Blackdove has introduced a comprehensive portfolio of solutions for incorporating digital art into custom integration projects. Blackdove’s system encompasses a hardware media player, purpose-built displays, a control and management app, and a digital artwork subscription service. Blackdove enables instantaneous delivery of any work of digital art to any display in the world, with NFT blockchain registration and end-to-end encryption.
Luxury clients consistently seek novel design elements that will set their spaces apart. Blackdove repositions displays as digital art installations. No longer at odds with the aesthetics of a luxury space, large screens and video walls become a central design element with the implementation of Blackdove.
Additionally, Blackdove has established partnerships with known players in the industry like Crestron, Savant, and Control4. Blackdove can be integrated into the overall smart home system, and controlling the digital art gallery as part of a client’s existing smart home system is simple.
Blackdove’s curatorial team supplies the art expertise required for any application. Once a dealer specifies Blackdove into a project, Blackdove’s art advisors can work directly with the client, design partners, or client representative to select the right digital art at no additional cost to the dealer or client.
“We recently undertook a major upgrade for a client in Miami, which included adding Blackdove and updating Crestron,” says AHT Global. “The installation was seamless and quick. Blackdove worked with our client to select video art that greatly appeals to him. This is yet another highly successful client install with Blackdove and we look forward to many more.”
The client concurs: “I really like new, cutting-edge stuff. When AHT Global showed me Blackdove and the art available in the digital gallery, I knew I needed it in my house. I love the art so much — it just exceeds my wildest expectations. My friends come around, and they’re blown away.”
Two Integration Options
The Blackdove Art Server allows any display to connect to the Blackdove digital art gallery. This slim device can be installed in a rack or behind a screen and can connect to the Blackdove cloud via Ethernet or Wi-Fi. The Art Server features a single 4K 60 Hz HDMI output, and an SSD Drive for locally caching client art collections. For large-scale applications, Blackdove can create customized Art Servers with resolutions up to 26K. The Blackdove Art Server comes pre-loaded with Blackdove software.
“For our sixth install with Blackdove, we used a Blackdove Art Server to deliver video art via Savant’s VOIP to multiple displays throughout a client’s penthouse, including the B&O Harmony and Samsung Frame,” says Ken Johnson, owner of Premiere Systems, part of the Integrators’ Alliance. “The client gave us rave reviews about how much he and his guests enjoy seeing art across the screens in his residence.”
Customers seeking a purpose-built display for digital artwork may instead opt for a Blackdove Digital Canvas, a high-definition commercial display screen with an integrated Blackdove Art Server. Available in an array of sizes up to 98 inches, each Blackdove Digital Canvas is designed for continuous operation and can hang in either portrait or landscape orientation.
Blackdove App and Subscription
Customers manage and control their collections through the Blackdove’s web portal and app, available for iOS and Android, or via integration with the home’s Crestron, Control4, or Savant control system.
The Blackdove subscription library rotates continually as new artists and artworks are added. Blackdove subscribers can purchase NFTs, granting them the permanent right to display their favorite pieces. Limited edition pieces and unique commissions are also available for purchase as NFTs. Customers can also upload privately owned digital artwork to Blackdove, taking advantage of the advanced management system for their entire collection.
Blackdove subscriptions start at $99/month. Dealers receive a revenue share on the subscription service for the lifetime of the system.
Becoming a Blackdove Dealer
Blackdove partners with authorized dealers to bring the digital art gallery into their customers’ homes. Blackdove dealers receive sales training and support, installation support, and unlimited remote monitoring, management, and troubleshooting for all installed Blackdove devices. Learn more and apply to become a dealer at www.blackdove.com/partners or schedule a meeting at CEDIA Expo.
Visit Blackdove at CEDIA Expo in booth #3331.