Verizon Center to Install First Indoor HD LED Scoreboard



is set to score the ultimate arena
experience by installing the first indoor high-definition light emitting diode
(LED) display scoreboard. ANC Sports Enterprises and Mitsubishi Electric
Diamond Vision Systems will create, install and operate the first true
high-definition LED center-hung scoreboard. Verizon Center will also become the
first arena to exclusively feature Diamond Vision LED fascia (ribbon displays),
corner stat displays, and video boards driven by ANC Sports’ patent pending
VisionSOFT operating system.

“Arenas are being built all over the country
and in order to compete, you need to be ahead of the curve,” said Abe
Pollin, Chairman of Washington Sports & Entertainment. “Partnering
with ANC Sports and Mitsubishi Electric, who have created the first true high
definition scoreboard, is a perfect example and we’re excited to be able to expand
our resume of firsts for sports and entertainment facilities.”

The four high-definition Mitsubishi Electric Diamond Vision 6mm video screens
will measure 14 feet, 5 inches high by 25 feet, 2 inches wide, providing fans
with the highest clarity of all the action, including video playback. In
addition to the high-definition boards, the new center-hung scoreboard will
also feature four 10mm 5-foot, 3-inch high by 25-foot 6-inch wide LED video matrixes and two 20mm LED rings. The four 10mm
video matrixes will feature images with clarity found on many primary arena
video screens around the country, creating an incredible visual structure with
the high-definition displays that will exhibit over 68 billion colors.

“Mitsubishi and ANC are committed to providing the premier signage systems
in sports,” said Mark Foster, general manager of Mitsubishi Electric Power
Products’ Diamond Vision Systems Division. “We are thrilled that


Center will be the first arena to
feature true high-definition video screens and Diamond Visions™ new indoor
fascia product.”

Operated through ANC’s unique VisionSOFT software application, the signage
system is capable of exhibiting separate game prompts, statistics and 3D
animation in real time to build an energetic environment throughout the

“We are excited to partner with Washington Sports & Entertainment in delivering
a one-of-a-kind event experience at


Center,” said Jerry
Cifarelli, President and Chief Executive Officer of ANC Sports Enterprises.
“The Diamond Vision high-definition video boards and new fascia product
will provide the city of

D.C. with spectacular video and the most vibrant images possible. Combining Mitsubishi’s
technology with ANC’s revolutionary software and graphic content will create
visuals that indoor entertainment has never been able to feature before.”

A renovation of the current LED boards and static fascia signage will also take
place and involve the replacement of the existing signage with Mitsubishi’s new
20mm Diamond Vision indoor fascia display. Over a 1,000 feet of linear LED
fascia will bring to life the entire upper level of the arena bowl, while 400
feet of full motion signage will continue to animate the lower level of the
arena bowl. Four additional LED displays will also light the top corners of the
arena bowl with statistics, 3D graphics and advertisements, thus completing the
entire digital display system.

Through a multi-year agreement with Washington Sports & Entertainment, ANC
Sports will create statistical templates, sponsor content and team animations
for the entire signage system. The new scoreboard is set to debut this fall at
a yet to be determined date.

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