Get Ready for the Ride of a Lifetime at the F1 Arcade in Birmingham

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Immersive AV Experience: TVC Technology Solutions Brings F1 Arcade to Birmingham

Bolton-based AV integration specialist, TVC Technology Solutions, has expanded its immersive gaming experience to Birmingham, following the success of the first F1 Arcade in London. The Formula 1 Arcade in Birmingham, situated opposite Albert’s Schloss in Paradise, offers an exhilarating F1 racing experience.

The company has included multiple large-screen TVs, a multi-zone audio system, and an LED video wall display to enhance the social and competitive element. The arcade, devised by Adam Breeden, is a state-of-the-art racing simulation and social gaming venue fully associated with the Formula 1 motorsport brand.

  • Bolton-based AV integration specialist TVC Technology Solutions has brought its AV and smart display technologies to Birmingham for the second Formula 1 Arcade, following the success of the first F1 Arcade in London earlier this year.
  • TVC was tasked with creating a fully immersive sensory AV experience, including motion F1 simulators, large-screen TVs, a multi-zone audio system, and an LED video wall display.
  • The AV installation used cutting-edge technology such as Samsung Crystal 4K UHD LED screens, LG commercial TVs, Pioneer CD decks, and state-of-the-art lighting effects.

Welcome to the F1 Arcade in Birmingham

Following the tremendous buzz of the first F1 Arcade in London, the thrill of the race has now arrived in Birmingham. Situated opposite Albert’s Schloss in Paradise near Chamberlain Square, the F1 Arcade in Birmingham offers a heart-pounding and immersive experience that encapsulates all the glamour and excitement of Formula 1 racing.

Immersive AV Experience

The centrepiece of the F1 Arcade is a sensory AV experience that mirrors the exhilaration of an F1 race. The audio zoning was meticulously designed to create varied atmospheres, from the intense gaming areas to the vibrant party vibe of the DJ booth and the buzzing ambience of the bar. Enhancing the 53-motion F1 simulators, TVC Technology Solutions has installed multiple large-screen TVs, a multi-zone audio system, and a striking LED video wall display to elevate the social and competitive aspects of the F1 Arcade.

Advanced AV Technology

Employing the latest in AV technology, TVC has equipped the venue with an LED video wall, numerous large screens, digital signage, lighting effects, professional audio, and a DJ Booth. The AV distribution utilises Wyrestorm HDMI solutions with HDbaseT over Cat6, and Demopad system control. For the sound system, a Symtrix Prism 128-channel DSP, KV2 amplification, and 30 KV2 loudspeakers were deployed, ensuring a powerful and immersive audio experience.

Visual Spectacle

The F1 Arcade boasts multiple Samsung Crystal 4K UHD LED screens, 2 LG 86-inch commercial TVs, and a 3m x 2m LED wall with a high-resolution 2.6-pixel pitch. The pit-wall screens are composed of banks of LG 27in Full HD monitors, and the DJ Booth features Pioneer CD decks, mixers, and active monitors. The cherry on top is an actual F1 car suspended from the ceiling, illuminated with cutting-edge lighting effects.

“The F1 Arcade in Birmingham was another incredible high-profile integration project to work on and we feel honoured to be an integral part of bringing the second phase of this prestigious concept to life having completed the London F1 Arcade earlier this year. The result is a truly breath taking leisure venue with AV that delivers all the buzz and excitement of F1 racing in a social gaming environment,” said Lucia Maguire, Managing Director at TVD Group.

Final Thoughts

The F1 Arcade in Birmingham, the second of its kind in the UK, is an ambitious project that successfully marries the exhilaration of F1 racing with the sociability of a gaming venue. It’s an excellent example of how technology can be used to create immersive experiences that go beyond traditional forms of entertainment.

Its success is a testament to the technological prowess and innovative vision of companies like TVC Technology Solutions. As we anticipate the creation of more such venues, it’s clear that the future of entertainment lies in the intersection of technology, sports, and social engagement.

FAQ

Q: Where is the F1 Arcade located in Birmingham?
A: The F1 Arcade in Birmingham is located near Chamberlain Square, opposite Albert’s Schloss in Paradise.

Q: What is the goal of the F1 Arcade project?
A: The goal of the F1 Arcade project is to create a fully immersive sensory AV experience that recreates all the noise, splendour, and excitement of F1 racing.

Q: What technologies were used in the F1 Arcade?
A: TVC Technology Solutions used the latest AV technology, including an LED video wall, multiple large screens, digital signage, lighting effects, professional audio, and a DJ Booth. They also used Wyrestorm HDMI solutions with HDbaseT over Cat6 AV distribution and Demopad system control.

Q: What audio equipment was used in the F1 Arcade?
A: TVC used an A Symtrix Prism 128-channel DSP, KV2 amplification, and 30 KV2 loudspeakers. They used a range of different speakers, including 5-inch wall mount models for discrete installation areas and 8-inch KV2 speakers paired with KV2’s potent 12-inch subs for zones requiring greater audio impact.

Q: What visual equipment was used in the F1 Arcade?
A: TVC used multiple Samsung Crystal 4K UHD LED screens in 75-inch, 2 LG 86-inch commercial TVs, and a 3m x 2m LED wall with a high-resolution 2.6-pixel pitch. They secured all the screens using B-Tech and Peerless professional mounting solutions.

Q: What other equipment and effects were used in the F1 Arcade?
A: The F1 Arcade also featured banks of LG 27in Full HD monitors for the pit-wall screens, Pioneer CD decks, mixers, and active monitors in the DJ Booth, and an F1 car hanging from the ceiling illuminated with state-of-the-art lighting effects using a Chamsys QuickQ DMX controller with a Chamsys 10 scene wall plate and multiple Chauvet Gobos.

Q: How was the AV system integrated into the F1 Arcade?
A: The AV system in the F1 Arcade was integrated with Mipro wireless microphones and Mipro digital receiver for the DJ area, networking equipment and fire alarm integration, and iPads for master control. The main 42U rack was built off-site to ensure neat link cabling.

Q: How much cabling was used in the F1 Arcade AV install?
A: The F1 Arcade AV install used over 3km of Cat6 networking cable, 3km of 14/2 OFC speaker cable, and almost a kilometre of balanced mic cable for analogue connection.

Q: Who devised the F1 Arcade concept?
A: The F1 Arcade concept was devised by Adam Breeden, the man behind popular entertainment venues including Flight Club, Puttshack, and Bounce.

Q: How does TVC Technology Solutions feel about being part of the F1 Arcade project?
A: Lucia Maguire, Managing Director at TVC Group, commented, “The F1 Arcade in Birmingham was another incredible high-profile integration project to work on and we feel honoured to be an integral part of bringing the second phase of this prestigious concept to life.”