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Remember that LED carpet thing? Well, it’s finally here…

July 9, 2015 | By Anthony Capkun

July 1, 2015 – A new centre for start-ups in Paris, France, called Le Village (an initiative of the French bank Crédit Agricole), is sporting an installation of carpeting that can display logos and internet content.

Back in December 2013, EBMag brought you news of Philips and carpet manufacturer Desso partnering to develop solutions that combine LED lighting with light transmissive carpet to “transform the way people interact with information and their environment”. That solution is now known as Luminous Carpets.

In the entrance hall of Le Village, Philips installed a 1.20 x 2.00 m LED carpet border on which text and logos glide over the floor. Each message is fine-tuned to the visitors and/or linked to their brand. Thanks to its own central web server with Luminous Carpets software, the content can be controlled from a laptop, tablet or smartphone.

“We can easily add and link messages to social media, like Twitter,” said Eric Rettien, the business development manager of Le Village. “We received lots of very enthusiastic responses from our visitors. It gives an especially welcoming feeling and this is perfectly in line with our innovative approach.”


Photos © Philips.

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