Adaptive Technologies Mounting Solutions Deployed At Minnesota Zoo Rare Seal Exhibit



September 24, 2015

Adaptive Technologies Mounting Solutions Deployed At Minnesota Zoo Rare Seal Exhibit

Signal Hill, California – As a part of a newly redesigned seal exhibit at Discovery Bay, in the Minnesota Zoo, a large video wall has been added, giving the public a close up view of these rare mammals. Adaptive Technologies Group of Signal Hill, California, was selected along with Tierney Brothers, a Minneapolis based professional audio video integrator, to create and build out the project.

Adaptive designed the 1600 lb. modular video wall that allows contractors like Tierney to safely install large multi LCD video displays and added motorized hoists allowing Zoo staff and technicians to raise and lower the entire video wall assembly at the touch of a button

Tom Tautges, Sales Engineer for Tierney Brothers, Inc. proposed replacing the old projection system with high definition video wall consisting of 16 NEC LCD flat panel displays providing a much brighter, clearer and more lifelike picture. “The old projection screen was suspended over a large salt water pool, so replacing it with a 1,600 pound video wall structure presented a challenge,” he said. After consulting with NEC, we confirmed that Adaptive Technologies’ Flyable Video Wall Frame was needed. The final product is a beautiful 13’5” wide by 7’6” crystal clear high definition video wall that we are proud of. The folks at Adaptive provided engineering assistance and product expertise throughout the process.”

According to Jessica Madole, Interpretive Program Developer at the Minnesota Zoo “The video wall is used during the live monk seal training demonstrations where guests can now see clearly without special cameras.” “It has definitely enhanced the Discovery exhibit,” she says.

About Adaptive Technologies: Based in Signal Hill, California USA, Adaptive Technologies Group is a full-service solution provider that designs, tests, develops and manufactures professionally installed AV mounting and rigging equipment, worldwide. They offer best-practices rigging and mounting solutions for a wide range of professional audio and video applications for every size venue. Standard load-rated and off-the-shelf mounting and rigging solutions are available, as well as creating time-saving custom solutions. For more information, visit

About Tierney Brothers: Established in 1977, Tierney Brothers has grown from a Kroy labeling products dealer to a leading provider of interactive solutions that inspire collaboration and improve performance. Their customers include Fortune 500 companies, government entities, educational institutions, nonprofit organizations, houses of worship, and small businesses. Contact: Derek Burns, Director of Marketing:

About Minnesota Zoo: is located on 485 acres in Apple Valley and has 1.2 million visitors per year. It is home to more than 4,700 animals in award-winning exhibits. The Minnesota Zoo opened in 1978 with a mission to connect people, animals, and the natural world to save wildlife. For more information contact: Jessica Madole, Interpretive Program Developer:

For More Information Contact: Carol Kahn, EMG Marketing, Newport Beach, CA 336-339-4709

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