NanoLumens

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NanoLumens
Type Private
Industry LED displays
Founded 2006
Founder(s) Richard Cope
Headquarters Norcross, Georgia, U.S.
Area served Worldwide
Key people Richard Cope (CEO)
Karen Robinson - EVP Sales & Marketing
Products NanoSlim
NanoCurve
NanoWrap
Studio Pro
Services Digital signage design and manufacture
Employees 50-100
Website www.nanolumens.com

NanoLumens Inc. is a private American corporation that designs and manufactures digital LED displays. Since its founding in 2006, the company has designed products that target the market gap between consumer flat panel displays and commercial outdoor LED billboards in indoor spaces. The company is best known for creating the world’s first large-format flexible display, the NanoFlex 112”;[1] but now has a full product line of fixed, indoor LED displays in any size, shape, or curvature. The company is currently headquartered in Norcross, Georgia.

History[edit]

NanoLumens was launched in 2006 by then and current CEO Richard ‘Rick’ Cope.[2] NanoLumens now holds over 200 patents on the technology used in their displays.

The company raised more than $10 million from 2006-2009 from angel investors to fund their operations,[3] and primarily targets the digital out-of-home (DOOH) market, with sales in the U.S. & Canada, and expansion in Europe, the Middle East, Australia, and South America.[4]

NanoLumens relocated its headquarters at the beginning of 2012 to a new 32,000 square foot office center in Norcross after being courted by the Gwinnett Chamber Economic Development Department and the Georgia Department of Economic Development to stay in the area.[5] The new facility houses the largest digital display showroom in the US. 2012 also marked the company’s first full year of commercial production.

In 2013, NanoLumens released the Studio Pro series, a family of LED digital displays for broadcasters that eliminates moiré.

Awards and Recognition[edit]

NanoLumens has been recognized by leading digital signage and business entities:

  • Winner: “Best New Generation Display Device, (non-LCD or Plasma)” DIGI Award by Digital Signage Magazine
  • Winner: “Breakthrough Technology” at the American Technology Awards presented by the TechAmerica Foundation
  • Winner: ”Technology Entrepreneur of the Year” at the Spirit of Endeavor awards presented by the Technology Association of Georgia
  • Winner: “The Audience Choice Award” at the Venture Atlanta Conference
  • Winner: “Best LED Product, NanoFlex 112″ at the Rental Staging Systems Award at InfoComm 2012
  • Winner: “Terman Award” at the TechAmerica Foundation American Technology Awards
  • Runner-up: “Consumer Electronics” category, the Technology Innovation Awards presented by the Wall Street Journal
  • Featured in Entrepreneur magazine’s “25 New Tech Trends”
  • Featured in Forbes magazine’s “America’s Most Promising Companies”
  • Named a “Top 10 Innovative Technology Company” by the Technology Association of Georgia

Key Personnel[edit]

  • Rick Cope, CEO
  • Karen Robinson, Executive VP of Business Development
  • Gary Feather, Executive VP of Operations
  • Rick Bortles, VP of Global Sales
  • David DaCosta, VP of EMEA

Major Installations[edit]

São Paulo Metro Line 4 or Via Quatro[edit]

Heralded as the largest digital out-of-home project in the world, large format LED displays were installed on 11 lines of the São Paulo Metro Line, Brazil's newest and most advanced Subway line. [6][7]

Walter E. Washington Convention Center[edit]

A 7.5-foot tall by 23-foot wide, 6mm pixel pitch digital display was installed to inform the facility's 15.000 daily visitors.[8]

Winstar World Casino[edit]

NanoLumens was contracted by Winstar World Casino to build and install a 4mm NanoWrap cylinder, measuring 6 feet in diameter and 5-feet tall, and a 6mm NanoSlim display that measures 20-inches tall and more than 205-feet long in Winstar’s 4000 ft. gaming center.[9]

International Exposition Center, Cleveland, Ohio[edit]

NanoLumens installed 22 indoor LED displays, ranging from a 30- by 17-foot flat screen to eight- by eight-foot wrap screens, in Ohio's I-X Center. The installs were completed in time for the Pro Football Hall of Fame Fan Fest.[10]

Product lines[edit]

NanoLumens produces digital display solutions targeted at the Digital Out-of-Home (DOOH) Market for indoor installations. Displays range from 4mm to 10mm pixel pitches depending on the model and can be flat, curved, or cylindrical.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Karkaria, Urvaksh (December 21, 2009). "Startup rolls out flexible display". Atlanta Business Chronicle. 
  2. ^ Lindner, Melanie (June 18, 2009). "Better Than LCD And Plasma". Forbes. 
  3. ^ Karkaria, Urvaksh (December 21, 2009). "Startup rolls out flexible display". Atlanta Business Chronicle. 
  4. ^ Karkaria, Urvaksh (October 24, 2011). "Display maker NanoLumens relos HQ, plans 175 jobs". Atlanta Business Chronicle. 
  5. ^ "Nanolumens® Announces New World HQ Expansion in Gwinnett". Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce. October 25, 2011. 
  6. ^ "NanoLumens Displays for São Paulo Metro Line". AVNetwork. 
  7. ^ Snyder, Bob. "World’s Largest DOOH Installation?". Digital Signage News. 
  8. ^ "NanoLumens Installs Giant LED Display At Washington DC Convention Center". Signage Solutions. 
  9. ^ "NanoLumens Adds Dazzling LEDs to WinStar World Casino and Resort". Digital Signage Connection. 
  10. ^ "I-X Center Gets Massive LED Makeover". Commercial Integrator.