Welcome!

News Feed Item

Philadelphia Eagles, Panasonic Primed to Deliver Winning Fan Experience for 2014 Season

Philadelphia Eagles fans will experience the intensity and excitement of the National Football League like never before – up close and personal – with state-of-the-art, high-definition LED video boards from Panasonic Enterprise Solutions Company, a division of Panasonic Corporation of North America. Thousands of spectators attending games at newly-refurbished Lincoln Financial Field will now experience the clarity and intimacy of home viewing directly in their seats.

Panasonic delivers winning fan experience at Lincoln Financial Field (Photo: Business Wire)

Panasonic delivers winning fan experience at Lincoln Financial Field (Photo: Business Wire)

Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4CJ2gTYnMlw

Photo: https://plus.google.com/photos/102894371789579256396/albums/6055062584526367793

As part of a two-year revitalization project and in response to fan feedback for greater levels of connectivity and video boards with higher-resolution, the Eagles partnered with Panasonic Enterprise Solutions to help modernize the stadium into a high-definition facility. Panasonic installed over 24,000 total square feet of high-definition LED video boards, more than tripling the previous area of the boards. Panasonic engineers also incorporated cutting edge 10mm Surface Mount Device (SMD) LED technology, using the tightest pixel pitch of any display to provide unparalleled imaging clarity and give the Eagles the highest resolution SMD video board in the league. The state-of-the-art boards also offer corporate partners the technology and a significantly larger display area to deliver creative, high-impact messaging.

“Our hardware platforms for professional sports are based on delivering a quality portfolio of LED products, professional flat panel display boards and control technologies that enable us to best serve the wide spectrum of varying client needs,” said Jim Doyle, President of Panasonic Enterprise Solutions Company. “In working with the Eagles, the key was integrating data and video information to produce a solution with unmatched resolution and the capacity to perform multiple functions in a seamless fashion. This season, fans will notice that the video boards are brighter, have more accurate color imagery and improved stadium viewing angles,” he added.

Panasonic supplied the complete graphics head-end system to integrate 39 individual LED boards installed throughout the stadium onto one network. This technical solution gives control room operators vastly improved versatility and flexibility with respect to programming and synchronizing all content. Integrated technology, in conjunction with a greater number of stadium cameras in place to capture all the action, means spectators will watch the same type of replays, close-up angles and super slow-motion reviews broadcast to home viewers on network television.

“Our primary focus is always on improving the experience for our fans,” said Eagles team president, Don Smolenski. "We listened to feedback from season ticket holders and used it in an action plan designed to dramatically enhance the game day experience. Panasonic was a key partner for us in this process. The imaging clarity and technology powering the new video displays will allow fans to feel the emotion and energy on the field in a uniquely tangible way. It also gives us the ability to promote stronger involvement, enthusiasm and connectivity between the game, the players and the fans.”

Advanced system capabilities allow programmers to use the optimal mix of content elements to engage fans, ranging from animation, crowd prompts, multi-screen images and social media to replays, in-game highlights, closed captioning, 3-D graphics and scores from other sports such as pro baseball and college football. More than 2,500 linear feet of ribbon fascia boards will carry updated fantasy football statistics and scores from around the league, including details such as time remaining and ball possession. And, the installation of more than 1,500 Panasonic HD TVs in the club suites, concourses and concession areas ensures fans stay connected to the game. Higher levels of connectivity and complete system integration also gives team sponsors and partners a dynamic messaging platform to solicit consumer engagement, increase brand visibility and generate revenues.

“We’re thrilled with this incredible opportunity to be a founding partner of the Philadelphia Eagles, one of the pre-eminent franchises in the league, and have the chance to do what we do best, which is using our technology and engineering know-how to produce made-to-order video solutions,” said Mr. Doyle. “The Eagles have shown a commitment to making investments in their fans, team, facility and community, demonstrating why they are a winning organization. We congratulate them on their excellence and agree with their belief that innovation can be a game-changer – on and off the field – to sponsors, fans and the bottom line.”

Panasonic Enterprise Solutions has built some of the largest HD LED video boards in the world, including Guinness World Record-certified ‘Big Hoss TV’ at Texas Motor Speedway, the world’s largest 4K ultra high-definition LED video board at Churchill Downs, Charlotte Motor Speedway which was the biggest video board in the world at the time it was built in 2011, and one of the largest video boards in collegiate sports at Ohio State University.

“Panasonic has been a tremendous partner – committed and professional” praised Mr. Smolenski. “We were deliberate in selecting Panasonic, because this project was very personal to us. This is our home, our fans’ home. Through the investments we made and our relationship with Panasonic, we believe we’re treating our fans to the first-class entertainment experience they deserve when they visit Lincoln Financial Field.”

About Panasonic Corporation of North America

Panasonic Corporation of North America provides a broad line of digital and other electronics products and solutions for consumer, business and industrial use. The company is the principal North American subsidiary of Osaka, Japan-based Panasonic Corporation and the hub of Panasonic’s U.S. branding, marketing, sales, service and R&D operations. In Interbrand’s 2014 annual “Best Global Green Brands” report, Panasonic ranked number five overall and the top electronics brand in the report. As part of continuing sustainability efforts, Panasonic Corporation of North America relocated its headquarters to a new facility, built to meet LEED certification standards, adjacent to Newark Penn Station in Newark, NJ. Learn more about Panasonic at http://www.panasonic.com/us.

About Panasonic Enterprise Solutions Company

http://www.panasonic.com/business/pesna/av-solutions/

More Stories By Business Wire

Copyright © 2009 Business Wire. All rights reserved. Republication or redistribution of Business Wire content is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of Business Wire. Business Wire shall not be liable for any errors or delays in the content, or for any actions taken in reliance thereon.

Latest Stories
SYS-CON Events announced today that CAST Software will exhibit at SYS-CON's 21st International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on Oct 31 - Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. CAST was founded more than 25 years ago to make the invisible visible. Built around the idea that even the best analytics on the market still leave blind spots for technical teams looking to deliver better software and prevent outages, CAST provides the software intelligence that matter ...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Daiya Industry will exhibit at the Japanese Pavilion at SYS-CON's 21st International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on Oct 31 – Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Ruby Development Inc. builds new services in short period of time and provides a continuous support of those services based on Ruby on Rails. For more information, please visit https://github.com/RubyDevInc.
When it comes to cloud computing, the ability to turn massive amounts of compute cores on and off on demand sounds attractive to IT staff, who need to manage peaks and valleys in user activity. With cloud bursting, the majority of the data can stay on premises while tapping into compute from public cloud providers, reducing risk and minimizing need to move large files. In his session at 18th Cloud Expo, Scott Jeschonek, Director of Product Management at Avere Systems, discussed the IT and busine...
Is advanced scheduling in Kubernetes achievable? Yes, however, how do you properly accommodate every real-life scenario that a Kubernetes user might encounter? How do you leverage advanced scheduling techniques to shape and describe each scenario in easy-to-use rules and configurations? In his session at @DevOpsSummit at 21st Cloud Expo, Oleg Chunikhin, CTO at Kublr, will answer these questions and demonstrate techniques for implementing advanced scheduling. For example, using spot instances ...
As businesses evolve, they need technology that is simple to help them succeed today and flexible enough to help them build for tomorrow. Chrome is fit for the workplace of the future — providing a secure, consistent user experience across a range of devices that can be used anywhere. In her session at 21st Cloud Expo, Vidya Nagarajan, a Senior Product Manager at Google, will take a look at various options as to how ChromeOS can be leveraged to interact with people on the devices, and formats th...
First generation hyperconverged solutions have taken the data center by storm, rapidly proliferating in pockets everywhere to provide further consolidation of floor space and workloads. These first generation solutions are not without challenges, however. In his session at 21st Cloud Expo, Wes Talbert, a Principal Architect and results-driven enterprise sales leader at NetApp, will discuss how the HCI solution of tomorrow will integrate with the public cloud to deliver a quality hybrid cloud e...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Yuasa System will exhibit at the Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO) Pavilion at SYS-CON's 21st International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on Oct 31 – Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Yuasa System is introducing a multi-purpose endurance testing system for flexible displays, OLED devices, flexible substrates, flat cables, and films in smartphones, wearables, automobiles, and healthcare.
Companies are harnessing data in ways we once associated with science fiction. Analysts have access to a plethora of visualization and reporting tools, but considering the vast amount of data businesses collect and limitations of CPUs, end users are forced to design their structures and systems with limitations. Until now. As the cloud toolkit to analyze data has evolved, GPUs have stepped in to massively parallel SQL, visualization and machine learning.
The session is centered around the tracing of systems on cloud using technologies like ebpf. The goal is to talk about what this technology is all about and what purpose it serves. In his session at 21st Cloud Expo, Shashank Jain, Development Architect at SAP, will touch upon concepts of observability in the cloud and also some of the challenges we have. Generally most cloud-based monitoring tools capture details at a very granular level. To troubleshoot problems this might not be good enough.
DevOps is under attack because developers don’t want to mess with infrastructure. They will happily own their code into production, but want to use platforms instead of raw automation. That’s changing the landscape that we understand as DevOps with both architecture concepts (CloudNative) and process redefinition (SRE). Rob Hirschfeld’s recent work in Kubernetes operations has led to the conclusion that containers and related platforms have changed the way we should be thinking about DevOps and...
When it comes to cloud computing, the ability to turn massive amounts of compute cores on and off on demand sounds attractive to IT staff, who need to manage peaks and valleys in user activity. With cloud bursting, the majority of the data can stay on premises while tapping into compute from public cloud providers, reducing risk and minimizing need to move large files. In his session at 18th Cloud Expo, Scott Jeschonek, Director of Product Management at Avere Systems, discussed the IT and busine...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Dasher Technologies will exhibit at SYS-CON's 21st International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on Oct 31 - Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Dasher Technologies, Inc. ® is a premier IT solution provider that delivers expert technical resources along with trusted account executives to architect and deliver complete IT solutions and services to help our clients execute their goals, plans and objectives. Since 1999, we'v...
Enterprises have taken advantage of IoT to achieve important revenue and cost advantages. What is less apparent is how incumbent enterprises operating at scale have, following success with IoT, built analytic, operations management and software development capabilities – ranging from autonomous vehicles to manageable robotics installations. They have embraced these capabilities as if they were Silicon Valley startups. As a result, many firms employ new business models that place enormous impor...
We all know that end users experience the Internet primarily with mobile devices. From an app development perspective, we know that successfully responding to the needs of mobile customers depends on rapid DevOps – failing fast, in short, until the right solution evolves in your customers' relationship to your business. Whether you’re decomposing an SOA monolith, or developing a new application cloud natively, it’s not a question of using microservices – not doing so will be a path to eventual b...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Massive Networks, that helps your business operate seamlessly with fast, reliable, and secure internet and network solutions, has been named "Exhibitor" of SYS-CON's 21st International Cloud Expo ®, which will take place on Oct 31 - Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. As a premier telecommunications provider, Massive Networks is headquartered out of Louisville, Colorado. With years of experience under their belt, their team of...