KCS Group Shares Honda’s Visual Stories with Green Hippo

Green Hippo Hippotizer V4 Karst+ Media Server, Honda UK Motor Cycle Live 2018

A.C. Entertainment Technologies have provided KCS Group with a Green Hippo Hippotizer V4 Karst+ Media Server to make Honda UK’s live event content stand out from the crowd.

KCS has worked with Honda exclusively for 15 years and has provided them and their dealerships with the support to make sure every event was successful.

KCS was asked to procure a media server and all necessary hardware that gave Honda the ability to display varying content across different areas of their show stands, whilst also giving them the option to link the screens together, to broadcast live content simultaneously across them all.

Gareth Coleman, Project Manager for KCS, visited PLASA earlier this year to research his options and met Stuart Burdett, Sales Manager for AC-ET’s specialist Video sales division. He commented: “After speaking with Stuart at PLASA along with other media server suppliers, Green Hippo stood out as being the most user-friendly and the most versatile platform. All of the other options that we looked into only offered a 3D working environment which is quite complicated to get your head around when you’re new to this type of technology. The ability to switch between a 2D and 3D environments means that no matter what type of experience you have you can build your project in Hippotizer V4+.”

The Green Hippo Hippotizer V4 Karst+ Media Server has helped with internal conferences- mixing live content with pre-recorded content- and huge productions like the Goodwood Festival of Speed or Motorcycle Live.

Coleman also required the ability to show content across multiple display platforms, from LED walls to HD screens, around the stand. The Datapath FX4 Wall Controllers provided a straightforward solution which was easy to manage.

“The use of digital content as the main stand attraction is a relatively new approach for us and we wanted to make an impact. The Karst, in addition to the FX4 controllers, gave us the flexibility to display 9 different mixes across 13 different screens seamlessly and reliably.” Coleman continued: “Video Mapping will become one of the most useful features as the Honda UK content team get more creative with different shaped and sized screens. We are really excited to further develop Honda UK’s digital delivery at events and I believe Stuart’s and AC-ET’s support will be a big part of it.”

Nick Bennett, Digital Content and Social Media Section Manager at Honda UK added: “The team at KCS were given a very straightforward brief – create a content delivery solution that will allow Honda UK to bring our visual stories to life in live spaces. The key objective was to make our live event content stand out from the crowd. I left KCS to source the equipment and followed their lead.”