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DTLD Wins DSE award 2022


Daytime View of the Mardi Gras Atrium featuring 16 moving screens and 5 three-story LED columns.
Daytime View of the Mardi Gras Atrium featuring 16 moving screens and 5 three-story LED columns.

LAS VEGAS, NV - This year at the Digital Signage Experience Show, Las Vegas local small business, DetaiLED® Solutions, entered the running with LED giants in the industry, taking home the award for Best Entertainment and Recreational Venue. DetaiLED® submitted their entry for Carnival Cruise Lines Mardi Gras featuring their moving screen atrium theatre.


The Mardi Gras cruise ship by Carnival Cruise Lines is a name synonymous with “fun” and “innovating.” The cruise is known as a family-friendly ship, open to a wider range of audiences, in a more relaxed and less fancy atmosphere.

“It’s an honor and we’re extremely excited to receive this award. I know a lot of planning, preparation, adversity and long hours were part of this project for our team, and it’s a special feeling to be able to recognize that work for everyone who had a hand in this,” says DetaiLED® partner, Marc Van Eekeren. “A big thanks to Carnival and our partners who trusted us to work on this project and be part of such a creative design.”


Show performance using LED screens as theatre backdrop. Screens move independently or in unison to create unique scenes and styles.
Show performance using LED screens as theatre backdrop. Screens move independently or in unison to create unique scenes and styles.

The DetaiLED® team worked with Nautilus Design Entertainment and collaborated with the objective of transforming the ship’s large atrium space into a multifunctional venue, while still maintaining the breathtaking views from the atrium windows. With this request in mind, DetaiLED® engineers developed a brilliant system of moving screens that would easily be stored in the atrium stage when not in use.

Live Band with LED Backdrop
Live Band with LED Backdrop fills Atrium with sweet music and relaxing atmosphere.

During the day, the sunlight and beautiful ocean views can be seen through the atrium’s floor-to-ceiling windows. However, during special events and shows, the screens can be brought up to completely cover the window walls and display stunning backdrops and fun themes. The screens are able to work independently or synchronize with each other to provide a myriad of options for entertainment.


During the development of the project, DetaiLED® was able to design a large scale whole display that was made up of various moving parts. The design included 16 rectangular panels that would rotate and either ascend or descend (depending on position) into the ceiling/stage platform. The panels were positioned four across and four down. The top half rotates and ascends into the ceiling while the bottom half does the same, descending into the stage. These panels were positioned between 5 non-moving LED columns that maintained the layout of the structure.


The automation of storage allowed Carnival Mardi Gras to keep its atrium windows open while not in use, but also gave the space an opportunity to be multi-functional. The LED display also frees storage space for the cruise ship, reducing the amount of materials needed for entertainment purposes such as games, shows, and theatrics.


The DetaiLED® installation team was also on-site with all supplies, ready to position and program the LED project according to design. Due to the large success of this project, DetaiLED® has been commissioned to do similar projects for other sites.

In addition to winning the award for Best Entertainment Venue, DetaiLED® also received nominations for Best Educational Environments and Best Corporate environments, placing as finalists in the DSE show.

“There was great competition at the [DSE] show this year. The Digital Signage Experience conference was absolutely incredible, and we’re honored to have been considered alongside such great projects,” says DetaiLED® marketing specialist, Kris Surujbally. “We’re working on some new projects for 2023 that we will be submitting for next year’s show.”


DetaiLED® Solutions does custom LED designs, supply, installations and service maintenance. Focused on mission critical projects, clients rely on DetaiLED® for quality, unique LED video installations that function continuously without fail. Using the latest in LED technology, DetaiLED® works with designers, architects, and integrators from around the world to transform ordinary spaces into engaging and memorable digital environments.


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