Daktronics To Install New LED Displays at Phillies’ Citizens Bank Park
Daktronics will provide the Philadelphia Phillies new LED video display that will have offer HD clarity and be much larger than the former video display at Citizens Bank Park. The new display, installed below the iconic “Phillies” sign, will measure 76 feet high and 97 feet wide, totaling 7,372 square feet of digital space. Daktronics will design, manufacture and install the LED video display, which will be among the largest in Major League Baseball and all of sports.
The LED display will show video with up to 1512 lines of resolution using Daktronics HD-15 technology. The new display will provide wide-angle viewing for better visibility for more fans, increased contrast, and improved image clarity with the ability to display video imagery in 144 quadrillion shades of color.
Additionally, the Phillies will be installing a dedicated closed captioning display that will measure four feet high by 74 feet in length. This display will be centered under the new main video display. Also included in the upgrade project are Daktronics video image processing technologies and the new Show Control LED video processing system.
University of New Mexico’s Renovates ‘The Pit’
University of New Mexico students and Lobos fans are enjoying the first season in the recently renovated and renowned “Pit”, home of Lobos men’s and women’s basketball games and many other University events. Included in the renovation project is an integrated digital media network that incorporates Daktronics large screen LED video displays, LED ribbon boards and more than 150 LCD televisions throughout the venue.
Daktronics worked closely with the University to develop the venue-wide system that includes two large end-wall video displays, four large digital ribbon boards, digital scorer’s tables, and an integrated network of flat screen televisions with content delivered through Daktronics new IPTV (Internet Protocol Television) system.
According to Tim Cass, Senior Associate Athletic Director at New Mexico who played a key role in managing the renovation, “This was a unique project taking an arena that had virtually no technology to one that is really state-of-the-art in terms of technology. There are 155 flat screen monitors in and around the entire arena that provide different information to our fans, from live in-game video and statistics to informative and entertaining sponsor announcements. The same system drives video, graphics and data to the video boards, ribbon boards and scorer’s tables. It’s all driven from one central control room, really bringing us from the ‘dark ages’ to a new age in technology.”
The two end-wall video boards use Daktronics 10mm pixel LED video technology to provide live video, replays, game information and statistics. Each display measures approximately 13 feet high by 21 feet wide. Four fascia-mounted digital ribbon boards, two measuring 170 feet long and two measuring 125 feet long, provide additional information, graphics, animation and video clips. Twelve sections of digital scorer’s tables, along with game/shot clocks, make up the rest of the scoring, timing and display components within the seating bowl.
The IPTV system Daktronics developed for the Pit delivers live video, real-time statistics and other content on multiple channels to the LCD screens throughout the venue. The system is built around the upgraded computer network structure, providing the ability to add televisions easily at network drops. The Daktronics IPTV system features the fastest digital encoders to deliver live video and other content to the screens. Viewers enjoy a variety of live content on televisions in the concourses, concession areas, suites, team store, press box and other working areas within the building.
At the center of it is Daktronics new Show Control system. The system has the ability to ingest, manage and deliver various video, scoring, timing, statistical data, out-of-town scores and even point-of-sale information. With Show Control, all displays across the network can be controlled, either individually and within predetermined groups.
The University and Daktronics have worked together on many projects over the past several years. Daktronics equipment is also installed at the Lobos football, swimming, and track/soccer venues. The University also uses a Daktronics full-color LED message center on campus to communicate with students, facility and visitors.