Italy - Scala has announced the installation of two large LED walls at Naples International Airport, executed by Scala certified partner Konvergence. Capodichino Airport in Naples welcomes 5.7m travellers annually.

In order to enhance the customer experience at the airport, the airport management company Gesac decided recently to install two LED walls, of 3m by 4m each, for marketing purposes. These impressive screens run on Scala software and now serve as the core element for the communication and advertising strategy at the airport.

"Konvergence has created an eye-catching digital installation that immediately draws the attention of everyone in the departure hall of Naples Airport," states Damon Crowhurst, senior director, Scala EMEA. "An airport is open and operational 24/7 and365 days a year. That means that the proven stability and perfect playback quality of the Scala software is crucial for promoting the airport's services."

The LED walls are located in the main entrance area of the departure hall, so they are clearly visible for all passengers, who can view a combination of important airport service information messages combined with advertising. By displaying the ads next to or in line with important airport services information, a much higher "guaranteed" viewing rate is created versus screens that only have an advertising focus. By selling advertisement slots, Gesac are able to reduce the overall cost for operating the site significantly.

"At first I was a little afraid Scala was too complicated, looking at the wide range of functionalities available in Scala Content Manager," said Guglielmo Cirillo, product manager advertising at Gesac. "I wanted something simple and reliable. However, when I started working with Scala, everything became clearer and I understood that all the available functionalities are there to give us more flexibility, especially for scheduling activities. And any time now when I have a new particular requirement, I discover it's already present in Scala, ready to be used."

(Jim Evans)

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