Phenomen Films

Cambrionix helps Phenomen Films keep 3,300 Android devices charged and synced at all times.

Challenges

  • How do you deliver a seamless mobile experience to 25,000 people visiting a film premier over 19 days?

Solution

  • Cambrionix partnership and technology innovation
  • Technical support and advice
  • Bespoke charging cases + 4 x speed USB hubs

Results

  • A robust, tailor-made system that delivers automated charging and syncing for thousands of devices
  • Making use of the ThunderSync2-16 USB hub 

The challenge

How do you deliver a seamless mobile experience to 25,000 people visiting a film premier over 19 days?

That was the challenge Phenomen Films faced during the world premiere of Dau—a unique immersive film project delivered via handheld devices across various sites.

With 25,000 visitors attending the Paris-based show, the production team needed to keep 3,300 Android devices charged and synched at all times.

A constant stream of visitors—24 hours a day for 19 days—used the devices to view and record their experience.  This content had to be uploaded quickly and efficiently, whilst also charging and synching for the next round of people.

Solution

Cambrionix worked in partnership with the production team to build an autonomous system. This meant they could delegate the charging and syncing to non-technical assistants, freeing them up during the event.

With 14 charging cases, each with 72 devices, one person could charge and sync 1,000 devices simultaneously.

This was thanks to Cambrionix’s ThunderSync16 USB hub. With 4 x speed of conventional USB hub charging, it’s the only industrial USB hub in the world granted Thunderbolt™ by Apple and Intel.

Maksym Demydenko, Head of Post Production and Digital at Phenomen UK, said: “The devices could be refreshed and prepared for the next round of visitors in four hours. We incorporated magnetic connectors so that staff could quickly change the devices around.”

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Results

A robust, tailor-made system that delivers automated charging and synching for thousands of devices

Maksym Demydenko, continues:

“Because of the size of the audience and the speed of communicating and the amount of devices, if there had been any non-automated steps, it would have been a disaster.

The event was full of logistical and technological challenges, but where Cambrionix was involved, we had no problems and would recommend their unique solution to fast charging and automated syncing.”

ThunderSync2-16

ThunderSync2-16 Industrial USB Hub. Thunderbolt

16 ports | Thunderbolt™ 2 
USB 2.0 | 2.4A (12W) | 20Gbps  Desktop | Charge & Sync