SACO Technologies was tasked with designing a permanently mounted system capable of delivering high-resolution video capabilities. They selected the disguise production toolkit integrated with SACO’s own systems to power the LED screen running the length of the world’s tallest building.
Burj Khalifa, developed and owned by Emaar Properties Dubai, rises 2,722 feet and 163 stories to pierce the desert skyline. It teamed with SACO on an initiative to light up the skyscraper’s east façade and provide high-resolution video capabilities for what became the ‘Light Up 2018’ New Year’s celebration. The groundbreaking show, viewed by more than one million people on site, earned a Guinness World Record for the largest laser light and sound show on a single building.
For the ‘Emaar NYE 2019’ show the scope was even more ambitious. The production, extended through to March 2019, and set two more Guinness World Records: the largest LED-illuminated façade, and the tallest LED-illuminated façade. The project required replacing the existing temporary system with a permanently mounted system consisting of the latest in LED technology, video processing and disguise pro range servers, all designed and implemented by SACO. German-based disguise studio and rental partner bright! studios were responsible for designing the NYE show, and the resulting 3-month extension, handling the animation work and the shows creative direction.