Heinz Field taps Daktronics HD-X for better viewing angles

By Andrew Lippe

Heinz Field, the home of the Pittsburgh Steelers will upgrade their current end zone scoreboard to a Daktronics HD-X LED display. Measuring 27 feet high by 96 feet across the replacement was implemented to improve viewing angles from the stands.

Our primary challenge for that particular venue is the fact that there is only one scoreboard in the end zone, said Jackie Slavetsky, N. W. Getz & Associates project manager for the new scoreboard.

The decision to upgrade was designed to improve viewing angles of fans in the upper deck that had an obstructed view of the scoreboard. Either they didn t have a full clear picture or they couldn t see the picture at all, said Slavetsky. The Steelers new 2.4 million dollar screen will display live and recorded video images, as well as more vivid graphics.

Operated using Daktronics Venus controller and V-Link video processor the HD-X LED allows wider viewing angles and improved pixel resolution. The display area exceeding 2,600 feet will once again be able to split images and display statistics simultaneously. The new technology will nearly quadruple the resolution of the existing display.

These new configurations gave us viewing angles for everyone who could not see clear images before,” said Slavetsky. The Steelers will also install a Daktronics ProAd display on the fascia of the upper deck on the other side of the stadium.

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