Mitsubishi Electric supplies 11 more Diamond Vision LED scoreboards to the PGA TOUR

May 8, 2008

One of Mitsubishi Electric\'s new hi-tech scoreboards in action at the PGA TOURMitsubishi Electric, the official HD-TV and outdoor video display provider of the PGA TOUR, is supplying 11 additional state-of-the-art Diamond VisionTM LED high-definition scoreboards for PGA TOUR events in the USA. The TOUR’s initiative to upgrade its scoreboard technology, begun last year, has proved exceptionally successful in providing a better on-site experience for fans. The overwhelmingly positive response from fans has prompted the PGA TOUR to increase its fleet of Diamond Vision electronic scoreboards.

The custom-built Mitsubishi Electric scoreboards made their debut at THE PLAYERS Championship in May 2007, providing a lively mixture of videos, player and course information, linked to the TOUR’s ShotLink real-time scoring system. Following that event, the 22 boards deployed at THE PLAYERS were divided into two touring systems of 11 which were phased in at subsequent tournaments.

“The feedback we’ve received about the first set of scoreboards was tremendous,” said Tom Wade, chief marketing officer for the PGA TOUR, referring to the original Diamond Vision scoreboards. “We originally planned to have 11 boards on the course, but they have been so popular that we’re now putting one at almost every hole.”

The Diamond Vision scoreboards bring a new level of interaction and excitement to PGA TOUR tournaments.  Thanks to the full-color capabilities of the Mitsubishi Electric scoreboards, fans are treated to animations, personal player profiles including images and action shots, and broadcast-quality graphics just as crisp and brilliant as those seen on Diamond Vision stadium and arena displays.

 “We are always looking for ways to enhance the spectator experience at our tournaments, and the Mitsubishi Electric scoreboards have become a very important element of this initiative,” said Wade. “Not only are we extremely pleased with what we already have been able to provide the fans through the scoreboards, we are excited about developing compelling new elements that we can include. The addition of these 11 scoreboards will further our efforts to inform fans about our players and the competition.”

Familiar to golfers the world over, the PGA TOUR travels extensively around the US and the world, promoting the game and giving golf fans the chance to see the professionals in action first-hand. In 2008, the three Tours will compete in approximately 108 events for approximately $355 million in prize money.  Tournaments will be held in nine countries outside the U.S. and in 37 states.


Dallas Cowboys announce world’s largest Mitsubishi Electric HD screen for new stadium

April 23, 2008

Dallas Cowboys\' incredible new Mitsubishi Electric screenThe Dallas Cowboys, one of the most instantly recognisable names in American football, have selected Mitsubishi Electric to provide a ground-breaking integrated system of high-definition LED video displays, LED fascia ribbon boards and scoreboards for their new stadium, which is scheduled to open for the 2009 NFL Football season. When completed, the stadium is itself expected to become a record-breaker, taking the title of the world’s biggest domed stadium and the world’s largest column-free room.

 

Dominating the awesome new stadium will be a one-of-a-kind, four-sided scoreboard featuring the world’s largest LED high-definition (1080p) video display. The centre-hung structure will consist of four Diamond Vision video screens. The two main sideline displays will measure an impressive 22m high by 49m wide, while the two end-zone displays will measure 9m high by 15.5m wide. The whole system will be suspended 33.5m directly over the centre of the playing surface and stretch from one 20-yard line to the other.

“One of the central design elements of our new stadium is our centre hung scoreboard. This unique feature will be an iconic symbol of our building for years to come”, said Jerry Jones, owner and general manger, Dallas Cowboys Football Club. “When we were making the decision on whom to entrust with the responsibility of making our vision a reality, the quality and clarity in the Mitsubishi Diamond Vision boards was unmatched.”

The new displays will allow fans on any level of the stadium to easily view the action, creating a premium on the value of the upper-level seats. And no matter where they sit, Mitsubishi Electric’s exclusive 20-mm pixel pitch technology ensures the brightest, clearest images from any angle, with virtually no colour distortion.

“The Dallas Cowboys are one of the most innovative teams in the NFL, and their new stadium reflects that”, said Mark Foster, general manager of Mitsubishi Electric’s Diamond Vision Systems in the US. “The scoreboard is certainly going to add excitement and bring the fans closer to the game.”

Mitsubishi Electric will also install nearly 1.2km of its Diamond Vision LEDerAdTM LED fascia system; these stunning ribbon displays will ring the stadium and add a new level of excitement and visibility for sponsors. The Cowboys are the second premier sports franchise to choose Diamond Vision this month. On the 1st of April, Mitsubishi Electric announced it would install a high-definition scoreboard at the New York Yankees’ new stadium, scheduled to open in 2009.

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New York Yankees Choose Mitsubishi Electric Diamond Vision for New Stadium

April 2, 2008

The New York Yankees have selected Mitsubishi Electric Diamond Vision™ to provide the main center field, high-definition video-scoreboard display for the new Yankee Stadium, scheduled to open for the 2009 season.

This installation continues the long-standing relationship between the New York Yankees and Mitsubishi Electric, which in 1983 installed one of the first Diamond Vision™ video displays in Major League Baseball. The Yankees organization felt the exceptional performance of Diamond Vision™ over the past 25 years and Mitsubishi Electric’s proven experience with large-scale, true high-definition LED displays merited continuing the Mitsubishi Electric tradition in the new stadium.

Mitsubishi Electric is the leader in supplying high-definition large scale video displays and the Yankees’ new scoreboard will be the first true high-def LED display in Major League Baseball using Mitsubishi Electric’s high-density Diamond Vision™ AVL-ODQ8 LED product. Mitsubishi Electric’s unique Q-Series display will provide Yankees fans with stunning HD imagery and allow for the display of up to four simultaneous 1080 HD images.

“The Yankees are thrilled to have a Diamond Vision scoreboard in the new Yankee Stadium,” said Lonn Trost, the Yankees chief operating officer. “We’ve had Diamond Vision displays for nearly 25 years, and are excited about opening the new ballpark with the latest technology available.”

The Diamond Vision™ scoreboard has 8,601,600 LED lamps and is nearly 101 feet wide and 59 feet tall, producing 5,925 square-feet of brilliant, high-definition display area. The display will be driven by Mitsubishi Electric’s state-of-the-art DSC2 Digital Display Controller, providing picture-in-picture type technology with the flexibility to show one large 1080 HD image, several HD images, messages, scoring or other data simultaneously. By comparison, the scoreboard in use today at Yankee Stadium measures 24.9-inches X 32.8-inches with 486,400 LED lamps.

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Arsenal shows fans a good time thanks to Mitsubishi Electric

December 18, 2007
International stadium screen consultant, DisplayLED Screens Ltd., has just completed installation of its latest high-tech addition to Arsenal Football Club’s state-of-the-art Emirates Stadium. The company has installed two Mitsubishi Electric LED screens at the Gunners’ new north London stadium to act as giant digital clocks showing game timings, animations and promotional messages.
Installed on the half-way line on both sides of the pitch, the new digital clocks consist of 800mm high x 3200mm long, 12mm pixel pitch Diamond Vision LED screen modules, delivering a total resolution of 64 x 256 pixels (6400 dots per square meter). Mounted in specially designed weatherproof modules, the clocks use the same type of Diamond Vision LED modules as the two main video screens sited at the north-west and south-east corners of the stadium, also supplied by DisplayLED. The main Diamond Vision screens have attracted considerable praise for their high-quality images, and the two latest additions to the stadium’s display system are designed to perform to the same exacting standards of colour reproduction, viewing angle and contrast. Employing the same LED modules as the main screen system means the ground staff are already familiar with the technology and its operation, and that spares and tooling inventory can be kept to a minimum.
Diamond Vision AVL-OD12 was chosen as the screen technology for the state-of-the-art 60,000-seat Emirates Stadium after an exhaustive evaluation of every similar product on the market. Ensuring the chosen system was the most advanced technology, capable of delivering the best possible image quality was a top priority, as Stadium Manager John Beattie relates: “Working with DisplayLED, we literally travelled the world looking at screens from all the top manufacturers. The Diamond Vision system was the last one we saw and when we did, we knew straight away it was the system for us.” The combination of superb image quality, unequalled reliability and the backing of one of the world’s largest engineering businesses made an extremely compelling case in favour of Diamond Vision.
Arsenal’s OD12 screens are 12m wide by 6m tall and used to show a fast-paced mixture of team information, statistics, match analysis and announcements, originating from Arsenal’s in-house production suite in native HD format. As an integral part of the overall entertainment experience, the Emirates’ Diamond Vision screen has proved a huge success with the club and its fans. Mitsubishi Electric has been associated with stadium and landmark video screens since the very birth of big screen technology nearly 30 years ago. Mitsubishi’s long history and experience with the manufacture, installation and use of these systems gives the company a unique knowledge-base, all of which has been incorporated into its latest range of Diamond Vision screens.