ATLANTA, GEORGIA, May 16, 2017 — In the highly competitive world of financial services and trading, companies go to great lengths to keep their clients and employees excited about their work. LPL Financial, a leader in the retail financial services market, recently teamed with Unified AV, one of the top audio visual installation firms in the southeast United States, to bring a high-tech Wall Street aesthetic to its Fort Mill, South Carolina trading floor. According to Rob Phillips, Sr. Infrastructure Project Manager at LPL Financial, the only solution vibrant and unique enough to achieve their goal was the NanoLumens’ Nixel Series of LED displays.
“When people think of the financial industry they automatically picture a Wall Street trading floor with monitors and televisions all over and ticker feeds constantly running the latest stock quotations,” Phillips said. “That high-energy environment is exactly what we wanted to recreate on our South Carolina trading floor, as it shows our clients we are always working hard for them and on top of all the news as it breaks. Unified AV and NanoLumens delivered a fantastic experience that brings a new level of excitement to our South Carolina campus. We had an opportunity to convert the four structural support columns on our second floor trading area into dazzling digital ticker tape displays that can be clearly seen from the first floor lobby.”
When clients and employees enter the building, they pass through the main lobby atrium and can see up to the second floor. That’s where live trading happens, and it was the perfect spot to both provide employees with live stock information and show off to visitors with an eye-catching digital installation. The former support columns are now a main attraction, each being topped with a NanoLumens flexible LED display that wraps all the way around, providing an unobstructed view of the latest stock ticker information.
“This gives the building a ‘wow’ factor that’s obvious as soon as you step through the front doors,” said Marisa Wooten of Unified AV. “So it’s great for morale and aesthetics, while remaining easy to use. All four displays are controlled and receive video from a single Microsoft Surface tablet, so it really couldn’t be any simpler. Currently all four displays broadcast the same live ticker feed, with the timing offset for each one, so viewers can look around and quickly see a large amount of information simultaneously. This really is an incredible way to bring the excitement of a trading room floor to any location, whether it’s on Wall Street or thousands of miles away.”
Each NanoLumens display features a 9mm pixel pitch design, measures one foot tall by 14 feet wide, and provides a 360-degree viewing area. They are mounted at the very top of the columns to maximize visibility. Two deciding factors in choosing NanoLumens were the industry-leading six-year warranty and the front-serviceability of the displays.
“Appearances matter, and this new super high-tech aesthetic represents LPL Financial’s commitment to using the latest technologies and best practices in the financial industry,” Phillips continued. “We work hard every day to give our clients confidence in our professional abilities, and increasingly digital display technology can help deliver that message.”
About LPL Financial
LPL Financial LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of LPL Financial Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ:LPLA), is a leader in the retail financial advice market and served approximately $517 billion in advisory and brokerage assets as of January 31, 2017. LPL is one of the fastest growing RIA custodians and is the nation’s largest independent broker-dealer (based on total revenues, Financial Planning magazine June 1996-2016). The Company provides proprietary technology, comprehensive clearing and compliance services, practice management programs and training, and independent research to more than 14,000 independent financial advisors and over 700 financial institutions, enabling them to help their clients turn life’s aspirations into financial realities. Advisors associated with LPL also serviced an estimated 46,000 retirement plans with an estimated $127 billion in retirement plan assets, as of December 31, 2016. LPL also supports approximately 4,000 financial advisors licensed and affiliated with insurance companies with customized clearing, advisory platforms, and technology solutions. LPL Financial and its affiliates have more than 3,200 employees with primary offices in Boston, Charlotte, and San Diego.
About Unified AV
Unified AV is headquartered in Atlanta with offices in Marietta, Georgia, Greenville and Columbia, South Carolina, Knoxville, Tennessee, and Charlotte, Greensboro and Raleigh, North Carolina. Unified AV delivers a complete spectrum of innovative audio-visual (AV) solutions and technical services for the corporate, education, healthcare, government, military and worship markets. The company specializes in corporate boardroom and training room integrated systems, collaborative meeting spaces, videoconferencing and digital signage solutions. Unified AV was recently ranked number 18 on the list of the largest AV systems integrators in the country by System Contractor News.
NanoLumens, headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, creates display visualization solutions that deliver truly immersive customer experiences and great return on investment. We provide unique solutions to problems that haven’t been thought of yet. Our fully custom display solutions provide engaging customer experiences and the ability to realize solid returns on investment. Our brilliant displays, designed and assembled in the USA, are so thin, lightweight and curvable, they fit almost anywhere. With quality backed by an industry leading, Six Year Warranty, NanoLumens is your collaboration partner for visualization solutions that live up to your imagination. For more information, visit: www.NanoLumens.com.
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