As TIFF washes over Toronto, a new restaurant featuring a state of the art video wall, powered by an Avenview processor, is now open at the heart of the festival.
Every year, TIFF brings a rush of celebrities to Toronto. This year, there is a new hot spot gearing up to be the main hangout for these celebrities. Ivan Reitman, the legendary director of Ghostbusters, has opened “Montecito”, a chic new restaurant in the heart of downtown Toronto. Located near a key TIFF location, the TIFF Bell Lightbox, Montecito will be sure to be a hot spot for celebrity sightings.
Setting off the décor in the restaurant are two giant video walls. Unlike any typical video walls, these look like beautiful windows. With an arched pane at the top, and three panes below each, the windows are a stunning display at one end of the dining room. The screens, or windows, display content of real scenes in California. Sitting beside the ‘windows’, patrons experience a little piece of the California lifestyle while enjoying the menu designed by celebrity chef Jonathan Waxman.
Powering this beautiful and innovative video wall is the Avenview DVI-AVUWALL. The DVI-AVUWALL is a Chassis Based Video Wall Processor which incorporates the Matrox Mura MPX Series output/input boards within the hardware design. Making this installation unique, the video wall windows are created by combining portrait and landscape screen orientation. Getting the images to work seamlessly together was made possible by VuWall 2 Pro software by VuWall Technology.
If you are in the Toronto area, stop by Montecito to catch a glimpse of an innovative and creative video wall, and you just might get a celebrity sighting while you’re there.