Mitsubishi Electric supplies 17-screen HD scoreboard for Air Canada Centre
June 13, 2008
Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment (MLSE) has chosen Mitsubishi Electric to supply and install a new 17-screen scoreboard featuring a Diamond Vision HD display system at the Air Canada Centre, home of the NHL’s Toronto Maple Leafs and the NBA’s Toronto Raptors.
The new display system features a four-sided 6mm “black package” LED main display — making it the first in the NHL/NBA market to feature this new LED technology.
The black package LED, which is available on Mitsubishi Electric’s 6mm, 4mm and 3mm displays, provides superior contrast and black levels over existing white package LEDs that use standard contrast panels to help improve contrast and black levels. The black package LED allows the LED chip to be virtually unnoticeable and blend into the black face of the display.
The 6mm main displays feature Mitsubishi Electric’s digital screen controller, which will be driven by a 1080HD source from Air Canada Centre’s new control room. In addition to the main video displays, Mitsubishi Electric is also using 10mm display technology for the eight-sided upper displays and four-sided scoring displays as well as the 72ft circular ring.
Mitsubishi Electric is also supplying a new integrated scoring system consisting of all new shot clocks and ANC’s state-of-the-art VisionSOFT control system. The new display system is expected to be completed by Aug. 1, in time for the upcoming NHL and NBA seasons.
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