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Calgary Flames installs integrated scoring and display system
The Calgary Flames, in Calgary, Alberta, recently upgraded the Pengrowth Saddledome with a new multimillion dollar scoring and video display system in a new centerhung scoreboard. The display, provided by Daktronics, delivers HD-quality video, stats and scores as well as the opportunities for sponsor promotions.
The centerhung display incorporates ProStar LED technology with the height and width ratio that matches the HD video aspect ratio. Each of the four main video screens measure approximately 9.5ft by 17ft, with pixels on .39in center-to-center spacing. Above the video displays are eight additional full-color LED displays used primarily to show scores, game stats and other information as well as sponsor identifications. Each of these displays measures approximately 8ft by 10.5ft, with pixels on .65in spacing. ProAd digital LED ring displays are suspended above and below the scoreboard screens. The top ring display measures approximately 2.5ft by 127ft in circumference with .78in pixel spacing. The bottom ring display measures approximately 2.5ft by 82ft in circumference with .78in pixel spacing. When not showing graphics, animation, video clips, stats or out-of-town game scores, advertisers are highlighted on these LED displays with a wide variety of visuals and messages.
The Pengrowth Saddledome also installed game/shot clocks, numerous locker room clocks and hockey goal lights. Daktronics’ Venus 7000 controller, V-Link video processor and All Sport scoring controller control the new system.
For more information, visit www.daktronics.com.