Technologies and solutions with passion

A selection of our latest works

Touch stations for BMS

Objective: to make specialist interviews available in the lobby of a hotel where a Pharma Congress was being held in Rome.
Four touch wall with Christie Microtiles (rear projection video device) with laserscan allowed the participants at the conference to listen to snippets from various interviews on a dedicated portion of the screen. In collaboration with McCann Healthcare.

EXCOGITARE REACHES THE CHAMPIONS LEAGUE FINAL

Second year running with PepsiCo for hospitality at the event

First in 2016 at Milan, then 2017 in Cardiff, Excogitare has provided multimedia skills and technologies for the two events.

In Milan, the 600 square meter area of PepsiCo, the sponsor of this major trophy, was equipped with 2 large LED walls, a video camera system for show cooking, a lighting system, loudspeaker system, and an audio system with DJ consoles. Excogitare and Bluefactoryevents also collaborated to produce an interactive application for Gatorade, where guests could take selfies in a “Champions” environment and personalize their Gatorade bottle.  The “Champions” photos then powered intense activity on the web.

In Cardiff, besides the hospitality area of the Village, equally sparkling, rich in design and technology, Excogitare also organised audio-video and lighting installations for an internal PepsiCo event with around 250 guests. This included a show of about an hour where every brand of the group involved in the UEFA sponsorship showcased their activities in diverse ways: videos, presentations, talk shows, parkour performances and soccer ball tricks…  concluding with the live singing of the UEFA anthem, the presentation of the trophy and the participation from their hotel in Cardiff of the fantastic Black Eyed Peas, the group chosen this year for the opening ceremony.

ALTAGAMMA AT DESIGN WEEK

A solution with 60 Christie MicroTiles™ to highlight content and emphasise the partners of Altagamma, a Foundation that brings together high-level Italian cultural and creative companies.
Altagamma consequently decided take part in the Fuorisalone 2017 during Milan Design Week, at the Zegna studio. The official announcement of Alfa Romeo’s entry into the Foundation also took place during this event.

CISCO AND “LITTLE CUBES”

Cisco made the decision to use Christie MicroTiles™ at the Riccione Congress Hall, enhancing its Top Partners’ digital installations at the 2017 edition of the multinational’s annual get-together. The event provides an opportunity to explore the new challenges of digital transformation. 
A curved video wall and a number of 55-inch monitors brought high-impact staging to life.

 

NEW WINDOW DISPLAY FOR DIOR IN ROME E MILAN

Arte’s Neon, our clients, has a long history of creating displays for the most-established fashion brands. And now they have commissioned us for the second time to update the LED walls which feature in two leading Italian stores.

DRIVING ENGAGEMENT WITH A PHOTO BOOTH

Simple, easy-to-use app guarantees success

Insert a “magic” token, turn the handle on the stove and take a mini-apple pie! We will capture your expression and your amazement with a photo or a gif sent by mail and which can be shared on social media. This is the application developed for and with MRM-McCann for the Indesit brand to create a truly special “vending machine”.

For Hermès we developed the app in various editions for a photo booth which takes centre-stage in a series of in-store events organized by the brand in Italy. Customers immortalized their own outfit with a snap, after choosing the brand’s accessories, with a flood of single and group photos.

WITH PEPSICO AT MILAN DESIGN WEEK

Following a good start, the second time was great as well

Directly involved with PepsiCo US and working closely with the PepsiCo design department, headquarted in New York, Excogitare, Bluefactoryevents and Icet Studios created the space and audio, video and lighting installations for “MIX IT UP 2016 “at Superstudio 13 in Milan. An intriguing pop mix with design, music, fashion and culinary art, in collaboration with great talents from the international design industry such as Fabio Novembre, Karim Rashid, Lapo Elkann + Garage Italia Customs, Benjamin Hubert, Jeremy Scott, Design Group Italia and many others. 7 activities, 7 different concepts developed by 7 different designers for a single space, which experienced different moods with lights, sound and atmospheres, both during the day and night. An LED wall and monitors with interactive content, projections, lights, audio and VJ, with special effects including soap bubbles and smoke, were all followed by 360° recording, photo shoots and videos. The client’s trust in the team was reconfirmed for the 2017 edition with a new design in collaboration with Design Group Italia, Mathieu Lehanneur, Luca Nichetto, Fabio Novembre, Davide Oldani, Studio Job and Patricia Urquiola to offer an interactive and engaging showcase where the past, present and future converged in an exploration of how we eat and drink in a hyperconnected society. The project featured an LED wall, water screens, light effects, projections and DJ set.

PROFESSIONAL OLED MONITORS

New double-sided OLED LG monitors: two sides, only 0.7mm thick

OLED screens are now a reality and are starting to be mass-produced for the professional market. We offer double-sided 55″ monitors from LG, available to buy or hire. With a thickness of only 7.9 mm, the two sides of the monitor can also handle different content.Extremely bright, high-performance and ultra-thin, black hues appear really black and the content is visible from all angles. They’re definitely worth trying.Excogitare: the rental experts for all your events.

BANCO BPM

Multimedia technologies for the first assembly

After a long collaboration with the Banco Popolare Group, in April 2017 Excogitare also designed the event space for the first shareholder meeting of the new Banco BPM, created by the merger between Gruppo Banco Popolare and Banca Popolare di Milano. We provided multimedia services and technologies.

Offer solutions beyond the usual monitors and LEDs

Rent Christie MicroTiles

Build a video wall with us, designed using Christie MicroTiles (rear projection cubes) providing maximum resolution, exceptional contrast and brightness. They’re glare-free and look great even in very bright environments. Configurations also in 4K.

SPECIAL PRICE from March 2017. An example: 24 MicroTiles (240x120cm screen size) for a 3-day event, 1,500 Euros. COME AND SEE THEM LIVE! Contact us to find out more…

EXCOGITARE CLEANS UP FOR SECOND YEAR RUNNING

MicroTiles Christie return to Verona trade fair with Arco Chimica

We created a stand with 102 Christie MicroTiles™ for AR-CO Chemicals at the 2017 edition of Pulire, an international trade show for environmental hygiene products and technology. The stand featured three video walls in an original configuration.

PROJECTION IN 4K

Available to hire for your events

We can provide display systems in 4k with projection, Christie Microtiles and monitors. 
Our key partners are able to handle high resolution content: Analog Way, Christie, LG, Samsung, Panasonic, Blackmagic, Coolux and Lightware.
To make your events even more amazing we can offer solutions and advice regarding small and large formats in 4K.

Interactive diamonds

Even Cartier chose Christie MicroTiles™ for a "press day" in Milan

A video wall solution composed of 24 MicroTiles™ with Christie multitouch iKit added zing to an interactive application created by Excogitare. The whole ensemble helped to enhance the collections of fine jewellery from the French fashion house.

In-situ LED wall with windows

Pharma company meeting for 250 participants

We decided to use a large 16x5m LED wall to bring to life create a meeting in the cruise ship terminal at Copenhagen. The main feature of the wall was its huge, very bright windows.
We also provided audio, video and lighting services in the break-out rooms, marketplace and poster gallery.

Simulating the degree of severity of psoriasis

The set-up of a stand for a major pharmaceutical company in an international congress of Dermatology (EADV 2015) in Copenhagen.

We used 45 square metres of AOTO 3.5 mm LEDs, for 3 large screens and multiple touch monitors. We also created several of the interactive applications on the stand.
Among these, the “PASI Projector” is of particular interest. This is an interactive system to display psoriasis marks on the hand and forearm, thereby attempting to raise awareness among doctors participating in the conference of this often neglected disease.
The interaction was facilitated by means of a special monitor with object recognition and a projector with high luminosity.
The solution was designed and developed by Excogitare.

Mix tecnologico per evento Pharma

Eular 2015

Congresso internazionale reumatologia a Roma, stand di 145 mq per multinazionale Pharma dove abbiamo fornito alcune “chicche” tecnologiche. Un tavolo interattivo molto performante ha reso disponibili pubblicazioni scientifiche e studi clinici con percorsi interattivi generati dal riconoscimento degli oggetti. Excogitare ha sviluppato anche l’App interattiva dove un’operatrice ha illustrato ai medici materiale riservato. Il tavolo ha ospitato un monitor 55” seamless (unico al mondo) che consente un numero “illimitato” di tocchi simultanei e il riconoscimento di oggetti per forma e dimensione ma anche tramite “marker”. Il monitor è seamless quindi è possibile unire di più monitor per percorsi interattivi unici. 
Excogitare inoltre ha realizzato (sviluppandone anche l’app) un’installazione interattiva con 3 archi alti 2,60mt di cui 2 rivestiti internamente con uno schermo a LED curvo. Un percorso emozionale con contenuti video attivati da un sensore di posizione e un audio di impatto ottenuto grazie all’utilizzo di speaker direzionali ad ultrasuoni. L’ultimo arco ha proposto approfondimenti per sensibilizzare i medici sull’artrite reumatoide con l’utilizzo di monitor touchscreen.
Lo stand ha ospitato anche una scultura “in movimento” (realizzata da Gruppo Interfiere), che ha rappresentato il meccanismo di attivazione della molecola responsabile della malattia. 

Big screen for dermatology congress

Dublin Convention Centre, June 2015,

350 dermatologists from around the world spent two days listening to 16 speakers. Excogitare provided expertise, audio and video technology, and lighting. Electronic voting, video recordings, slide graphics, walk-ins and transitions were all supported by a large, 36 meter screen.

SUPER-PROJECTOR FOR EVENTS

Rent a 30K-4K CHRISTIE BOXER – the power of a heavyweight with the agility of a middleweight.

The super-projector was designed to make a high-impact when renting. It is ideal for large events and 3D mapping. Unique in its class, the super-projector offers unbeatable performance, lumens and dimensions. Boasting 4k 4096 × 2160 resolution with genuine TRULIFE technology, it offers excellent image quality, including HD, thanks to its internal Christie Upscaling processor. Easy handling ensures reduced time and costs when compared to inferior set-ups: the Christie weighs only 68kg as against 124kg for projectors of similar performance. It measures 96 x 60 x 30cm compared to the traditional 153 x 91 x 72cm. The super-projector features three 1.38” DLP chips and six lamps using Mercury technology, which makes it the quietest in its class. It also has a full range of lenses and is integrated with Christie’s Twist system. It can be positioned in different settings, thus compensating for design and staging constraints. It even allows distorted images to be mixed and corrected in multivision use or complex mapping. The super-projector is powered by a simple single-phase electrical source as opposed to an industrial, three-phase supply.

Excogitare also offers projectors such as the Christie 14K-M, less bright than the Boxer 30K, but with outstanding performance despite its compact size. It can be used in low-lighting environments and when only smaller projection screens are available.

Your product at the centre of a video wall

18 Christie MicroTiles™ at Vinitaly 2015
18 Christie MicroTiles™ at Vinitaly 2015
A high-tech collar placed on bottles of exclusive wine that monitors the life of the product
A high-tech collar placed on bottles of exclusive wine that monitors the life of the product
The result is a small, jewel-like wall with a “hero” product placed at the centre - a totally innovative idea!
The result is a small, jewel-like wall with a “hero” product placed at the centre - a totally innovative idea!
Telling the story of wine and technology with a small configuration of MicroTiles™ (rear projection cubes).
Telling the story of wine and technology with a small configuration of MicroTiles™ (rear projection cubes).
A video wall that’s petite but very charming
A video wall that’s petite but very charming
With the Wenda Device, Wenda App and Wenda Cloud nothing is lost!
With the Wenda Device, Wenda App and Wenda Cloud nothing is lost!

New luxury store in Lugano

A 30-meter banner for a new concept

Blue, a new and glamorous retail area for clothing and accessories on the lakefront of downtown Lugano near the new LAC cultural centre, houses a banner video made with 11 Christie DHD 675 projectors of 6000ANSI lumens. We developed the multimedia project, in collaboration with the architectural firm Spatium, with a forceful brief from the client to put the accent on innovation. We identified the best technological solution, installed projectors and created and produced the video content, which included managing graphics solutions at a resolution of 17,000 x 1,080 pixels. The various editions of the 30m x 2m video banner will, over time,develop various concepts that will focus both on works of art as well as on the products of the brands represented in the boutique.

36 meter projection for 400 doctors

Urticaria Global Forum 2014. First international for urticaria (hives)
We provided all the technology for the plenary session
We also produced the content, managed the display and created animations, transitions and walk-ins
We made a post-event application after the eventto synchronize slides, reports andother online for non-attendees
We also provided the technology for 8 workshops
We have experimented a new edge-to-edge modular system to mount standard projection drape on truss

Banco Popolare Group

Partners’ meetings in 5 cities

For several years we have managed partners’ meetings, AGMs and EGMs for thisItalian banking group. In particular, we have handled the construction of the US facilities, including audio, video and lighting, as well as directing events. We have also been managed the televising of contributions via the multipoint videoconference link to various meeting locations. Events like these require absolute integrity, professionalism and organisation with thousands of people gathering to follow the reports on economic the group’s forecasts and to vote for the approval of the budget. We have managed several multipoint meetings, where up to 14,000 people have attended and voted simultaneously in five Italian cities.

Video mapping in 3D

Spectacular festivals in Lugano

In 2012, the City of Lugano wanted to give its citizens a special treat for the holidays.We made two videos, one dedicated to Christmas and one to celebrate the New Year, which were projected onto the facade of City Hall inpiazza della Riformain Lugano and were accompanied every 30 minutes for 15 days by “Christmas in the streets”, a series of initiatives organized by the city to celebrate Christmas. The 3D video mapping performance was staged with Emme, our technology partner for the Swiss territory.

ECFC 2013 – European Conference on Cystic Fibrosis

A thousand people against 10,000 bacteria

Novartis required a stand to communicate the characteristics of a specific product.A game created for a major pharmaceutical company featuring an iPad and MicroTiles™ proved very popular with the 1100 players who took part in killing approximately 10,000 bacteria by hurling foam balls at a wall composed of 35 MicroTiles™. The game united individual players or pairs in a virtual battle against the bacterium “Pseudomonas aeruginosa”, the major cause of serious damage from cystic fibrosis, with the drug for the treatment of the disease. In addition to killing the bacteria, the game also included several striking, symbolic features, which enhanced the action of the players. The features of the game included:on-stand registration via iPad; issuing the “weapons”, the foam balls; players’ names and scores on the MicroTiles™ wall; and a match lasting 30 seconds with a free prize for the winner. The game produced great customer satisfaction and attracted a high number of participants and the client has decided to replicate the game at a future event.All the technology and digital content created for the stand, was realized by us.

At the Rimini Meeting with IntesaSanpaolo

Touchscreen video wall made from Christie MicroTiles™ in Rimini

Banca IntesaSanpaolo decided to try out Christie MicroTiles™ and commissioned from us a touchscreen video wall with I-kit (the multitouch application for Christie MicroTiles™).The video wall, made up of 24 MicroTiles, has been included in a booth in the exhibition area of ​​the Rimini Meeting in late August.We also produced an interactive application to manage digital content, which allowed participants to experience IntesaSanpaolo’s “possible  world” through the words of ordinary folk and businesspeople.
The installation highlighted the bank’s role in the forthcoming Expo and some of Intesa’s cultural activities as well.

B-One

The new way to do proximity marketing

Notify your customers of special offers, update them about new products and share interactive content with them based on their proximity to the items in your store.
Get useful statistics, track the route taken by customers through the store and the articles they have looked at. When customers leave the store, take the opportunity to gain their loyalty and invite them to come back. B-One does all this and much more. Discover all the benefits it can bring to your business. Share your position at trade fairs with potential customers and guide them to your stand. Distribute digital catalogues and promotional gifts by leveraging the power of B-One. And you can ensure the loyalty of your customers as they exit in order to continue the marketing activities for products or to share customized news even when they are far away from you.
All this is now possible thanks to the interaction between your smartphone and small programmable devices called Beacon.

BEA Expo festival

Video wall for a "wow effect" with MicroTiles™

For the fourth year running, Excogitare took Christie MicroTiles™ to the BEA (Best Event Awards) Festival organised by ADC Group.
This year again, the Foyer of the Teatro Parenti in Milan featured an 8×2 metre video wall composed of 84 MicroTiles™. In collaboration with Clonwerk, which was responsible for content production and Filmmaster, in charge of design, the 48 videos of the short list candidates for the BEA Awards for the best event of the year, were again brought to life this year. Here are the pictures from the last two editions of this event

BMW Financial Services

Multimedia kiosks in BMW dealerships

In 2013, BMW Financial Services chosen us to launch Digital Signage, starting in Italy, throughout its network of sales outlets. We selected and installed 100 multimedia kiosks in 100 dealerships, supporting  BMW in its choice of hardware and software solutions. We manage all the totems via the cloud and are look after content, care and maintenance. We will work alongside BMW Financial Services for three years in the production of “centrally” managed content while for “local” content we have realized a CMS system that allows dealers to manage individual promotions and events.


Friendlyway Totem

Each Friendlyway Welcome Totem monitor is equipped with a 32″ touchscreen, a proximity sensor, stereo audio, a multimedia PC and the software solution Friendlyway Secure Browser & Player.

Thanks to this project, we were among the four finalists of the InAVation Awards 2013 in the category “best retail installation”

Multimedia kiosks in BMW dealerships

In 2013, BMW Financial Services chosen us to launch Digital Signage, starting in Italy, throughout its network of sales outlets. We selected and installed 100 multimedia kiosks in 100 dealerships, supporting  BMW in its choice of hardware and software solutions. We manage all the totems via the cloud and are look after content, care and maintenance. We will work alongside BMW Financial Services for three years in the production of “centrally” managed content while for “local” content we have realized a CMS system that allows dealers to manage individual promotions and events.


Friendlyway Totem

Each Friendlyway Welcome Totem monitor is equipped with a 32″ touchscreen, a proximity sensor, stereo audio, a multimedia PC and the software solution Friendlyway Secure Browser & Player.

Thanks to this project, we were among the four finalists of the InAVation Awards 2013 in the category “best retail installation”

GBP Board Room

Tailor-made technology

The Banco Popolare Group needed to upgrade the technology of its board rooms in Verona.
We integrated advanced technologies with high-tech, ergonomic furnishings created specifically for ease of use.
The design was developed in all phases (preliminary, final, and site supervision) and tailored to the peculiarity of the rooms both from the point of view of the architectural aesthetics as well as the technology.

EADV 2013 – Annual Congress of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology

Mix of technology solutions for a large stand in Istanbul

Novartis needed to create a stand in order to presentvarious technological innovations and thereby position itself as a reference point for physicians in the field of dermatology. Thanks to the historic collaboration with our partners, we designed and built a stand of 170 square meters with 58 Christie MicroTiles™, augmented reality, touchscreen monitors and several specific applications which also featured the new proximity marketing  technologies (NFC) and gestural interactivity (Leapmotion). The event required an enormous effort to co-ordinate with the various parties involved, including two international communication agencies. In addition to taking care of the installation of the technologies, we realized all the multimedia applications and, after the Congress, we created a portal from which all the local offices of Novartis throughout  the world could download applications with instructions and source files for customizing , translate and re-use in local markets.