HD plasmas brighten the nightlife at Rams Head Live

The Baltimore establishment relies on 43 high-contrast widescreen plasma displays to keep patrons on three-levels connected with the entertainment
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Panasonic 16:9 HD plasma displays are installed throughout Rams Head Live to maximize the audience’s exposure to the music.

Since its opening in Baltimore’s Inner Harbor area last December, Rams Head Live has quickly become one of the East Coast’s leading entertainment venues.

Acts from across the musical spectrum, including Elvis Costello, Third Eye Blind, Arlo Guthrie, Lyle Lovett, Bo Diddley, Dr. John and Herbie Hancock, have appeared at Rams Head Live.

With up to 320 shows planned in 2005, Rams Head Live occupies 26,000sq ft with three audience levels, a 160-seat signature Rams Head Tavern, five bars, three food stations and 43 high-contrast Panasonic widescreen plasma displays, including 42in and 50in professional HD models.

The venue also uses three AW-E860 2/3in 3-CCD 16:9/4:3 convertible cameras, strategically installed with pan/tilt heads for live shots of the performers, and a fourth camera — the Panasonic CL-924A, which is used on-stage as a “drum cam.” The three-tiered facility has a stage level where up to 2000 audience members can stand in front of the performance area or at one of the bars. Overlooking the ground floor are the second level with food stations and bar areas, and a third level with limited seating and a VIP area.

The Panasonic 16:9 HD plasma displays are installed throughout Rams Head Live to maximize the audience’s exposure to the music. The plasmas in the adjacent tavern, which is separated by glass from the performance area, can either display the live event or tout coming attractions. A Leitch all-digital, multi-port router carries the live video signal to all of the displays.

For more information, visit www.panasonic.com/plasma and www.ramsheadlive.com.

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