12 February 2023

'Epic' technology installed in Canberra home: The Wall you can see from the dark side of the moon

| Dione David
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Samsung The Wall

Wish you were here? Samsung’s bespoke modular Micro LED 1000 inch screen, The Wall, was installed in a home in Canberra. Photo: Samsung Electronics.

It’s simply called ‘The Wall’ because there could be no other name for it, and according to Detlev’s Grae Munro, there is only one word to describe it.

“Epic,” he says.

“It’s a television, but only for lack of a better word. They really need a new term for what it is.”

The Detlev’s team was hired to install The Wall at an architecturally designed property in Canberra.

But one does not merely walk into a home and mount The Wall onto a surface like just any television.

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The Wall comes as a series of panels that are bolted together to create one seamless custom screen in just about any size required, so an entire wall could effectively be transformed into a television.

Adding to the complexity of the operation was the fact that this was only part of a greater upgrade to the property’s early 2000s smart home automation system, which was controlled by PC, to make it compatible with iPad technology.

“It may sound straightforward, but few could understand the immense work it took to make that happen,” Grae says.

“It required the design of a whole concept to run out fibre optic cables and create dedicated electrical circuits in an established home. Then there was fine-tuning to ensure the television was performing to its full potential.

“There was a lot of planning involved, and we had to acquire new skill sets and adapt as we went.”

Grae Munro

Detlev’s Electrical Managing Director Grae Munro says using high-end gear on the edge of technology is something the Detlev’s experts are wired for. Photo: Thomas Lucraft.

Detlev’s collaborated with Samsung to make the installation dream a reality, complete with a surround sound system to do the visuals justice.

Along with the blinds and lights, The Wall can now be controlled from the home’s new smart automation system.

“It’s bloody impressive – that’s for sure,” Grae says.

“The Wall was a fitting piece of tech for this house, which was ridiculously cool.”

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For this particular job, The Wall was installed in a lounge room but Grae hopes Detlev’s will one day have the chance to turn one into an at-home cinema.

He says installations like this, using high-end gear on the bleeding edge of technology, keep the Detlev’s experts on their toes – something they’re wired for.

“We love working with this kind of ‘next level’ tech,” Grae says.

“The team really enjoys the challenges presented with these kinds of jobs. They come with a whole lot of moving parts, the chance to learn and the opportunity to see some truly awesome technology in action.”

Detlev’s Electrical expert electricians have supported Canberra’s homes and businesses with superior appliance repairs and installations, electrical services and building automation for almost 30 years.


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