as the main entrance and fourth floor interactive space.
Snap Install, the integrator for the project, selected commercial OLED displays from LG Business Solutions to create a state-of-the-art installation providing an immersive experience. LG offered an lineup of options, including 55-inch Open Frame OLED displays that could be curved for ceiling and wall designs, as well as video wall displays.
Snap Install next sought a mounting solution to support the unique LG OLED commercial displays. With a longstanding partnership with LG and the ability to create custom solutions for the brand’s displays, Peerless-AV was the choice for the project.
Peerless-AV was able to design, test, manufacture, and install video wall mounting solutions that support LG’s Open Frame OLED displays, in less than three weeks.
The main lobby features a unique digital display experience with 34 curved LG Open Frame OLED displays (model 55EF5E-L) – 24 units on the ceiling and 10 units in two columns on the wall, supported by Peerless-AV’s dedicated mounting solutions. The fourth floor includes two video walls, each composed of eight 55-inch LG Narrow Bezel displays (model 55VH7E-A) and eight Peerless-AV SmartMount® Supreme Full Service Video Wall Mounts with Quick Release (DS-VW775-QR).
The digital displays have invigorated students for the new school year and have aided in encouraging advanced ways of learning, according to Cao Mac, Cicero School District 99’s Chief Information Officer.
“Technology changes drastically, but if we don't expose our kids to these types of environments, they'll never be able to succeed in the future,” said Mac.